Group slams Guan Eng over movie no-show

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  • Saturday, 31 Aug 2013

BUTTERWORTH: The Kumpulan Anak Merdeka Permatang Pauh has chided Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for asking cinema operators in the state not to screen the movie Tanda Putera.

The group had purchased 100 tickets for the movie screening.

Their representative Mohd Azlan Mohd Azmin, 40, said: “This is a historical movie. He has to be consistent and open about it.”

Mohd Azlan was speaking to reporters at the GSC cineplex in Sunway Carnival Mall in Bandar Seberang Jaya near here yesterday.

He was accompanied by about 50 members who brought along the 100 movie tickets, all put together and framed up.

Mohd Azlan said he bought the tickets on Wednesday morning for yesterday afternoon’s viewing and was informed about five hours after the purchase that the movie would not be screened.

However, the group decided to show up at the cineplex at about 3.15pm yesterday, and when they arrived, a GSC representative told him that the state government had given them the greenlight to screen the movie.

The group handed in their tickets to GSC to be exchanged for another viewing date.

At the mall, the group also distributed 500 mini Jalur Gemilang to the public, which they do annually in conjunction with the Merdeka celebrations.

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