Monday, February 15, 2010

No heritage for hindu temples.

Whilst at least a few Christian churches, and almost all mosques can be of historical and heritage and in fact even the ruins of a non functioning church can be made a heritage site (refer The Star 23/1/10 at page N33).

But the last Indian Railway settlement in Sentul KL, the Kg Pandan Indian settlement both settlement in Penang Island – Kg Buah Pala, the thousands of hindu temples in the plantations which was the economic backbone of Malaysia, hundreds of Tamil schools hundreds of hindu crematoriums etc are not preserved as the history and heritage of Malaysia.

one-malaysia9In fact on a day to day basis these Indian structures as reported in the Tamil press are either demolished to be demolished or relocated just because it sits on prime land and big monies to be made by both UMNO and also PKR, DAP and PAS as the Indians are the soft targets without much political or economical clout.