Malaysian state leader to meet Hindu temple reps over grouses

January 1st, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin  

Kuala Lumpur, Jan.1 (ANI): Representatives of Hindu temples in Malaysias Selangor state have been urged to attend a dialogue session this Friday with its Chief Minister Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.
Malaysian Hindu Council chairman R. Nadarajah said they would also be handing a memorandum to Dr Khir on problems affecting Hindu temples such as land allocation and private land controversies, and to request that temples not be demolished.
The meeting, organised by the council and the Batu Caves temple, will take place at the Sri Subramaniar Swamy temple wedding hall in Batu Caves at 4.30 p.m. on Friday.
Nadarajah urged representatives to provide temple particulars, such as size, land ownership, registration, current problems and congregation numbers, so that these could be stored in a database and forwarded to Khir.
We have compiled data for 100 temples thus far, he said, adding that there were about 800 Hindu temples in the state of Selangor.
Nadarajah said they supported the state government and wanted to solve the problems together. (ANI)

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