PETALING JAYA: After a religious structure built without approval was demolished in Pantai Dalam, Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil (pic) says there is a need for local authorities to meet with religious bodies to improve their standard operating procedures (SOP) when addressing religious matters.
The structure was taken down by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcement officers a few days ago upon verification that it was built without approval from local authorities.
“I was informed by residents in PPR Kampung Limau that this religious structure, which was not a temple, was built late last month,” said Fahmi.
“We worked with DBKL and the police to solve the problem. We also reached an understanding with the people who built the structure after several discussions.”
Taking into account what has happened, he suggested that a more cohesive engagement process was needed to better handle such issues in future.
“We have reached the point where we should review the SOP for such matters to maintain the country’s unity and harmony,” said Fahmi.
“We need to handle this properly, respectfully and with great wisdom.”
He also urged people to be mindful of what they shared on social media and to try not to fan religious sentiments.