Malaysia: Catholic Cemetery Vandalized


The granite headstones of several graves at a Catholic cemetery in George Town were removed in what is believed to be the work of vandals, reports

The cemetery is managed by the Cemetery Committee of the Church of the immaculate Conception in Palau Tikus. It was brought to the notice of the church office by a 70-year-old retiree who went there to visit her parents’ graves.

A church employee has urged anyone encountering such vandalism to report the incident to the church.

George Town is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang. As one of the oldest cities in Malaysia, George Town was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 and is known for its colorful, multicultural history.

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