Malaysia Is The Only So-Called Democratic Country In The World Where The BN Federal Government Is Not Ashamed Of Celebrating A Crony Capitalistic Policy As Well As BN Cronies Are Equally Proud Of Their BN Crony Status Until They Are Not Afraid To Make It Public.

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 15 July 2014.

With all this unethical and immoral credit given by Minister of Urban Wellbeing Housing and Local Government Abdul Rahman Dahlan of good billionaire cronies of BN, who are grateful for what Malaysia has given them, against bad BN cronies who have forgotten and ungrateful, it is useful to note that even pro-capitalist economists oppose crony capitalism. Describing it as corruption, crony capitalism is a distorted perversion of capitalism because it is not based on free market and rule of law but on favouritism and illegal abuse of public trust.

The credit given by Abdul Rahman to a billionaire BN crony shows that BN is openly unashamed in breeding cronies who benefit privately at public expense. And Malaysia is the only so-called democratic country in the world where the BN Federal government is not ashamed of celebrating a crony capitalistic policy as well as BN cronies who are so proud of their BN crony status until they are not afraid to make it public.

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Inviting Public Feedback On Whether Banning Foreigners From Cooking At Hawker Stalls Can Ensure That Our Favourite Hawker Food Remains The Same And Retains The Unique Penang Flavour.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Komtar, George Town On 13 July 2014.

During my recent tourism mission to Hong Kong, I observed that many economies that successfully transformed themselves into a high-income developed economy, share common critical success factors(CSF) with Hong Kong. Amongst the common CSFs are rule of law, open markets, good governance, Integrity in leadership, focus on building and retaining human talent, a livable city that is clean, green safe and healthy; as well as building democratic institutions that respects diversity and human dignity.

Also there is a similar institution like the ICAC in Hong Kong to fight corruption effectively. Penang can learn, emulate and adopt the same CSFs to achieve our vison of becoming an international and intelligent city that is developed with a high-income economy. However, Penang aspires to have our own unique and special identity. We do not want to be a carbon copy of Seoul, Hong Kong or Singapore.

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Bank Negara Should Reinstate DIBS For First Time Buyers Of All Properties Below RM400K. (En/Bm/Cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 11 July 2014.

Bank Negara Should Reinstate Developer Interest-Bearing Scheme(DIBS) For First Time Buyers Of All Properties Below RM 400,000 To Compensate For Any Negative Inflationary Impact And Higher Loan Repayments From The Increase In Interest Rate By 0.25% From 3% To 3.25%.

Bank Negara should reinstate Developer Interest-Bearing Scheme(DIBS) for first time buyers for all properties below RM 400,000 to compensate for any negative inflationary impact and higher loan repayments from the increase in interest rate by 0.25% from 3% to 3.25%. The increase in interest rates would have inflationary impact, raise the cost of living as well as dampen consumption spending as more money would be required to service their loans.

This would not only give less money to spend for existing borrowers of all loans, increase the financing cost for businesses leading to higher prices and also make it more difficult for first-time buyers to get loan approvals. One of the main complaints of developers and first-time buyers is the difficulty of getting loan approvals due to the stringent repayment ability requirements imposed by Bank Negara.

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Tan Sri Muhyiddin & BN Are Exploiting The Imaginary Threat Of Non-Malays And Non-Muslims To Distract Attention (En/Cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 9 July 2014

Tan Sri Muhyiddin And BN Are Exploiting The Imaginary Threat Of Non-Malays And Non-Muslims As A Bogey To Instil Fear Into Malays And Muslims To Distract Attention From The Real Issue Of Rising Prices And Favoured Treatment Of BN Cronies Such As Rice And Independent Power Generation At The Expense Of Public Interest.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and BN are exploiting the imaginary threat of non-Malays and non-Muslims as a bogey to instil fear into Malays and Muslims to distract attention from the real issue of rising prices and the favoured treatment of BN cronies on essential commodities and services such as rice and Independent power generation at the expense of public interest.

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Israel’s Right To Exist As A State Should Not Come With Bloody Hands And Be Based On Genocide Of Palestinians. (En/Bm)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 10 July 2014.

Israel’s Right To Exist As A State Should Not Come With Bloody Hands And Be Based On Genocide Of Palestinians But On Values Of Humanity And Respect For Human Dignity And Life.

The human tragedy in the Gaza Strip is spiraling rapidly down a descent of mindless violence, bloodshed and loss of life. So far more than 40 people, including women and children, have been reportedly killed with the numbers still rising, in the latest Israeli bombardment in retaliation to missiles fired by Hamas into Israel.

This follows a tense week of violent protests sparked by the horrific deaths of three Israeli teenagers and the apparent revenge-killing of a Palestinian 16-year-old teenager, Mohammed Abu Khdair. Earlier this week, the Hamas leadership made a public call of a ceasefire to end hostilities and an end to what it says is Israeli meddling in the Palestinian unity government of Hamas and Palestine Liberation Organisation(PLO).

