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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.

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source: srirajarajeswaritemple.org
source: srirajarajeswaritemple.org
  • 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 (freemalaysiatoday.com).

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.

source: srirajarajeswaritemple.org

“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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This would be the firm's third "code review" centre across Asia-Pacific. Pixabay

Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky on Thursday announced the opening of its first transparency centre in Malaysia in early 2020, in partnership with CyberSecurity Malaysia — the national cyber security specialist agency.

The centre will be located in Cyberjaya city in Selangor state, alongside key cyber-related government agencies and companies in the country.

Kaspersky has so far opened two more transparency centres at Zurich in November 2018, and Madrid in June 2019, in Europe.

According to the Kaspersky, its transparency centres serve as trusted facility for the company’s partners and government stakeholders to come and check the source code of firm’s solutions.

With the opening of the new establishment probably “early next year”, Kaspersky’s Managing Director for Asia-Pacific, Stephan Neumeier said it would be the firm’s third “code review” centre across Asia-Pacific.

The intent is to make it function as a briefing centre where guests would be able to learn more about Kaspersky’s engineering and data processing practices, he said at a Kaspersky event here.

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Kaspersky has so far opened two more transparency centres at Zurich in November 2018, and Madrid in June 2019, in Europe. Pixabay

“We are excited to unlock the doors of digital hub to let users experience the services and capabilities of Kaspersky’s cybersecurity technology here in our region,” Neumeier said.

He said the aim is to address the “growing demand from partners and government stakeholders for more information on how Kaspersky’s products and technologies work”.

“As a paradigm shift for the cybersecurity industry, this facility — the first in the region — will be located in Cyberjaya, all thanks to the kind cooperation of CyberSecurity Malaysia.

“We are grateful for their trust and commitment towards us as this third-party validation proves that private companies and public agencies can team-up to better protect users from cyber crime,” he said.

Founded in 1997, Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity company, started the global transparency initiative with its announcement in October 2017.

And since then, the Russia-based firm claims that over 40 crore users are protected by its technologies and it helps 2.70 lakh corporate clients protect what matters most to them.

Commenting on the opening of the transparency centre, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, said: “It is great to be here in Kuala Lumpur — in the heart of the Asia-Pacific region– to announce the opening of our third transparency centre.

“Here, we intend to show customers and government stakeholders that our products are 100 per cent trustworthy and ensure the highest level of cybersecurity protection. The launch also proves the activities we planned under our pioneer Global Transparency initiative remain on track.”

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Speaking at the event, Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia said: “As the threat landscape continues to evolve in Malaysia and in the region, we believe it is crucial for private companies such as Kaspersky and government agencies to build trust and mutual cooperation. Kaspersky’s willingness to open their doors and data processes further shows they have nothing to hide.”

As a third-party entity, Wahab said, the CyberSecurity Malaysia also shares their insights and concerns to make the cybersecurity industry better.

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CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency which works under the purview of the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia, is committed to providing a broad range of cybersecurity innovation-led services, programmes and initiatives to help reduce the vulnerability of digital systems, while at the same time, strengthening Malaysia’s self-reliance in cyberspace.

“We are really hopeful that our partnership will be an example for more government and private entities in exercising fairness and transparency for the benefit of our citizens and the cybersecurity industry,” Wahab added. ((IANS)