The Penang government and Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) have engaged 10 lawyers to defend the suit brought by Pahang accountant Nik Rizman Sapian over multilingual road signs.
“The team of lawyers was formed to defend the right of the state government on why it was wrong to put up the multilingual signboards in heritage sites in Georgetown,” he told reporters after a gathering made up of state executive councillors and civil servants at The Dome in Komtar here today.
“The team of lawyers will handle the case for the state government and MPPP for free and the case will be mentioned tomorrow at Georgetown High Court,” he said.
On Nov 4 last year, Nik Rizman filed an injunction at the High Court here to stop the state government and MPPP from putting up multilingual road signs. He claimed the move to put up multilingual road signs would jeopardise the position of Bahasa Malaysia as the country’s national language.