Act of demolishing the temple should be condemned
Ayer Hitam MP, YB Dr. Wee Ka Siong strongly objected the actions by Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) demolishing part of Tou Mu Kung Nine Emperors God’s Taoist temple in Bukit Mertajam. This incident has irked the Chinese community and created a lot of unhappiness among the public.
The act of demolishing the temple by MPSP without the approval of Penang state government has clearly showed how insensitive MPSP can be when making any decisions touching on religious issues. The state governments has yet make the final decision on this matter but the MPSP has already gone overboard to demolish the Taoist temple.
MPSP’s action has overruled the state government’s decision which clearly has been entrusted with making the final decision on this matter.
YB Dr. Wee Ka Siong reiterated that issue pertaining to religion is an ultra sensitive issue and should be taken care of carefully without offending any community.
Although Speaker of Parliament has rejected YB Dr. Wee Ka Siong’s motion to debate this issue in the parliament today, this issue has been highlighted by the media and is a concern of the general public.
Nevertheless, Wee stressed that only the Penang state government has the authority to make any final decision on this issue.
- MCA Youth Secretariat -