Pasir Salak Historical Complex: Hope the state government will provide allocations, repair in stages

Pasir Salak Historical Complex: Hope the state government will provide allocations, repair in stages

IPOH: The former Menteri Besar of Perak, Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib hopes that the state government can provide allocations in stages to repair the Pasir Salak Historical Complex which is feared to be increasingly dilapidated.

Ramli said that he understood the constraints and the cost of repairing the complex, which was expensive, but it was clear that it could be repaired little by little until it covered the whole.

“The state government is also aware of this, from time to time. I have already told the parties involved, especially from the tourism department.

“We know that even the state government does not have such a good financial position to repair (the complex) as a whole.

“But I hope that it can be allocated little by little so that eventually everything can be repaired in stages. This is indeed the wish of all parties including me, so that the state government can provide some allocation.

“If not all of them, some of them can be used to allow the chalet on the banks of the Perak River to be repaired,” he said.

He said this at a press conference after the JWW Birch Murder Talk Program from the perspective of Datuk Sagor’s next of kin, at the Ipoh Campus Teacher Education Institute, here on Wednesday.

Also present were the Director of IPG Campus Ipoh, Dr Yahya Osman and his Deputy, Mohd Khadri Fazil Rahman.

Ramli who is also a descendant of Datuk Sagor with the title of Orang Kaya Kaya Seri Agar DiRaja (Eight Great Man) also welcomed the proposal to welcome private parties interested in renovating the historic building.

“If they have such a policy, then I welcome it. Because what is important is the long-term impact in terms of tourism, knowledge of history and so on.

“I welcome the action of the state government if they want to privatize the complex… no problem. As long as it is improved and people can enjoy what is there,” he added.

Ramli also said that the unique location can benefit many parties, especially history lovers and students to understand the meaning of independence that the previous people fought for.

For information, the Pasir Salak Historical Complex is a historical complex in Pasir Salak, Central Perak.

It was built in 1990 on the initiative of Ramli who was the Menteri Besar of Perak at the time.

Previously, the media reported that the repair and restoration of the complex is expected to cost a lot of money due to the extensive damage to the historic building.

Perak Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad said, although he has not yet received the exact amount of the cost of repairing and restoring the complex, he is aware that it will require a lot of spending.

Accordingly, he said, the state government welcomes private parties interested in managing or taking over the complex to enable it to return to operation as before.

source – Aida Aziz

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