Prayers to mark Tunku's 100th birthday

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 08 Feb 2003

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians of various faiths will offer prayers and conduct memorial services in honour of the country’s first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman in conjunction with his 100th birthday today. 

Among the first to begin would be the Sentul Gurdwara, which would hold special prayers in memory of Tunku today.  

Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism (MCCBCHS) vice-president Sardar Harcharan Singh said the prayers would be for God to bless Tunku’s soul.  

As for the Buddhists, MCCBCHS honorary treasurer Sarath Wickrama Surendre said memorial prayers would be held at the Maha Vihara Temple in Brickfields on March 3.  

Malaysian Hindu Sangam president Sri A. Vaithilingam said the organisation would ask all temples to conduct a special pooja in memory of Tunku.  

Christian Federation of Malaysia’s Rev Dr Herman Shastri said a meeting would be held next week to discuss Tunku’s 100th birthday. 

Islamic religious councils nationwide would hold tahlil prayers and other religious activities to mark the occasion.  

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