Build new temple, and we'll relocate, says PPR Kg Baru Air Panas temple committee

The Om Sri Vall Muniswarar temple committee wants a new place to relocate to before their temple is demolished for development.

Temple committee Kapila Andrew said the temple at PPR Kampung Baru Air Panas, Kuala Lumpur, which is close to a Chinese shrine, should be relocated to a nearby land.

“I would agree with a relocation if the developer of the housing development project builds us a new temple on a vacant land before tearing down the current temple.

“Since last year, we have had several meeting with the developer but nothing has been decided,” he said.

A demolition was supposed to take place on Wednesday (April 17)  according to a notice sent to the temple committee by Kuala Lumpur land office but it has been postponed to a later date.

Federal Territories Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) coordinator Sivalingam Pachaiapan the 11-year-old temple was built using donations from the flat’s residents.

“We collected about RM100,000 previously and build the temple for residents nearby,” he said.

Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad's representative Anthonysamy @ Kalai Amarthem said he had collected all documents and discussed it with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the developer.

“We postponed the demolition of the temple and are looking to set up a meeting with all stakeholders involved soon,” he said.


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