Protesters reportedly led by Penang Perkasa youth chief Mohd Rizuad Mohd Azudin held a demonstration at Komtar over the Allah controversy. Their target was Penang state exco member for religious affairs Malik Abdul Kassim.
Police blocked them from going up the stairs near the Komtar Maybank branch.
Over in Ipoh, this was the scene.
The groups had marched 100 metres. According to Utusan, the protesters comprised reps from Wira Perkasa, Majlis Ayahanda-Ayahanda Perak and other “NGOs”.
Doesn’t this qualify as breach of the peace? Are such aggressive and crude protests allowed under our draconian Peaceful Assembly Act?
More moderate Malaysians have to speak out to counter the shrill voices of these groups.
I suspect as the economic grows bleaker and more scandals emerge, we are going to see more scenes like this, which serve to divert public attention from the critical issues of the day.