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Why Not? 02 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

A day of clouds, contrasts and conflicts

WHAT a Wednesday! Okay, what a rotten Wednesday.

Metro News 01 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

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Nation 31 Jan 2018 | 8:48 AM

City roads to be closed in stages to accommodate chariot's return

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 18 roads will be closed in stages to accommodate the return of the golden chariot to the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple on Thursday (Feb 1).

Nation 31 Jan 2018 | 6:01 AM

Photo Gallery: Thaipusam celebration around Malaysia

The annual Thaipusam procession from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves saw a golden chariot – made for last year’s Vinayagar Chathurthi festival – joining the traditional silver chariot for the first time. In Penang, this year’s celebration appeared to be a more humble affair, with fewer coconuts being broken than in previous years.

Nation 31 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Thaipusam a humble affair amid more frugal faithful

GEORGE TOWN: This year’s Thaipusam celebration was a subdued affair with a smaller crowd coming out to greet the two chariots.

Metro News 29 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

On standby to help Thaipusam devotees

DEVOTEES attending the Thaipusam festival nationwide can contact the Thaipusam Task Force to lodge complaints and seek assistance via WhatsApp.

Metro News 27 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rep: Don’t speed up chariot parade

A PENANG lawmaker is against the idea of speeding up the chariot procession by making fewer stops during the Thaipusam celebration.

Metro News 24 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

No delay for silver chariot

THE main sanctum or sannidhanam of the Nattukotai Chettiar Temple in Jalan Kebun Bunga, Penang, will be closed during the total lunar eclipse on Thaipusam day from 6.30pm.

Nation 23 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAP: Stop alcohol sales along route of procession

THE Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) has urged the state government and police to consider stopping alcohol sales along chariot procession routes during the upcoming Thaipusam festival, reported Malaysia Nanban.

Metro News 20 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Smoother processions for Thaipusam

THE Thaipusam festival on Jan 31 is set to proceed in a more orderly manner this year after issues were ironed out between Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) and the Nattukotai Chettiar Temple.