KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) says its Kota Damansara’s election operation centre was attacked by a trio of Pas supporters today.
In a telephone interview, its national treasurer A. Sivarajan told The Mole that the office was attacked by three individuals who he claims were from Pas.
When asked if he was sure the individuals were from Pas, Sivarajan said: “Yes, they are Pas members.”
Narrating the incident, Sivarajan said: “Around 2.20pm today, while I was in our bilik gerakan (operations centre) three guys dressed in Pas t-shirts started shouting at us alleging that we took down their party flags.”
“They were asking for our party chairman Dr Nasir’s (Dr Nasir Hashim) number and a few other numbers of our polling officers.”
“We told them to go and make a report to the Election Commission instead of coming to our office and making a big noise,” Sivarajan added.
According to Sivarajan the trio then started taking photographs of the place and left shortly in two cars and on one motorbike.
Sivarajan said he lodged a report about the incident at the Kota Damansara police station shortly after.
“After the report was made, the police came over to our centre and started their investigation.”
He also said that all the five PSM volunteers and himself who were present when the Pas supporters came were not harmed.
“This is actually the second incident…on nomination day (April 20), after Pas has announced to field their candidate in Kota Damansara, we had received a lot of calls and text messages informing us that a group of people were intending to attack us.”
“Fortunately nothing happened,” he said.
Sivarajan has also questioned the motive behind the incident as Pas who has agreed to withdraw its candidate from the Kota Damansara state constituency to make way for PSM’s Dr Nasir to contest under the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) ticket.
He said, ”Pas secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali already said that it will not field its candidate Razali Ismail to contest here and things were all good between PSM and Pas.”
“Yet, the Pas candidate was seen campaigning here, in areas such as the Pekan Subang market and Bandar Pinggiran Subang.”
“This is against the decision of the Pas headquarters, ” he added. Dr Nasir is facing a five-cornered fight against Barisan Nasional candidate Halimatun Saadiah Bohan and three independents Edrus Abdullah, Halmi Omar and A Suppiah.
In the last general election in 2008, Dr Nasir defeated Barisan Nasional candidate Zein Isma Ismail with a 1,075 majority.
There are 44,992 voters in Kota Damansara of which 56 percent are Malays, 29 percent Chinese and 13 per cent Indians.