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Friday January 21, 2011
BANTING: The Teluk Datok Hindu community received a gift of RM30,000 from MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek for the construction of their new temple building.
“We must remember how lucky we are that our country’s laws embrace freedom of religion,” Dr Chua said at the Sri Subramaniar temple on Wednesday.
He said that 1Malaysia was not a political slogan but embraces the fact that Malaysians comprise different races and religions.
“It is only when we have inclusive policies that take into account all races can we be called 1Malaysia,” he said.
Dr Chua urged Malaysians not take to take the country’s racial unity for granted.
“Every citizen has the responsibility to maintain peace with mutual respect and understanding for those of different cultures and sensitivities,” said Chua at the Thaipusam Musical Night organised by the temple committee.
It was held to raise funds for the new building.
Temple chairman P. Alagamali said in his speech that construction had begun in 2009.
“At the moment, it is almost half finished.
“We hope to be able to use it by the end of this year,” he said.
Also present was Kuala Langat MCA division chief Datuk Ei Kim Hock.
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