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How Can Tan Sri Muhyiddin Threats’s Of Another May 13 Incident Be Merely A Reminder? (En/Cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 8 July 2014

How Can Tan Sri Muhyiddin Threats’s Of Another May 13 Incident Be Merely A Reminder When He Assigns Blame Only To Non-Malays And Non-Muslims By Stating That Muslims And Malays Continue To Be Insulted?

The nation was first shocked by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s threats that Malaysia could see another bloody May 13 incident if no efforts were made to preserve inter-ethnic harmony, especially when Malays and Muslims continue to be insulted. The nation was shocked a second time when UMNO leaders, MCA President Liow Tiong Lai and Gerakan President Mah Siew Keong tried to whitewash Muhyiddin’s threats by callously and casually dismissing it as merely a reminder.

How can Tan Sri Muhyiddin threats’s of another May 13 incident be merely a reminder when he assigns blame only to non-Malays and non-Muslims by stating that Muslims and Malays continue to be insulted? Muhyiddin’s threats can only be considered a reminder if he does not single out any group or community. However, by identifying Muslims and Malays as the injured party by being continually insulted, Muhyiddin is clearly making a threat.

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MCA And Gerakan Are Puppets Of UMNO Because They Fear The Deputy Prime Minister More Than Truth And Justice (en/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 7 July 2014

MCA And Gerakan Are Puppets Of UMNO Because They Fear The Deputy Prime Minister More Than Truth And Justice – Liow Tiong Lai And Mah Siew Keong Has Taken The Unprincipled Stand Of Supporting Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Racist And Extremist Threats Of May 13 Incident Against Non-Malays And Non-Muslims.

No amount of cowardly and deceitful whitewashing by MCA President Liow Tiong Lai and Gerakan President Datuk Mah Siew Keong can hide the truth that both Gerakan and MCA supports the Deputy Prime Minister in making racist, bigoted and extremist threats of May 13 incidents against non-Malays and non-Muslims. Both had tried to whitewash Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s threats of another May 13 if the Malays and Muslims continue to be insulted by casually dismissing the threat as just a “reminder” to Malaysians not to take the country’s peace for granted.

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8 Cabinet Ministers Must Give Tan Sri Muhyiddin 2 Choices To Either Withdraw His Words Of Hate And Language Of Threats Against Non-Muslims And Non-Malays Or Else The 2 MCA, 2 MIC, One Gerakan, One PBS, One PRS And One SUPP Minister Will Resign From Cabinet In Protest. (en/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 6 July 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has shocked the nation in threats published by UMNO’s mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia that Malaysia could see another bloody May 13 incident if no efforts were made to preserve inter-ethnic harmony, especially when Malays and Muslims continue to be insulted. By blaming the non-Muslims and non-Malays if there is to be death and violence in any future May 13 riots, Muhyiddin is first dehumanizing them should there be any violence on non-Muslim and non-Malays.

Such inflammatory remarks is not only irresponsible but shows that Muhyiddin is only fit to be a role model for right-wing NGOs like Perkasa and Isma as a bigot and extremist but completely unfit and unqualified to be a Deputy Prime Minister for all Malaysians – Malays, Indians, Chinese, Ibans and Kadazans. Muhyiddin has unfortunately built a reputation as a poster boy for Perkasa and Isma when he renounced Prime Minster Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s now discredited propaganda of 1 Malaysia by stressing that he is a Malay first and a Malaysian second.

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MENAIK TARAF DAN MEMPERBESARKAN LAPANGAN TERBANG ANTARABANGSA PULAU PINANG (LTAPP) DENGAN KOS RM600 JUTA UNTUK DUA (2) LANDASAN KAPAL TERBANG (RUNWAY), KEMUDAHAN KARGO UDARA BERSEPADU DAN HAB ‘MRO’ (MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, OVERHAUL)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 6 Julai 2014

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30 Jun, 2014

YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Perdana Menteri Malaysia
Pejabat Perdana Menteri
Blok Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra SERAHAN TANGAN
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 PUTRAJAYA

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri,

MENAIK TARAF DAN MEMPERBESARKAN LAPANGAN TERBANG ANTARABANGSA PULAU PINANG (LTAPP) DENGAN KOS RM600 JUTA UNTUK DUA (2) LANDASAN KAPAL TERBANG (RUNWAY), KEMUDAHAN KARGO UDARA BERSEPADU DAN HAB ‘MRO’ (MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, OVERHAUL)

Dengan hormatnya saya ingin menarik perhatian YAB Dato’ Sri berhubung perkara tersebut di atas.

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The Negative Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Test Results Of 181 Blood Samples From 20 Pig Farms In Kampung Selamat, Seberang Perai Should Allow The 3 JE Cases In Penang To Be Treated As A Disease And Health Issue (en/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 5.7.2014.

The Negative Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Test Results Of 181 Blood Samples From 20 Pig Farms In Kampung Selamat, Seberang Perai Should Allow The 3 JE Cases In Penang To Be Treated As A Disease And Health Issue Not As A Racial Issue By The BN-Controlled Media Or Be Politicised By BN.

