Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) Youth has asked the Malaysian government to release financial grants for maintenance and upkeep of Indian cemeteries.
This follows a slew of initiatives by the MIC to address Malay-Indian issues.
Malaysia Nanban quoted Youth chief T. Mohan as saying that temple committees and non-governmental organisations were facing a shortage of funds for the upkeep of the cemeteries.
Mohan, who took part in a clean-up campaign at the Puchong Indian cemetery on Labour Day, said all the state Youth sub-committees had also organised a similar exercise in 24 Indian cemeteries reports The Star.
The MIC Youth would undertake the cleaning up of the cemeteries in all states on every Labour Day, he added.
MIC Youth has asked the Government for financial grants to help maintain Indian cemeteries.
The Government, he claimed, had previously announced that it would allocate 300,000 ringgits for the maintenance of the cemeteries but no funds had been disbursed to date. (ANI)