On 30 April, a 74-year-old man, who is an MCA member, was seen being pushed off a stage in Dataran Yong Peng, Johor
1. Pakatan Harapan supporters first saw the elderly man moving a few opposition party flags away from the stage
China Press reported that the supporters began shouting at the elderly man before one man ran up to the stage to confront him.
After the elderly man was pushed off the stage by the man, Wee interrupted his own speech and addressed the incident.
"Fighting? This is their gangster culture," he was heard saying in a video.
2. The elderly man was rushed to Klinik Kesihatan Yong Peng following the incident
3. According to The Star, Wee said that the attacker has been arrested by the police
"I was made to understand that the incident occurred because of party flags, but is it necessary for a senior citizen to have this done to him, with such violence that he is hurt?" Wee questioned.
Previously, NST reported District police chief Assistant commissioner Abdul Wahib Musa as saying that the police summoned the attacker to have his statement recorded.
Meanwhile, Johor DAP chairman Liew Chin Tong apologised to the elderly man and his family in a Facebook statement:
4. Two netizens, who claimed to be the sons of the elderly man, took to Facebook to express their thoughts on the incident
One of them, who claimed to be the eldest son of the man, claimed that his father was at fault.
"My father deserved to be beaten," the netizen wrote, before adding that he and his siblings will be voting for the Opposition regardless of what happened.
Another netizen expressed disappointment at the attacker for assaulting his father, and criticised the rude comments over his father's actions.
"Although our political ideologies are different, I will never try to stop my father from doing what he thinks is right," the netizen wrote, before begging for the public's forgiveness of his father over the incident.
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