The fracas on Monday 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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