Malaysian Indian Congress demands street to be named after Tamil philanthropist

May 19th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Ipoh (Malaysia), May 19 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress has urged the Perak Government to name a street in the Teluk Intan District after late Tamilian philanthropist Vallal Rengasamy Pillai.

Vallal Rengasamy Pillai was a well-known businessman. He had financed the Tamil Festival in Penang that earned him the title “Vallal”. The Tamil term means generous, magnanimous or a philanthropist.

The MIC branch chairman of Teluk Intan A. Subramaniam said Pillai’s contributions are remembered not only by the Indian community but also to other communities in the area.

In a memorandum to the Perak Government, he said all the Indian organizations in the area are supporting the proposal, The Star reports. (ANI)

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