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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pig’s head found at Rawang mosque

Sulaiman Kamal | 4:26 AM | | | Best Blogger Tips

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The police and PKR leaders have called for calm and the cops are still looking for a motive.
A roasted pig head was found at the steps of the Nurul Iman Mosque at Batu 18 here early this morning.
While speculation awas rife on the motive of the culprits, police and PKR leaders have called for calm.
At 5.15am, mosque caretaker Nadzlan Ambak stumbled upon the object when opening the gates of the mosque.

“I saw something yellow, then when I moved closer I saw the head. Neatly placed, facing me,” said Nadzlan, 70.
Police have classified the case under Section 295 of the Penal Code for desecrating a place of worship. However, no suspects have been identified so far, Selangor police chief Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said this afternoon.
Tun Hisan also said a motive was being ascertained.
The police had arrived at 7.30am and left about two hours later with the pig head as evidence for further investigation.
PKR Rawang assemblyperson Gan Pei Nei urged quicker police action and said inaction will simply lead to more of such incidents.
“The message we seem to be getting, if nobody is arrested, is that such acts are condoned,” Gan told reporters at the mosque.

Provocative acts
Gan said in Rawang’s history, there has not been such provocative acts. “Such acts should not be tolerated. I’ll continue to do what I can and follow up with the mosque and police”.
Earlier, he told an online news portal that the actions were probably politically motivated as the 13th general election was around the corner.
PKR’s Selayang MP William Leong said: “We deplore the irresponsible, despicable and provocative act done by irresponsible person. Police should arrest and, upon conviction, use the maximum penalties allowed by law
“We’ve had too much. The cow-head stomping in Shah Alam, the burning of churches, stone throwing at a Sikh temple and now pig heads.”
“If there’s politics, we should debate about policies, we should never use religion or race to incite violence. No one can gain from it,” said Leong.
Mosque committee member Azman Mohd Noor said the mosque is shocked at the action as they have been friendly to the surrounding community.
“We have Chinese-Muslims and Indian-Muslims and we have no enemies. Anyone with problems should come talk to us,” he said.
The last time pig heads were also found in a mosque was in Johor, where five pig heads were discovered at the entrance of Al Falah mosque in Taman Desa Jaya, Johor Baru.
Pig heads were dumped at mosques in 2010 during the same time the controversy surrounding the usage of the word “Allah” was still raging. During that time, mosques and churches were also vandalised.

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