Yellow shirt bikers protest outside Penang assembly

(The Star) – GEORGE TOWN: Some 300 motorcyclists in yellow t-shirts rode to the Penang state legislative assembly during lunch break, causing traffic to slow down to a crawl.

The riders, their t-shirts with the words “selamatkan Pulau Pinang LGE rasis” (Safe Penang LGE racist), stopped beside Light Street to demonstrate against the state government at about 12.45pm.

Police cars and a Black Maria arrived at the scene shortly and detained five riders for unruly behaviour. Order was restored at about 1.15pm.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng‘s political secretary Ng Wei Aik condemned the protesters for disrupting public order.

“This is very serious. The police must investigate this group,” he said.

The state assembly reconvened at 2pm.