Malaysian Indians demand space for temples, crematoriums in KL Draft Plan 2020

June 9th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur , June 9 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) is learnt to have set up a special committee comprising architects, lawyers and professionals to study City Halls draft plan for 2020, demanding adequate space for temples and for conducting rituals for the deceased in their residential areas.

MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said that the Committee would make recommendations to City Hall to ensure that the needs of the Indian community were addressed.

Vellu said that City Hall should ensure that housing developers allocated land for places of worship, including temples. There should also be proper infrastructure facilities to conduct rituals for the deceased in their residential areas, especially for those who live in flats, the Star Online quoted him as saying.

He also urged City Hall to allocate flats for the lower middle-class, rather than only to those below the poverty level. (ANI)

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