IPOH: Owners of business premises and private buildings will not be issued with fines or compound notices for not flying the state flag or lighting their buildings in conjunction with the birthday of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, next Friday, the state government said.
Perak state secretary Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim said all efforts to encourage business premises and private building owners to do so should be done prudently.
“All efforts to instill the spirit of loyalty to the Sultan of Perak among the people must be done wisely and diplomatically so that authentic loyalty is ingrained in the people,” he said in a statement here today.
Ahmad Suaidi said government buildings, educational institutions and schools should fly the state flag while business premises and private buildings including houses of worship are encouraged to do so voluntarily.
He said the state government also encouraged building owners to light up until midnight on Nov 5 and Nov 6.
On Oct 26, the Ipoh City Council issued a statement requiring all buildings including private, government agencies and business premises to fly the state flag in conjunction with the Sultan of Perak’s birthday celebration, next Friday.
The statement said MBI would issue compounds to owners of business premises who failed to comply with the order, as the last resort.