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Published: Saturday June 30, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday May 29, 2013 MYT 9:57:24 PM

Perkasa members scuffle with CM at Teluk Bahang market

GEORGE TOWN: A commotion occurred between a delegation of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was visiting Teluk Bahang market, and members of Perkasa on Saturday.

Lim was heading towards his car after the walkabout at 10.15am as Perkasa members carrying banners and posters followed him from behind.

A scuffle broke out and there was a lot of shoving and pushing for several minutes until policemen on duty intervened.

According to the police, a Perkasa member claimed that one of his arms was twisted from the back and he was hit.

Speaking at a press conference at the Teluk Bahang Dam nearby, Lim said someone had roughly brushed against him from behind as he was about to leave.

“Everyone was shocked as he came out of nowhere. My bodyguard immediately pushed me into the car," he said.

Penang Perkasa chief Mohd Rizuad Mohd Azudin claimed that the commotion was orchestrated to make Perkasa look bad in the eyes of the local people.

The Teluk Bahang Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) and Perkasa have lodged separate police reports on the incident.

North East District Police chief ACP Gan Kong Meng confirmed having received reports on the matter.

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