What’s going on in our country when even the authorities seem helpless to contain the lawlessness perpetrated by another pro-Umno mob?
Those in the mob didn’t even seem the least bit perturbed about the police who were present. Who are these people to give a 30-minute ultimatum to Zunar? Did they have a court order? Did they give the police 10 days’ notice for their assembly as required under the Peaceful Assembly Act?
What they don’t realise is that they are only making Zunar more famous locally and internationally while further tarnishing the image of the party they support (as images of the thugs in action spread on social media).
Komtar, where the exhibition took place, is less than one kilometre (actually about 700 metres) away from the Penang police contingent headquarters. And yet, these people felt they could act with impunity.
You can see a familiar face among the mob, if you look closely enough.
Where is the rule of law? What do the national leaders have to say about this?
Meanwhile, Maria Chin, who peacefully campaigns for basic rights and electoral reforms, languishes in a cell in solitary confinement without trial under the draconian Sosma.