PETALING JAYA: Pandemonium broke out after chairs were thrown and shoes flung on stage as former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was speaking at the Nothing to Hide 2.0 forum today. Two flares were ignited in the hall.
The organisers were forced to escort Dr Mahathir and other VIPs out of the Selangor Youth and Culture Complex in Shah Alam, bringing an abrupt end to the forum.
Mahathir was answering a question on the Memali tragedy at the forum, a slipper was suddenly hurled at him. The former prime minister was not hit by the slipper or injured in the incident.
The situation quickly escalated as Bersatu supporters countered and soon chairs were flying in the hall.
At least two flares were also released at the venue. A fight ensued between Bersatu members and the unidentified provocateurs which quickly spilt outside the venue and into the parking lot.
Bersatu security personnel detained two of the troublemakers at the event.
The forum was organised by Bersatu Youth (Armada) as a platform for Mahathir and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to debate issues surrounding 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).