Saturday, August 23, 2008

BN shows little concern for religious places of worship yet again...

The government is the Barisan Nasional government - and responsible for Kuala Lumpur and/or the Federal Territories is the Barisan Nasional government - and the BN Government under the the premiership of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - also do have a Ministry that is supposed to be in charged of Federal Territories - the most important of these Federal Territories is Kuala Lumpur.

Now, every Malaysians know that Malaysia is a multi-racial multi-religious multi-cultural counrty - and there are Muslim Malaysians who need to have Mosques and suraus, Muslim cemeteries
- and there are Christians who need Churches and Chapels, cemetries and crematoriums (and there are many different Christians too - Catholics, Methodists, Lutheran, Anglican, S.I.B, Gospel Halls, etc.. - and their churches are all different.
- and there are Hindus - and they need also Temples and burial sites/facilities (and that there are many different types of Hindus, - and all their temples are different
- and there are Buddhists - and they need temples, kuils, and also burial sites/crematoriums (and there are several different types of Buddhists - 2 main big groups...) There are also the Thai Buddhists here, which is different.
- and there are the Chinese religions , and they too need temples, cemeteries and crematoriums.

If you do not know these basic things - then you really are not fit to be Prime Minister, DPM,Minister, Deputy Minister, Mayor, memeber of the Local Council in that DBKL, etc....

Clearly the BN Government, the Mayor of KL and the DBKL and the Federal Territories Minister and his Deputy Minister fumbled - and demonstrated a lack of respect, very unexpected by a government who have been around for half a century.

How could they miss out the Hindu temples? (this we know because Hindu Sangam, only an NGO, managed to highlight just recently. Hindu Sangam is not government or part of the government - and it certainly do not have the resources the government has.

What else have they not included in the 2020 Plans for KL City? Churches? Buddhist Temples? Sikh Temples? ....

Normally, we would not even be looking - for we would reasonably expect that it will be there..

Just apologize for your fumble....but no, the Federal Territories Deputy Minister trys to blame the Hindu Sangam - what nonsence?

Federal Territories Deputy Minister M Saravanan today slammed the Malaysia Hindu Sangam (MHS) for not channelling to the authorities sooner their complaints on why plots of land for Hindu temples and crematoriums were missing in Kuala Lumpur Draft City Plan 2020.


saravanan kl draft plan 220808 01"There are 10 days left but you had all the time - three to four months - and now with only 10 days you are telling me that 120 temples are not in the plan... what have you been doing until the very last minute?" asked Saravanan, in an interview with Malaysiakini.

MHS president A Vaithilingam had on Thursday criticised DBKL's draft plan, pointing out that more than 120 temples and two well-known crematoriums in Sentul and Jalan Loke Yew were left out of the pioneer draft plan that aims to shape the city's future development.

Vaithilingam also accused the authorities of conspiring to get rid of the religious sites by the year 2020. - Malaysiakini, 23/8/2008 - Saravanan slams Hindu Sangam, asks KLites to speak up

Saravanan - you are the 'wakil rakyat' - you are the Federal Territories Deputy Minister - and I believe you are from MIC as well - so admit your failings - and do not going round trying to find others to blame...

Come to think about it, there has been very little emphasis placed on places of worship of other than Islam religions in new townships....and new Draft Plans -- under the BN.

1 comment:

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

Why try to be so lame
By passing on the blame
While trying to hide shame
When responsibilities aren't the same

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 240808
Sun. 24th Aug. 2008.