Federal Government Unreasonable And Bullying The Penang State Government Because Of The Bersih Rallies By Banning Their Own 1980s BN Government’s Theme Of “Bersih, Cekap, Amanah” When There Were No Problems With The Penang State Government Choosing Our Own Themes Every Year Since 2010.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 23.8.2015.

Both new Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzhir Khalid and his deputy Senator Datuk Chong Sin Woon must be rapped for reversing former Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s education policies immediately upon assuming their new posts. First, Mahdzhir Khalid reiterated that the directive banning Penang schools from participating in the 58th Merdeka Day celebrations organised by the state government remains.

Madhzhir has continued the reversal of Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s education policies when he said that the Malaysian Examination Board (MEB) delayed the implementation of a mandatory pass in English in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) as the teachers and students were unprepared. The Education Ministry had postponed the mandatory pass in English in SPM, which was scheduled to be in force from next year, which was adopted by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in 2013. By de-emphasizing the importance of English, will only further erode the competitiveness of Malaysia’s economy in a global trading environment where English is the international lingua franca of commerce. Continue reading ‘Federal Government Unreasonable And Bullying The Penang State Government Because Of The Bersih Rallies By Banning Their Own 1980s BN Government’s Theme Of “Bersih, Cekap, Amanah” When There Were No Problems With The Penang State Government Choosing Our Own Themes Every Year Since 2010.(e/m/c)’

Kerajaan Negeri dengan berat hati menarik balik tema “Bersih, Cekap, Amanah” untuk Sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan 2015 Peringkat Negeri Pulau Pinang.

KENYATAAN MEDIA KERAJAAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG

Penghormatan Diraja oleh Angkatan Tentera Malaysia Kepada TYT Yang Di Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang Adalah Satu Kewajipan Tradisi Sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang mengambil maklum perkembangan terkini melibatkan isu penyertaan beberapa agensi Kerajaan Pusat di Sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan 2015 peringkat negeri Pulau Pinang. Pengumuman penarikan diri Angkatan Tentera Malaysia dari menyertai perarakan ini adalah sesuatu yang amat mendukacitakan. Peranan Angkatan Tentera Malaysia untuk melakukan perarakan kehormat di Raja di hadapan Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang adalah satu tradisi yang penting untuk sambutan ini.

Di saat negara berada di dalam krisis ekonomi dan politik, isu tema “Bersih, Cekap, Amanah” tidak sepatutnya menjadi punca pertikaian dan dipolitikkan oleh Menteri Barisan Nasional, YB Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Khalid dan YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, dan menjadi penghalang kepada suatu sambutan yang menggalakkan perpaduan dan menaikkan semangat patriotisme rakyat. Sikap Menteri ini adalah satu sikap yang tidak matang dan menyalahgunakan kuasa mereka untuk menafikan hak kami untuk sama – sama meraikan Kemerdekaan negara ini. Continue reading ‘Kerajaan Negeri dengan berat hati menarik balik tema “Bersih, Cekap, Amanah” untuk Sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan 2015 Peringkat Negeri Pulau Pinang.’

DAP Akan Buat Laporan Polis Mendesak Tindakan Ke atas Timbalan Menteri Pengangkutan Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi Yang Sudah Hilang Akal Membuat Fitnah Jahat Dan Janggal Bahawa DAP Dibiayai Yahudi.

Kenyataan Akhbar Setiausaha-Agung DAP Dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng Di Kuala Lumpur Pada 23 Ogos 2015.

UMNO hilang akal dan bersikap “desperado” bila pemimpinnya seperti Ketua Bahagian UMNO Sri Gading Datuk Ab. Aziz Kaprawi dengan membuat fitnah jahat dan janggal bahawa DAP dibiayai Yahudi semata-mata nak menutup skendal kewangan RM 42 bilion 1MDB dan skendal derma politik RM2.6 bilion dimasukkan dalam akaun persendirian Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib menjelang pilihan raya umum ke-13 pada 2013. Maka Tan Sri Muhyiddin dipecat kerana tidak tahu tentang derma politik RM2.6 bilion dan dipecat kerana menyuarakannya.
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The Malaysian Political Situation and What the Future Holds :- The 1MDB RM 42 Billion Financial Scandal And RM2.6 Billion Political Donation Scandal Is A Litmus Test Of Malaysia Becoming Either A Rogue State Or Emerging As A Functional Democratic And Developed Nation.(e/c)

Speech By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng At The Asia Society Hong Kong Centre In Hong Kong On 21.8.2015.

