Buntong Tiga residents concerned over sinkhole


House owners in Buntong Tiga Tambahan, Ipoh, are feeling jittery after a sinkhole measuring more than half a metre in diameter appeared in the hall of one of the houses, reported Malaysia Nanban.

The area, a former dumping site, was given to residents to build their houses in 1985.

Resident V. Selvaraju, 52, said he and his family no longer felt safe living in the area after his house started sinking.

Residents are appealing to the Perak state government to provide them with alternative land as they feared something worse could happen in future.

> A former leader of a now defunct Hindu temple in Georgia, the United States, has been convicted on multiple charges of bank fraud, money laundering and using the temple’s income to fund his personal lifestyle, reported Tamil Nesan.

Annamaai Annamalai was convicted after a two-week trial. He was slapped with 34 charges, including filing a false tax return and bankruptcy fraud offences.

Annamalai, who also goes by the name Commander Selvam and Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar, was alleged to have generated income through the Hindu temple in Georgia by charging fees on his followers in exchange for providing spiritual or related services.

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