(The Star) – A restaurant has been asked by DAP to take down advertisements posted on its Facebook page that seemingly poke fun at the recent controversy surrounding Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and the purchase of a bungalow in the state.
In a message to Iskandar Azaman, who owns Skohns Canteen in Damansara Perdana, DAP Media and Communications Officer Medaline Chang said that while she understood the advertisements were made in jest, she still had to ask Iskandar to remove them.
Chang said that she had been directed to inform Iskandar that the allegations regarding Lim were unfounded and were being used as a distraction to “scandals plaguing the government”.
“We feel that it would contribute to the negative publicity surrounding the Penang Chief Minister.
“We would very much appreciate it if you could remove it,” said Chang on Friday.
The two contentious advertisements were posted on the Skohns Canteen Facebook page earlier.
The first depicts an elderly Chinese man in a suit with the caption “Skohns Canteen. Good food. Below market price” while the second shows a suited middle-aged Chinese man with the caption “No swimming pool. No high prices”.
The former had a disclaimer that the man pictured was not a Malaysian Chinese politician.
Both advertisements did not explicitly mention Lim though the reference to swimming pools may allude to Lim saying the bungalow he purchased was not a mansion and had no swimming pool.
Source: The Star at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/03/25/restaurant-asked-to-take-down-ads/
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