Cops seize audio visual equipment at DAP dinner

(The Star) IPOH: Police stormed a DAP dinner in Sitiawan after the party defied orders not to show footage of the recent fracas in the state assembly.

Perak DAP chief Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham alleged that police personnel, some in riot gear, seized audio visual equipment just as the recording was being shown to the 1,200 people at about 11pm on Saturday at the SMJK Nan Hwa hall.

He said the police also detained a worker, who was taking care of the audio-visual equipment, for allegedly refusing to cooperate.

“They took away three projectors, two giant screens with their stand, a DVD player and cables,” Ngeh said yesterday.

Ngeh, who is also Sitiawan assemblyman, said he told the Manjung OCPD that DAP could not accept the condition not to show the footage as it found it to be unreasonable.

“After all, whatever happened during the state assembly is known to the world. It has been on the news and on the Internet.

“It is unreasonable that the people of Sitiawan can’t get to see what happened,” he said, adding that he had lodged a police report.