Published: Thursday February 14, 2013 MYT 5:40:00 PM
Updated: Thursday February 14, 2013 MYT 7:34:05 PM
Penang BN chief Teng: Psy didn't join in yee sang ceremony due to attempt on his life
By OH CHIN ENG
GEORGE TOWN: South Korean superstar Psy did not take part in the yee sang tossing ceremony during the Barisan Nasional Chinese New Year open house Monday because of information from the police that there was a threat on his life.
State Barisan chairman Teng Chang Yeow (pix) claimed police conducted some quick surveillance before Psy could make an appearance on the stage for the ceremony at the Han Chiang High School field.
"There was a delay in the yee sang tossing session because we were told that there was an attempt on his life," he said to reporters after the Jelutong Gerakan division open house in SJK (C) Beng Teik here Thursday afternoon.
Teng said this when denying speculation that Psy had refused to toss the yee sang with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak allegedly because it was not part of the rapper's programme.
Teng did not specify the nature of the threat or from whom.
He said the threat forced police to signal to Najib to leave the stage.