After years of planning, the moment has come closer. Come Sunday (5 Aug 2018), Jalan Loke Yew crematorium — a century old facility serving the Sikh, Gujrati, Sindhi and other North Indian communities in the Klang Valley — will witness its ground breaking ceremony.
Federal minister Gobind Singh Deo, the senior most Sikh politician in the Malaysian federal government, is scheduled to be present at the occasion.
The ground breaking ceremony ceremony proper will be done by the Panj Pyarey representing the Sikh community and the Pandit ji representing the other communities. They will also conduct the symbolic foundation brick laying for the planned modern crematorium.
Gazetted in 1921 – though thought to have started operations around 1890s – the crematorium is managed by the Shamshan Bhoomi Parbandak Society (Selangor & Federal Territory).
Federal Police Commercial Crime Director Commissioner Amar Singh heads the building development committee for the crematorium.
“We have collected RM800,000. We need all in some RM5 million,” society president Pretam Singh told Asia Samachar.
Akhand Path: 3pm, 3 Aug (Fri) to 3pm, 5 Aug (Sun) at Gurdwara Sahib Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Path Da Bhog: 3pm, 5 Aug (Sun)
Ground Breaking: 3pm-5.15pm at Jalan Loke Yew crematorium
Century old Loke Yew crematorium all set for RM2.5m makeover (Asia Samachar, 19 Oct 2017)
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