Ministry of Education and CultureTwo South Cultures as WBTB
After going through a number of important processes including the last trial, Handak Mabang Marriage Custom and Lebak Lebung Auction. Both of them are from Ogan Komering Ilir Regency (OKI) officially designated as Intangible Cultural Heritage (WBTB) by the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) RI.
This determination was marked by the handover of the WBTB Certificate by the Secretary General of Culture of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia to the Head of the South Sumatra Province Culture and Tourism Office Mr. Aufa Syahrizal @touaufa at the WBTB Indonesia Stakeholder Meeting, in Jakarta, Monday.
In accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia Number 1044 / P / 2020 concerning Indonesia’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of 2020, 2 cultural works from South Sumatra Province are valid and nationally recognized. Thus, 34 WBTBs from South Sumatra Province have been designated WBTB by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
“Alhamdulillah, a number of 34 WBTBs from South Sumatra have received certification from the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture. And one of the South Sumatra WBTBs, namely” PEMPEK “is being fought (curated) at the Central level to become one of the World Level WBTB (UNESCO). ask for support from all parties (PENTHAHELIX) so that Pempek- can become WBTB World level (UNESCO). said Aufa, Monday (15/03/21).