Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Monkeys at work

Monkeys disturbed the latest sitting of the Penang State Assembly in George Town yesterday. Yes, that's right, you heard me correctly. Monkeys. A bunch of them. They swung along Light Street to shake and rattle at the gates of the State Assembly building.

Security was caught by surprise but luckily, swift action prevented these monkeys from leaving their mess in the compound. All that was left for them to do was to loiter along the roads outside.

As far as I could ascertain, a group of about 100 monkeys showed up outside to scream over some perceived land acquisition and relocation issues. There was also a second group of simians protesting against the 27% increase in water charges and the Penang Municipal Council’s move to collect parking fees from 9am to midnight.

And of course, completing the circus was a side show from a clown who tried to return a bag of money purportedly collected from some senior citizens who were afraid that the funds had come from gaming activities.

Such is life in Penang. Interesting, not?

1 comment:

longkin said...

I agree with your observations but let us spare the monkeys the insults. Monkeys do create some nuisance at times but that is their nature; they do not create nuisance on purpose. The group of animals that appeared outside the Penang State Assembly building creating nuisance are of a very different breed - a lower breed even to the monkeys. I can see that they are highly hypocritical, habitual liars without any conscience and shamelessly displaying and bragging about their own stupidity, especially the one that "tried" to return the bag of money.