A New Tactic to Demolish Temple



Klang , 1/6/2008.  A peaceful demonstration was held by some 500 residents along Jalan Kapar (2nd mile) in protest on Demolishment of Sri Nagamuthu Karumariamman Temple. Police had blocked both entrance towards Jalan Kapar some 1 km away along with presence of FRU personnel’s.


This time the temple was not been touched by any Authorities but some individuals believed to be hired by developer. Residents claim the developer closely associated with Sementa ADUN (MLA). It is believed caretaker of the land and temple had lost their court case and was given until 9th June 2008 to relocate. The compound fully surrounded with zinc fencing and guarded.  A signboard showing Private Property and Trespassers with be prosecuted also erected. 


Cronological events that lead to the incident :       


Location of the land        : Geran Mukim 2166/ Lot 266 Mukim Kapar, Klang

Current Estimated land value  : RM 2.4 million


Land caretaker made a Police reports dated 08/03/2006 at Klang Station that he had been residising on the said land since 50years. The land belongs to Mr Harbhajan Singh whom handed over to caretakers father and migrated to India in 1973. It is understood Mr Singh had expired during the year 1980.  Caretaker found out  in 1996 Mr Harbhajan had transfer the land to Mr Lin Chee Yong whom later take court order to vacate the land . Suspecting foulplay , caretaker thru his lawyer search on the IC no written on land transfer form. Later which he found the it’s fake IC no used to transfer the said land.


25/3/2006 – a police report was launched by caretaker that a man identified as police ask his children why they didn’t vacate the land.


3/4/2006 – a police report was made that a security hut was build on the land, while Court case still in process.


11/4/2006 – a police report was launched on possible trespass since a Signboard was erected while a court case in process.


28/4/2006 – a police report was made as caretaker found that water meter was drown due to process of land clearing despite the court case still in process.


3/7/2006 – A police report made as a tractor and a lorry trespass the land for clearing purpose on instruction of “new owner” despite court case in process.


26/8/2006 – “New owner” had locked the main entrance despite court case in process. A police report was made.


14/9/2006 – A police report was made as “ new owner” locked the entrance while requesting police to take action to allow caretaker , family  to enter as usual. The case still in process.


18/9/2006 – A police report was made as “ new owner” locked the entrance while requesting police to take action to allow caretaker , family and devotees to enter. The case still in process.


28/8/2007 – A police report was launched to the safety of caretaker and his family as “new owner” and unidentified man accompanied him informing that earthworks will start soon. The caretaker are not allowed to be there.


01/09/2007 – Caretaker wife made police report. That a man had trespass the land with a motorcycle and a lorry which damaged the temple main gate. The Case still pending.


12/09/2007 – Developer had send 2 man with tools to make Zinc fence. Caretaker didn’t allow it. Police report was made to enable the matter referred to court.


15/09/2007 – a police report was made against trespass by 2 unidentified  man into the caretakers kitchen while he is away. The had uttered If you want to make report, doing it ” Kalau nak repot ,repotlah”.


01/10/2007 – a police report was made against developer whom threaten the life of caretaker and his family. Developer also discconected water supply. The company had used fake documents to transfer the said land. Police had not made any investigation on this matter despite numerous report lodged. He requested Police help to safe guard them until a court case over.


23/10/2007 –  A policeman accompanied Developer and allowed Developer to place Container Cabin on the site despite protest by caretaker . The said policeman had uttered harsh words when he tried to explain. A police report was lodged on this effect.


26/10/2007 – 4 man had informed caretaker that they wanted to cover the area with zinc fencing. This will obstructed caretaker from entering. A police report was launched.


15/1/2008 – the developer had entered into the site despite court case in process. Caretaker made police report on trespass.


11/5/2008 – Caretaker had lodged police report after he found that Developer had entered into the temple compound  by breaking the gate. The developer also had erected Zinc fence. They doesn’t allow anyone to enter despite Court Case still in pending. Caretaker worried they might touch temple and it’s belonging.


It made us to wonder, why police had not taken any action on the FAKE DOCUMENT complain at first place.  How can a land been transferred when the owner no longer reside in Malaysia.


MOST IMPORTANT – How can a individual businessman had so much authority whom was not been queried despite numerous police report lodged. Who is behind this person , that able to obstruct investigations. Who is the person behind that can instruct to demolish a temple ????


Click this link on pictures of the temple before, after and demonstation



2 Responses

  1. from the pictures noted police trying to prevent YB from entering instead of protecting him. why?

    It’s a classical example how lands been transfered without owners knowledge. there might be thousands of similar cases.

  2. Temple demolition: Report lodged against police ‘inaction’

    A police report was filed today against Klang district police chief ACP Mohamad Mat Yusop for allegedly not acting on “tens of police reports” that have been lodged over a land transfer and clearance works involving the Sri Maha Nagamuthu Karumariamman temple near Jalan Kapar.


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