PAS and PKR men in brawl over hudud outside mosque

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Groups of PAS members and PKR supporters brawled outside a mosque near here after a heated argument over hudud.

Bagan PAS youth chief Azmi Jaafar and his group were holding a demonstration outside the mosque in Kubang Semang here when they were interrupted by PKR supporters.

Members from both groups started to push and hurl insults at each other before a police team broke up the fight. Some of those involved were armed with iron rods but no one was injured in the fracas.

Azmi said the demonstration was held to tell voters in Permatang Pauh not to vote for those who are against hudud.

Former Permatang Pauh PAS secretary Abdul Razak Abdullah, who is also the mosque committee chairman, criticised the demonstration which disrupted the business of the traders there.

In George Town, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy brushed off talk that he was furious with Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail over her failure to meet the Indian community in the constituency twice.

“I was merely expressing my disappointment over the problems faced by the Veera Kaliamman Temple in Seberang Jaya,” he said during a PKR press conference at Yayasan Aman in Penanti yesterday.

Dr Ramasamy was responding to a posting on YouTube, which allegedly showed him “scolding” Dr Wan Azizah.

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