Ex-leaders detected shady practices at Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Founded in 1835, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of Singapore's oldest Hindu places of worship. A probe by the COC has found "severe mismanagement" in how the temple was run, and its chairman has been removed.
Founded in 1835, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of Singapore's oldest Hindu places of worship. A probe by the COC has found "severe mismanagement" in how the temple was run, and its chairman has been removed.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

Missing gems, lack of documentation for payments raised concern, they say

It was the rusty silver cladding on the walls that first gave rise to nagging suspicions that all was not quite right at Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.

About $750,000 had been paid to replace the coating, but this was evidently not done.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 12, 2018, with the headline 'Ex-leaders detected shady practices at Hindu temple'. Print Edition | Subscribe