Reprieve for 140-year-old temple

The 140-year-old Arulmigu Muthu Muniswarar Temple in Jalan Parit Buntar in Bagan Serai, Perak, will not be demolished until the temple committee is given a new plot of land, said state MIC chief Datuk R. Ganesan.

Makkal Osai reported that the temple committee had approached Ganesan after receiving a letter sent by the Kerian Land Office asking them to demolish the temple within 14 days as it is situated on land that belonged to the Government.

Ganesan said he had held discussions with Kerian Land Office deputy director Mohamad Shafie Burham, who had agreed to give temporary approval till the new plot of land had been id