Vandals struck at an opposition ceramah again, this time at an event featuring former Perak MB Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin in Kuals Kangsar, at which 11 cars were splashed with blue paint.
The Bukit Gantang MP said he was addressing an audience of about 400 at a PAS ceramah in Kampung Sayong Lembah in Kuala Kangsar yesterday when he received a slip of paper informing him of the incident.
“I was told that the cars were splashed with blue paint. The paint was splashed mostly on the headlights,” Nizar ( left ) told Malaysiakini when contacted.
The organisers and the owners of the vehicles have lodged police reports on the matter, he said.
One of the organisers, who did not want to be named, said prior to that paint spalshing, a small group of motorcyclists disrupted the ceramah.
“An Umno ceramah was also going, on about 200m from our venue. Just before Nizar arrived, some of those from Umno were revving their motorcycle engines,” said the Kuala Kangsar PAS member.
“Just before the ceramah started about 9pm, they were stopping people on the way there and asking if they were attending the Umno ceramah or PAS’,” he added.
He claimed that the Umno members were “trying to provoke” those who were coming to the PAS ceramah.
A pattern of attacks
Yesterday, a Pakatan Rakyat ceramah in Lembah Pantai was pelted with eggs and stones, which left at least two people injured and bloodied.
A 12-year-old girl was hit by a “fist-sized flying brick” when the ruckus started during Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s speech.
Earlier this week, another Pakatan ceramah in Pekan Bangi , Selangor, was disrupted by a group that threw stones at the crowd.
Last Saturday, a high-tea event in Merlimau scheduled feature Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan was blocked by protesters.
The attendees, including DAP assemblypersons Khoo Poay Tiong and Tey Kok Kiew, were pelted with eggs and stones as they were leaving.
The attack damaged several vehicles, including Tey's, which was left with severe dents, a punctured tyre and a broken side-view mirror.
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