Today, Perak Man has aged better than the signboards rotting off their poles. A stench rises from the piles of garbage which greet visitors to the sites. Almost US$5 million in funding has vanished with little to show. A bounty dating back two millennium languishes while environmentalists are evicted, native forests logged, and habitats destroyed. Nearby, the abandoned wreckage of an aircraft, crashed during the Malayan Emergency, points to a greater emergency—could Lenggong be the first UNESCO heritage listing Malaysia loses?
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