The poster says: “Malaysian Buddhists, you can determine the outcome of this election! Deny BN Hegemony! Pu Zhoa Temple Not Allowed to Hold Temple Activities! Temple Cannot Have Buddha Statues! Even Buddha Has Fire in His Heart!
Pu Zhao Temple is an old temple in Kluang, Johor. In 1986, it was given to the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia to develop a new Buddhist center. The project started in 1991 but the villagers protested, and subsequently, it was banned by the municipal government.
This year, on the edge of the 12th General Election, the project is suddenly approved but must comply with 9 conditons. Two of the conditions are considered “illogical”. First, no religious activities are allowed in the temple. And the second, Buddhist statues are prohibited as part of the design around the compound area of the Pu Zhao Temple.
What kind of temple would it be then? – Without religious activities and without statues?