You challenged the authority, you got it!
More than 200 Penang volunteer patrol unit (PPS) members were arrested and hauled to the Beach Street police station after they marched in the Merdeka parade in Georgetown this morning.
In the 10am incident, the PPS members, clad in their signature purple vests, were one of the contingents participating in a march past for the Merdeka Day celebration parade at the Esplanade.
It is learnt that the group was escorted to the nearby police station immediately after they finished their march past.
Earlier this week, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police was investigating PPS under Section 41 of the Societies Act as it is not registered with the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
He warned that the volunteers will be arrested if they continued with PPS activities.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been advised not to challenge the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar on the issue of the state’s Volunteer Patrol Teams (PPS), and to discuss it with the authorities instead.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said, as stated by the Registrar of Societies and the IGP, PPS was not a legal organisation as it had not been registered.