Already angered by the financial shenanigans such as the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal and the hardship caused by the imposition of GST today, the public can see through the dirty tactics of BN to divert public attention from BN’s poor governance and failed economic policies. (e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 1.4.2015.

MCA Stripped Naked As A Hypocrite And Liar In Promising To Oppose Hudud Bill Right Up To The Highest Levels, By Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz’s Revelation That Cabinet Did Not Discuss The Hudud Bill At Its Cabinet Meeting Last Week.

MCA stripped naked as a hypocrite and liar in promising to oppose the hudud bill right up to the highest levels, by Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz’s revelation that Cabinet did not discuss the hudud bill at its Cabinet meeting last week. Clearly MCA is playing the classic tactics of saying one thing publicly to the non-Muslim community outside but doing the complete opposite inside Cabinet.

This reminds us of MCA President Liow Tiong Lai’s historic betrayal of his vow to fight for justice, by demanding that Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob apologise to the Chinese community for Ismail’s lies that the Chinese oppresses the Malays and that Chinese traders are to be blamed for not reducing prices? When Ismail Sabri did not apologise for his statement, Liow Tiong Lai meekly surrendered. Continue reading ‘Already angered by the financial shenanigans such as the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal and the hardship caused by the imposition of GST today, the public can see through the dirty tactics of BN to divert public attention from BN’s poor governance and failed economic policies. (e/m/c)’

Inspector-General of Police(IGP) TanSri Khalid Abu Bakar Is Madly Lying For Tweeting That Police Have Adopted A “NoTolerance” Policy On Sedition, When No Action Is Taken Against UMNOLeaders Who Make Seditious, False And False Provocative Remarks AgainstNon-Muslims and Non-Malays.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For BaganLim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 31.3.2015.

Inspector-Generalof Police(IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar is madly lying for tweeting that policehave adopted a “no tolerance” policy on sedition, when no action istaken against UMNO leaders who make seditious, false and provocative remarksagainst non-Muslims and non-Malays. This morning, police detained The Edgepublisher Ho Kay Tat and The Malaysian Insider(TMI) chief executive JahabarSadiq when they presented themselves at the Dang Wangi district policeheadquarters for questioning.

Beforethat, TMI managing editor Lionel Morais, senior editors Amin Shah Iskandar andZulkifli Sulong were arrested and held overnight over a report on theConference of Rulers published by the news portal which is said to beerroneous. The five are investigated under Section 4 of the Sedition Act forpublishing seditious material and Section 233 of the Communication andMultimedia Act 1998. If found guilty, they can be fined up to RM5,000 andjailed up to three years or both. Under Section 233 of the Communications andMultimedia Act, they can be fined up to RM50,000, jailed up to a year or both. Continue reading ‘Inspector-General of Police(IGP) TanSri Khalid Abu Bakar Is Madly Lying For Tweeting That Police Have Adopted A “NoTolerance” Policy On Sedition, When No Action Is Taken Against UMNOLeaders Who Make Seditious, False And False Provocative Remarks AgainstNon-Muslims and Non-Malays.(e/c)’

Surat kepada Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail (m/c)

PENJELASAN BERKENAAN PERSETUJUAN TERHADAP PERTUDUHAN ALTERNATIF DAN PENGAKUAN SALAH YANG DIMASUKI OLEH 16 TERTUDUH DI DALAM KES JENAYAH NO. 85-08-06/2014 DAN 85-11-11/2014 DI MAKAMAH MAJISTRET GEORGE TOWN, PULAU PINANG PENDAKWA RAYA LAWAN DATUK MOHD RIDZWAN BIN BAKAR DAN 15 LAGI PADA 11 MAC 2015

Dengan segala hormatnya kami merujuk kepada perkara di atas dan ingin menyatakan perasaan kesal Kerajaan Negeri terhadap persetujuan pihak YBhg. Tan Sri membenarkan pertuduhan alternatif yang lebih ringan ke atas 16 orang tertuduh yang bertindak liar dan biadap semasa mencerobohi dan mencemarkan Dewan Mesyuarat, Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang.

