Compiled by C. ARUNO, SIRA HABIBU and R. ARAVINTHAN
A SPECIAL action committee to safeguard temples in Kedah has been formed following a meeting of Indian and Hindu groups, reported Makkal Osai.
The meeting, which was called after the demolishment of Sri Maduraiveeran Temple in Alor Setar, was led by community and political leaders such as Deputy Chief Minister of Penang Prof Dr P. Ramasamy, Derga assemblyman Tan Kok Yew, Kota Darul Aman assemblyman Teh Swee Leong and Bagan Dalam assemblyman Satees Muniandy.Penang Hindu Endowment Board executive officer K. Krishnasamy said the 10-man team would proactively tackle issues faced by temples in the state.
> The daily also reported that a man in Tamil Nadu, India, had set up a mobile wedding hall to serve those unable to rent large halls due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The state has imposed a limit of 50 people at a wedding.
The man, known only as Hakeem, runs a wedding decor business and turned his lorry into a mobile wedding hall for small gatherings.
He also incorporated temperature screening and sanitisation facilities and has reportedly received many orders for his services.
The above articles are 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.