Bus carrying Anwar hurled with red paint


MUAR: A bus carrying opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and 18 members of his delegation was hurled with red paint by two youths riding on a motorcycle when it stopped near the Masjid Jamek Bandar Tangkak at Jalan Hasan, here this afternoon.

The two youths riding the motorcycle suddenly stopped and splashed the paint on the ride side of the bus which carried Anwar’s photograph before fleeing.

This was the third time that the bus carrying the delegation for the “Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat” programme had been splashed with paint by strangers.

The bus driver, Faizal Abdul Kadir, said the incident occurred at about 1.45pm when the opposition leader’s delegation had just completed performing the Friday Prayer at the mosque.

“The bus carried 19 passengers including Anwar, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Johor PAS commissioner, Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed, Johor PKR head Datuk Chua Jui Meng,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ledang District Police Chief, Supt Harun Idris, when contacted, confirmed receiving a report on the incident at about 3.05pm.

He said police were identifying the two youths concerned and based on initial investigation, the registration number on the motorcycle used was false.