The Penang state government will continue to support the Sikh community as far as their projects are concerned, said state executive member Jagdeep Singh Deo.
“In this regard, I am pleased to announce issues in relation to this site and several other matters involving all the Gurdwara’s throughout the state are being given due attention,” he said in a Facebook entry after the soft launch of the refurbishment and enhancement of the Sikh crematorium at Jalan Batu Lanchang today (27 Oct 2018).
“Apart from seeing to newer Gurdwara’s being built, such as the new wing of the Wadda Gurdwara, the Bayan Baru Gurdwara, the Butterworth Gurdwara, it is also hoped that restoration works for the original Wadda Gurdwara heritage building, will be undertaken without any delay,” he added.
He was the guest of honour at the event organised by the Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang which oversees the crematorium.
Jagdeep is the eldest son of the late Karpal Singh, a formidable political leader and lawyer from the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a long-time opposition leader who at one time was detained without trial by the previous government. DAP is today in power both at the Federal government and the Penang state government via the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
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