S'gor approves 128ha of land for non-Muslim houses of worship


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011

SHAH ALAM: Selangor has approved 128ha of land for the construction of non-Muslim houses of worship throughout the state, the state assembly was told Wednesday.

Executive councillor Dr Xavier Jayakumar said the state government, through the Non-Muslim Affairs Committee, has approved 90 applications for the purpose.

Of the total, 114ha were for Chinese temples, 7.67ha for Hindu temples, 4.74ha for churches and 0.74ha for gurdwaras, he said in reply to Shuhaimi Shafiei (PKR-Sri Muda).

Dr Xavier also said the state government had no plan to come up with a masterplan for the construction of non-Muslim houses of worship.

The government, through the committee, would however monitor and solve issues regarding the need for such houses in certain areas, he said.

He also said that the construction of a temple in Section 23 here would start after the area's assemblyman's office, the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) and the temple committee agreed on the cost.

Based on the initial agreement, he said, PKNS would be responsible for the construction of an access road to the temple site. - Bernama

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