The management committee of the Wong Loo Sen See Chee Choong temple in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, is concerned about the future of the place of worship.
The lease on the land is due to expire soon, and the committee fears it would then be used for development.
In voicing their problem to Cheras Wanita MCA chief Heng Sinn Yee, the committee said it had submitted several applications to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for a lease extension on the land, but to no avail.
Heng told Actionline the applications were submitted over a few years, with the last in October 2016.
“The area is being rapidly developed.
“The land next to the temple is believed to have been acquired by a private company, while wooden houses and another temple nearby received relocation notices from DBKL late last year.
“The committee fears the temple will also suffer the same fate if the land is bought over,” she said.
A Kuala Lumpur City Hall spokesman advised the temple committee to check the status of its application with the Planning Department.
“They should bring all relevant documents to facilitate the process,” the spokesman added.