(The Star) - Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is not satisfied with police reaction to threats made against him.
Commenting on the latest protest against him last Friday, Lim said he was disappointed with the remarks made by police on the matter.
He said the state government could not accept police explanation that security at the Komtar building was solely the management’s responsibility.
It was reported that the protesters had hurled abuses at Lim and banged on the locked glass doors on Komtar Level 3.
The group from the Penang Muslim Network staged a demonstration over the Allah issue and had wanted to present Lim with a wall clock. They dispersed 20 minutes later, leaving the clock at the door.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng was subsequently reported as saying that the incident was being investigated under Section 9 (1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act and that a few of the protesters would be called up for questioning.
ACP Gan said police were there to maintain public order and had advised the protesters to disperse peacefully.
He also said the security at the Komtar building was solely the management’s responsibility.
Lim claimed that there was no attempt by the police present to stop the protesters whom he claimed were trying to destroy public property.
ACP Gan declined to comment on Lim’s statement.