Hindu temples must get approval letters

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 12 Oct 2006

TEMPLE committees must get an approval letter from the Malaysia Hindu Sangam when applying for registration and government land to build temples, said Tamil Nesan

This was made known during a dialogue between Perak MIC chief Datuk G. Rajoo and the Malaysia Hindu Sangam. 

The dialogue was held to discuss problems facing Hindu temples in Perak. 

Among the problems highlighted were registered temples not being able to get government land, temples not registered with the Registrar of Societies, management of temples, land problems and government grants. 

Rajoo said temples in the state that want to register must submit a detailed profile of the temple’s history, land and financial status and other matters to the Malaysia Hindu Sangam. 

With this information, it would be easier for the Malaysia Hindu Sangam to issue the approval letter for the state government to process any application for government land, he said. 

Temples that exist on government and private land should have no problem getting registered. 

But temples built illegally would face a lot of problems when they submit their application for registration, he added.  

Rajoo said the state government had allocated RM300,000 annually for the development of Hindu temples, religious classes and maintenance of cemeteries.  

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