Posted by: becketfund | November 2, 2007

Malaysia: Hindu Temple Demolished

The Times of India reports that last Tuesday, local authorities in Malaysia demolished the Maha Mariamman Temple, a hundred-year-old Hindu shrine in Padang Jawa, citing that it was built on private land. Meanwhile, Malaysia’s Minister of Works and the head of the Indian Congress, Samy Vellu, explained that the Indian community in Malaysia must built on privately- or government-owned land, as the community does not own any of their own property.

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