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Chariot race and the Daptizing of Penang

In Ben Hur the movie, the battle of the chariots is a race to kill.

In Betelham (sister city to Jerusubang), it’s a matter of the DAP state government racing its RM3 million prosperity chariot against the 120-year old Lord Muruga chariot that has traditionally made its way from Little India to the waterfall Hindu temple on Thaipusam.

Yup, the ultrakiasu DAP state is pitting its 1.6-tonne, golden chariot against the old silver one of the Nagarattaar Chettiyaars that has faithfully trundled along over the last century to mark the festival in Penang. (more…)

January 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm 13 comments


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