05 September 2009
Protesters win the day
Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has decided to shelve the temple relocation plan in Shah Alam following fierce objections from Section 23 residents at a two-hour public dialogue this morning.
Speaking to reporters at his official residence, the menteri besar said that the controversial relocation of the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple from Section 19 to Section 23 will be deferred until a more suitable alternative site has been identified.
Asked when a solution is expected to be found, Abdul Khalid said "as soon as possible, but due processes needed to be followed including discussions with all stakeholders". - Malaysiakini