Convention attracts reps from 100 temples


(From left) Kohilan, Mohan and Tharman observing the lighting ceremony to open the Malaysian Hindu Sangam Penang State Council’s Temple Convention 2017 in Seberang Jaya, Penang. – Photo: LO TERN CHERN/The Star

SOME 200 delegates representing almost 100 temples in Penang attended the Malaysian Hindu Sangam (MHS) Penang State Council's temple convention where they were briefed on safety matters by the police and challenges faced by local temples.

Organising chairman A Tharman, a national youth leader of MHS and state vice-chairman, said the convention was mainly to provide the delegates with knowledge on MHS rules and regulations.

There was also a talk by the Registrar of Societies (RoS).

Also present at the convention were Gerakan vice-president Datuk A. Kohilan Pillay, MHS president Datuk R.S Mohan Shan and MHS Penang chairman M. Perumal.

Among the speakers were state police chief Comm Datuk Wira Chuah Ghee Lye, RoS Penang director Oh Siow Lee, MHS temple bureau chairman T. Ganesan and MHS religious bureau chairman Dr Bala Tharumaningam.

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