PM announces RM4m for Sikh community

PM announces RM4m for Sikh community

PRIME Minister (PM) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (picture) yesterday announced a RM4 million allocation for Sikhs in Malaysia this year to help strengthen the community.

He said as a government subscribing to the principle of caring and inclusiveness, the Perikatan Nasional administration is committed to strengthening all communities in Malaysia.

He said RM3 million would be channelled to 120 gurdwaras, while a RM1 million fund would be dedicated to establishing the first Sikh centre in the country.

“This is yet another effort which shows that in Malaysia, people are free to practise their own religion, culture and language regardless of who they are,” he said in his speech at a high tea in conjunction with the Vaisakhi Day celebration.

Last year, the government allocated RM2.18 million to gurdwaras throughout the country.

The PM said in line with the objective of the National Unity Policy, religious institutions like gurdwaras play an important role as agents of unity in the local community. – Bernama