Ancient shipwrecks have been found in the state of Kedah in Malaysia which indicate that there could be a civilisation older than that of ninth century Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and the 12th century Borobodur Temple in Indonesia.
Talks are currently being held between the Kedah state government and the federal government as well as several federal agencies over funding for the excavation works which are expected to be very high.
In an interview with Malaysia’s national news agency Bernama, Kedah’s Religious, Siamese Community Affairs, Tourism and Heritage, Public Works Committee chairman Mohamed Rawi Abdul Hamid said the shipwrecks at the Sungai Batu archaeological site appear to be the oldest civilisation in Southeast Asia.
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Source Credits: Rachel Middleton in International Business Times