You will be pleased to hear that the Jerit bicycles, yes bicycles, have been released. I guess they were innocent after all, poor bikes – and it’s all systems go for tomorrow.
So with that, the cyclists are expected to hand in a memorandum to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng tomorrow at around 12.30pm in Komtar.
Sungai Siput MP Jeyakumar Devaraj spent most of this afternoon negotiating with senior police officers in Penang. “I told them, come on-lah, there are so many criminals around for you to deal with; just let our cyclists do their thing and they won’t cause any problem,” he said over the phone.
“If you want, you can send police to help us with the traffic, though even that won’t be necessary as we have our own marshals.”
Top police officers in the state finally relented and gave the green light. Apparently, there’s one caveat though: the cyclists are not allow to go on a perarakan (procession).