The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC), the umbrella body for gurdwara sahibs in Malaysia, has estimated the repair and restoration cost for the flood-ravaged Gurdwara Sahib Kuala Krai at RM60,000.
It is seeking assistance from the Sikh Sanggat to finance the repair and restoration of the gurdwara sahib serving a small Sikh community about 70km from Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
The two-storey gurdwaras sahib building was completely over-run by flood waters in one of Malaysia’s worst flooding incident. The Guru Granth Sahib at the gurdwara sahib was also sub-merged in the incident.
MGC has requested all gurdwara committees to appeal to the sanggat for daswand towards the ‘noble effort’.
“Any excess funds would be kept in reserve for any future floods or other calamity causing damage,” said MGC president Jagir Singh (see picture) in an appeal letter emailed to the Asia Samachar today (Dec 29, 2014).
He added that a separate account, which will audited by professional auditor, will be kept for donations received.