I was in DAP by-election canter in Bagan Pinang last night. We were having Ceramah attended by about 150 voters of the Bagan Pinang and Pakatan Leaders.
Everything went smooth until at about 11pm, when Sdr. Jeff Ooi was giving his speech. A few officers from MPPD and SPR stop in front of our center and started to remove our 'Pesta Tanglung' banner and our Party Flags.
Immediately, Sdr. Ean Yong and i come out to stop them for doing so.
At first, MPPD reasons for removing the banner was 'ini tak de permit, u perlu mohon permit daripada MPPD'. But after i explained to them that this is a cultural celebration by the Chinese, and they said 'kalau perayaan kebudayaan, tak de tulis kat banner tu, jadi kami tanggalkan lah'. Hearing this comment which is absolute absurd as there is Bahasa Malaysia written on the banner, i am surprised, but maybe the officers wasn't so well in reading?
Then come the SPR officers, they claim that DAP wasn't the contesting Party for this by-election. This is absolute bias and double standard they are practicing. Our PM Najib wasn't the candidate for this by-election, y i still see his photos and banner all over the constituency? Why was Ng Yen Yen and Najib's banner in Batu 4 inviting voters to attend Dinner were permitted?
When i asked the MPPD officers again, they said 'terima aduan daripada SPR', when i confronted SPR officer 'arahan daripada pegawai', when i asked, tunjuk arahan itu kepada saya, they failed to shown any order made by their "pegawai".
MPPD officers were trying to be chicky when i was arguing with the pegawai, they sneaked out and put the banner and flags into their vans. Lucky enough, the supporters spotted out and surrounded the van.
They refused to return the banner and flags to us at first and insisting of 'tunggulah hingga pagi besok'. So i proposed to the police officer who came to be the middle man, 'pulangkan semua harta benda kami, dan kita settled malam ni'. The police officer persuaded the MPPD and SPR officers, and we got back our flags and banner.
It was unfair if BN and its component parties were allowed to hang their poster and banner, but Pakatan was not allowed to do the same. They keep claiming BN has been registered and Pakatan Wasn't. Maybe the officers could enlightened me on which section of Election law has required so.