Malaysia: Hindu and Chinese Temple desecration angers minorities

Malaysia, Hindu, Chinese Temple, desecration

Petaling Jaya, July 21, 2016: Two more Temple desecrations have been reported from Malaysia leaving the minority communities perplexed.

As per a report by The Star Online a devotee of the Sri Veera Muniswarar Alayam Hindu Temple in Petaling Jaya Old Town of Malaysia found the statue of Sri Nagama snake desecrated and broken and the Temple premise vandalized.

A case has been launched at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters.

As was the case in earlier Hindu Temples, even here, the Temple did not have a CCTV so it would need to check upon CCTVs of neighboring premises to see if any leads could be found on the desecration.

What is worrisome is that Temple desecrations have increased ever since radical Indian preacher Zakir Naik came to Malaysia in April this year.

After many desecrations in the Hindu Temple, Penang police arrested an unstable man in connection with two Hindu Temple desecrations in the Paya Terubong and Tunku Kudin underpass. But the identity of the man has not been released as yet by the police. The arrest took place after many from the Hindu community opined that this was the sign of the growing footprint of Islamic State in Malaysia.

The arrest took place after many from the Hindu community opined that this was the sign of the growing footprint of Islamic State in the nation.

But only Hindu Temples are not the target, two century-old statues were stolen from a prominent Chinese Temple in Bayan Baru.

The Chinese Temple was robbed of the statues of the child deities Nazha and San Cai Tong Zi from the Lam Sun Shih Temple in Sungai Nibong Kecil, Malaysia.
These deities had crowns made of jewels and an antique box was also missing.