Pantun is a Malay cultural heritage that is familiar to the people of Indonesia and Malaysia. Pantun or Malay poetic form is one proof that these two allied countries have a very close history and culture. Therefore, Deputy Ambassador of Malaysia to Indonesia, Zamshari Shaharan, in his remarks at the Commemoration of Malaysia's National Day in Jakarta, Wednesday (September 19) invited the Indonesian Government to jointly register the pantun as intangible world heritage in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-UNESCO.
“One of these points is the social and cultural factors that bring our citizens closer together as a allied nation. 2018 is also unique, if Malaysia and Indonesia jointly register the pantun as a non-tangible world heritage at UNESCO. We both should increase and expand businesses like this in other fields,” Zamshari Shaharan said.
Furthermore Zamshari Shaharan said, the cultural and historical similarity between Indonesia and Malaysia must be the basis and the main foundation of the intimacy of the two countries to create a world-renowned and respected allied nation. Previously Zamshari also invited Indonesia to join hands and combine energy so that Malaysia and Indonesia could become developed, peaceful and respected countries throughout the world. (VOI/Rezha/AHM)