The state government is currently waiting for the research results from the Minerals and Geoscience Department (JMG) of Perak regarding the damage of fossils and walls at Masoorat Cave in Ipoh.
Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi stated that the research, after being verified, will be able to determine the real value of damage compensation to be claimed from the film production involved.
According to her, the results are expected to be obtained by this year, to ensure the issue is resolved as soon as possible.
“JMG has yet to announce the research outcome to us to be shared with the public. At the moment we are still waiting.
“To date, the Mayor has yet to set any amount of compensation.
“If possible, we want to resolve this matter quickly as follow-up action can be taken after getting the feedback.
She said so to the press during the launch of “Ipoh Bandaraya Bestari Sejahtera” and the memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a pioneering programme for Gugusan Manjoi.
Present were Mayor, Datuk Rumaizi Baharin and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration and Finance for Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah (USAS), Prof. Madya Dr. Anas Md. Yusof.
She was replying to an inquiry on the final research outcome by JMG Perak and the experts from University of Malaya (UM).
Previously, the media reported that a filmmaking production had caused damage to the fossils and walls at Masoorat Cave.
It was also reported that the state government would take strict action and claim compensation from the drama production company involved.