PUTRAJAYA: Police investigation revealed that the leader of the group that instigated a riot at the Sri Mariamman temple in Subang Jaya on Monday (Nov.26) morning was handed RM150,000 by two lawyers and later paid the thugs involved RM150 to RM300 each.
Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the two lawyers who paid the thugs were among the 21 arrested by the police as reported by the StarOnline.
“Because they hired Malays to ‘take care of things’ at a Hindu temple, you can imagine the reaction it would trigger.
“As an example, imagine what would happen if you send Hindus to take care of a mosque?” said Muhyiddin at a press conference here on Wednesday (Nov 28).
In a statement Monday (Nov 26), the developer, One City refuted allegations that it was behind the temple scuffle.
It said, allegations that it had orchestrated the incident were malicious lies, and that the company condemned both acts of violence and insinuations that it would resort to “such despicable acts”.
“Most importantly, One City is committed to adhering to the rule of law in addressing the temple which is sitting on its land,” the developer said in its statement.