Sunday, April 13, 2008

Temple for Indians in Miri soon

MIRI, SUN:2008/04/13 - Beranama

The Indian community here, who have been longing for a place of worship, can expect a “good news” soon for their request, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said last night.

He said the state government was seriously considering their request for a Hindu temple, the first to be built in this oil town.

Though the Indian population here was rather small, Chan said he was aware that many Indians of the Hindu faith often visited this second biggest city in Sarawak after Kuching.

“We will definitely do something for the Hindus here. I hope to give you a good news on your request soon,” he said at the Tamil New Year celebrations hosted by the Miri Indian Association.

Despite small in number, he said, the Indian community should take pride for being among the 30-odd ethnic groups who contributed significantly to Miri’s progress all these years.
Chan is the Piasau assemblyman under the Miri parliamentary constitution.

The Sikh community and the Buddhists are also celebrating their New Year today

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