UK MPs fume at plight of Hindus in Malaysia
British MPs urge the Govt to take up the matter with the Malaysian Govt in the strongest possible manner.world Updated: Dec 02, 2007 23:58 IST
Cutting across party lines, British MPs have urged the government to take up the plight of Hindus in Malaysia with the Malaysian government and prevail upon Kuala Lumpur not to demolish temples.
In an Early Day Motion moved by Stephen Pound, Chairman of the Labour Friends of India and supported by 19 other MPs, including NRI Labour party leader Keith Vaz, they urged the British government to take up the matter with the Malaysian government in the strongest possible manner.
"This house notes with grave concern the stated intention of the government of Malaysia to demolish 79 Hindu temples," the one-paragraph Motion said.
The MPs called upon the government to make the "strongest possible representations to the Malaysian Government both to cease the programme of demolition and to allow the legitimate voice of protest to be heard without physical interference".