Expat orders 6m sickle for family temple in hometown

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  • Saturday, 16 Jul 2016

AN Indian national living in Malay­sia has commissioned a 6m-tall steel sickle to be installed at his favourite temple in Tamil Nadu, India, Tamil dailies reported.

The expatriate, who has been living in Malaysia for the past few years, wants to dedicate the RM1,500 piece of work to his family deity’s temple in Madurai.

The sickle makers of Thiruppachi are renowned for their steel sickles, drawing orders from devotees, farmers and even collectors all over the region. The town’s products have also been highlighted in Tamil movies and songs.

The maker who accepted the unusual order will deliver the sickle at the end of the month to be installed at the temple.

> The Indian community in Bes­tari Jaya, Selangor, has questioned the lack of progress on the new building and residential student dormitory that was supposed to be built in SJK(T) Ladang Coalfield, reported Malaysia Nanban.

Parents said the measures were announced four years ago by then chief minister Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim. It was also announced that the state government had allocated RM6mil for the project.

However, there has been no pro­g­ress since then.

The land, which was supposedly identified for the new building, looks abandoned.

> Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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