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Klang Padang Jawa Temple Demolition

Apex Court to Decide If Muslims Can Convert
Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12, 2006 (IPS)
Temple demolitions stoke Malaysian tensions
By Zari Bukhari  11 July, 2006  Asia Times Online
Hindus protest temple demolition Andrew Ong
May 25, 06 5:29pm Malaysiakini

Statues set on fire

Temple opens doors after RM1.5mil facelift

Temple demolition: Court injunction sought
Demolition: Swamy faults Centre's silence
Temple demolition: AG steps in
Century-old Hindu temple in KL torn down
Stop demolition works on a 150-year old temple in Senawang, Negeri Sembilan
Century-old Hindu temple demolished at Pantai Dalam
Sri Ayanar Satishwary Alayam, 60-year-old Hindu temple demolished
Demolition of Sri Raja Raja Mathurai Veeran Temple
Millionaire temple committee member poser
Andrew Ong, Malaysiakini
Feb 7, 06 8:25pm

He allegedly owns a fleet of 12 luxury cars, including two Mercedes Benzes E240 - all of them bearing the same registration number.

He also owns several properties locally and abroad, the largest one being a 10-room bungalow in Kota Damansara estimated to be worth RM4 million."
(... more)

RM 2.5million Murugan Statue  

Samy Vellu officially opened the statue on 29/01/06

Height - 42.7 meter. Supposed to be the tallest Murugan statue in the world.  
Location: Sri Maha Marriamman Temple, Batu Caves, Selangor.  
Flower garland cost - RM15,000 Estimated to last, not more than a week.  
Concrete used: 1,550 cu. metres  
Steel Bars: 250 tones  
Paint: 300 litres  
Spear: 27.4 m (90 feet)  


State holiday in Selangor, Penang, Perak and Negeri Sembilan. Single largest gathering of Indians, estimated to be 600,000 to 800,000 make  a trip to  Batu Caves situated about 15 km from Kuala Lumpur. Not all are devotees come there to pray but rather the majority treat it as a carnival.


Get out, Kg Rawa temple head told
Athi Veeranggan
Oct 24, 07 Malaysiakini

The Hindu temple at the centre of the 1998 communal tensions in Kampung Rawa, Penang, is caught up in controversy again - this time, due to alleged dereliction of duty by the interim head of the temple committee. (......more)

Spending millions for a statue and yet can’t solve the Batu Caves garbage issue every year on Thaipusam. All these charity organizations providing free food in the name of  anna thaanam so that they can get punniam. But, who is eating? Tons of food is wasted, thrown everywhere and the rotting smell was unbearable. May be one could get real punniam if at all they supply food to the real starving people in Darfur, Africa. or or some duped foreign workers.

  Batu Vaves Garbage  

This is the scene right infront of Vinayagar Temple not far from the million dollar statue.

  Batu Caves  

Temple Demolitions SpellCreeping Islamisation

Baradan Kuppusamy
KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 1 (IPS) - "Why do they have to tear down our temples," asked A. Kanagamah, a hospital worker. Tears streamed down her cheeks as city hall workers, protected by police in riot gear, demolished a 107-year-old Hindu temple in the city mid-May (.....more)

The Sri Maha Mariaman Temple, the richest Hindu temple in the country,  has a long history of power struggle and corruption. So far only one conviction.

Tai Pucam in Malaysia: An Incipient Hindu Unity by: Carl Vadivella Belle  

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