Today, Penang Chief Minister and Mini Emperorissimo of Middle Malaysia Lim Guan Eng claims that the call for ‘Tanda Putera’ to not be screened or banned in the state as an ‘advice’ instead of ‘directive’.
This is an extract on what Riong Kali news portal reported:
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state did not ban any cinema operator from screening the controversial film.
“Just like any travel advisory issued by the government for the safety of citizens travelling in strife-torn or dangerous countries, this advisory is issued to cinema operators to highlight to the public the dangerous lies in this film that can only threaten and tear the fabric of national and racial unity in the country,” Lim said in a statement issued in George Town today.
He added that both local councils – the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) – will not punish cinema operators in Penang for screening the film.
The MPPP letter is self explanatory. It is obviously a threat as per para 2 and an instruction as per para 3 to all cinema operators in Pulau Pinang.