2,356 Hindu temples to receive govt aid


A TOTAL of 2,356 Hindu temples in the country will receive RM5mil in special assistance from the Federal Government, Makkal Osai reported.

The government allocated the special fund to assist the temples which faced financial difficulties due to the movement control order, Malaysia Hindu Sangam (MHS) president Datuk RS Mohan Shan announced at the MHS Negri Sembilan general meeting in Seremban.

Most Hindu temples cover their operating costs with donations by devotees, but there has been a shortfall as the temples were closed for nearly three months.

The MHS on its own had spent about RM3mil on religious activities, RM2.9mil of which came from donations, Mohan Shan added.

> The daily also reported that a man in Telangana, India, was shocked to receive his July electricity bill amounting to 667,000 rupees (RM37,700).

The electricity company did not send workers to read the meter at B. Veerababu’s home in Hyderabad due to the pandemic.

However, the company then reportedly adjusted his bill and replaced the meter after Veerababu made a video about the situation, which went viral online.

The above article 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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