Two men abuse Penang enforcement officer over clamping of car

Two men abuse Penang enforcement officer over clamping of car
A screengrab from a video of the two men trying to remove the front tyre taken from from a Facebook page called Penang Kini.
PHOTO: The Star

GEORGE TOWN: Two men created a scene when they yelled at a female Penang Island City Council (MBPP) enforcement officer over the clamping of a car parked illegally here.

One of them, believed to be the car owner, shouted at the woman, asking her to first remove the clamp on his Perodua Myvi, parked on a double yellow line in Campbell Street, before he paid the fine.

He then attempted to remove the front right tyre, which was clamped, when she refused to do so.

"Wa bukan tak ada duit. Wa banyak duit. Lu buka dulu. Tak payah takut wa tak lari." (It's not that I don't have money. I have lots of money but you open (the clamp) first. Don't have to be afraid, I won't run.)

The other man then took out a RM50 note and threw it on the floor.

The officer maintained a cool front, picked up the RM50 note and proceeded to unlock the clamp during the incident on Wednesday afternoon.

She then lodged a police report over the matter.

A video clip, recorded by her colleague, has gone viral on Facebook with many condemning the two men.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed the incident and said that moments later, the enforcement officer retracted her police report.

"The two parties might have settled the matter outside," he said when contacted.

MBPP Enforcement and Public Education Committee alternate chairman Dr Tan Kim Hooi will be holding a press conference over the matter at 3pm on Thursday.

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