TAIPING, Mar 4 – The ceramah (political talk) by Pakatan Harapan in Kamunting here last night was held without a police permit. Taiping district police chief ACP Mohamad Taib said police also received reports from local residents that the programme held along the main road to Kampung Bukit Jana caused traffic obstruction.
Prior to that, the organiser of the event had been instructed to remove a trailer owned by Pakatan Harapan, which could be turned into a stage, which was parked in the area.
Besides the trailer, the opposition front also used four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles, as mobile stage for its leaders to give their political talks along the route, who included Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu and Taiping Member of Parliament Nga Kor Meng.
The event ended at about midnight with Tun Mahathir as the last speaker. It drew a crowd of about 2,000 people, but Pakatan Harapan claimed that there were about 10,000 people present. — Bernama