KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Home Affairs warns the people not to take any action or release any statement that could stir racial sentiments thus affecting public order.
Home Affairs Minister,Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the government takes seriously on the incident that happened at the Sri Maha Mariamman, USJ Subang Jaya on Monday morning (Nov.26).
“I take this incident seriously and will not tolerate with any party that tries to disturb the harmony and peacefulness of the country.
“The people should cooperate with the police to control the situation while they are conducting investigations following the legal provisions,” Muhyiddin said in a press statement today.
Muhyiddin was commenting on the incident that happened at 2.45am between a group of 50 males outside the temple and another group inside the temple.
In the fighting incident, about 18 vehicles including two motorcycles were burnt while a police patrol car was hurled with stones by the rioters.
Muhyiddin said, he has directed the Royal Malaysian Police to take necessary actions to control the situation and investigate the case thoroughly.
“The police have arrested some suspects and investigations have been conducted under the Penal Code. For those suspects who have breached the laws will be taken to the courts.
In another development, Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Muhammad Fuzi Harun said, 17 males including six that were injured and found at the place of incident were detained.
“We have identified those responsible for the violence that happened at the Sri Maha Mariamman, USJ25, Putra Heights near Petaling Jaya early Monday morning and will do the arrest the soonest.
“The victims suffered injuries and broke their arms. Besides that we have seized weapons like two swords, two wooden sticks and two water hoses.
“I would like to stress that the violence is not related to anti-racial problem and those detained will be remanded,” he said that in a special press conference held at the Selangor Police Contingent Head Office in Shah Alam.
Muhammad Fuzi also warned individuals to move out from the crowd around the temple to avoid unwanted incident from happening.
He also said, about 2,000 people have gathered near the temple and certain groups have tried to instigate to make the situation worst.
“My advice to such group of people is not to make the situation worst. The police will not hesitate to take action on those who have not followed the directives given,” he reiterated. –Malaysia World News.