CALL TO USE CITIES’ OLD NAMES

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FRONT PAGE -

GE­ORGE TOWN: Lo­cal Malay his­to­ri­ans, aca­demi­cians and non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions have urged Unesco, the Na­tional Her­itage De­part­ment and state govern­ment to change the names of Ge­orge Town and But­ter­worth to their orig­i­nal names of Tan­jong and Ba­gan re­spec­tively. “By ac­knowl­edg­ing the name, it means that the ear­lier his­tory is be­ing ac­knowl­edged as well,” said Univer­siti Sains Malaysia Cen­tre for Pol­icy Re­search Prof Datuk Ah­mad Mu­rad Mar­i­can yes­ter­day. – Ber­nama

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