El­derly man causes a stir over park­ing ticket is­sue

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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.

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