Lim Guan Eng whose undemocratic instruction to bar screening of the movie has backfired.
The numerous criticisms on the social media have gotten him to change goal posts and singing a different tune.
And as usual, he resorts to his blame game tactics again to wriggle out of the situation.
He blamed both the Penang and Seberang Prai municipal councils for issuing the directive to cinemas not to screen the film.
He said that the state had not banned the movie but admitted that the two councils had inadvertently issued letters to the cinema operators containing the word “directed” instead of “advised” following the state executive council’s stand against the screening of the film.
Any directive must have come from the state government and the two councils come under the purview of the Chief Minister’s office.
Guan Eng should stop lying.
Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) had issued a statement that the directive came from the state government and that they would not be screening the movie. It had said that its cineplexes in Queensbay Mall in Penang and at Sunway Carnival in Butterworth would not screen the film.
The two cineplexes had earlier advertised that the movie would be screened six times on Thursday.
Even GSC had clearly said it was a state government directive.
Perhaps Guan Eng’s advisers should have told him how to wriggle out of the situation gracefully without lying or putting blame on others.
He could have easily said that the state had reviewed the matter and after much consideration, it has decided to allow the screening of the movie.
So simple, truthful and honest.
Learn to be that way Guan Eng.