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Driven up the wall over illegal parking


Causing ire: A photo on FB showing the car, said to belong to the MP, parked on the pavement beside a fire hydrant in Macalister Road.

Causing ire: A photo on FB showing the car, said to belong to the MP, parked on the pavement beside a fire hydrant in Macalister Road.

GEORGE TOWN: Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik has come under fire again.

This time, a picture showing a car said to be his parked on a road pavement next to a fire hydrant in Macalister Road has gone viral on social media since Saturday.

It was, however, not known when the incident took place.

A Facebook user even produced two screenshots which showed Ng having three outstanding traffic summonses each from the police and the Penang Island City Council which he found out online.

When pressed by a Kwong Wah Yit Poh reporter for comment on the haphazard parking, Ng brushed it off by saying it was senseless to pursue such a story.

According to the daily, Ng, who is also state DAP publicity secretary, went on to say that news organisations should close down if reporters merely rely on social media for stories.

He has not been short of controversy as a cafe franchise in Burma Road has declared him as persona non grata over his refusal to pay the 10% service charge at the outlet in April, 2015.

A cafe spokesman, who declined to be named, had said the DAP politician was not banned but he would no longer be welcome.

That was not the first time that Ng had kicked up a fuss over payment of a fee or charge.

He refused to pay a RM10 parking fee in January that year because a parking machine sign showed that only RM5 would be charged.

However, attendants told him that basement parking rates were different and pointed to another sign for the RM10 charge for the level where Ng had parked his car.

When contacted by The Star through WhatsApp message, Ng said the issue was not worth commenting.

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