The state government had also ordered that a piece of land must be allocated for the building of an Indian temple in each housing estate.
Lets hope all temples in Malaysia will be granted such space in the near future.
Its a good start for now, in being fair to all :)
Tuesday October 7, 2008
Selangor govt decides to lift limits on temple gate towers
Compiled by SIM LEOI LEOI, TAN SIN CHOW AND A. RAMAN.
THE Selangor government had decided to lift the earlier 7.3m limit for the construction of gopurams (entrance towers) for temples set by the previous government, Makkal Osai reported.
State Executive councillor Dr Xavier Jayakumar said that the current government had recently given approval for the construction of a temple gopuram for more than 12.8m.
He added that the previous state government had approved 929 sq metres of land, next to a sewerage reclamation pond, for the building of a temple and did not allow any extension or renovation.
He further said that the current state government had ordered that a piece of land must be allocated for the building of an Indian temple in each housing estate.
He was speaking to reporters after visiting the Tasik Kaliamman Temple in Ampang yesterday. He briefed the 300 people who were present on the state government’s plans for the Indian temples in Selangor.
He urged all Hindu temples in Selangor to register with the relevant municipal councils within a month so that the government would have a record of all temples in the state and also ensure that no temple would be demolished in the future.
He said committees fighting for ownership of land for their temples in Selangor could meet him to submit their applications.
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