Section 22 (1) and Section 341 (1) of the Government Gazette notification on Jan 30, 1997, the Registrar of Companies (ROC) had decided not to accept companies registering with the name of “Penang”.
Chief Minister Lim said that he WAS misquoted and his statement taken out of context. According to the follow-up story in The Star today he said....
“We want to create awareness so that the word ‘Penang’ is not simply used. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t say The Star Penang, Penang Sun, Penang laksa or Penang food, but it is only to names that will give public the impression that it is of a state government’s body.
“For instance, you cannot simply use terms like Penang Tourism Board, Penang Heritage or Penang Hill unless you get consent from the state government,” Lim said.
He said the state did not want people to misuse “Penang” to collect donations with the claim that it was for the state government.
“Some people are trying to take this opportunity to ridicule the whole issue, saying that we can’t even use Penang Laksa and others,” he said.
The name of 'my' birthplace belongs to the government???!!!
Please la, Mr. Lim let's leave the foot-in-mouth disease infestations to those flers from BN, okay? Or are you too enjoying the taste of what it's like to be IN POWER?