“Why do we always have problems with temples? Not with churches, mosques nor Chinese temples… why? Ask yourself, don’t ask me. We will take action against anyone who does not abide by the laws, regardless of Christians, Hindus or Muslims,” Malaysian Insider quoted Tengku Adnan saying.
The Minister for the Federal Territories gave the statement in response to questions raised about the status of the Sri Muneswarar Kaliyaman Temple. The Hindu community has recently approached Malaysian authorities to change the status of Sri Muneswarar Kaliyaman Temple to Shrine. The demand turned into a protest which led to the use of force by police and counteraction by the devotees.
“I know what a temple and shrine is all about; I am also a pious man. I pray I would not want to break something which people pray to. This country has laws so please abide by it,” he added.