Malay Hindus upset over board's interference in procession

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Georgetown (Malaysia), Jan.20 (ANI): Hindus in the Malaysian province of Penang are unhappy with the Penang Hindu Endowment Board's interference in organizing of the silver chariot procession on Thaipusam eve.

The Star quoted Hindu Action Network chairman G. Mugunthan as saying on Monday that from the public feedback he received, the Hindus were "disturbed and uncomfortable" with the board's interference in the running of the procession by the Nattukotai Chettiar Temple trustees.

"The Chettiar community has been doing a fine job organising the procession for over 100 years in a professional way," he said.

United Hindu Religious Council deputy president A.K. Suppayah, who was the board's assistant secretary for 21 years, claimed that the board did not have the locus standi to interfere. (ANI)

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