Minister Joins Temples Row

December 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer


A senior minister in predominantly Muslim Malaysia denounced the destruction of Hindu temples one week after thousands of ethnic Indians held a rally claiming discrimination.

Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, an official in the prime minister's office, described action by authorities in recent years to demolish temples - sometimes while people were worshipping - as insensitive.

He noted that the latest site to be torn down was a 36-year-old temple in central Selangor state, destroyed while devotees were praying last month.