KOTA TINGGI: The surau at a resort in Sedili Besar which was used by non-Muslims in a religious ceremony on Aug 10, was demolished by the resort management Wednesday.
According to one of the resort's workers, Mohd Kanang Abdullah, 29, he was directed by the resort owner to carry out the demolition.
"The demolition work started at 9am this morning using a bulldozer and will be continued tomorrow, he told Bernama when met at the location.
Meanwhile, checks by Bernama found that only 20% of the structure was left standing, which was the front portion of the surau.
Prior to this, the Kota Tinggi District Council (MDKT) had ordered the resort's management to demolish the surau.
A notice issued on Aug 20 carried the instructions that the surau should be demolished within 21 days from the date of receipt of the notice, failing which, the owner would be taken to court or had to bear the cost of demolishing the surau if the demolition was carried out by MDKT after that date. - Bernama