The Penang state government and 1.6 million people of Penang mourn the passing of the Penang’s 2nd Chief Minister Tun Dato Seri Utama Dr Lim Chong Eu. I have directed that all government departments to fly the Penang state flag at half mast until after his funeral as a sign of deep mourning and sorrow.
All Penang state flags at state government institutions will be flown at half-mast to mourn the passing of Penang’s longest serving Chief Minister and father of Penang’s economic transformation of industrialization and modernisation, Tun Dato Seri Utama Dr Lim Chong Eu.
I have asked the State Secretary Dato Zainal Rahim bin Seman to request all Federal government departments and schools to fly the Penang flag at half-mast until after his burial is carried out as a mark of respect for this giant of a politician who ushered in a new age for Penang. The state government has announced that it will accord Tun Dato Seri Utama Dr Lim Chong Eu a state funeral subject to the wishes of his family. However the state government is willing to give way should the Federal government wishes to conduct a national funeral to honour his immeasurable contributions.