Published: Sunday February 3, 2013 MYT 7:38:00 PM
Updated: Sunday February 3, 2013 MYT 8:00:51 PM
Yen Yen slams Penang govt over removal of PM's CNY banners
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has come under fire for removing banners which depicted Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak extending Chinese New Year greetings to the people.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said it was also unbecoming of the state government as feedback received had indicated that some people had stepped on the banners bearing the prime minister's image, after they were pulled down.
She said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng should apologise for the disrespectful behavior shown to the prime minister.
She said stepping on the prime minister's face is tantamount to stepping on Malaysia's face.
Dr Ng was asked to comment on the Seberang Prai Municipal Council's action to remove Chinese New Year banner wishes from the prime minister as those who had put them up had reportedly not applied for a permit.