Elderly man causes a stir over parking ticket issue
AN elderly man caused a commotion outside the Penang legislature building yesterday morning when he shouted for attention over a parking issue.
He shouted outside the gates for state environment, welfare and caring society committee chairman Phee Boon Poh to meet him during the 10.30am incident.
The man, who refused to give his name, was unhappy over being fined on Nov 17 for parking on a yellow line at Gat Lebuh Acheh, saying there were no empty parking lots at that time when he went to a shop to make a tombstone for his mother-in-law’s grave.
He admitted he was in the wrong and had paid the fine but questioned why the fine was issued at a secluded place “where only those who have matters of death go to”.
He alleged officers at Komtar had refused to entertain his complaints and “I have to come here to shout to get attention”.
Phee met him after being alerted and tried to calm him down.
The man left shortly after relating his experiences to Phee and did not entertain questions from reporters.
Phee said what happened was “unfortunate” and that he could have addressed the issue if the man had met him earlier.
The man airing his grievances outside the gate.