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Treasure hunt in cave on Pulau Nangka off Malacca

Published on Apr 14, 2014 11:20 AM

MALACCA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Treasures said to be worth billions of ringgits are believed to be buried inside a cave on Pulau Nangka, a tiny island 17km off the coast here.

Among the items believed to be in the ancient treasure trove are chests of gold bars, a throne and royal regalia.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the state government has given permits to two local companies to carry out excavation work under strict conditions set by Malacca Museum Corporation (Perzim).

"For now, they have only been authorised to collect pictorial evidence," he said.

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