Updated: It turns out that Tee Beng’s “report” was actually a statement to defend himself over allegations by Ramasamy and Jeff Ooi that he had asked the state to give his uncle preference over a PDC shoplot. He had earlier challenged the two to show up as well.
1620: Nibong Tebal MP Tan Tee Beng is now lodging a report with the Penang MACC. It’s not known as yet what the report is about. Journalists at the MACC office have been asked to leave the building.
It’s turning out to be another eventful day. Reflecting on the events of the last few days, a journalist at the scene observes, “This whole thing is a manufactured controversy.”
1445: About 50 people are now protesting at the gates of the Selangor state government office, according to a state government exco member. The crowd is believed to be linked to Umno or Perkasa.
Two anti-MB banners were spotted. Some in the crowd are wearing red-shouldered yellow shirts bearing the BN logo.
Meanwhile, in a show of unity behind PKR, all three Penang state assembly members under the Bayan Baru parliamentary seat as well as the PKR committee for Bayan Baru and its women and youth wings are expected to attend a press conference tonight in response to Zahrain’s resignation.