Johor police chief participates in Thaipusam ceremony


JOHOR BARU: State police chief Comm M. Kumar joined thousands of Hindu devotees here at the Sri Subramaniar Temple to participate in the Thaipusam celebration.

The crowd took part in the festivities along a 2km stretch from Sungai Skudai to the temple.

“We gave offerings in many ways, including carrying the paal kudam (milk pots) and the kavadi, as a way to show appreciation to Lord Murugan for his blessings in hopes that he would fulfil our wishes,” the new Johor police chief said when interviewed.

“My wish and prayers this Thaipusam are for all Johoreans to remain united and for those in the police force to carry out their responsibilities with integrity.

“I also pray that Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim and the Royal family will always be in the pink of health.”

Comm Kumar added that 220 police personnel, 45 officers and 10 Rela members were deployed statewide to ensure a smooth Thaipusam celebration.

Meanwhile, temple chairman K. Arumugan said an estimated 5,000 devotees have taken part in various ceremonies at the temple from Wednesday night until yesterday night.

“The number of people who visited this year was at least twice that of last year.

“It is good to see people being able to have a full celebration after so long,” he said.

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