IN MEMORIAM: Community prays for victims of Wisconsin attack
KUALA LUMPUR: They may be thousands of kilometres away, but about 500 members of the Sikh community here were moved by the heroism of the victims of a senseless attack on a Sikh temple in the United States last week.
They spent almost the entire day praying for the six who died in the incident.
The prayers were organised by Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM) executive committee member Ajit Singh.
Five men and one woman were killed in the shooting rampage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
A 40-year-old American army veteran, Wade Michael Page, who later committed suicide, carried out the attack.
Former SNSM president Malkith Singh said tragedies brought people together.
SNSM president Pavandeep Singh said similar prayers would be held today at temples in Penang, Ipoh and other states.
The community also has a book for guests to write their condolences. The book will be sent to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin as a token of remembrance from the Sikh community here