(The Malaysian Insider) - An effigy of Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng was set alight today by a group of protestors from two Malay NGOs, during a demonstration against what the group claims were discriminatory practices by the local administration.
The Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce and National Malay Students Federation (GPMS), the organisers for the protest today, claimed the local council had acted in a discriminatory manner when it tore down several unlicensed hawker stalls in the state.
The demonstrators gathered at a nearby mosque prior to Friday prayers and proceeded to the state government offices housed in the Komtar building shortly after, in an attempt to deliver a memorandum of protest to Lim.
After arriving at their destination, the group were unable to secure a meeting with the chief minister, prompting them to torch an effigy of Lim, which they had brought along.
Perkasa founder, Datuk Ibrahim Ali also took part in the demonstration.