Board to take over management of temple


THE Sri Mangala Nayagi Amman Temple in Central Seberang Perai will now be managed by the Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) following a High Court order, Makkal Osai reported.

PHEB executive director Datuk M. Ramachandran said the temple matter went to court after the committee was deregistered by the Registrar of Societies (ROS).

He said the Penang High Court also ordered former temple committee chairman Sekar Kandasamy to complete the handover process to PHEB witnessed by his lawyer and the ROS.

The report also mentioned that the court awarded RM10,000 in costs to PHEB.

> Kuala Langat MP Datuk Dr Xavier Jayakumar has lodged a police report after billboards featuring his image were defaced, Makkal Osai reported.

The former Water, Land and Natural Resources minister said two Covid-19 awareness banners which were put up in Sungai Buaya and Seri Cheeding were splashed with paint.

Another banner featuring a Hari Raya message in Pulau Carey saw his image torn out. He made a report at the Banting police station.

● 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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