The Sun Daily reports, Consent not needed for everyday use of ‘Penang’: CM,
"However, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said consent was required if the name of the state was used for events as it gave the the impression that the authorities had sanctioned them"Come on Lim Guan Eng, who are you trying to fool?
Firstly, we all know state sponsored and supported events by and in the Pakatan Rakyat rule state governments, will be endorsed by carrying the official state government crest. This has an effect to tell their supporters, the event is organised by or for the PR state government, and not by and for the enemy.
Lim Guan Eng and his state government does want their supporters attending or seeing to be supporting events ostensibly organised by the enemy, Barisan Nasional.
This is what dictator Lim means when he says giving an "impression that the authorities had sanctioned them".
Also, the CAT chief-minister is fond of taking credit for everything good in Penang, even if the credit rightfully belonged to the BN, therefore all events must be "sanctioned" for dear leader Lim to claim credit for the event.
Secondly, what does it matter who or what organises an event if it brings benefit to or raises the profile of the state positively? Nobody in his right mind would organise and name an event using the word "Penang", for or in an offensive manner.
Politically, if all this is too difficult to understand, never mind.
Practically, assuming an international event is organised and for example named, "The Great Penang Char Koay Teow Cookout", this will not be allowed because 1. it is an event and 2. it carries the word "Penang". Then you must get consent of the Penang chief minister. That is what he has said.
The Penang chief-minister is suffering from a brain malady with all his dictatorial maneuvers, and if he carries on he will no doubt be, Lim Ill Soon.