Sunday, February 5, 2012

10 nabbed over Lim and Bersih posters

Source: (5/2/2012)
KUALA LUMPUR: Ten people were nabbed for putting up posters that deride Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and two top officials of the Bersih 2.0 coalition at Taman Tun Dr Ismail here. The 10 were arrested a few hours after the posters were found pasted at several bus stops early yesterday.
“We have recorded their statements and are taking the necessary action on this matter,” said Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid. He was not able to give details of the time the vandals were arrested, saying he had just returned from abroad and had yet to get more information on the matter. All the 10 men had been released on bail, he added.
The posters depicted images of Lim, Bersih 2.0 chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevaasan and national laureate Datuk A. Samad Said, who is Bersih 2.0 co-chairman. The posters depicting Ambiga and Samad displayed the words lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans and a caption that suggested a vote for Ambiga is a vote for free sex. The posters depicting Lim carried a Nazi swastika symbol and a caption that he is a racist.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, whose constituency covers TTDI, said neighbours woke him early yesterday to tell him about the posters. “I was also informed about them via Facebook, Twitter and e-mails,” he added.

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