Malaysian Political Scientist Denounces Destruction of Hindu Temples

July 3, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

On July 3, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "In this news piece sent by the Malaysian Hindu Voice, Dr. Farish A. Noor, a Malaysian political scientist and human rights activist, speaks out against the recent demolition of Hindu temples in Malaysia. He notes that because of globalization the Hindu community is connected with others worldwide and, as a result, Hindu organizations in Europe and other parts of the world have appealed to the Malaysian government and the prime minister to do something to stop the march of the bulldozers. Dr. Noor declares, 'The bottom line is that the Hindu temples of Malaysia are and have always been part of the Malaysian cultural landscape. Hinduism is one of the Malaysian faiths. It has been rooted in the culture of Southeast Asia for more than 2,000 years.'"