Nothing religious about Ponggal, says Hindu Sangam after Jakim directive

Diyana Ibrahim

Pongal is celebrated to mark the end of harvest and is a cultural event, Malaysian Hindu Sangam said today. – EPA pic, January 14, 2020.

A HINDU religious group is puzzled over a Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) directive which had apparently barred Muslims from celebrating Ponggal, an Indian cultural event.

Malaysian Hindu Sangam president R.S. Mohan Shan said the event was to mark the end of harvest and is a cultural event.

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  • G25 is right. Jakim should not exist.

    Posted 3 years ago by T E

  • Again its JAKIM which is out to create unnecessary divisions among the community. Time to disband JAKIM.

    Posted 3 years ago by Rupert Lum

  • Change the people in Jakim. They are not worthy and taxpayers have to pay billions for their upkeep.

    Posted 3 years ago by Elyse Gim