Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor has told MIC to stop "acting like a hero" in championing issues concerning Hindu temple allocations and demolitions.

The party should be banned if it continues to incite others to commit unlawful acts, the PAS lawmaker urged, reported Free Malaysia Today (FMT).

This comes amid simmering tensions between Sanusi's PAS-led government and MIC in Kedah, after MIC state chief S Ananthan last week called for a review of BN's cooperation with PAS. Ananthan said this was because there was no allocation for Hindu temples in next year's state budget tabled by Sanusi recently.

Yesterday, the more than 50-years-old Sri Raja Muniswarar Temple in Taman Bersatu, Kuala Kedah, was demolished by the Alor Setar City Council.

"Is the MIC formed to incite others to commit unlawful acts? If yes, it should be banned.

"I want to advise MIC, please don't act like a hero, don't be rude," Sanusi said at a press conference yesterday, reported FMT.

People of other faiths should always abide by the law in building their places of worship, he stressed.

"Why do people of other faiths build places of worship wherever they like? If we do not follow the law, then we are not doing things right.

"One cannot be doing things based on popularity. When you do so, despite it being illegal, then you do not deserve to be a leader," Sanusi reportedly said.

"I want to advise MIC that it is a party governed by a constitution and approved by the Registrar of Societies (RoS). If the party’s activities are causing disharmony, then the party should be banned."

Source: FMT
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