Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple under investigation for suspected criminal offences

Channel News Asia has reported that the  Commissioner of Charities (COC) has launched an inquiry into the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple under section 8 of the Charities Act.

Section 8 of the said Act empowers the Commissioner to institute inquiries with regard to a Charity either generally or for a particular purpose.

The COC said it received feedback on the management of the temple, which led to it carrying out a review. "The review identified certain areas of concern with regard to governance and administration, which warrant conducting an inquiry," it said.

Further, the COC has been notified that the temple is undergoing investigations by the Police force (Commercial Affairs Department) for suspected criminal offenses.The COC has stated that it will decide on the next course of action after the inquiry.

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple at 141, Serangoon Road is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. Built by Indian pioneers who came to work and live here the temple was the first in the Serangoon area.

Devotees are informed that the religious activities will not be affected. We will keep you updated on this matter as more information is revealed.

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