More funds allocated for temple repair works


THE Sri Maha Subramaniar temple in Bagan Datuk, which was revived thanks to the efforts of local devotees, will receive RM40,000 for further repair works, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Sungkai assemblyman and Perak state exco member A. Sivanesan, who visited the temple during Thaipusam along with Hutan Melintang assemblyman Wasanthee Sinnasamy, announced the allocation.

The temple was originally built in the 1970s by the Hindu Youth Association to serve the Indian staff of the Public Works Department staying in the quarters nearby.

The temple had fallen into disrepair in recent years but was revived, thanks to a group of youths led by a local businessman Nganasekaran.

The state government would provide RM20,000 for the repair works and Wasanthee would contribute a further RM20,000, said Sivanesan, who had provided RM15,000 to the temple for repair works in 2019.

> Visitors flocked to a small government clinic in Tamil Nadu after rumors spread of a talking newborn, the daily also reported.

A woman named Revathy, 22, had given birth to a baby boy at the clinic on Monday. Soon after, word began spreading that the baby had exclaimed “Naan Vanthutten” (I am here) instead of crying like regular newborns. The supposed miracle remains unverified.

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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