Friday, October 23, 2009


MIC president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu has denounced the opposition-led Selangor state government for allowing the demolition of a Hindu temple in Shah Alam today, describing it as 'an act of treachery'.

"The Selangor (state) government has committed treachery to the Hindu community by not stopping the demolition of the temple," he said when commenting on the demolition of the Mathurai Veeran Temple in Persiaran Kerjaya, Jalan Glenmarie, Seksyen U1, Shah Alam.

Samy Vellu said this was not the first incident as there was another demolition involving another Hindu temple in Selangor during the Pakatan Rakyat's rule in the state.

He was apparently referring to the demolition of the Sri Maha Kaliamman temple in Kampung Tasik, Jalan Baru in Ampang, Selangor on Sept 9 last year.

The MIC chief said despite an appeal by the Mathurai Veeran temple committee last March to the February 2009 notice sent by the Shah Alam Municipal Council (MPSA), the temple was still demolished without an alternative land offered.

"There were also no discussions with the temple committee and no recent notices given by the MPSA. They just went and demolished it.

"I salute the MPSA for taking direct orders from the Selangor government without consulting the temple committee," he quipped.

Samy Vellu also wanted the Selangor government, especially its state executive councilor Dr Xavier Jayakumar to explain the demolition, failing which the MIC would seek legal redress.

"He (Xavier) does not seem to worry about what is happening. Perhaps this (the demolition) is being carried out because the Indians are not united under the Pakatan Rakyat state government," he said.

Samy Vellu said the Selangor state government appeared to have 'a taste' for demolishing Hindu temples without first discussing with the temple committees and allocating alternative sites.

He said that if any temple were to make way for development or sitting on government or private land, the authorities should first identify a suitable alternative land for them.


QUOTE FROM ( anwar and pkr has made this as big issue(temple demolition) during the 12th GE and promised the Indians that if they are given the chance to govern, there will be no more temple demolished but just look at the scenario now, Selangor is under them.where is hindraf? i guess this will be good lesson for Indians who have voted the pakatan during last GE. will you vote them again in the next GE?

1 comment:

Maaran Matters said...

Dear MisInformation Chief,

Asking more than telling doesn't make you or you gang chief look smart.

How many temples was demolished during your gang's chief rein as minister?
And how many was done under his nose?

We still remember Kg.Jawa temple incident and what the Khir Toyo said. So, have some pride and keep lips tight.