MELAKA (Bernama): The Melaka police headquarters has instructed the district police to step up security at all houses of worship in the state, in the wake of the scuffle at a Hindu temple in Selangor on early Monday (Nov 26).
Melaka police chief Datuk Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah (pic) said this is to prevent any parties from taking advantage of the situation to create trouble.
He also said that Melaka police have received 71 reports on the incident at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ25, which is believed to have been triggered over the proposed relocation of the temple.
Thirty-seven of the reports were made in the Jasin district, 23 in the Melaka Tengah district and 11 in the Alor Gajah district, he said to reporters after the monthly assembly at the Melaka police headquarters on Tuesday (Nov 27).
Raja Shahrom reminded the people in the state against using social media to circulate messages of a racial nature, saying this can undermine public order. -Bernama