Date of Release:
Sep 27 2013
WE APPLAUD the setting up of the Special Task Force by the Selayang Municipal Council to deliberate on the legality of structures at the Batu Caves temple grounds.
Batu Caves remains an important religious site for Hindus and an iconic tourism spot.
However, its expansion should not proceed without considering its impact on the natural environment. This includes the proposed cable car project.
Limestone karsts such as Batu Caves are home to many endemic plant and animal species. Any development, including a cable car project, should not have any negative impacts on their habitats.