Sunday, September 6, 2009

Repost: Why the ruckus over a temple relocation?

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Why the ruckus over a temple relocation?

Totally perplexed by the temple relocation and cow head protest issue that had been ongoing for the past few weeks.

Am having difficulties finding a REASON as to why the heck would people be so emotional over a temple relocation to their neighbourhood (Section 13).

Can only conclude that this is unfortunately a political ploy – that the whole protest fiasco was yet another plan by the “unseen hands” to create racial unrest and continue the plot to topple Selangor’s Pakatan Rakyat Government.

Thinking rationally, are our Muslims friends that inconsiderate, that they are so die heartedly against having an Indian temple anywhere near their neighbourhood? To suggest that people can be so intolerant makes no sense.

Here’s an extract of Bernama’s report on this issue a couple of days back:

“The issue was over the new site for the Sri Mariamman temple in Section 23 from its original location in Section 19.

Yesterday, about 200 Muslim residents in Section 23 had gathered to protest the relocation of the temple at a 0.2ha site about 160m from their houses.

The residents had questioned the logic of building a temple in the area as the 400-odd residents comprised only 40 per cent Indians while 60 per cent were Malay"

No seriously people… against the relocation because it’s a Muslim majority area of 60:40?

Oh gawd, they’re treating us like idiots again, and I don’t like it!

Coupled with previous mishaps on PR’s leaders in Selangor – Teressa Kok ISA arrest over the azan issue, Khalid’s purported mishandling of state funds, Ronnie Liu’s, beer issue, Teoh Beng Hock’s death, etc – it is pretty darn clear what’s happening isn’t it? Click here if you don’t.

As of now, am even more convinced by Dr. Farish’s Noor argument that racial lines have no biological or historical basis, but are deliberately being used as a political tool for one reason or another. (Farish Noor’s interview @ Malaysiakini here)

Written by Tsu Chong.


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