Speech at AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016(e/c)

Speech by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang at AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016

Introduction

I wish to thank the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) for organizing and inviting me to speak at the AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016 today. Also, the presence of many industry captains is a strong testimony that Penang remains a vital investment and reinvestment locations for many of these American Multinational companies.

On July 1st this year, Mr. Joseph Y. Yun, former Ambassador of United States to Malaysia, and I marked the US 240th Independence Day at a Gala Dinner in Penang. The recently concluded US elections which saw the election of Mr. Donald Trump as the next US President. We regret and are concerned at his anti-free trade policies. Continue reading ‘Speech at AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016(e/c)’

A New Deal for Malaysians (e/c)

Speech by DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng at the DAP National Conference in Shah Alam on 4th December 2016

I would like to first welcome and salute DAP National Delegates who gather here today at an extraordinary time of Malaysia and the world. We celebrate 50 years of DAP this year after an extraordinary journey that took us from the wilderness of opposition to a partner in government, from the prison cells to the corridors of power. And most importantly, we have proven we can govern better than functioning as an opposition party.

We fought many opponents, some who even jailed us yet these very opponents are our new allies. Indeed there are no permanent friends nor enemies, only permanent principles. And the abiding principle that unites us is to save a Malaysia that is in mortal danger, her economy in crisis, her innocent people suffering from authoritarian abuses of power and corruption, and our nation turning into a kleptocracy. Continue reading ‘A New Deal for Malaysians (e/c)’

UCAPAN PENGGULUNGAN(m/c)

UCAPAN PENGGULUNGAN YAB KETUA MENTERI TUAN LIM GUAN ENG PERSIDANGAN DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG
MESYUARAT KEDUA PENGGAL KEEMPAT DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI KETIGA BELAS

PENGENALAN

1. Terlebih dahulu, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat yang telah mengambil bahagian dalam sesi perbahasan Bajet 2017, khususnya yang membabitkan perkara-perkara di bawah bidang kuasa portfolio Jawatankuasa MMK yang saya pengerusikan. Banyak perkara yang telah ditimbulkan semasa perbahasan dan Kerajaan Negeri akan memberi perhatian terhadap semua teguran dan berusaha melaksanakan cadangan yang sesuai yang telah dikemukakan. Ini bertujuan untuk memastikan pelaksanaan Bajet 2017 dapat mencapai matlamat yang dinyatakan dalam Ucapan Bajet pada 15 November 2016 lalu.

Malay Version

Mandarin Version

I have instructed my lawyers to send a notice of demand for defamation against The Star(see attached) for printing lies by Penang BN Chairman Teng Chang Yeow that I had rejected a joint-venture agreement in 2013 between PDC and Ideal Property Group(e/c)

Press Conference Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 24.11.2016.

I have instructed my lawyers to send a notice of demand for defamation against The Star(see attached) for printing lies by Penang BN Chairman Teng Chang Yeow that I had rejected a joint-venture agreement in 2013 between PDC and Ideal Property Group, causing PDC to lose about RM 220 million in profit guarantees. The Star has consistently not only published lies but also created lies especially about one flood victim who died when all other newspapers reported the death as an accident because at the time of death, there was no rain yet.

I had not revealed to anyone that I had instituted legal proceedings against The Star but yet Teng knew and announced it in his press statement yesterday. Only The Star and me would be privy to this information. This only further validates suspicion that the mainstream media and BN have such a close rapport, that they fail to demand the same degree of truth, documentary proof, investigative reporting and public accountability as they demand from the Penang Pakatan state government. Continue reading ‘I have instructed my lawyers to send a notice of demand for defamation against The Star(see attached) for printing lies by Penang BN Chairman Teng Chang Yeow that I had rejected a joint-venture agreement in 2013 between PDC and Ideal Property Group(e/c)’

MCA, MIC, Gerakan And SUPP Should Withdraw From BN Following BN’s Endorsement Of Hudud-Like Laws(e/c)

Press Statement by the DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bagan, Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 23.11.2016

MCA, MIC, Gerakan And SUPP Should Withdraw From BN Following BN’s Endorsement Of Hudud-Like Laws Under The PAS Proposed Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) That Will Remove The Present Punishment Cap To Raise The Punishment To 30 Years’ Jail, RM100,000 Fine And 100 Times Of Whipping.

MCA, MIC, Gerakan and SUPP should withdraw from BN following BN’s endorsement of “hudud-like” laws under the PAS proposed Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) that will remove the present punishment cap to raise the punishment to 30 years’ jail, RM100,000 fine and 100 times of whipping. The current syariah punishment cap of three years’ imprisonment, RM5,000 fine and six strokes of the rotan. Continue reading ‘MCA, MIC, Gerakan And SUPP Should Withdraw From BN Following BN’s Endorsement Of Hudud-Like Laws(e/c)’

Why Is Teng Chang Yeow So Afraid To Get The Full Details Of The Sale Of 80 Acres Of Land In Pulau Jerejak From UDA, A BN Federal Government Agency?(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 23.11.2016.

