PETALING JAYA: DAP vice-chairman Teresa Kok (pic) said the “rotten egg handshake” incident in Penang was intentional.
“The ceramah organiser warned me that some NGO members would create problems and true enough, it happened. I think it was intentionally done to me,” said the Seputeh MP yesterday.
The incident took place after she spoke of her controversial Onederful Malaysia video at a ceramah in Taman Cermai, Permatang Pauh, at around 11.30pm on Wednesday.
A man came purportedly to greet her, while she was seated near a stage, and quashed an egg as he clasped her hand.
Kok did not suffer any injuries but the broken egg stained her hands and clothes.
Kok refuted media reports that the unidentified man had slapped her.
She said the man tried to flee but was caught by PAS security officers and onlookers, and handed over to policemen who were at the place. He was then taken away for questioning.
“The egg stained my clothes and I just washed it off. Later, I went straight back to my hotel,” she added.
In George Town, the police said they had recorded a statement from the suspect.
Penang CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mazlan Kesah said the 25-year-old, who works as a clerk, was released on police bail.
SAC Mazlan said the police would call up the organiser of the ceramah under Section 9 (1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 for not applying for a police permit to hold the gathering.
“We will call him up and several others to help in the probe,” he said.
Kok’s Chinese New Year video, in which she acted as a feng shui host before three panellists, drew flak for poking fun at various issues.
In February, a group of activists offered a RM500 reward to anyone who slaps her. The bounty was later raised to RM1,200.
Two men alleged to be behind the cash bounty are likely to face charges of criminal intimidation.