Watch out for quacks, Hindus advised


  • Nation
  • Monday, 30 Jun 2003

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Hindu Sangam president Datuk A. Vaithilingam called on Hindus not to fall prey to so-called foreign gurus, fake astrologers and quack doctors. 

“These people come here and set up an office to earn quick money. They urge people to pay hundreds of ringgit just for the so-called blessings,” he said during the association's 26th annual general meeting. 

“Certainly, no guru or swami can achieve a wondrous result in such a short time. Great sages and rishis of Hinduism gave us the different yogas not for profit but to help devotees in their regular daily life,” Vaithilingam said. 

PROUD MOMENT: (From left) Krishnan, Sathasivam, Jegatheesan and Ponniah congratulating each other after receiving the awards in Petaling Jaya Sunday.

Vaithilingam said the association had called on the federal and all state governments to give titles to land occupied by temples. 

The Hindu Sangam honoured former Mida director-general Datuk J. Jegatheesan, national karate coach T. Ponniah, and two veteran officials of the association, P. Krishnan and K.V. Sathasivam, for their services to the community. MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu presented the awards.  

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