It must be the weather or the-feel-good-and-relax-life in Penang island that which effected the ever ready acid rain happy FRU to stop those demostrators.
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Updated: Friday February 5, 2010 MYT 3:52:17 PM
Malay NGOs hold protest, burn effigy of Guan Eng
GEORGE TOWN: A group of Malay non-governmental organisations staged a protest at Komtar here after Friday prayers to object against what they claimed was discrimination in the demolition of illegal hawker stalls, burning an effigy of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in the process.
The crowd had earlier congregated at Masjid Jamek Simpang Enam before Friday prayers and walked to Komtar in Jalan Magazine, which houses the state government offices, to hand over a memorandum to Lim.
Police failed in trying to block the crowd from staging the walk.
The protest was organised by the Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce and National Malay Students Federation (GPMS).
Also joining the protest was the head of Perkasa, Datuk Paduka Ibrahim Ali, who is also Pasir Mas MP.
When representatives from the group failed to meet Lim at his office in Komtar, the crowd set an effigy representing Lim on fire. They also burnt the memorandum.
Police, including Federal Reserve Unit, were also at the scene to carry out crowd control.