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The chariot carrying the statue of Lord Murugan made its way from the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple to Batu Caves. Devotees lined the route holding trays of offerings, smashing coconuts along its path. The turnout was the biggest to date, due to the extended weekend. The chariot arrived in Batu Caves at about 4pm and will remain for the next three days, when it will return to Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Similar procession was held in Singapore.
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The Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib, extend his Thaipusam greetings to all Hindus. Najib noted that Hindus marked Thaipusam by offering their gratitude and sacrifice throughout the country. He said many would also be making vows and praying for a better life and secure a happy future for their children. “It’s a basic human wish to improve and progress towards a better quality of life for oneself and loved ones,” Najib said.