Perkasa holds ‘funeral rite’ in front of Guan Eng’s house

By Susan Loone and Low Chia Ming | May 10, 2012

A group of 30 members from Malay rights pressure group Perkasa held a “funeral rite” in front of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s house in Pinhorn Road today, to show their dissatisfaction at the latter’s rule in Penang since 2008.

The group led by state Perkasa Youth chief Risuan Asuddin showed up at about 10.20am and threw posters of Lim at his front gate and placed a framed photo of him with a garland of flowers to signify his “death” to the Malay community.

The group stayed around Lim’s house for about 15 minutes to express how Lim had neglected the community before convoying to Komtar, the state’s administrative centre, where Lim’s office is situated.

Along their journey on their motorcycles, the group threw posters of Lim onto the road, before continuing their demonstration for another 15 minutes around Komtar.

Risuan, who had been very vocal against Lim and had participated in most rallies against the CM, said he was considered “dead” to the community as he had never responded to any of their queries.

He denied that the group was acting like Bersih 3.0 protesters in Kuala Lumpur on April 28 as “we are not here to create chaos”.

The most recent query by the group had been about the issue of mosque land being “made to disappear” by the state government when it sold Bayan Mutiara to a private developer, Ivory Properties Sdn Bhd.

The group had then also organised a small rally at level three, Komtar, and gave Lim a one-week ultimatum to respond to their query.

Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, had during a press conference and in his speech at the Penang legislative assembly, denied that any mosque land had been made to disappear by the state government.

He added that the developer will be providing a new plan of the area and would have to comply with the local council’s guidelines on land for places of worship.

Meanwhile, Lim expressed deep disappointment and regret that Perkasa had chosen to rally in front of his home.

Lim said they were the same “gangsters” who tried to disrupt an anti-Lynas rally at the Esplanade on Feb 26, where two journalists were injured.

An act of uncivilised people

Lim, who was then at a state executive councillors meeting in Komtar, feared the “disturbances” outside his house would pose a threat to his five-year old son.

He urged the protesters to rally at Komtar if they wished to send him a message, saying they were “used to rallying” at the venue.

Lim however said wishing him death is an “act of uncivilised people”.

“Just because we have different views, it does not mean we wish people death. We have to respect their views,” he told reporters in Komtar.

“Wishing me dead is a threat to me. I am sure no religion allows this kind of behaviour,” he added.

Lim also criticised the protesters for messing up the road with their 4,000 odd posters of him with the label ‘Guan Eng anti-Melayu’.

He added that during the recent Bersih 3.0 at the Speakers Square, protesters collected the garbage and kept the field clean, unlike the Perkasa members.

He stressed that the police should know what to do, asking “if this happened at Seri Perdana (the Prime Minister’s official residence) would it be allowed?”

  1. #1 by sheriff singh on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 10:32 am

    It is the same guys. The man with the hailer is the one who recently was caught threatening government officialswith his shoes in his hands.

    The actions of these guys are ‘not part of Malaysian culture’, a disgrace to their community and to their beliefs.

  2. #2 by SENGLANG on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 10:45 am

    There are many lessons to be learn from this incident. Let talk about the police. From the main media TV last night it seem that many police in blue uniform seem to be part of the team. They just stand there and keep watching but doing nothing. All will know if the picture was not LCE but Najib all will immediately round out and put in the lock up first. So the Police can blame people like us when we accused them unprofessional and they are just gang of BN.

    On the positive side we must also thank Perkasa for that. BN will lost heavily come the next GE expecially in Penang. That for sure

  3. #3 by sotong on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 11:13 am

    These worms report to their ” gangster leaders ” -who are corrupt, bully and above the law.

  4. #4 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 11:18 am

    These idiots saw it as their duty to remind the people continuously the reason not to vote umno.

    Go perkasa! Go Go Go.

  5. #5 by monsterball on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 12:08 pm

    One group disturbing Ambiga….right in front of her house.
    This group is sick..sick..sick…with their sick low class game.

  6. #6 by monsterball on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 12:09 pm

    This group is sick sick sick with their sick low class game.

  7. #7 by Bigjoe on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 1:14 pm

    They complain about insensitivities and yet their actions are mind-boggling brain-dead. The picture and garland while someone is still alive is a cursing and most Chinese interpret it as malicious – evil in intent.

    The message they send to is they are dumb, malicious and simply out of control – a menace, public and private.

  8. #8 by Winston on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 4:31 pm

    Why not get a crowd to ridicule them?
    Also, call the foreign press like Aljazeera, BBC etc to air this on their program!
    That should make interesting news to the international community.
    Let them laugh at the PM every time he travels overseas!!!!

  9. #9 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 5:29 pm

    No. Not funny. So go home perkasa.

  10. #10 by negarawan on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 10:03 pm

    This is the true color of UMNO – thugs, thiefs, murderers, and criminals! Voting for UMNO or any of its political slaves i.e. MCA, Gerakan, MIC, is a vote for this criminal behaviour to continue.

  11. #11 by negarawan on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 10:06 pm

    I have heard some calls for the boycott of mamak restaurants and shops but I think we should not act rashly. It’s only a minority of mamaks who are acting as UMNO thugs. The real culprit is UMNO and we should not stereotype the entire mamak community.

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