A video showing people venting their anger towards two Penang Island City Council (MBPP) officers went viral on social media recently
The five-minute, 12-second video was first posted on Facebook page Penang Kini yesterday, 20 November. At the time of writing, it has received over 200 comments and 300 shares.
In the beginning of the clip, an elderly woman could be seen being pushed in a wheelchair by a younger woman, believed to her daughter
She then goes on a rant, complaining that MBPP officers had clamped her car which was parked at a spot for the disabled at Jalan Macalister. The incident happened at around 2.30pm yesterday, 20 November.
It is believed that her silver Toyota Vios did not display any OKU sticker as the woman admitted that she is in the process of applying for one.
A summons was left on the windscreen of the vehicle.
Moments later, two MBPP officers on motorcycles arrived and that's when things got heated up
A security guard also appeared on the scene to lambast the officers. He even asked the woman to lodge a police report to "teach them a lesson".
"How long are you going to let her stay under the hot sun? Who's going to be responsible if anything happens to her?", the agitated man chided the officers.
The officers remained calm and did not retaliate as they waited for the woman to pay the fine.
The fine was eventually paid by another woman who was present at the scene
The officers left promptly after unclamping the vehicle.
Majority of netizens have sided with the officers. They said the OKU sticker is only applicable for drivers and not passengers, so it wasn't wrong for them to clamp the woman's vehicle.
What do you think? Were the officers in the wrong for clamping the vehicle? Or should the woman take responsibility because she didn't have an OKU sticker? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.