'Datuk Kong' protects us, residents say of demolished shrine

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The demolition of a shrine in Klang that was sporting the dome of a mosque has been a contentious one.

Some on social media lauded the demotion, seeing Islamic elements in a Taoist practice as an affront to Islam.

The notion of a "Malay deity" is an alien one in this day and age, especially where the idea of Malay and Islam are intertwined.

The local authorities say they were only doing their job, as the shrine was constructed on government land and it had nothing to do with religion.

For some local residents though, the "Malay deity" was their protector.

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