KINIGUIDE | Selangor state government came under fire for issuing manual guidelines which included a recommendation that non-Muslim places of worship should not be built within 50 metres of a home owned by Muslims.
The state executive council immediately suspended the controversial provision, included in the third edition of the "Selangor Manual Guidelines and Planning Standard", pending a review.
Senior state executive councillor Teng Chang Khim had apologised and offered to resign for the error.
After being slammed by MCA, state assembly speaker Hannah Yeoh said the contentious clauses on the distance and height limitations are not exclusively found in Selangor.
She said the Federal Department of Town and Country Planning Peninsular Malaysia under the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government had issued a draft guideline containing the same clauses for temples, churches and gurdwaras in 2010.
Yeoh added that the draft guidelines have since been adopted by Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis.
In this latest instalment, we will take a look at the relevant guidelines practiced in Selangor and other states, as well in the federal level.
What is written in the third edition of the Selangor's 196-page guidelines on non-Muslim places of worship?
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