Syed Saddiq denies creating provocation on nomination for Semenyih by-election

17 Feb 2019 / 17:27 H.

KUALA NERUS: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today denied that he deliberately caused a provocation by passing through the Barisan Nasional (BN) supporters’ area after the nomination of candidates for the by-election of the Semenyih state constituency seat, yesterday.

He said that was the perception that was attempted to be created by certain groups to blame him for the incident, and the accusation was false.

“My attendance yesterday was as head of the Youth wing of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), not as the Youth and Sports Minister. So I drove my own car. I do not know how (as claimed) I suddenly came down and parked the car there whereas I had parked far away down the hill and the incident occurred after the conclusion of the nomination of candidates.

“There is video proof showing that I was walking out and the people had dispersed at that time. In fact traffic flow was normal. The distance between me and the BN supporters was also quite far. If I was looking for a fight, I would not have come with only two or three friends,” he said, here today.

He disclosed this to reporters when asked to comment on allegations by certain groups that he had deliberately provoked the group by getting down from the car in an area allocated specifically for BN supporters who came to the Dewan Seri Cempaka, Kajang Municipal Council.

Earlier, Syed Saddiq had attended a “town hall” session together with students, associations and state youth motivators at the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA). — Bernama

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