'Cow head' protest a serious issue: Malaysian Home Ministry

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Kuala Lumpur, Sep. 4 (ANI): The Malaysian Home Ministry has said that it considers last week's 'cow's head' protest against a temple relocation proposal in Shah Alam city as a very serious issue.

The New Strait Times quoted Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein as saying that he could not accept protests which clearly offended the feelings and religious beliefs of certain groups.I consider such an action as very serious and it should not have been done, as I have stated many times before," he added.As such, I have ordered the police to continue their investigation and take firm action against anyone responsible, especially those who had marred the protest by the residents by bringing the cow's head that led to a highly sensitive situation," he added.

On Friday, nearly 50 protesters gathered at State Secretariat building's gate carrying a cow's decapitated head. They warned of further action if a temple was constructed in Section 23 of the city to facilitate greater accessibility to devotees.

Over 100 people have been questioned in Friday's 'cow's head' protest against a temple relocation proposal in Malaysian city of Shah Alam.

Hussein said the police had identified those involved and would bring them to justice. (ANI)

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