George Town (Malaysia), Sep 29: A group of Hindu non-governmental organizations have handed over a memorandum to the state government protesting a sharp rise in fees for burial plots at a cemetery here.
According to a New Strait Times report, twelve NGOs claim the Hindu community had been left in a quandary after the Penang Hindu Endowment Board decided to charge RM 500 for plots at the Batu Lanchang Hindu cemetery. To compound matters, the board also decided to impose renewal fees of RM 5,000, to be paid after 10 years. Seri Delima assemblyman RSN Rayer said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has promised to provide an amicable solution.
He said the matter would be raised at next week's state executive council meeting.