GEORGE TOWN: Two banners criticising Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, which had been put up in Jalan Gottlieb and Waterfall Road, have been taken down.
The banners bear the words "Lim Guan Eng Tak Patut Pecat Adun Bukit Tengah Ong Chin Wen & Adun Kebun Bungah Cheah Kah Peng" together with a photo of Lim flanked by Ong and Cheah on his sides.
The banners, however, do not have a permit from the Penang Island City Council (MBPP).
Council Licensing and Public Health Standing Committee alternate chairman Ong Ah Teong said the council has a team of seven personnel under the licensing and enforcement department, to take down illegal banners, streamers, buntings and advertisement leaflets without permits.
"The team took down about 70 banners, streamers, buntings and even advertisement leaflets that do not have permit," Ong said when contacted.
Ong said the banners criticising the Chief Minister were removed on Monday.
"We do not know who put up the banners, hence, we cannot take any action against the person," Ong said.
It was reported by an English daily that the banners were found in Jalan Gottlieb and Waterfall Road on Monday.
A check by The Star on Tuesday found no banners at the said location.
When contacted Lim's political secretary Wong Hon Wai declined to comment.
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