PETALING JAYA: A group of about 200 people showed up uninvited at a gathering of Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia members in Ulu Tiram, Johor Friday (Jan 31) night, forcing Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman to flee by climbing over a fence.
The Youth and Sports Minister said he was harassed by "hired gangsters".
"We were surrounded by a group of 200 uninvited guests dressed in black," he posted on Facebook.
"They yelled and screamed rude remarks," he said, adding that his parents were also there at the time.
Syed Saddiq said he was worried for the safety of those – including women and children – who were at the event.
The Bersatu youth wing (Armada) chief said he was upset by the commotion at the event that was meant to be a peaceful meeting with Johor Bersatu, Armada and Srikandi (women's wing) members.
"YB Rafiq (Melaka exco), YB Mazlan (Johor Bersatu chief) and I were forced to escape the scene through a backdoor route and climbed over a fence – like criminals," he said.
He reminded those responsible for the incident that Malaysia is protected by the law, police and the courts.
"No one is above the rule of law," he said.
A party source confirmed the gatecrashers were not Armada members and that Syed Saddiq would lodge a police report later Saturday (Feb 1).
GEMPAR: Rapat Umum ARMADA diganggu gangster upahan.
Majlis tertutup ARMADA Johor diselar dengan gangguan lebih 200 gangster upahan yang datang menganggu majlis.
Mereka datang dengan kata makian dan berniat jahat! pic.twitter.com/VgjiKFVC6q— #TeamSaddiq (@teamsaddiq) January 31, 2020