Tengku Adnan draws fire from Hindus for suggesting only their temples cause problems


(TMI) – Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor stepped into a minefield when he “downgraded” a century-old Hindu temple into a shrine and then pointedly asked why the authorities “always had problems with temples and not churches, mosques or Chinese temples”.

The attitude of the Federal Territories minister to a sacred Hindu spot hit a raw nerve among other politicians and the head of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam, who responded strongly today.

They questioned if Tengku Adnan knew enough about Hinduism to make comments on what is a shrine or a temple and on the Sri Muneswarar Kaliyaman Temple, in particular.

The Malaysia Hindu Sangam, the MIC youth chief, an Indian opposition politician and a lawyer took the minister to task.

On Tengku Adnan’s suggestion that only Hindu temples were problematic, Malaysia Hindu Sangam president Datuk R.S. Mohan Shan shot back that it was because the government did not provide Hindus a proper site to build their temples.

“This is a ridiculous statement by the minister. We are the victims here. We are not the trouble-causers,” Mohan responded.

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