This year, the Selangor Government has allocated RM8 Million to the development of Non-Muslim places of worship; from that sum, RM2.3 million has been distributed to the growth of Hindu places of worship. Klang Member of Parliament, V. Ganapathy Rao, attended the ceremony to grant temple associations the funds allocated by the government for the development of Hindu temples. The Klang Member of Parliament has stated that the previous two ceremonies, held to financially aid Hindu temples, granted a sum of RM905,000 to 60 Hindu temple associations.
In another 20 to 30 days, another 50 Hindu places of worship will receive the remaining fund of RM500,000. The Selangor Government stands as an example for all the other states as the leading government in granting the highest amount of financial aid for Hindu temples.
– MP V. Ganapathy Rao
MP V. Ganapathy Rao also stated in his speech that he hopes the granted funds will be used in a beneficial manner for both the public and the temple association. He urged that the funds be spent in a responsible manner, such as through maintaining temple facilities and infrastructure, conducting valuable spiritual and cultural programmes for the public, and conducting important religious festivals. The Klang MP also crucially stated that 250 Hindu temples within the state of Selangor have been granted land rights, and he also assured the public that the state intends to continue granting land rights to Hindus in the future.