I speak to you amidst a time of crisis in Malaysia both political and economic. Of late, we have been regularly grabbing headlines in the top broadsheets all over the world – the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Telegraph and news sites in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, they are all for the wrong reasons.

As much as I would like to help you make sense of recent developments in Malaysia, I myself struggle to come to terms with the fact that we may have sunk to the lowest depths in our nation’s history since the bloody 1969 May 13 riots as evidenced by declining economic growth, rising inflation and the depreciation of our RM plunging to its lowest levels in history. How to rebut those who can shamelessly justify national leaders holding public office having RM2.6 billion in your personal account even if it is meant for UMNO? Continue reading ‘The Malaysian Political Situation and What the Future Holds :- The 1MDB RM 42 Billion Financial Scandal And RM2.6 Billion Political Donation Scandal Is A Litmus Test Of Malaysia Becoming Either A Rogue State Or Emerging As A Functional Democratic And Developed Nation.(e/c)’

SRS Consortium appointed Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for The RM 27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (TMP) To Mitigate Traffic Congestion By 2030 And Ensure Penang’s Prosperity Beyond 2050(e/c)

Press Statement by The Right Honourable Mr. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang on Friday, 14 August 2015 in Komtar, George Town, Penang.

The Penang State Government announces the appointment of SRS Consortium as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for the RM27 billion Transport Master Plan (TMP) to mitigate traffic congestion by 2030 and ensure Penang’s prosperity beyond 2050.
After comprehensive study of all the proposals received, the State Exco on 12/8/15 has appointed SRS Consortium as the PDP for the implementation of the TMP, based on their extensive expertise on mass rail transit and related public transport infrastructure, as well as large-scale township development.

The SRS Consortium comprises well-known names in the engineering and construction and property development industry, namely publicly-listed Gamuda Berhad (60%), and Penang-based Loh Phoy Yen Holdings Sdn Bhd (20%) and Ideal Property Development Sdn Bhd (20%). Continue reading ‘SRS Consortium appointed Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for The RM 27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (TMP) To Mitigate Traffic Congestion By 2030 And Ensure Penang’s Prosperity Beyond 2050(e/c)’

Penang’s Hopes Of Achieving High-Income Status Of RM40,841 Or USD$12,467 GDP Per Capita By 2015 Crushed By The 20% Drop In Ringgit To US Dollars From RM 3.27 To RM 3.95.

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In George Town, Penang On 11.8.2015.

The World Economic Forum Human Capital Report defined a high-income economy as one whose Gross Domestic Product or GDP per capita reaches USD$12,467 or RM 40,841 based on the exchange rate of RM3.27 for USD$1. Unfortunately the present precipitous drop in the ringgit today to RM3.95 to USD$1 means that our wealth has diminished by at least 20%.

Penang’s hopes of achieving high-income status of RM40,841 or USD$ 12,467 GDP Per Capita by 2015 crushed by the 20% drop in Ringgit to US Dollars from RM 3.27 to RM 3.95. Instead of RM40,841 as the benchmark to achieve high-income status, the 20% drop in the ringgit means that the benchmark has been increased to RM49,245. Continue reading ‘Penang’s Hopes Of Achieving High-Income Status Of RM40,841 Or USD$12,467 GDP Per Capita By 2015 Crushed By The 20% Drop In Ringgit To US Dollars From RM 3.27 To RM 3.95.’

Suspending The Edge Weekly And The Edge Financial Daily For Exposing The RM42 Billion 1MDB Financial Scandal Signals That ‎Malaysia Is Moving Back To the Dark Ages Of Oppression, Corruption And Entitlement Instead Of Looking Towards A Brighter Tomorrow Of Freedom, Transparency And Accountability.

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 25.7.2015.

