There is an air of excitement in Bentong, a town about 60km from Kuala Lumpur, with a newly erected ‘Jalan Gurdwara’ road sign.
That’s the new for the road leading to the only gurdwara in the Pahang city which was earlier called Jalan Kuil.
Kuil, in Malay, refers to temple. There is no other place of worship on the road except for the gurdwara. Jalan means road in Malay.
“They must have mistaken the gurdwara for a kuil,” one resident told Asia Samachar.
The renaming was approved recently by the Bentong Municipal Council.
Last month, the council had appointed Jasvir Singh, who is also the Bentong gurdwara management committee president, as a council member.
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