# Related to Heritage Objects in Palembang
Sultan of Palembang, Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin (SMB) IV Jaya Wikrama RM Fauwaz Diradja SH Mkn, hopes that in the future all parties in the Province of South Sumatra (Sumsel), especially in the city of Palembang, can work together by forming a team together in building the future together.
Because at this time, he saw that everything was still running separately according to his own point of view and in accordance with each work program.
“I hope that in the future all of us can form a city community forum or something, or whatever to make heritage objects in Palembang felt by the public,” he said when accompanied by RMRasyid Tohir, SH, Dato ‘Pangeran Nato Rasyid Tohir, Pangeran Suryo. Febri Irwansyah, Pangeran Surya Pack AR Panji, Beby Johan Saimima, Sunday (25/10).
According to the man who works as a notary and PPAT, in the future public participation in historical and cultural objects is very necessary.
Regarding the revitalization of Benteng Kuto Besak (BKB), his party has sent a letter to the Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto and requested that Benteng Kuto Besak (BKB) be revitalized so that its function can be changed so that it is not just a tourism place but also as a Defense Heritage. Defense).
“This is one of our ways to foster love for our own nation by just respecting heroes and this historical place has values of struggle, there we ask the army where BKB is controlled by the army under the Ministry of Defense, if possible the Ministry of Defense gives permission to the army so that BKB it can be revitalized and converted from military strength into the interests of defense heritage, “he said.
According to him, the BKB and the buildings in it must be preserved because the BKB was not made by the Dutch because the Dutch did not have the budget to build a new fort at that time.
In fact, according to him, the BKB was made by the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate and these are the values of the struggle of the Palembang Sultanate.
“If possible, we can retell, narrating the history of what it was like in the beginning, maybe it could create a sense of love and defense of the country. Love to defend the country is what we echo so that it is revitalized, we can use it,” he said.
Therefore, he hopes that in the future all people can enter BKB to find out what its history is like, everyone can enjoy its contents with historical values and with cultural roots whose aim is to increase love for the country through defense heritage.
Meanwhile, the concept of Defense Heritage, according to him, is a concept that sees the existing defenses, which can be used to increase the sense of love and defense of the country.
He gave an example that the legacy of defense in Europe has been changed and utilized, according to him, this is important in order to actualize the situation in the future so that people can love themselves, love their country knowing that their ancestors have struggled by making historical forms that can be known by their children and grandchildren through Defense Heritage.
Meanwhile, Pangeran Suryo Febri Irwansyah, who is also a cultural observer of Palembang, saw that the people of Palembang had been waiting for a long time for the BKB to function as a cultural heritage that could be visited by the community so that the values passed down by the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate were felt.
“We understand that the only fort built by the natives is Kuto Besak Fortress, in other places not built by the natives, built by all Europeans, by the colonizers, in Bengkulu by the British, in Jogya itself whose sultan is still intact until now the fort was built. by the Dutch, our fort was built by the natives, initiated by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I, and completed by Sultan Bahauddin, that was extraordinary, “he said.
According to him, BKB not only has defense value but also has the residence of the sultan. During the Dutch era, the Dutch defense was now used by the military for settlements, offices and Dr Ak Gani Hospital in the BKB area.
“Our hope is that if the sultan said, BKB is a defense heritage, meaning that it is a cultural heritage with a defense value. The Sultanate has sent a letter to the Ministry of Defense as the direct manager of that so that the process is faster. so far the city government and provincial government from what year, always fail, always meet .
“Our hope is that if the sultan said, BKB is a defense heritage, meaning that it is a cultural heritage with a defense value. The Sultanate has sent a letter to the Ministry of Defense as the direct manager of that so that the process is faster, the important thing is that BKB is used for the public, it is empowered first, because of experience. So far, the city government and the provincial government from what year, always fail, always encounter obstacles, perhaps the main obstacle is the budget and so on, “he said.
Because of that, his party tried a slightly different way of trying the Ministry of Defense to manage the BKB itself.
“Yes, later the central team will be made, later the central team will then be brought to the small team, meaning slowly, it cannot be done simultaneously,” he said.
Another hope, according to the former chairman of the Palembang Arts Council (DKP) is not only BKB but also the area in BKB where there is the SMB II Museum which was built on the ruins of the Kuto Kecil Palace or Kuto Lamo Palace then next to Jalan Tengkurok there is a 16 Ilir market left behind by colonial and There are several places in BKB with colonial heritage such as the Ledeng Office, according to him all cultural heritage areas that deserve to be re-empowered and can become a tourist asset.
“Everything must be used as a cultural heritage area, but starting from Benteng Kuto Besak, maybe first it was opened to the public, first relocating the settlers at Benteng Kuto Besak to one place, because there is also a park inside, there is the Sultan’s Palace, the following development is moving the Dr. Gani, I think if the money is a lot at the same time, maybe if it’s just a little gradual, what’s important is goodwill or political will from the city government or provincial government and of course the central government as the manager of BKB now, “he said.#osk