Published: Monday July 2, 2012 MYT 12:41:00 PM
Updated: Monday July 2, 2012 MYT 12:42:18 PM
"Bring home Perak Man"
By IVAN LOH
LENGGONG: It is time for Perak Man to come home.
Lenggong MP Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said the skeletal remains of the earliest man in the country, currently being showcased at the National Museum, should be exhibited at the archaeological museum here.
"It will give more impact to the local tourism industry here.
"It is more meaningful for the Perak Man to be displayed here where it was originally found," he told reporters.
He added that the archaeological museum here was currently housing a replica of the skeleton.
"Tourists who visit the National Museum will stay in Kuala Lumpur, boosting its local economy there.
"Imagine how it could impact the economy here," he added.
Shamsul Anuar was commenting on the recognition of Lenggong Valley as an archaeological heritage site by Unesco.
Lenggong Valley, Perak, gets World Heritage Site status