Malaysia: Violence Erupted Over Relocation of Hindu Temple Sri Maha Mariamman; Police Arrest 21 People
Violence erupted outside Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Malaysia over its relocation (Photo Credits: Twitter/@@NewsBFM)

Kuala Lumpur, November 27: The Malaysian police today warned of a stern action against those creating disturbance or provocation after violence at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya sparked on Monday. According to reports, a group of people gathered at around 1 am local time at the place outside the temple where the violence took place during yesterday’s riots. The protesters torched the wreckage of two burnt cars. The group also damaged the fire engine sent to the spot. Malaysia To Abolish Death Penalty, 1200 Prisoners to Get Reprieve.

The crowd then moved towards One City Mall, where they smashed the glass of windows and also damaged cars. The mall has offices of developer One City Development, the owner of the land on which the temple is built. According to the district police, clashes erupted over the relocation of the temple to a new location which around 3 kms from the spot. According to local reports, the Selangor government had provided a new site for the relocation of the temple while One City offered $357,000 towards building a new temple, reported Channel News AsiaFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Arrested by Malaysia’s Anti-graft Agency.

Till now the police arrested 21 people in connection with the violence. However local authorities claimed that it is not a racial issue. Earlier, on November 26, violence erupted when devotees were protesting against the relocation of the 100-year-old temple were attacked by another group. Vehicles parked outside the temple were torched.