Yet another Hindu temple is facing demolition in Kedah - the third one to face such fate since last year.

According to a post on his official Facebook page, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy said this time, it's a Nagamma temple located in Jalan Awam near Pizza Hut Bandar Mutiara in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

The temple had been issued a notice of removal by the Sungai Petani Municipal Council (MPSP) on March 15, and given three days to be removed, or face demolition.

Ramasamy said that the reason given for the removal notice was that the temple was built in a restricted area without permission. It is yet to be ascertained who manages the temple.

The DAP lawmaker pointed out that if the temple is demolished, it would be the third such instance, after two other Hindu temples were demolished in Alor Setar and Kulim, last year, after PAS took over the state's leadership.

Destruction of Hindu temples in Kedah, a serious blemish on its past A third Hindu temple has been targeted for...

Posted by Prof. Dr.Ramasamy on Monday, 15 March 2021

Ramasamy further bemoaned the fate of Hindu temples in a state with a rich Hindu-Buddhist historic past.

For the record, Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor had previously been embroiled in squabbles with leaders from fellow Perikatan Nasional-componnent party MIC over the temple demolition issues, as well as his cancellation of public holiday for Thaipusam in the state.

Photo source: P Ramasamy Facebook