NO SLIP-UP: Guan Eng given prominence
GEORGE TOWN: IT looks like the embarrassment caused by the publication of 51 pictures of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in the May edition of the state government's official newsletter, Buletin Mutiara, has not deterred its editorial team from continuing to glorify the DAP politician.
The latest issue of the publicly-funded newsletter is filled with 28 pictures of the chief minister unabashedly splashed across almost every page of the 28-page newsletter.
Right on the front page, Lim is seen waving after trekking up to the midway point of Penang Hill to declare that "the hills are alive".
In subsequent pages, Lim is seen braving rising waters to visit a flood-hit area in the Datuk Keramat state constituency and attending various functions.
The Buletin Mutiara editorial board had come under fire previously when state Barisan Nasional information chief Tan Cheng Liang described it as a "misuse of the newsletter".
Tan was quoted as saying that the state should consider changing the name of the newsletter to Lim Guan Eng Pau as the DAP secretary-general seemed to have turned the state publication into a personal tool to glorify himself.
The criticism led to Buletin Mutiara editor-in-chief Yap Lee Ying issuing a public apology and blaming the faux pas on a "technical slip-up".