Representatives from four associations received letters of approval for land allocation for the purpose of building a Chinese temple and as burial grounds. The associations were Pertubuhan Faedah Bersama-sama Ampang Baru, Jawatankuasa Perkuburan Cina Tekka, Tokong Kuan Im Meow and Kuil Sri Maha Mariamman Kinta Valley.
Speaking after a simple hand-over ceremony, Executive Councillor for Local Government, Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon said that this exercise was a continuation of the state government’s efforts at improving the lives of the various communities in Perak. According to him, the state government has thus far approved a significant number of land applications.
As these associations had occupied these lands for many years, it was high time for the government to gazette and legalise their status. The size of land approved is between one to 15 acres.