PENANG, 24 Nov 2008: The Penang government has asked the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) to lodge police report over the vandalism of road signs in Lebuh Acheh here, yesterday.
In a statement here today, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said this was necessary to prevent further sabotage of multi-lingual road signs put up by the state government as part of the efforts promote tourism in the Unesco world heritage site of Georgetown.
Two Bahasa Malaysia/Arabic signboards in Lebuh Acheh were vandalised yesterday morning whilst two in Bahasa Malaysia/Mandarin and one Bahasa Malaysia/Tamil were not disturbed.
MPPB has rectified the affected signboards which were vandalised with red paint.
Lim reiterated that the Penang government would continue with its efforts to put up multi-lingual signboards but full prominence would be given to Bahasa Malaysia.
“Let no one doubt that both the Penang state government and DAP respects and upholds Bahasa Malaysia as the national language and has even amended DAP’s party constitution in 2006 to reflect this status,” he added. — Bernama