Kuala Lumpur, Oct 1 : Malaysia's Sri Mahakaliamman temple committee has called upon the political parties of the country not to politicize the issue of the demolished temple.
However, the request by temple founder and committee chairman S. Murugiah has fallen on deaf ears, as politicians are still issuing statements and making accusations.
According to NST.com, Murugiah said the day after the demolition, the temple committee had met the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) officials.
"The temple committee met the deputy council president Hamid Hussain to complain about the demolition and showed him documents," said Murugiah.
Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president Seri S. Samy Vellu took the Selangor Government to task over conflicting statements on the demolition.
Vellu said, "The demolition showed that the Selangor State Government was not committed to its promise that places of worship in the state would not be demolished."
The Malaysia Chinese Association (MCA) also joined the MIC in criticizing the Selangor Government, saying that Pakatan Rakyat's promise of religious freedom during the elections was merely a vote-bank tactics.