Fracas over Hindu temple opens up old issue of land ownership for places of worship in Malaysia

An overturned vehicle lies in front of a Hindu temple after a scuffle between attackers and Hindu devotees in Subang Jaya, Selangor, on Nov 26, 2018.ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG

KUALA LUMPUR - The fracas on Monday (Nov 26) over the relocation of a Hindu temple is but the latest in a string of such incidents in Malaysia mostly because disputes arise with the places of worship squatting on land they do not own.

Dozens of temples and shrines have been demolished in the past decade but many more such disputes are expected to crop up as Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding neighbourhoods continue to develop.

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