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Treasure hunt on Malacca island: Firm fails to find anything as contract ends

Published on May 1, 2014 10:43 AM
One of the digging sites of excavation company Smart Partnership International on Nangka Island. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LESTER KONG

MALACCA - A company which was carrying out a hunt for a multi-billion ringgit treasure belonging to the Malacca Sultanate on Pulau Nangka off the state, has failed to find any as its contract ended.

Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the four-month contract given to Smart Partnership International (M) Sdn Bhd ended on Wednesday.

On Thursday (May 1), the task would be continued by another firm, he said, Bernama reported, according to Malaysian Insider.

However, he said the new company would carry out its search in another area on the island, and would not continue the search at the same site.

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