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Hindu board gets stay order to manage temple


Holy site: A view of the 105-year-old Sri Selva Vinayagar Hindu Paripalana Devasthanam in Jalan Besar, Prai.

Holy site: A view of the 105-year-old Sri Selva Vinayagar Hindu Paripalana Devasthanam in Jalan Besar, Prai.

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) has been granted a stay order by Penang High Court allowing the board to continue managing the Sri Selva Vinayagar Hindu Paripalana Devasthanam on the mainland.

On Monday, the temple’s former committee chairman obtained an injunction against PHEB refraining them from managing the temple.

High Court Justice Datuk Rosilah Yop granted the order yesterday allowing PHEB to assume the management of the 105-year-old Hindu temple in Prai.

PHEB executive director M. Ramachandran said the board had been managing the temple for the past two years and all of a sudden, the temple’s former committee chairman obtained an injunction against them.

“It was a dreadful week. Now, we can heave a sigh of relief as we will continue managing the temple,” he said yesterday.

It was reported on Thursday that there was a tussle over the management of the Hindu temple in Prai after its former committee chairman obtained an injunction against PHEB. The board then planned to file an application to set aside the ex-parte injunction granted to the plaintiff, Ayapan M. Muniandy.

The Registrar of Societies, in a letter, stated that the temple committee had been de-registered when PHEB took over the temple management in September 2015.

PHEB manages 12 temples and three Hindu burial grounds in Penang.

PHEB was represented by counsel G. Arumugam and Moses Matthew George.

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