Friday, March 14, 2008


It was reported that about 1,000 Pro-NEP street protester demonstrated outside the Penang state government and the Chief Minister office in Komtar after Friday prayers (March 14, 2008) for an-hour for the NEP controversy.

They protested against the state government’s stand in not using the New Economic Policy (NEP) but an open tender system instead.

They chanted the slogan “Hidup Hidup! Hidup DEB!"

North East district police chief assistant commissioner Azam Abdul Hamid later ordered the crowd to disperse after informing them that police had not issued any permit for the gathering.

Also present were state Umno leaders including former deputy chief minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rashid Abdullah, Umno secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim and Bukit Mertajam division chief Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir.

The crowd dispersed peacefully after shouting slogans. Police did not arrest anyone.

Finally everything ended peacefully.

1 comment:

sayhello2greg said...

other ppl demo catch
tis ppl demo police all slp
go catch them all if they do it again