IPOH, Oct 1 — Researchers and history buffs as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Perak have been urged to take advantage of the materials and facilities offered by the Perak National Archives of Malaysia.
Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said thus far 22,728 records kept at the premises have been registered in an application known as Computerised Archival System and Services (COMPASS) containing official records of state and federal government’s departments, statutory bodies as well as local authorities.
“The Perak National Archives of Malaysia also keeps unofficial records including of NGOs, associations, private agencies, individuals and personal letters,” she said in her speech during the opening ceremony of the Perak National Archives of Malaysia building in Meru, which was officiated by Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah here, today.
She said the building, completed on July 18, 2019, is capable to meet the expectations of the government and the people in the conservation of the country’s historical heritage and it will redouble its efforts to publicise archival materials either through publications, exhibitions and so on.
“We will always provide support towards further expanding our historical heritage treasures for the benefit of all walks of life,” she said.
The Perak National Archives of Malaysia was established on Oct 1, 1993, was then known as the National Archives of Malaysia Perak branch and operated at Bangunan Seri Kinta, Jalan Sultan Idris here before moving to a new building in Meru from October last year.