Procession can go on under strict conditions

PUTRAJAYA: Special permission has been given for the chariot carrying the statue of Lord Muruga to travel from Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur to Sri Subramaniam Temple in Batu Caves today as it is an important part of the Thaipusam celebration, says the National Unity Ministry.

It said the chariot journey must comply with strict conditions, one of which was that the procession must commence at 3am today and return to the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple by 3am on Friday.

Devotees are not allowed to participate in the journey and there will be no stop at any location on the way to Batu Caves as well as during the return journey, the ministry said in a statement.

It added that it will monitor the chariot journey in accordance with the powers stipulated under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) to ensure full compliance with the standard operating procedure. — Bernama

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