Jahiliyya Update from AFP, with thanks to Satinder:
Malaysian authorities have demolished a century-old Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, bulldozing the building as devotees cried and begged them to stop, Hindu groups said today.
The Malaimel Sri Selva Kaliamman Temple was reduced to rubble after Kuala Lumpur’s city hall sent in bulldozers, they said.
In a complaint to police the temple’s vice president, Subramaniam Ragappan, said about 300 devotees were praying Tuesday when the machines arrived, accompanied by police and city hall officials.
“We were forced to stop our prayers and (rituals) halfway as they proceeded to tear down the temple,” he said in a copy of the complaint obtained by AFP.