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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Police arrest two more over KL temple commotion

Police arrested two more individuals over an affray that occurred near the Chee How Temple in Salak South, Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

The arrests took place at 3pm today after negotiations between the police and representatives of the temple.

The two individuals who surrendered themselves were driven off from the temple in separate police vehicles.

Yesterday, the police arrested four individuals for allegedly rioting when the Kuala Lumpur Land and Mines Office attempted to set up construction hoarding next to the temple.

The police claimed that a group attacked an excavator and several police personnel on duty.

According to posts on social media, the group believed the authorities were about to demolish part of the temple.

Malaysiakini has repeatedly attempted to seek comments from temple committee members to no avail.

Many of those who were met at the temple today refused to speak on the record.

However, it is understood the temple is occupying a piece of land that belongs to the government and is meant for a secondary school that is under construction.

The police have not commented on the new arrests.

Deputy minister visits

This morning, Deputy National Unity Minister Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal visited temple representatives.

After the meeting, Fayhsal did not offer any comments to the press.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Azmi Abu Kassim was present at the temple at around 1.30pm.

He and other government officials inspected the strip of land which is in contention. - Mkini

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