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Hindu temple's affairs to be probed in Singapore

A prominent Hindu temple in Singapore is under scanner over concerns of anomalies in management and administration with the Commissioner of Charities launching a probe into its affairs.

world Updated: Feb 24, 2010 21:09 IST

A prominent Hindu temple in Singapore is under scanner over concerns of anomalies in management and administration with the Commissioner of Charities launching a probe into its affairs.

A formal inquiry has been launched by Singapore's Commissioner of Charities into the affairs of the Siva Krishna Temple after the Hindu Endowments Board expressed concern over the way it was being managed, the Channel News Asia reported.

The report said the CoC has decided to start a formal inquiry into the temple before deciding on its next course of action.

The state-backed Hindu Endowments Board had alerted the CoC over concerns the temple management, including over areas such as governance structure, financial management and violations over election of Management Committee members.

The report said the temple's prayers will not be affected and the Hindu Endowments Board has put in place measures for the temple to continue with its daily services and to ensure that it is properly managed during the inquiry.

The review covers areas such as governance and administration.

Singapore government has in recent years got tough on public institutions and charities based organisations.

These include the financial mismanagement of leading institutions such as the National Kidney Foundation and a Buddhist temple whose leaders were found to be managing donations on lavish office and personal expenditures.