The Penang state government understands the relief felt by public health workers over the results of the Veterinary Services Department yesterday that the 181 blood samples taken from 20 piggeries in the vicinity of Kampung Selamat in Seberang Prai, Penang tested negative for Japanese Encephalitis (JE). The negative JE test results of 181 blood samples from 20 pig farms in Kampung Selamat, Seberang Perai should allow the 3 JE Cases in Penang to be treated as a disease and health issue, not as a racial issue by the BN-controlled media or be politicised by BN.

The Penang state government wishes to strongly condemn the irresponsible BN mainstream mass media for highlighting the JE cases in Penang by racialising it before the test results were announced but not prominently publishing the negative test results for pig farms in Kampung Selamat announced by the Veterinary Department. BN racist politicians from UMNO also politicized it by making irresponsible and baseless statements to fan the issue with racial and religious sentiments. Continue reading ‘The Negative Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Test Results Of 181 Blood Samples From 20 Pig Farms In Kampung Selamat, Seberang Perai Should Allow The 3 JE Cases In Penang To Be Treated As A Disease And Health Issue (en/cn)’

DAP Condemns The Fasting Ban In China During The Holy Month Of Ramadhan And The Escalation Of Violence In The Middle East That Has Claimed The Lives Of Innocent Children.(en/bm)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 4 July 2014

DAP is shocked at the decision by the central Chinese government to ban students and civil servants in the Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. According to official statements on the websites of schools, government agencies and local party organisations, the ban was purportedly aimed at “ protecting students’ wellbeing and preventing use of schools and government offices to promote religion.” Meanwhile, state-run newspapers have also run editorials warning about the health dangers of fasting.

DAP expresses deep regret at such a draconian ruling that goes against the very essence of human rights and freedom of religion. The oppression and persecution of religious minorities cannot be justified, no matter what the circumstances. We call upon the Chinese government to immediately rescind the directive and to allow Muslim students, party members and civil servants to observe the Ramadan fast.

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PENANG SEEKS MINISTRY’S INTERVENTION FOR INTER-STATE RAW WATER PROJECT (en/cn)

PENANG,: The Penang State Government is seeking intervention from the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) to kick-off inter-state talks regarding the proposed Sungai Perak Raw Water Transfer Scheme (SPRWTS).

Penang Chief Minister Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng said that there was a “clear gap” between Perak’s intent and Penang’s need with regard to inter-state water cooperation.

“As a water-stressed state, Penang’s primary challenge is raw water sufficiency. In a letter dated on 16th December 2013, the Office of the State Secretary of Perak has stated that Perak is only interested in selling treated water to Penang, and not raw water,” he said.
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Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang harap KDN boleh percepatkan pemindahan keluar Depo Tahanan Imigresen dari Juru. (Bm/Cn)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 2 Julai 2014

Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang harap KDN atau Kementerian Dalam Negeri boleh percepatkan pemindahan keluar Depo Tahanan Imigresen daripada Juru agar memenuhi permintaan rakyat tempatan yang diganggu selama ini oleh perjalanan pusat tahan pendatang asing tanpa izin. Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi semasa menjawab surat permohonan saya telah memberikan jaminan pemindahannya seperti berikut :
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Destroying Academic Freedom Will Stifle Academic Excellence Where Malaysian Universities Continue To Deteriorate(e/m/c)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 2 July 2014.

Destroying Academic Freedom Will Also Stifle Academic Excellence Where Malaysian Universities Continue To Deteriorate, Exemplified By The Fact That No Single Local University Managed To Enter The Top 100 Time Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2014.

In a further blow to academic freedom in Malaysia, Professor Datuk Dr Mohamad Redzuan Othman was forcibly removed as the head of University Malaya’s Centre for Democracy and Elections (UMCEDEL), while his tenure as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the university was not removed. Redzuan’s removal is a repeat of the removal of academics punished for speaking the truth.

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P. Pinang penuhi permintaan Kerajaan Pusat kurangkan penggunaan air, tetapi projek SPRWS masih tersangkut(bm/cn)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Di Komtar, George Town Pada 1 Julai 2014

Pulau Pinang telahpun memenuhi permintaan kerajaan pusat untuk mengurangkan penggunaan air yang berlebihan atau tinggi dengan menaikkan kadar tarif air yang telahpun dihantarkan kepada Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negeri (SPAW) untuk kelulusan. Pihak Kerajaan Pusat telah menyatakan adalah perlu penggunaan air yang tinggi harus dioptimumkan (dikurangkan) berbanding dengan projek RM2 billion SPRWS.

Kerajaan negeri telah memenuhi permintaan pihak Kerajaan Pusat dengan mengoptimumkan penggunaan air dengan menaikkan kadar tarif air tetapi projek SPRWS masih tersangkut seperti jawapan parlimen kepada saya di bawah.
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