Thieves loot offering box from temple


  • Nation
  • Monday, 27 Jul 2020

Compiled by C. ARUNO, FATIMAH ZAINAL and R. ARAVINTHAN

Thieves who broke into a temple in Negri Sembilan hacked and removed a steel offering box, Makkal Osai reported.

The incident happened at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in the so-called factory division of the Tanah Merah plantation in Port Dickson

The temple priest who arrived early on Thursday to start the morning pooja was shocked to see the box missing and informed the temple officials about the theft.

Temple president R. Maniarasu said the offering box was only opened once every year to collect the offerings for the annual temple festival.

He estimated that there might have been about RM2,000 in the box.

> The Penang Indian Heritage Museum received vintage cameras worth RM20,000 from a photography studio owner in Kedah, Makkal Osai also reported.

The museum which is believed to be the first of its kind is operated by the Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) and is located at the board’s office complex in Jalan Macalister in Penang.

M. Devadass who has operated a photography shop for more than 25 years in Paya Besar, Kulim, donated the vintage cameras worth RM20,000 to the museum’s collection.

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.

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