Photos by an eye-witness in Ipoh
Teoh Beng Hock with fiancee Soh Cher Wei on his 29th birthday in April 2008 – Photo courtesy of Justice for Beng Hock
2209: The cops move in after 30 minutes or so, and the crowd gradually disperses. “It was a very solemn gathering, ” says the eye-witness at the scene. “The cops didn’t really seem in the mood to make arrests although a ‘Black Maria’ arrived at the scene.” A few left early as they were not taking any chances…
2126: Some 300 people are now gathered outside Wisma DAP in Ipoh, according to an eye-witness at the scene. Among those present is Kit Siang, who addresses the crowd, followed by Ngeh Koo Ham and a few others.
About 30 police personnel are there as well and they have given the crowd 20 minutes to disperse. The cops are being ‘generous’ today; usually it’s more like three minutes!
2105: A solemn crowd of between a hundred and two hundred Perakians tried to gather outside the Ipoh MACC office, near the Perak state government complex.
But red-helmeted police blocked the entrance to the office, according to an eye-witness at the scene.
So the crowd are now walking back to Wisma DAP opposite the complex.
Meanwhile, the question that is being widely asked is, how come, in all these years, there have been hardly any investigations (that we are aware of) of the constituency allocations to the BN MPs and State Assembly members, and now suddenly, in Selangor, there is an investigation involving a string of PR politicians?