KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6: Sri Marathandavar Temple chairman P. Raman has denied allegations that the temple has been closed down and that it will be demolished.
“There is nothing wrong, we just need to re-apply and register again,” Raman told The Malaysian Times (TMT) today.
He said that deregistration by Registrar of Society (RoS) is probably a glitch and that they have been given 30 days to re-register.
He was commenting on a letter stating that RoS has cancelled their license as there is no audited accounts of the Maran temple have been submitted to ROS.
According to the letter, RoS had released a letter on the July 26 stating that they will be cancelling the registration of the temple.
It also read that, RoS has already considered and decided that the appeal letter sent in by the temple management did not meet the requirements set by the body.
The temple registration was cancelled starting 29 December, leaving the temple 30 days to re-appeal.
The letter, however, lead to several rumours being spread that the temple is going to be demolished or that is has been closed.
Social media has been abuzz with users sharing photographed copies of the letter sent by RoS.
The Sri Marathandavar Temple is a prominent Hindu temple that draws thousands of devotees, especially during religious festivals.
This is, however, not the first time.
In 2014, the management committee had been de-registered by the RoS following complaints lodged against it by disgruntled members.
On July 16, 2014, The Star Online reported that the RoS stated that the organisation had failed to show sufficient cause on why it failed to abide by clause 17(k) of its constitution, which covered matters relating to financial provisions.