Perak MB to meet state, local agencies on Nam Thean Tong Cave Temple issue

IPOH: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad (pic) will meet state and local authorities over the matter of several cave temples that have received eviction notices.

“I will meet the Perak Land and Mines Department director and Kinta district officer today (Monday, Jan 10). I will also bring up the matter during the state executive council meeting to see what we can do,” he said when contacted.

On Sunday (Jan 9) the trustee chairman of the the 155-year-old Nam Thean Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh said that it was served with an eviction notice from the Kinta District Land Office on Friday (Jan 7) and told to vacate the area within 30 days.

On the decision to wind up by PCB Development Sdn Bhd (PCBD), which developed the now-defunt Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), Saarani said it was an internal matter.

“Since it (PCBD parent company Perak Corp Bhd) is publicly listed, we can’t comment on it.

“Instead, it should be discussed during its annual general meeting,” he said.

However, Youth and Sports Minister and former Perak mentri besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu hailed the decision as it would help Perak Corp Bhd save some costs.

“It is a wise move by the company management,” he said in Tambun on Monday.

On Saturday (Jan 8), a check on Bursa Malaysia’s website found that a meeting had taken place on Jan 6 to begin the winding-up process and that liquidators were appointed to assume control of PCBD’s business undertakings.