Compiled by C. ARUNO, KHOO GEK SAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
Fifty Hindu temple committees in Johor have committed to forming a Hindu faith collective, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Masai Sri Sakthi Durgai Amman temple chairman N. Arumugam Pillai, who chaired the first meeting, said it would help them better address issues faced by the temples in the state.
“Temples in the state still face issues related to land matters and priest manpower, among others.
“The unified voice of the 50 temples will enable us to highlight these matters to the government and other authorities,” he said.
Arumugam was elected as the president of the collective group and Dr N. Elamaran as deputy president.
S. Muniandy, who was elected as the secretary, urged all Hindu temples in the state to join them for the benefit of all.
> An 18-month-old boy in India was killed when his mother got into an altercation over land, Malaysia Nanban also reported. Two groups in Bihar got into an argument over some land in Jehanabad.
According to police, the woman got involved in the fight and dropped the toddler she was carrying, leading to his death.
● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ‘ >’sign, it denotes a separate news item.