GEORGE TOWN: Some 30 Umno members and supporters turned up at Komtar to vent their anger over an attempt by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to tear down the party’s signage at Menara Umno.
The group burnt a DAP flag on the ground floor of the tower block to show their dissatisfaction against the DAP-led government.
Upon the arrival of state Umno secretary Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzil, the group proceeded to Level 3 where the entrance to the state administrative offices is located.
However, when security officers pulled down the rolling shutters, the angry group shouted and banged on the shutters and doors, asking them to allow Musa to hand over a memorandum to the authority.
They were approached by Lai Hon Meng, the special assistant to the state Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow, but Musa refused to deal with him and requested a representative from the council’s administration.
A while later, MBPP security officer Mohd Feroze Md Noor accepted the memorandum from Musa as the mayor Datuk Patahiyah Ismail was in a meeting.
It was reported on Tuesday that the council had ordered the signage in front of the 21-storey Penang Umno building to be dismantled as it was put up without permission and posed a safety risk.
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