Attending an event on Malaysia’s cultural heritage at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on April 14, 2015, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin advocateed for the continued protection of cultural heritage.
“(…) we view with great sadness and disgust the untoward destruction of art, artifacts and documents that are part of our collective history, identity and civilisation“, he said.
[quote from article in The Star, 15 Apr. 2015 “Muhyiddin slams destruction of cultural heritage“]
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, is a member of UNESCO’s current World Heritage Committee. The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. It consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention, elected by the Convention’s General Assembly. The Committee members’ mandate runs currently for 4 years.