BN Penang Chairman Teng Chang Yeow continues to run and hide from showing proof to back up his false allegation that I had rejected a joint-venture agreement in 2013 between PDC and Ideal Property Group, causing PDC to lose about RM220 million in profit guarantees. He asked why I kept silent over the rejection of the joint-venture agreement in 2013, but decided to sell PDC’s 49% stake in TIRSB to Ideal Property’s subsidiary 3 years later?

I had stated that Teng had lied and asked him to show proof that I had rejected a deal with Tropical Island Resort Bhd(TIRSB) in 2013, resulting in a loss of profit guarantee of RM 220 million to PDC. Teng is able to run and hide, because the BN-controlled media, including several main Chinese newspapers, failed to uphold journalistic professionalism and ethics to press Teng Chang Yeow to show documentary proof. Continue reading ‘Why Is Teng Chang Yeow So Afraid To Get The Full Details Of The Sale Of 80 Acres Of Land In Pulau Jerejak From UDA, A BN Federal Government Agency?(e/c)’

Bebaskan Maria Chin Abdullah, Bersihkan Malaysia, Bebaskan Malaysia! (e/c)

Ucapan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Dan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Kawasan Air Putih Lim Guan Eng Dalam Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang Pada 22.11.2016.

Saya bangun untuk membentangkan usul di bawah Fasal 34(viii) Peraturan-peraturan Majlis Mesyuarat Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang di bawah:-

“Bahawa Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang membuat ketetapan mengecam dengan kerasnya penyalahgunaan Akta Kesalahan Keselamatan(Kuasa-kuasa Khas) 2012 atau SOSMA yang digunakan sebagai alasan penahanan ke atas Pengerusi Bersih Maria Chin Abdullah sungguhpun Puan Maria Chin bukanlah pengganas atau tidak terlibat dalam sebarang aktiviti keganasan ataupun bukannya ahli politik tetapi hanya seorang pemimpin pertubuhan sivil yang membuat 5 tuntutan iaitu pilihanraya bebas dan adil, kerajaan bersih, perkukuh demokrasi parlimen, memperkasa Sabah dan Sarawak serta mempunyai hak membantah. Dewan yang mulia ini juga mengecam penahanan beliau tanpa bicara selama 28 hari dalam keadaan sel yang gelap dan diasingkan dalam keadaan yang tidak berperikemanusiaan serta mendesak agar beliau dibebaskan tanpa syarat dengan segera.” Continue reading ‘Bebaskan Maria Chin Abdullah, Bersihkan Malaysia, Bebaskan Malaysia! (e/c)’

Why Has Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) Still Not Taken Action Against Penang Regional Development Authority (PERDA) And Its Chairman Which Has Now Been Cited By The 2015 Auditor-General’s Report For Selling Below Market Price With Financial Losses To The Public?(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 22.11.2016.

Why has MACC still not taken action against PERDA and its Chairman, which has now been cited by the 2015 Auditor-General’s(AG) report for selling below market price leading to financial losses. I had earlier exposed the sale by PERDA of its land located along Jalan Dato Keramat near MRSM Transkrian Seberang Perai Selatan for RM1.42 million sale last year.

The market valuation by the Finance Ministry was over RM16.6 million, but yet PERDA sold it at only RM1.42 million, a loss of some RM15.2 million. The AG Report agreed with me that there was no open tender and neither was there any current market valuation. The only difference was that the AG Report estimated the financial loss to the public of RM6.15 million whereas the Penang state government’s estimate of losses to PERDA is RM15.2 million. Continue reading ‘Why Has Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) Still Not Taken Action Against Penang Regional Development Authority (PERDA) And Its Chairman Which Has Now Been Cited By The 2015 Auditor-General’s Report For Selling Below Market Price With Financial Losses To The Public?(e/c)’

Teng Chang Yeow Has The Freedom To Lie Because Of BN’s Control Of The Newspapers And The Newspapers’ Unprofessional And Unethical Attitude In Not Demanding That He Show Proof Of His False Allegation Against the Penang Chief Minister.(e/c)

Press Conference Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 21.11.2016.

BN’s control of newspapers and the newspapers’ unprofessional and unethical attitude, in not demanding that Penang BN Chairman Teng Chang Yeow show proof of his allegation against me, have afforded Teng the luxury of freedom to lie. BN newspapers in the English and Malay media whether The Star, New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia have no public credibility or integrity because they engage in false reports and lies to stir up racial and extremist sentiments against the Penang Pakatan state government.
Continue reading ‘Teng Chang Yeow Has The Freedom To Lie Because Of BN’s Control Of The Newspapers And The Newspapers’ Unprofessional And Unethical Attitude In Not Demanding That He Show Proof Of His False Allegation Against the Penang Chief Minister.(e/c)’

DAP calls for the immediate release of all Bersih and opposition leaders as well as withdrawal of all charges when the Bersih 5 mass rally passed without incident.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 20.11.2016.

