PJ Hindu temple vandalised

pj_temple_polis_600A statue in a temple in Old Town, Petaling Jaya, is found broken after a spate of temple desecrations in Penang.

PETALING JAYA: A statue at the Sri Veera Muniswarar Alayam Hindu temple in Petaling Jaya Old Town has been vandalised.

According to a report in The Star Online, a devotee found the temple’s Nagama snake statue broken.

A temple committee member, Indrakanthi Dorasamy, said a police report had been lodged at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters.

She said the temple had no closed-circuit television cameras, but the committee would review CCTV footage taken from premises nearby.

Bukit Gasing Assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran was shocked over the incident and called on the police to prevent such acts of vandalism from taking place in the future.

“I hope it’s just a one-off case, and that what has happened in Penang does not begin to occur here as well.”

In the past two months, five Hindu temples in Penang were vandalised, with the culprits smashing the statues of deities in the temple.

Last week, Penang police arrested a man in connection with two temple desecrations in the Paya Terubong and Tunku Kudin underpass.

Source: freemalaysiatoday.com