2. Difahamkan kesemua 16 orang tertuduh telah, pada asalnya dituduh di bawah Seksyen 448 Kanun Keseksaan untuk kesalahan mencerobohi rumah (house trespass) berkaitan dengan insiden pencerobohan Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang pada 21 Mei 2014. Continue reading ‘Surat kepada Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail (m/c)’

Malaysia has the most politicised Inspector-General of Police(IGP) since Tan Sri Rahim Nor’s infamous act of beating up Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that gave Anwar the infamous black eye.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 29.3.2015.

Malaysia has the most politicised Inspector-General of Police(IGP) since Tan Sri Rahim Nor’s infamous act of beating up Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that gave Anwar the infamous black eye. DAP condemns in the strongest terms the arrest of a Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad at 3.20 am in his home, not for committing any offence that harm or stole from the rakyat, but for exercising a fundamental human right of gathering peacefully to protest against injustice and the Goods & Services Tax imposed on 1 April 2015.

PAS Shah Alam MP and central executive committee member Khalid Samad was rudely awaken from his sleep and arrested in the dead of the night under Penal Code section 143 for illegal assembly related to the Kita Lawan rally at the Sogo shopping mall. Is it necessary to put on a show of brute naked force by conducting such arrests in the dead of the night, when Khalid would never run away but would be willing to go to any police station in the daytime as requested? Continue reading ‘Malaysia has the most politicised Inspector-General of Police(IGP) since Tan Sri Rahim Nor’s infamous act of beating up Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that gave Anwar the infamous black eye.(e/c)’

Letter from Y.A.B. Lim Guan Eng to PM Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Re: Penang International Airport (m/c)

KEPERLUAN MENAIK TARAF DAN MEMPERBESARKAN DENGAN SEGERA LAPANGAN TERBANG ANTARABANGSA
PULAU PINANG (LTAPP) YANG KINI SESAK DAN AKAN MELEBIHI HAD KAPASITI 6.5 JUTA PENUMPANG TAHUN INI
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Speech By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During “Boao Forum For Asia” in Hainan, China On 27 March 2015

Objective: The Dialogue will bring together governors and mayors from the ten ASEAN countries and China to discuss ways of promoting pragmatic cooperation through exchanges at the local level The Dialogue theme is “Local Cooperation: Driving Force to Build a Community of Common Destiny”

First, let me commend the organiser of “Boao Forum for Asia” for gathering the distinguished governors, mayors and leaders from ASEAN and China, bent on creating synergies through mutual partnership and local cooperation. Continue reading ‘Speech By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During “Boao Forum For Asia” in Hainan, China On 27 March 2015′

The DAP has lost trust and confidence in Hadi as a Pakatan Rakyat leader and will end ties and cease to work with him.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 24 March 2015.

The DAP CEC on 23rd March 2015 unanimously resolved:

1.DAP reaffirms our commitment to Pakatan Rakyat as the governing coalition that embodies the aspirations of all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion and creed, who aspires to build a new Malaysia based on the fundamental values of freedom, justice, democracy, integrity and human dignity. The DAP also reiterates that the Pakatan Rakyat coalition parties must adhere to the spirit of the Common Policy Framework operating through the spirit of consensus centred on trust and mutual respect in the Majlis Pimpinan PR (PR Leadership Council). Continue reading ‘The DAP has lost trust and confidence in Hadi as a Pakatan Rakyat leader and will end ties and cease to work with him.(e/m/c)’

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar Is A Proven BN Gladiator Who Can Easily Win In General Elections Based On His Sterling Record Of Punishing Opponents Of BN But Unashamedly Practices Double-Standards By Letting Off Racists And Extremists.

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 24.3.2015.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar is undoubtedly a proven BN gladiator who can easily win in general elections based on his sterling record of punishing opponents of BN but unashamedly practices double-standards in letting off racists and extremists. No one is too unimportant to escape his steel dragnet whether young or old, ordinary rakyat or PR MPs, male or female as long as they are anti-BN or send out anti-BN tweets. Even apolitical young women from TV presenters BFM’s Aishay Tajuddin to lawyers like Michelle Yesudasas(defending the detained lawyer Eric Paulsen) tweeting about rape are not let off the hook.

