Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cow head vs menteri besar

The Menteri Besar of Selangor Tan Sri Khalid announced today that the relocation of the Hindu trmple, which sparked protests from the "residents" of section 23, Shah Alam, leading to the now infamous cow head demonstration recently, is suspended until a resolution is reached.

Khalid may be forced to make such a decision to ease the rising tension between races, but the solution to the issue doesn't seems to solve any problem.

The majority Muslim community in section 23 is said to oppose the relocation of the Hindu temple to their vicinity, and the style of protest, together with "co-operation" from the law enforcers, set a very bad precedence that will further errode understanding between faiths and races.

Khalid should have opted for a referendum, allowing the resident to speak from their votes, with a commonly acceprable regulations and terms.

However, he chose to bow to the pressure of cow head, of which most will start questioning about how he will defend the minority.

Of course those who ignited the cow head demonstration will laugh all the way, and the damage is done for inter-faith and inter-race relationship. More importantly for the cow head demonstrators, is to make Khalid, and the Pakatan Rakyat look very very bad.

If the new location is not suitable, the state government should not approve the relocation in the first place. If the relocation is suitable after careful studies, the state government should remain firm on their decision.

In any circumstances, Pakatan looks horrible in this issue, despite claims that UMNO is behind the cow head.

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