NGOs push for Sungai Buloh leprosy settlement's Unesco heritage listing
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SUNGAI BULOH, Aug. 25 -- Three years after the idea was first mooted to list the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement as a Unesco World Heritage site, it is no nearer to achieving its objective.
The Sungai Buloh Settlement Heritage Committee is currently working with the National Heritage Department and the Selangor State Government to get the settlement nominated.
It was first in July 2016 when the National Heritage Department saw the need to protect this important piece of heritage from being devoured by surrounding development projects. As it is, the settlement, officially known as the National Leprosy Control Centre (PKKN), has already lost a substantial portion of its land to the building of the Sungai Buloh Hospital and medical faculty...
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