The Jerit cycling team have again be stopped, this time at a police road-block in Penang.
They were them that they would not be allowed to do any cycling in Penang and could be arrested if they did. A lorry carrying the bicycles has been brought to the Teluk Kumbar police station.
Earlier this morning, at a joint press conference held by Jerit and the Penang state government, the Chief Minister’s political secretary Ng Wei Aik expressed the state government’s full support for Jerit’s cycling campaign, according to an email from Jerit.
A similar situation occurred in Kedah, where Kedah state exco member Ismail Salleh flagged off the cycling team in Alor Star for the start of their journey to Putrajaya. But one of them, Ruben s/o Loganathan, was arrested near Kulim yesterday and released on police bail hours later.
Meanwhile, over in Johor, the Jerit cycling team have handed in their memorandum to the political secretary to the Johor Mentri Besar. When they arrived at the gates of the state government building, Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim, they found it padlocked with a chain even though the MB’s office acknowledged receipt of their notice on 3 December that they would be coming today, according to a Jerit report. State opposition leader Boo Cheng Hau, also received a memorandum from the cyclists.
About 50 cyclists are making their way up north to Parliament where they are expected to meet up with the 45 cyclists on their way south.