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Malaysia’s Raja Rajeswari Temple wants legal status for its land

Shri Raja Rajeshwari Temple striving to get the legal status for its land since 1995.

  • The committee of the temple appealed for land for its temple officially in 1995, when the state was under Barisan Nasional rule.
  • The temple committee was then instructed by Xavier to make an application to the Klang Municipal Council.
  • None of the temple authorities and the surrounding residents had been informed via letter or signboard that the land had been gazetted.

Malaysia: The Sri Raja Rajaswari Temple situated in Taman Sentosa does not have a legal status for its land . The Hindu temple’s application for the legal status of the land has been pending since 1995. The committee of the temple appealed for land for its temple officially in 1995, when the state was under Barisan Nasional rule, but only half acre granted for its temple .

Subsequently, during the time when Pakatan Rakyat took control over the Selangor state government, the temple, Seri Andals Assemblyman Xavier Jeyakumar counseled the temple committee to reapply for the land.

“When Pakatan took over, we were advised by Xavier to reapply for the land after he confirmed that the land had not been gazetted by the authorities,” said temple Chairman Palaiya Thachinamoorthy as reported by FMT (

The temple committee was then instructed by Xavier to make an application to the Klang Municipal Council, they later ratified the application on a prerequisite to writing a formal application to the land office.

“Xavier then launched the land. (However), we later received a letter from the land office that the land had already been gazetted as Open Space in 2011 during Xavier’s time as an exco member ,” stated Palaiya.


“Subsequently, we applied to have the land degazetted. A public hearing was conducted by the Klang Municipal Council and there were no objections from the public. However, to date, the land has not ben given to us.” Palaiya added further.

From then on, the temple committee have been repeatedly asking the government to get the matter resolved.

According to FMT, Palaiya said “The authorities have been pushing us here and there and have not resolved the problem. The Pakistan government has promised to sort it out and resolve this matter. Although, even the Menteri Besar has failed to give us an appointment to sort out the issue. The present Indian exco member has not been helpful either.”
The application written by the temple’s authority to the Klang district officer in July this year stated that none of the temple authorities and the surrounding residents had been informed via letter or signboard that the land had been gazetted, as reported by FMT.

Xavier could not be reached for the remark at the time of publication.

–  prepared by Akanksha Sharma of NewsGram. Twitter: Akanksha4117



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India will soon ask Malaysia to extradite Preacher Zakir Naik

India will soon approach Malaysia with a request to extradite hardline Islamic preacher Zakir Naik.

India will Request Malayasia to extradite Zakir Naik
India will Request Malayasia to extradite Zakir Naik. wikimedia commons
  • India will seek the Malaysian government’s help in extraditing televangelist Zakir Naik who faces charges of money laundering and inciting hatred through his sermons broadcast on Peace TV, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Zakir Naik obtained permanent residency in Malaysia 

Officials will approach their Malaysian counterparts with the extradition request sometime within the next two weeks, Indian foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar told a weekly news briefing in New Delhi.

“Any formal request seeking the assistance of a foreign government in cases of extradition requires a completion of the internal legal process involving consultation with other ministries involved in the case,” Kumar said.

“At this stage, we are nearing the completion of this process and as soon as this process is complete we will be making an official request to the Malaysian government in this matter,” Kumar said. “It could be a couple of days or a couple of weeks. But it would be soon and the nature of our request would also be clear.”

Naik fled India a month before terrorist carried out a massacre at a café in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in July 2016. This week, Malaysia’s deputy prime minister said the Islamic preacher legally obtained permanent residency in the country, and that Malaysian authorities would arrest him only if he broke local laws or was found to be involved in terrorist activities.

Naik’s speeches allegedly inspired some of the militants who carried out the siege at the Holey Artisan Bakery café in Dhaka, where 29 people, including 20 hostages and five gunmen, were killed.

In November 2016, the Indian government banned Naik’s Mumbai-based NGO Islamic Research Foundation, which partly funded the Peace TV channel that is banned in India, Bangladesh and several other countries.

Kumar said because the Indian government had knowledge of Naik’s whereabouts, the legal procedures would be tailored to requirements between the two countries in their extradition treaty.

Advocate challenges charges

“Naik is being hounded because he hails from a minority community. The charges that the investigating agencies are trying to frame are all stale and are hardly incriminating,” advocate S. Hariharan told BenarNews in a phone interview from Delhi.

“The charges lack veracity and would not stand scrutiny in the court of law. We will be challenging the extradition and deportation.”

Last week, the Indian government filed a 61-page charge sheet against Naik alleging he was involved in a criminal conspiracy by lauding terrorist organizations. In April, a non-bailable warrant was issued against him in an alleged case of money laundering through his NGO and a shell company.

In Malaysia meanwhile, the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has urged the government to ignore any request from India to extradite Zakir Naik, Reuters reported.

“For Muslim individuals, even when they won by using arguments and not weapons, like Dr. Zakir Naik, they are considered terrorists because their arguments cannot be countered,” PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang wrote last week in an opinion piece published in Harakah Daily.(BenarNews)

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(representational Image) India vs Malaysia Hockey Match wikimedia

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Ramandeep Singh (3rd minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th) scored for India. Shahril Saabah (50th minute) scored the reducer for Malaysia. (IANS)

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Stanford Study Ranks India among the Laziest People in the World

A recent study by a group of researchers at Stanford have revealed that Indians are among the laziest people in the world

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Indians average just 4,297 steps a day. Wikimedia
  • A Stanford study has ranked India 39 in the world for the laziest people 
  • China, and particularly Hong Kong, has the most active people
  • The research also found out that Indian women walk even less than men

July 17, 2017: Researchers at Stanford University carried out a study on 46 countries to find out the levels of laziness. In its finding, Indians ranked 39 and thus among the laziest people.

Indian people average only about 4,297 steps a day. It was also observed that women in India walk much less than men. While men registered an average of 4,606 steps daily, women averaged 3,684 steps.

The world average is 4,961 steps. The Americans stood at an average of 4,77,4 steps daily.

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The most active people, according to the research, are the Chinese and mainly the ones in Hong Kong. Other notably active people are from Ukraine and Japan. The people in these countries walk more than 6,000 steps daily, mentioned ANI report.

With a daily average of just 3,513 steps, the Indonesians ranked as the laziest people in the world. Other laziest countries include Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. These countries have an average of fewer than 3,900 steps.

The researchers at Stanford University installed step-counters in smartphones and used that information for the research. 700,000 people from 46 different countries were part of the research, which has been published in the journal called Nature.

– Prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394