GEORGE TOWN: PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has apologised to a Guang Ming Daily photographer who was allegedly assaulted by a group of party supporters on Sunday.
The photographer, Loh Huay Hoon, 25, said she received a call from Wan Azizah at 11.40am on Tuesday.
“Wan Azizah said she was shocked to see a picture of me being attacked by a group of men in the newspapers,” said Loh.
Loh had lodged a police report on Monday saying she was kicked, choked and hit on the head by some of the men in the group.
The men had tailed her to the carpark after a ceramah (political address) by PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Seberang Jaya Expo site.
“Wan Azizah told me ‘nampak gambar pun takut sebab orang itu big man’ (She too would be afraid upon seeing the huge man in the picture). She apologised profusely many times and said PKR would conduct an internal investigation on the matter,” said Loh. Wan Azizah, she added, explained that the security personnel were jittery that night as somebody had found a bullet at the expo site.
“She said Anwar was also angry with the security personnel because they were strict with the crowd when the people tried to shake hands with him,” said Loh.
Loh believed she was attacked after an exchange of words with security personnel who tried to stop her from moving closer to snap pictures of Anwar during the forum. [more]