Temple handover to proceed, court rules


Compiled by C. ARUNO, MARTIN CARVALHO and R. ARAVINTHAN

THE Penang High Court has quashed an attempt to block the handover of the Bukit Tengah Mangala Nayagi Amman Temple to the Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB), Malaysia Nanban reported.

The board had been given permission by the court to take over running the temple in May this year.

The temple committee’s former chairman Sekar Kandasamy had appealed the decision, but this was rejected by the court.

The 136-year-old temple in Central Seberang Prai became mired in controversy after it was revealed that its accounts from 2011 to 2018 had not been submitted to the ROS.

Following complaints from the public, the ROS gave the old committee a chance to regularise the accounts but they failed to comply, Ramachandran said.

The PHEB took its case to the court and was given approval to take over the temple.

> The daily also reported that two people were killed and many more injured in India when they fell into a well while gawking at an ongoing rescue effort.

The incident began when a child reportedly fell into the well in a Madya Pradesh village, and rescue efforts were started.

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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