Shameful scenes at the Penang State Assembly. And a couple of familiar faces (to Penangites, at least) among the protesters.
The pro-Umno group was apparently looking for a DAP state assembly member.
Some serious questions need to be asked. How were they allowed in? Aren’t visitors supposed to have a pass or something before they are allowed into the Assembly?
What happened to security at the Dewan? They just stood by and allowed this rowdy group to barge in?
How was this group allowed to violate the sanctity of the Dewan? (Ironically, Malaysiakini reported that media personnel outside the premises of the Assembly were annoyed as they were not allowed in.)
Such fascist tendencies have to be nipped in the bud.
What if a group of protesters had tried to barge into the Dewan of a BN-ruled state? Would security have allowed them in?
Today’s incident comes only a day after yesterday’s antics outside the Dewan. That’s when a whole team of security personnel were unable to stop an independent candidate in the Bukit Gelugor by-election from hurling himself in front of the Penang chief minister’s car. Why didn’t they temporarily restrain him until the car had left?
Here’s another angle: