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Penang Hindu Endowment Board in a mess

June 25, 2012

FMT LETTER: From N G Senthelnathan, via e-mail

The Penang Hindu Endowment Board should divorce from its political associates before further ruin sets in. The internal conflict between DAP leaders Dr Ramasamy (DCM II) and RNS Rayer (Adun Seri Delima) has resulted in the Maha Kumbhashigam of Sri Balathandayuthapani hilltop temple on June 29 to be held in rush.

This is because, Dr Ramasamy who is heading Endowment Board, wants the Maha Kumbhasigam to be held before the General Election, while he is still in power. The temple is yet to be completed, and many of the Endowment Board meetings recently have ended with confusion over this matter.

All this because politicians are leading the Board. I suggest religious entity should completely be independent. Those who have depth of knowledge in Hinduism should lead the Endowment Board. I am not saying this because I’m from the opposition party, but for the sake of Indians in Penang. Let it be BN or PR, I will still strongly suggest politicians should not be in Endowment Board. The Board should do the best for the community without fear and favour to anyone.

This reminds me of  PR leaders prior to 2008 General Election, criticised MIC heading the Endowment Board but today they (PR) have more than one state assembly chairmen in the Board compared to MIC which had always maintained only one representative despite winning won two seats. Having politicians in Board should end and replaced with those who have depth of knowledge in the religion, for the sake of the community and the temple.


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