Cops swoop in to arrest PPS members after Penang Merdeka parade


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 31 Aug 2014

Some 250 Penang Voluntary Patrol (PPS) unit members were escorted to the Beach Street police station soon after they took part in a state-level Merdeka procession. - Bernama

GEORGE TOWN: Some 150 Penang Voluntary Patrol (PPS) unit members were escorted to the Beach Street police station soon after they took part in a state-level Merdeka procession here.

It is learnt that the group will be sent to the George Town police district headquarters to records their statements.

The group of PPS members marched past the VIPs during the celebration in Esplanade at 10.10am Sunday.

As soon as they reached the state legislative assembly in Light Street, about 50 policemen then escorted them to the police station.

There is currently a strong police presence guarding the Beach Street police station, and several police trucks were also seen parked outside.

Several elected representatives were also seen there.

Police sources said 154 PPS members, including seven women, were picked up soon after the procession.

Police also seized purple vests, membership cards and other items.

State executive councillor Phee Boon Poh said he would leave it to their legal team to handle the issue.

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