Chennai to be Kuala Lumpur's twin city?

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry is working to twin Kuala Lumpur city with Tamil Nadu's capital, Chennai.

Its minister, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin, said representatives from the ministry would visit Chennai in May for the purpose.

Several discussions had been held and the Malaysian government was awaiting response from Chennai for the next course of action, he told reporters after
officiating a food and entertainment carnival at the Temple Of Fine Arts here March 13.

Raja Nong Chik said the Kuala Lumpur mand Chennai twin city programmes was aimed at further enhancing bilateral relations between Malaysia and India in art,
culture, tourism and economy.

He said Chennai and Kuala Lumpur had many similarities; most of the Indians in Malaysia were from Tamil Nadu.

"In line with efforts to realise the twin city programme, the ministry is also planning to develop Brickfields into 'Little India'," he added.

The carnival, which also had cultural activities, was organised by the Temple of Fine Arts to raise funds for the Derma Sivasanta Clinic in
Brickfields. The clinic, set up by non-governmental organisations in 1982, provides free medical service to both locals and foreigners. -- Bernama

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