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SIGNAGE CONTROVERSY : CONFUSION BETWEEN BILL-BOARDS & SIGN-BOARDS?

Well, the knives are out for Pakatan Rakyat ….. with most targeting at under siege Ronnie Liu, the Selangor Housing and Local Government Committee chairman.

And over what?

Bill-boards and Sign-boards.

The Selangor State Government has banned any bill-boards depicting the 1Malaysia slogan ….. as it is deemed political ‘mongering’ which is apparently not allowed under state law.

The UMNO led Barisan Nasional Federal Government has immediately responded by accusing Pakatan Rakyat of double standards …. pointing to the Rocket Cafe sign-board in SS2 of Petaling Jaya.


One can argue, till the cows come home, as to whether bill-boards and sign-boards come under the same set of law.

In any case, it is quite obvious that stakes have been raised, especially with the impending General Elections to take place.

Understandably, the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor Government has taken steps to protect its position ….. by legal means.

I am quite sure that an UMNO led Barisan Nasional state government would do likewise if the opposition were to put up bill-boards espousing “BANGSA MALAYSIA” in place of say …… Ketuanan Melayu.

Bottom line ….. this is just political posturing with both sides trying to score as many points as possible before the GE! Click HERE for an example of the shit stirring.

These politicians (and bloggers!) should get a life ……..!!

UPDATE (27 DEC 2010)

Looks like some good sense has prevailed over the matter with the State Government ‘freezing ‘ the ban order (click HERE) ….. maybe realizing that it could be a ‘double edged sword’ for Pakatan Rakyat.

Should have thought about it earlier!

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