What could they have been protesting? The NEP?
Can't be. The Chief Minister had already met with 21 Muslim NGOs and explained to them that he wants to rid the tainted-with-cronyism-and-corruption NEP. Mind you, not the NEP per say, but the [repeat after Lulu...] tainted-with-cronyism-and-corruption NEP. Lulu thinks the NGOs left the meeting with a good feeling of days to come.
So, what were those UMNO fellas protesting? Maybe they were protesting the do away of UMNOputera rights.
Anyway, Malaysiakini reports that most of the shops nearby including Maybank in Komtar were briefly closed.
Now... isnt this a "Lee Chong Meng" moment?
Shouldnt he fly down to Penang at once book a hotel meeting room, gather those affected to protest against public demonstrations and condemn UMNO for affecting the businesses?
It is his niche, right?
A little bit more update
Anil Netto's friend who is a personal eyewitness noticed this
One thing though - there was a slight awkwardness in the marches… and unfamiliarity… as if they were not from Penang, at least not from the island. They looked a little out of their familiar territory - just an observation.A commentator said
The protester came in a number of busses from neighbouring state being a public holiday on Friday