BN claims that there is freedom of speech in Malaysia, but the IGP is there to ensure that there is no freedom after speech for those who oppose BN. Malaysia would not be so intolerant, if the IGP had also acted fairly without fear or favour against hate speech by those who support BN. Unfortunately, no one was arrested for their tweets threatening bloodshed against non-Malays despite constant reminders being sent to the IGP. Nor was action taken against those pro-UMNO politicians who threaten to burn the Malay version of the Bibles or even an UMNO politician who spread seditious lies about the Kuala Kedah Chinese community burning the holy Koran. Continue reading ‘Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar Is A Proven BN Gladiator Who Can Easily Win In General Elections Based On His Sterling Record Of Punishing Opponents Of BN But Unashamedly Practices Double-Standards By Letting Off Racists And Extremists.’

Obituary Message On The Passing Of Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew(e/c)

Obituary Message On The Passing Of Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng On 24 March 2015 In Komtar, George Town.

Lee Kuan Yew – The great moderniser

On behalf of the people of Penang and the Democratic Action Party, we offer our deepest condolence to Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong, family members of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, and the people of Singapore on the passing of the founder of their nation, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, at the age of 91.
Continue reading ‘Obituary Message On The Passing Of Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew(e/c)’

Is Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang aware that he is now seen as a Trojan horse for UMNO by helping to threaten the break-up of PR by destroying PR’s carefully built-up consensus since 2008, based on keeping one’s word, mutual trust and respect that had gained the majority support of 52% of voters in the last general elections?(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 23.3.2015.

PR’s Survival Should Not Be Held Hostage By One Man Who Can Publicly Declare His Absolute Right To Betray Both DAP And PKR, Blithely Break His Promises As He And When Likes As Well As Unilaterally Violate The PR Consensus And Common Policy Framework By Working With UMNO.

PR’s survival should not be held hostage by one man who can publicly declare his absolute right to betray both DAP and PKR, blithely break his promises as and when he likes and unilaterally violates the PR consensus and common policy framework by working with UMNO. PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang unilateral decision to table a private members’ bill to allow the implementation of hudud laws in the current Parliament sitting which ends on April 9, is a final act of treachery by him in breaching the PR consensus agreed to by him personally during the PR Leadership Council meeting on 8 February 2015.
Continue reading ‘Is Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang aware that he is now seen as a Trojan horse for UMNO by helping to threaten the break-up of PR by destroying PR’s carefully built-up consensus since 2008, based on keeping one’s word, mutual trust and respect that had gained the majority support of 52% of voters in the last general elections?(e/m/c)’

Failing To Make Public Declaration Of Assets Is Akin To Failure To Establish Integrity In Leadership By Blocking Public Accountability, Transparency And Scrutiny.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 22.3.2015.

UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s claims that BN leaders had already declared their assets by making such asset declaration to the Prime Minister and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is a sham perversion of the concept of public declaration of assets, and is contrary to internationally accepted anti-corruption practices. Failing to make public declaration of assets is akin to failure to establish integrity in leadership by blocking public accountability, transparency and scrutiny. Continue reading ‘Failing To Make Public Declaration Of Assets Is Akin To Failure To Establish Integrity In Leadership By Blocking Public Accountability, Transparency And Scrutiny.(e/m/c)’

The Issue Facing The PR Leadership Council Is No Longer Just PAS Stubborn Insistence To Trust And Co-Operate With UMNO To Implement Hudud Laws But Also Their President’s Utter Contempt For PR By Repeatedly Breaking His Own Promises To PR Issued Personally.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 21.3.2015.

The Issue Facing The PR Leadership Council Is No Longer Just PAS Stubborn Insistence To Trust And Co-Operate With UMNO To Implement Hudud Laws But Also Their President’s Utter Contempt For PR By Repeatedly Breaking His Own Promises To PR Issued Personally.

PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang unilateral decision to table a private members’ bill to allow hudud implementation in the current Parliament sitting which ends on April 9, once again is a further act of treachery by PAS in breaching the PR consensus agreed to by him personally during the PR Leadership Council meeting on 8 February 2015. This was the final PR meeting chaired by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim before Anwar was imprisoned on 10 February, held at the PAS headquarters and attended by Hadi himself. Continue reading ‘The Issue Facing The PR Leadership Council Is No Longer Just PAS Stubborn Insistence To Trust And Co-Operate With UMNO To Implement Hudud Laws But Also Their President’s Utter Contempt For PR By Repeatedly Breaking His Own Promises To PR Issued Personally.(e/m/c)’

By Falling Into UMNO’s Trap To Betray PR’s Consensus And Common Policy In Passing Hudud Laws In The Kelantan State Assembly, PAS Kelantan Have Not Only Destroyed Its Electoral Prospects In Kelantan But Has Brought Closer UMNO’s Dreams Of Destroying PR.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 20.3.2015.

DAP leaders feel angry and betrayed by PAS Kelantan leaders and several of its pro-UMNO national leaders for its dishonesty, deceit and treachery by turning its back on PR and instead willing to trust UMNO to implement the Shariah Criminal Code II Enactment or hudud laws. Instead of the promised 4 amendments to the original 1993 hudud laws as promised to PR leaders during the final PR Leadership Council meeting chaired by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on 8 February 2015, PAS tabled the entire hudud bill with the full 71 clauses.

DAP firmly opposes the implementation of hudud laws not because it is Islamic, but because hudud is unconstitutional and contrary to our Federal Constitution. The Federal Constitution clearly spells out that even though Islam is the religion of Malaysia, Malaysia is not an Islamic state. The highest court, the Supreme Court in 1988 in the case of Che Omar bin Che Soh v Public Prosecutor, had reaffirmed that Malaysia is not an Islamic state.
Continue reading ‘By Falling Into UMNO’s Trap To Betray PR’s Consensus And Common Policy In Passing Hudud Laws In The Kelantan State Assembly, PAS Kelantan Have Not Only Destroyed Its Electoral Prospects In Kelantan But Has Brought Closer UMNO’s Dreams Of Destroying PR.(e/m/c)’

DAP mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya salahguna kuasa oleh pihak polis dalam soal penahanan Nurul Izzah Anwar; serta menggesa supaya beliau dilepaskan.

Kenyataan media oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 16 Mac 2015.

DAP mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya salahguna kuasa oleh pihak polis dalam soal penahanan Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai, Nurul Izzah Anwar; serta menggesa supaya beliau dilepaskan dengan serta merta.

Ketika Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob mahu disoal siasat oleh pihak polis, tidak pula menteri Umno itu ditahan reman semalaman oleh pihak polis. Malah pihak polis pula menyatakan bahawa Ismail seorang yang ‘sibuk’ dan tidak mempunyai masa untuk disiasat.
Continue reading ‘DAP mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya salahguna kuasa oleh pihak polis dalam soal penahanan Nurul Izzah Anwar; serta menggesa supaya beliau dilepaskan.’

1MDB Is Merely The Tipping Point For The Traditionally Poor Financial Management And Inefficient Allocation Of The Country’s Resources By The BN Federal Government, That Led To Malaysia Being The Worst Performing Stock Market And Currency In Asia-Pacific For 2014 Despite a 6% Economic Growth Rate. (e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 16.3.2015.

BN politicians are surprised at the reaction of investors to the Malaysian stock market and foreign exchange market to economic conditions in Malaysia that caused Kuala Lumpur Composite Index(KLCI) to have the unfortunate record of the worst performing stock market, and our currency the ringgit the largest depreciation in Asia Pacific in 2014. These BN politicians do not understand why our stock market dropped by 5.7% in 2014, the highest drop amongst all Asia Pacific bourses, despite a good economic growth rate of 6% last year.

Even countries like Thailand with lower economic growth rates of barely 1% in 2014, the Thailand stock exchange index rose by 15.3%, whilst Philippines was a star performer with a rise of 22.8% in the stock index in 2014 despite a growth rate less than Malaysia. Continue reading ‘1MDB Is Merely The Tipping Point For The Traditionally Poor Financial Management And Inefficient Allocation Of The Country’s Resources By The BN Federal Government, That Led To Malaysia Being The Worst Performing Stock Market And Currency In Asia-Pacific For 2014 Despite a 6% Economic Growth Rate. (e/c)’