Suraus and mosques is okay, but not other houses of worship?

Posted on November 11, 2010

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UPDATE : Just got off the phone with YB Theresa Kok, who exclaimed surprise at the matter reported in FMT.

She has promised to check and revert to me tomorrow.

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FreeMalaysiaToday reports that the Selangor government has decided that, henceforth, non-Muslim houses of worship cannot be built near residential areas.

The reason?

To avert racial tension, according to the report.

The report also connects this decision with the relocation of the 150-year old Hindu temple in section 19, Shah Alam that was the subject of the cow-head protest last year, to section 23 Shah Alam.

Two things I want to say about this.

Firstly, lets be very clear about one fact that is so often glossed over.

That 150-year old temple stood on its original site long before PKNS built houses in its vicinity.

Secondly, is the Selangor government now coming up with a discriminatory policy?

One law for the Muslims and another for the non-Muslim?

If so, why?

Is the state government giving in to the bully tactics of the cow-head demonstrators with this latest decision?

Why not then just ban all forms of non-Islamic worship in the state of Selangor?

Posted in: Right to know