Provide counselling to young married couples, Samy urges Hindu temples


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 19 Feb 2004

THE management of Hindu temples nationwide should provide guidance and counselling for young married couples to ensure they live a happy marriage life, MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said. 

Tamil Nesan quoted him as saying the temples should also play a role in the recently introduced pre-marriage courses jointly conducted by the MIC’s Social Strategic Foundation, Assistant Registrar of Marriages, Malaysian Hindu Sangam and temple committees. 

He said this after meeting representatives of the organisations in Kuala Lumpur recently. Also present were the foundation’s president Dr Denis Jeyasuria and Sangam president Datuk A. Vaithilingam. 

Samy Vellu said an extensive campaign should be carried out through the media to inform the public about the importance of the courses. 

On another matter, Samy Vellu told reporters in Sungai Siput, Perak, that the land problems involving residents in Bukit Kemuning would be resolved soon.  

He said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali had decided to provide an alternative site in a nearby area to the 59 affected families. 

Malaysia Nanban reported that police had detained a 70-year-old bomoh for allegedly raping a 17-year-old mentally retarded girl who was now pregnant.  

Police said the girl could not identify who was responsible for her pregnancy and that a DNA test would determine whether the man was involved.  

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