DAP condemns the new arrests by BN of more PKR and DAP leaders after the Bersih 5 rally yesterday, when the Bersih 5 ended peacefully without any violence nor bloodshed. Bersih 5 was a strong statement demanding clean elections, clean government and clean leaders free from corruption and RM4.2 billion donations in their personal bank accounts. Continue reading ‘DAP calls for the immediate release of all Bersih and opposition leaders as well as withdrawal of all charges when the Bersih 5 mass rally passed without incident.(e/c)’

DAP condemns the arrests by BN of DAP leaders and Bersih (e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 18.11.2016.

DAP condemns the arrests by BN of DAP leaders, National Organising Secretary and MP for Seremban Anthony Loke and Selangor State Committee member Ronnie Liu earlier this evening as well as Bersih leaders, including Maria Chin Abdullah. Will there be more arrests in this latest police crackdown on the Bersih rally tomorrow under the so-called preventive detention? Continue reading ‘DAP condemns the arrests by BN of DAP leaders and Bersih (e/c)’

Can BN Prove There Are No Double-standards? (e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 18.11.2016.

Can BN Prove There Are No Double-standards:- If Malaysiakini Can Be Charged Under The Communications and Multimedia Act(CMA) For Uploading Two Videos That Are “Offensive In Nature With Intent To Annoy” The Attorney-General, Can BN News Media Networks Like TV3 Be Charged For Doing The Same Against Me As Penang Chief Minister?

The Penang state government is deeply shocked that Malaysiakini’s sister company KiniTV and its two directors Steven Gan and Premesh Chandran will be charged under Section 244(1) of the CMA in the Special Cyber Court. This is the first time that person or a company is charged for annoying a political appointee by recording a video clip that called for the Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohd Apandi Ali’s resignation. Continue reading ‘Can BN Prove There Are No Double-standards? (e/c)’

UCAPAN BAJET TAHUN 2017(m/c)

UCAPAN BAJET TAHUN 2017 oleh AB TUAN LIM GUAN ENG ETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG KETIKA MEMBENTANGKAN
RANG UNDANG-UNDANG PERBEKALAN DAN USUL ANGGARAN PEMBANGUNAN 2017 DI DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI PADA 15 NOVEMBER 2016 (SELASA)

Ke Arah Negeri Keusahawanan dan Kebajikan

YB Dato’ Yang di-Pertua,
Saya mohon mencadangkan supaya rang undang-undang yang bertajuk “Suatu enakmen bagi menggunakan sejumlah wang daripada Kumpulan Wang Disatukan untuk perkhidmatan bagi tahun 2017 dan bagi memperuntukkan wang itu untuk perkhidmatan bagi tahun itu” dibaca kali kedua.

PENDAHULUAN
YB Dato’ Yang di-Pertua,
1. Terlebih dahulu marilah kita bersama-sama merafakkan setinggi-tinggi kesyukuran kerana telah membolehkan saya dan semua kepimpinan Negeri bagi menggalas tanggungjawab dalam menyampaikan ucapan Bajet Negeri Pulau Pinang tahun 2017 di Dewan yang mulia ini.

SENARIO EKONOMI DUNIA ‘ALA- TRUMP’ Continue reading ‘UCAPAN BAJET TAHUN 2017(m/c)’

Salvaging And Reviving A Failed Project By PDC That Recouped Back A RM4.4 Million Loan And The Amount Invested Of RM15.44 Million Eventually Securing PDC A Profit Of RM140.6 Million.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In George Town, Komtar On 13.11.2016.

First let me urge Penang branch of China Press to come clean and admit they made a mistake when publishing a written press statement issued by PDC General Manager Dato Rosli Jaafar, on the sale of PDC’s 49% stake Tropical Island Resort Sdn Bhd (TIRSB) for RM156 million to Q Islands Development Sdn Bhd (Q Islands), a company brought in by UDA Bhd. By refusing to admit the mistake, the Penang branch of China Press is adopting an unethical and unprofessional attitude that they can do no wrong.

Even copy and paste also, Penang branch of China Press can get it wrong. Continue reading ‘Salvaging And Reviving A Failed Project By PDC That Recouped Back A RM4.4 Million Loan And The Amount Invested Of RM15.44 Million Eventually Securing PDC A Profit Of RM140.6 Million.(e/c)’

Opening Speech during the Penang International Science Fair

SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG PENANG INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR 2016 ON 12 NOVEMBER 2016 SPICE, PENANG

I am very happy to be here today to open the Penang International Science Fair.

The Penang International Science Fair (PISF) is a collaboration between the Penang State Government and the industries that form the backbone of the Penang Science Cluster (PSC). It is organized as part of the PSC’s mission of “Inspiring Innovation”, which focuses on developing young minds and exposing them to science and engineering through a unique, stimulating and innovative experience.
Continue reading ‘Opening Speech during the Penang International Science Fair’