Guan Eng: Cops failed to protect me from Perkasa

Jul 1, 2012

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the police have once again failed to protect him from Perkasa activist, who often hound him in public.

Refering to the incident at the Teluk Bahang markets yesterday, Lim said the police took action too late, thus allowing Perkasa members to hurl projectiles at him.

“The inaction by the police probably emboldened a Perkasa member to suddenly charge up behind me and succeeded in brushing hard against me.

“I escaped injury. But if not for a PR local leader bravely dragging the Perkasa member away, I could have been injured,” said Lim in a press release today.

Lim said that while it was bad that the police failed to protect him, it was more disappointing that the police did not arrest the would-be assailant.

“Just imagine how harsh police reaction would have been if this had involved the Prime Minister and not the Chinese Pakatan Rakyat chief minister,” said Lim.

Record of violence

Lim said that the police have been duly informed about the Teluk Bahang visit and should have provided adequate protection.

He lamented that despite Perkasa’s record of violence against the public, reporters and Pakatan leaders, the group appears to have absolute immunity.

The incident at Teluk Bahang saw about 50 Perkasa supporters holding a small gathering while Lim was conducting a walkabout.

According to The Star, at least one shop was pasted with dozens of anti-Lim Guan Eng posters.

As Lim was about the leave the area, it was reported that one Perkasa supporter charged at him and a scuffle ensued. Nearby police personnel intervened later.

At least one Perkasa supporter claimed in his police report that he was manhandled.

  1. #1 by monsterball on Sunday, 1 July 2012 - 4:04 pm

    This is the way Najib tends to win Penang back.
    It’s always creating trouble and only way to have peace is to vote for BN……for Police listen and take orders from Najib only.
    The more Najib keep quiet….it is telling the Police you are doing a great job.
    Not all the low ranking Police taking orders are loyal to BN.
    It’s their duty but when come to real trouble….Najib will know,
    He actually know BN will be defeated in 13th GE.
    Luckily Lim Guan Eng escaped unhurt.
    Had he be injured….Najib and Chua Soi Lek will hold hands and laugh.

  2. #2 by monsterball on Sunday, 1 July 2012 - 4:26 pm

    It must be through racial clashes..fights and cars .houses burning for Najib to create an excuse for Emergency Rule to ensure he stays away from possible jail sentences on corruptions and Atlantuya murder charges.
    Under normal GE he has no chance to win…unless he cheats and now inks are introduce for the first time to prevent double voting and frauds…it does not spell good for him at all.
    I have very strong confidence that brave and daring freedom fighters will prevent fights and commotions.
    We will change the govern like India shaming the British.
    Whatever it is….55 years under BN is far far too long.
    Only fools do not want progress and changes in life.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Sunday, 1 July 2012 - 8:32 pm

    CHAOS, riot r needed prior 2 d declaration of a state of emergency – Sounds familiar?
    NR getting inspiration fr his old man 2 stay in power as d supremo

  4. #4 by cskok8 on Sunday, 1 July 2012 - 10:50 pm

    I thought the new Chief Secretary has told govt servants to be loyal to the govt of the day. And the govt of the day in Penang happened to be led by Lim Guan Eng.

  5. #5 by yellowkingdom on Monday, 2 July 2012 - 12:35 am

  6. #6 by undertaker888 on Monday, 2 July 2012 - 7:57 am

    The police did not see those papers that resembles rubbing two fingers together.

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