SHAH ALAM – The eviction exercise involving the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Puchong has been put on hold, says Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
He said he would be meeting the relevant stakeholders within two weeks to discuss and find a suitable solution into the relocation exercise of the 124-year-old Hindu temple.
“In view of the fact that this is an old temple and the concerns raised by the community, I have spoken to the developer concerned and persuaded them to put their eviction of the temple on hold,” he said in a statement here today.
Over the last few days, devotees and several MIC leaders began gathering at the Hindu temple located off the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), spurred by a message spreading on social media that the temple would be demolished.
Mohamed Azmin said he was made to understand the demolition of the temple was under the initiative of the developer of the area, One City Development Sdn Bhd, who had obtained a court order giving the company possession of the temple land.
“I am also informed that there is now a dispute over this court order,” he said. – BERNAMA