RIBI aid for flood-hit non-Islamic houses of worship


EXCO for Housing and Town & Country Planning Jagdeep Singh, who attended the Sri Ayappan Seva Samajam annual prayer at Jalan Sri Bahari on Nov 17, said those non-Islamic houses of worship that were affected in the recent floods would be given priority in receiving allocations from the non-Islamic Houses of Worship (RIBI) fund, under certain terms and conditions.

“I would like to announce here that the churches, temples and gurdwaras that were affected in the floods on Sept 15 and Nov 4 can appeal for the RIBI fund concerning the maintenance works.


Jagdeep (in white) and Devendran praying at the altar

“They will be given priority in receiving the allocation (a maximum allocation of RM50,000 for each applicant).They will need to present the quotation in relation to the maintenance work as well as submit relevant documents when applying for the fund.

According to Jagdeep, to date, a total of RM1.37 million has been allocated to 22 Chinese temples, 13 Indian temples, nine churches and three gurdwaras.

Also present were chairman of Sri Ayappan Seva Samajam J. Devendran, the committee members, and devotees.