IGP visits Seafield temple, talks to cops on duty

Six FRU trucks and a water cannon are still stationed near the Seafield temple in USJ25, Subang Jaya, today.

SUBANG JAYA: Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun today visited the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple site in USJ25 here.

Fuzi arrived at 3.50pm and met some of the devotees of the temple.

He also visited the police tent erected there which acts as the command and control centre for security operations in the area in the wake of the riots that took place there early Monday and early Tuesday.

However, Fuzi did not speak to pressmen. Pressmen have camped there since the riots broke out.

Fuzi left about 10 minutes later.

There is still a heavy presence of police and Federal Reserve Unit personnel although things have been calm since Wednesday.

Six FRU trucks and a water cannon were still stationed there this afternoon.

The rioting left six civilians, a policeman and a fireman injured. A number of properties were damaged.

The fireman, Mohd Adib Mohd Kassim, 24, is currently receiving treatment at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur.

Police said the problem arose after some hired thugs entered the temple, which is involved in a relocation dispute with a developer, early Monday. In the confrontation, several people were injured and vehicles torched.

The trouble continued the following night.

However, police have had the situation under control since then.

Selangor police chief Mazlan Mansor said another six individuals were detained today in connection with the rioting.

This brings the total number of people arrested so far to 48.

“We are still conducting further investigations,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

Yesterday, Fuzi said another 12 arrests were made in connection with the case, bringing the total number of arrests to 42, up from the 30 initially announced by Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.