Friday, October 23, 2009




The ability of MPSA in their demolition of Mathurai Veeran Temple in Persiaran Kerjaya, Jalan Glenmarie, Seksyen U1, Shah Alam clearly shows the truancy of Pakatan coalition in disregarding the Malaysian Indians need.

The UMNO led coalition had failed the Malaysian Indians miserably either directly or through their mandores for the last 52 years and purely on that basis the Malaysian Indians voted en-block for the Pakatan throughout the country.

Besides hoping to be uplifted from marginalization and discrimination, the ability for Pakatan to ensure that “every person has the right to profess and practice his own religion” as stated in article 11 of the Federal constitution was one of the major consideration.

Pakatan leaders seem to have taken their cue from BN led government by continuing their practice in demolition of Indian temple and followed by statements issued by their chosen mandores to appease a certain segment of the society.

The Menteri Besar for Selangor is the chieftain for all Selangorian and such he has to take a stand to be responsible for each and every citizen’s rights to ensure what is just and fair.

The irresponsible act by the Pakatan led Selangor government, with this incident shows that the autorities whether it was BN / and now the PR do not show the respect for religious and cultural sensitivites of the Indian community.

Why to date, the Selangor Menteri Besar is yet to indentify those Indians temples / shrines in Selangor and act accordingly to gazette them if it is proved that they are pre-Merdeka or provide the relevant permits. What has he done to alleviate issues related to demolition of the temples / shrines of Malaysian Indian devotees in Selangor?

Similar to BN, the Pakatan government continues to fail to understand the complete socio development and cultural background to the temple / shrine issue. They have been no concrete attempt to resolve these issues other than sending their mandores to placate the public.

The Pakatan state governments in Selangor in this instance had decided arbitrarly without taking into consideration the sensitivities of Hindu devotees nor have they made any attempt to legalize, gazette to recognize and protect the special status of places of worship for the Malaysian Indians.

Like a schoolboy, the Pakatan coalition is exhibiting truancy against the Malaysian Indians without taking responsibility against their legal and moral obligation to protect the Malaysian Indians who a part of the citizenry.

P.Waytha Moorthy


Anonymous said...

Mr Wartha

Go on, withdraw ur support for Pakatan and go lick BN bontot.

here is a report from malaysian insider:

by Neville Spykerman

SHAH ALAM, Oct 23- The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) said today an illegal structure demolished by its enforcement officers on Wednesday cannot be called a Hindu temple, “by any stretch of the imagination”.

Deputy Mayor Mohtar Hani said the structure in Persiaran Kerjaya, Jalan Glenmarie, Seksyen U1, Shah Alam, was a place where gamblers went to get predictions for 4D or numbers and not a house of worship.

Pictures of the site distributed to the press today showed Chinese deities and altars, along with a picture of a Hindu deity, in what looked like an old oil palm estate.

An appeal letter from the “temple” caretaker, K. Muniandy, asking for a month’s grace period to move, dated Feb 19, described the site as a “Tokong Datuk” or deity altar.

The revelations by MBSA today cast doubts on a statement by MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, who yesterday denounced the demolition of the “temple”.

He said the demolition of the Mathurai Veeran temple was an act of treachery by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) against the Hindu community.

However MBSA councillor K. Uthayasoorian today said he was disappointed that MIC was resorting to such tactics for political mileage.

“They have twisted the facts,” he said, adding the embattled Indian party, which has lost the support of the majority of the community, was using the incident for its political survival.

According to him, the picture of the Hindu deity was brought to the site after the temple was demolished.

He said it was also disgrace for anyone to call the site a Mathurai Veeran temple and MBSA would not hesitate to lodge a police report and take legal action against the culprits which were raising such sensitive allegations.

Earlier this morning, about a dozen members from the Selangor MIC youth held a press conference at the site.

State party youth chief Shanker Raj Ayanger told the press they had lodged a police report about the incident yesterday.

He demanded the resignations of Selangor Executive Councillor Dr Xavier Jayakumar, who oversees non-Muslim places of worship, for failing to protect the ‘temple’.

He added they would be handing over a memorandum of protest to the Selangor mentri besar, next Wednesday.

He also called on PR to honour it promise that no places of worship would be demolished, which was made after they took over state administration last year.


I doubt that you visited the said site yet you are accusing Pakatan without facts and figures same like samy vellu.

Both of you are of same mentality so l suggest both of u team up to cheat our fellow indian community.