The Home Ministry’s 3-months suspension of The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for exposing the RM42 Billion 1MDB financial scandal signals that ‎Malaysia is moving back to the dark ages of oppression, corruption and entitlement instead of looking towards a brighter tomorrow of freedom, transparency and accountability. Not just human rights and media activists have condemned such draconian measures, even former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, prominent businessman like Air Asia boss, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, and CIMB Chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, the brother of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, have condemned such suspension.
Continue reading ‘Suspending The Edge Weekly And The Edge Financial Daily For Exposing The RM42 Billion 1MDB Financial Scandal Signals That ‎Malaysia Is Moving Back To the Dark Ages Of Oppression, Corruption And Entitlement Instead Of Looking Towards A Brighter Tomorrow Of Freedom, Transparency And Accountability.’

By Acting Against “The Edge”, Is Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Trying To Lift The Depression Of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Over Negative Perception (e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 3.7.2015.

By Acting Against “The Edge”, Is Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Trying To Lift The Depression Of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Over Negative Perception After The Expose of The RM42 Billion 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s(1MDB) Financial Scandal?

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak made an unusual admission that he is depressed because he is an easy target and BN lost votes due to what he described as inaccurate media reports about the RM42 billion 1MDB financial scandal. By acting against “The Edge”, is Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi trying to lift the depression of Datuk Seri Najib over negative perception after the expose of the RM42 billion 1MDB financial scandal?
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EXCO memutuskan untuk memanggil diri sebagai kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang dan bukan lagi kerajaan negeri PR Pulau Pinang.(e/c)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 2.7.2015.

Mesyuarat Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri(EXCO) Pulau Pinang pada 1 Julai 2015, yang juga dihadiri oleh YB Dr Afif Bahardin, secara sebulat suara mengulangi 3 ketetapan berikut:-
· menentang dan tidak bersetuju dengan usul Muktamar PAS memutuskan hubungan dengan DAP;
· menerima bahawa PR sudah tidak wujud lagi berikutan usul Muktamar PAS tersebut; serta
· meneruskan dan mengekalkan urus tadbir kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang seperti biasa berdasarkan Dasar Bersama PR yang digubal pada 2009 dan Manifesto Pulau Pinang Pilihanraya Besar 2013 yang memperolehi mandat terbesar dalam sejarah pilihanraya Pulau Pinang sebanyak 68% .

Oleh itu, EXCO juga memutuskan untuk memanggil diri sebagai kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang dan bukan lagi kerajaan negeri PR Pulau Pinang. Continue reading ‘EXCO memutuskan untuk memanggil diri sebagai kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang dan bukan lagi kerajaan negeri PR Pulau Pinang.(e/c)’

Satu mesyuarat telah diadakan pada petang 17 Jun 2015 di Komtar dengan semua 30 ADUN penyokong kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang berikutan keputusan EXCO Negeri Pulau Pinang(bm)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 18.6.2015.

Satu mesyuarat telah diadakan pada petang 17 Jun 2015 di Komtar dengan semua 30 ADUN penyokong kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang berikutan keputusan Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang(EXCO) pada pagi 17 Jun 2015.

Kesemua 30 ADUN dimaklumkan tentang ketetapan Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri(EXCO) Pulau Pinang pada pagi 17 Jun 2015, yang dibuat secara sebulat suara seperti berikut:- Continue reading ‘Satu mesyuarat telah diadakan pada petang 17 Jun 2015 di Komtar dengan semua 30 ADUN penyokong kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang berikutan keputusan EXCO Negeri Pulau Pinang(bm)’

Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang(EXCO) pada 17 Jun 2015 secara sebulat suara menentang dan tidak bersetuju dengan usul Muktamar PAS memutuskan hubungan dengan DAP(m)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 17.6.2015.

Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang(EXCO) pada 17 Jun 2015 secara sebulat suara menentang dan tidak bersetuju dengan usul Muktamar PAS memutuskan hubungan dengan DAP. EXCO memutuskan bahawa tindakan mengejut kepimpinan baru PAS dan Muktamar PAS menerima usul tanpa bahas agar memutuskan hubungan dengan DAP, bukan sahaja telah putuskan hubungan dengan kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang tetapi juga mengakibatkan Pakatan Rakyat(PR) tidak wujud lagi.
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Pakatan Rakyat ceases to exist(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 16th June 2015:

The DAP CEC on 15th June 2015 unanimously resolved:-

Pakatan Rakyat ceases to exist

Pakatan Rakyat was formed on 1st April 2008 as a joint response by Democratic Action Party (DAP), Parti KeADILan Rakyat (PKR) and Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) to the deep yearning for political change by Malaysian voters following the political tsunami of the 12th General Election on 8th March 2008.

With the massive support from Malaysians, the Opposition won more than one-thirds of parliamentary seats and five state governments.
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DAP MENGALU-ALUKAN KEMASUKAN ‘PEWIRA UBAH’ SASTERAWAN NEGARA DATUK A. SAMAD SAID SEBAGAI AHLI DAP

KENYATAAN MEDIA SETIAUSAHA AGUNG DAP, LIM GUAN ENG, MERANGKAP AHLI PARLIMEN BAGAN DI KUALA LUMPUR PADA 14 JUN 2015
DAP MENGALU-ALUKAN KEMASUKAN ‘PEWIRA UBAH’ SASTERAWAN NEGARA DATUK A. SAMAD SAID SEBAGAI AHLI DAP

DAP sangat berbesar hati dengan kesudian Sasterawan Negara Datuk A. Samad Said meneruskan perjuangan membina masyarakat dan negara yang demokratik di Malaysia melalui DAP. Tindakan Datuk A. Samad Said yang sangat berani ini amat dihargai pada saat Malaysia dan DAP sedang diasak dengan sentimen agama dan perkauman.

Kemasukan seorang Sasterawan Negara ke dalam DAP ini pastinya merupakan sebahagian daripada manifestasi kesungguhan majoriti masyarakat Malaysia – tanpa mengira kaum dan agama – untuk mengecap perubahan. Sebagai seorang Sasterawan Negara dan tokoh nasional, Datuk A. Samad Said pasti maklum akan tohmahan dan ranjau yang bakal beliau tempuh apabila menyertai DAP – khasnya serangan fitnah daripada UMNO-Barisan Nasional yang semakin tidak relevan. Continue reading ‘DAP MENGALU-ALUKAN KEMASUKAN ‘PEWIRA UBAH’ SASTERAWAN NEGARA DATUK A. SAMAD SAID SEBAGAI AHLI DAP’

How Then Can The 4 PAS Councillors Serve The Penang State Government Effectively When Their Party Has Severed Ties With Me And DAP Penang State Chairman And Local Government EXCO Chow Kon Yeow?(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 11.6.2015.

PAS should not hide like Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is hiding from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the 1MDB scandal, but bravely bear full responsibility for killing off PR, when the PAS Muktamar accepted without debate a motion by their Dewan Ulama to sever ties with DAP. Logically PAS should then direct their government representatives to resign their posts since they are no longer part of PR.

PAS new leadership’s refusal to direct their government representatives to resign and the embarrassing spectacle of PAS 4 Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang and Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai councillors clinging to their posts, has devalued the dignity and honour of PAS in the eyes of the public. As the Chief Minister of Penang in my capacity as DAP Secretary-General, PAS severing ties with DAP is effectively severing ties with me as Penang Chief Minister.
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Jawab Lisan Soalan mengenai prestasi Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang (m/c)

Kenyataan media oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng di Komtar pada 10 Jun 2015:

Pemberitahuan Pertanyaan Dewan Rakyat
Jawab Lisan Soalan 26

Tuan Lim Guan Eng (Bagan) minta Menteri Pengangkutan menyatakan prestasi Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang selepas penjualan ekuiti kepada Syarikat Seaport Terminal (Johore) Sdn Bhd. Nyatakan pembaikan, penurunan dan rumusan audit yang dijalankan dan tindakan pembetulan. Mengapakah tambang feri perlu dinaikkan bila prestasi perkhidmatan tidak meningkat dan feri baru tidak dibeli.
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