'Rosmah is boss' banner triggers ruckus at Semenyih polling centre

A banner featuring Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was strung up near the polling centre in Semenyih, March 2, 2019. ― Picture via social media
A banner featuring Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was strung up near the polling centre in Semenyih, March 2, 2019. ― Picture via social media

SEMENYIH, March 2 ― A commotion broke out between Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) supporters near the Sesapan Batu Rembau polling centre this morning over a banner featuring Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Tempers flared at about 11.30am when the banner of the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak with the caption, “Siapa boss? Aku lah boss. Ingat Najib ke? (Who is the boss? I am the boss. Thought it’s Najib?)” was strung up near the polling centre.

BN supporters had alleged that the banner was put up by PH and confronted its supporters.

Around 1pm, Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam arrived at the scene and proceeded to tear the provocative banner down in front of PH supporters.

“They think they can do anything as they wish and not respect the police and Election Commission because they are the government. They just maintained silence as I cut the banner,” he said in a Facebook posting.

Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Harun has since rebuked the incident as any form of banners or visuals or even sounds teasing or chastising opponents is considered a provocation.