LETTER | Those distributing free meals as well as devotees should play their parts.
GE14 | Ahmad Bashah promises the public holiday at an Indian community event in Sungai Petani.
The explosion in Sungai Petani yesterday saw 26 people, including a five-year-old, injured.
COMMENT | Increasingly, the use of bulls has been discontinued in temple chariot processions.
'I cannot help feeling that we are being targeted,' temple committee rep says.
The injury did not stop Sultan Ibrahim from attending the state's annual Thaipusam celebrations.
It takes time to change attitudes and values, and strengthen foundation of Indian community, says PM.
UPDATED 5.15PM | A video of the alleged abuse has courted the ire of netizens who criticised the act.
Money saved can be used to help the poor, it adds.
LETTER | Penangites will not take suggestion by police chief very well.
Police arrested 20 youths during the Thaipusam celebration in George Town for various criminal offences.
MCA leader accuses DAP of exploiting worshipers for political purposes.
Subra does not elaborate, while Lim says they met and had a pleasant chat.
He says the nation was built based on a plural society and diversity should be maintained.
Artist Ruby Subramaniam turns 'anger' over the warning into works of art depicting women as Hindu goddesses.
Devotees get to an early start as Hindus gear up for Thaipusam officially beginning tomorrow.
'The processions of both the Silver Chariot and the Golden Chariot will take place on Feb 8.'
COMMENT | It represents a powerful identity marker for Tamils in the country.
I am extremely grateful to the kind gesture of the executive director of the Penang Hindu Endowments Board (PHEB) in offering its hand of cooperation to the Nattukoddai Chettiar Sivan Temple to participate in the two chariots processions as decided at the joint meeting of the two parties organised and chaired by the police recently.
The Nattukottai Nagarather Chettiar Trustees (NNCT) should sit down with the Penang Hindu Endowments Board (PHEB) to resolve the timing of the two chariots without much delay so that the Hindu public would be able to plan their activities during the Thaipusam.
I refer to the letter by A Vaithilingam, ‘Gold or silver has no merit, it is true Bhakti that’s important’.
The Penang Hindu Endowments Board (PHEB) and the Trustees of the Nagarather Nattukkottai Chettiars (TNNC) might have some differences, but these should not deter how each other can complement one another during Thaipusam.
It has been settled. The Penang Hindu Endowment board (PHEB) will come out with their own golden chariot that will carry the Murugan vel from the Queens Street Mariamman temple to the hilltop Murugan temple before the Thaipusam festival and bring it back after the festival.
UPDATED 6.01PM | PHEB and the Chettiars have agreed to organise their respective chariots separately, Ramasamy says.
Penang Hindu board chairperson P Ramasamy warns the 'Thaipusam Spraying Group' against acts of vigilantism.
YOURSAY | ‘Who appointed Barnabas to be a fashion police for Thaipusam?'
The annual colourful and vibrant Hindu religious festival Thaipusam is around the corner. This festival is not only one of the major Hindu festivals in the country but it is also a major annual tourist attraction event in Selangor (Batu Caves Sri Subramaniam Temple), Penang (Waterfalls Murugan Temple) and Ipoh (Gunong Cheroh Murugan Temple) and lately Murugan temples in Sungai Petani, Kedah and Johor Baru are also getting popular among devotees and tourist alike.
UPDATED 3.40PM | Will swimmers and bodybuilders next be spray-painted, asks Wanita MCA chief Heng Seai Kie.
Selangor police chief says the threat to spray-paint female devotees is unlawful and police would not tolerate any lawbreakers during Thaipusam.