Bahai News - Bahai cemetery to be relocated
Sunday, September 3, 2000
Bahai cemetery to be relocated
SEREMBAN: The Bahai burial ground at Jalan Sungai Ujong here will be
moved to Sendayan to make way for a parking lot for the upcoming
Seremban Specialist Centre.
Bahai Community of Malaysia director Dr I.S. Ludher said the state
government had acquired the plot of land which was used as a burial land
since 1960 for the Bahai community.
"The state government had gazetted a plot of land in Sendayan for the
community to relocate the remains which had been buried at Jalan Sungai
Ujong,'' he said yesterday after a devotional prayer service for the
There were 55 graveyards, of which two were unmarked, located on six
terraces at Jalan Sungai Ujong, he said.
"All the next-of-kin had been informed and they have agreed to the
relocation,'' he said.
However, he pointed out that former politician Hu Sepang and his family
would be conducting the exhumation and relocation of the remains of his
father Tuck Sheng according to Chinese rites.
Hu, who was present at the prayer service, said the exhumation rituals
for the remains of his late father would be held on Wednesday and the
remains cremated and laid at the Nilai Memorial Park.
Dr Ludher said the hospital, Johor State Economic Development
Corporation and the Negri Sembilan government had paid a token sum to
help finance the exhumation and relocation of the remains.
He said six graves would be excavated daily over the next two weeks.
According to the Bahai Community of Malaysia secretary June Low, the
Seremban Specialist Hospital is a joint venture between the Negri
Sembilan Religious Department and the Kumpulan Perubatan Johor.
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