Only 300 turn up for Bt Caves protest

Saying that a stop work order is not enough, they want the Selangor government to scrap the project permanently.

Leven Woon, FMT

BATU CAVES: Falling way below the organiser’s 100,000 target, only some 300 people flocked to the Batu Caves temple to protest against a proposed high-rise development project.

The two 29-storey condominium project, which was approved by the then Barisan Nasional-led government in 2007, was slated to be built adjacent to the Batu Caves temple.

The temple committee said construction of the project would cause instability to the temple structures and also the world’s tallest Lord Murugan statue.

The protesters held up banners that read “Stop” against the backdrop of the Lord Murugan statue today.

They also inked their support for a signature drive organised by the temple committee.

“The project was approved in 2007 by the Selayang Municipal Council.

“We must know, who sat in the council that time. Who approved this?” said temple committee chairman R Nadarajah in his speech.