Penang State Government 2016 Chinese New Year Message (e/c)

Penang State Government 2016 Chinese New Year Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on 6.2.2016In Komtar, George Town.

Transformation Of Penang Into An International And Intelligent City That Is Clean, Green, Safe And Healthy Depends On Democratisation And Traditional Values.

In making Penang as the preferred destination in Malaysia when celebrating festivals, including Chinese New Year, we must not forget the importance of transforming Penang into an international and intelligent city. A successful transformation depends both on democratisation and traditional values. Traditional values emphasizes respect, hard work and integrity.

Democratisation as a key to economic growth, is not limited to political, economic and social institutions. Nowadays democratisation of resources is seen as one of the sources of economic progress. Democratisation of information, finance and technology in the internet age has contributed much, by making resources more available, accessible and affordable to the largest number of people in human history. Continue reading ‘Penang State Government 2016 Chinese New Year Message (e/c)’

TPPA Ada Baik Buruknya, Tetapi Selagi BN Tidak Dapat Tunaikan Janji Bahawa GST Akan Bawa Kebaikan Dengan Menurunkan Kadar Harga Barangan, Macam Mana 30 Juta Rakyat Malaysia Boleh Diyakinkan Bahawa TPPA Menguntungkan Mereka?(m/e/c)

Ucapan Setiausaha-Agung DAP Dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng dalam perbahasan khas sidang parlimen untuk Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement(TPPA) Pada 26 Januari 2016.

1. Terlebih dahulu, saya mahu mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan terima kasih dan tahniah kepada Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industria, YB Jeli untuk mengaturkan persidangan khas Parlimen untuk perbahasan tentang penyertaan Malaysia dalam Perjanjian Perkongsian Trans Pacific ataupun ‘Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement” (TPPA). Walaupun perjanjian ini tidak perlu mendapatkan kelulusan melalui parlimen Malaysia, YB Menteri telah membuat keputusan untuk mengadakan sidang khas pada hari ini dan esok, seperti yang dijanjikan pada tahun lepas, supaya rakyat boleh diberikan peluang untuk mendengar pandangan dan juga kritikan terhadap TPPA daripada perspektif-perspektif yang berlainan sama ada di sebelah pihak pembangkang ataupun di sebelah pihak Barisan Nasional.
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Penang Forum’s comments were either not reported or misreported by the mainstream media(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 26.1.2016

BN-controlled mainstream media continues to paint a false, negative and distorted picture of the Penang state government’s efforts to protect our hills with sustainable development. It is sad that the comments made by NGOs which are deemed favourable to the state government are not even reported or deliberately slanted against the state government.

Such demonisation of the Penang state government and the Chief Minister by the mainstream media has intensified despite explanations and public dialogues held between the Penang Chief Minister and NGOs. Lately the Chief Minister received an explanation from an NGO, the Penang Forum, rebutting a report from The Star following a fruitful dialogue with the Chief Minister on what they had actually said to the press. Unfortunately Penang Forum’s comments were either not reported or misreported by the mainstream media. Email by Penang Forum as follows:- Continue reading ‘Penang Forum’s comments were either not reported or misreported by the mainstream media(e/c)’

How Can Abdul Hadi Awang Be A National Political Leader If He Does Not Understand Simple Economics By Refusing To Blame UMNO But Instead Misrepresenting That DAP Supports The US Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement(TPPA) Because The Chinese Control Trade?(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan In Kuala Lumpur On 25.1.2016.

DAP remains baffled by the preposterous statement made by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang that DAP is supportive of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) to support trade in the country, that is purportedly controlled by the Chinese community.

Malaysians would expect such misrepresentation of DAP’s position or a racially-tinged statement from UMNO. For a PAS leader to indulge in such baseless untruths shows that PAS is now not only co-operating with UMNO but also adopting UMNO’s dirty politics of slander against the DAP. Continue reading ‘How Can Abdul Hadi Awang Be A National Political Leader If He Does Not Understand Simple Economics By Refusing To Blame UMNO But Instead Misrepresenting That DAP Supports The US Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement(TPPA) Because The Chinese Control Trade?(e/c)’

DAP 2016 Thaipusam Message

DAP 2016 Thaipusam Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 23.1.2016.

Malaysians Must Unite Against The Extremist And Racist Forces That Demonise Non-Muslim And Non-Malays With Hate, Fear And Lies.

Peace-loving and moderate Malaysias must unite against the extremist and racist forces that demonise non-Muslims and non-Malays with hate, fear and lies. Failure to do so will wreck nearly 60 years of nation-building, and leave a shattered nation that would be a fertile ground for more virulent and violent ideologies.
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Sacrifice 1MDB And Not Our Children’s Future To Save Our Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam(JPA) Scholarships.(e/c)

Press Statement by the Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng in Komtar, George Town on 22.1.2016

As a major exporter of crude palm oil that also relies on oil-related revenues to finance growing expenditures by the Federal Government, Malaysia faces a fiscal crisis with recent drop in oil prices. For this reason, Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is forced to recalibrate the 2016 Budget on 28 January 2016 to make up for the revenue shortfall.

Based on Penang Institute’s statement back in October 2015, it was already expected that the then decrease in oil price would reduce the national coffers from RM64 Billion in 2014 to RM29.4 Billion in 2016. This would translate to crude oil based revenue forming 29 percent of total government revenue in 2014 and a low 13 percent of total government revenue for 2016. Continue reading ‘Sacrifice 1MDB And Not Our Children’s Future To Save Our Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam(JPA) Scholarships.(e/c)’

If we do not want traffic congestion to be a regular feature for our children, there is a need for a paradigm shift towards a concept of “moving people instead of moving vehicles” that entails huge investment in public transportation and infrastructure.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 2.1.2016

The traffic congestion during the holiday session and huge traffic jam yesterday caused by a minor accident where a car overturned on the First Penang Bridge, will be a regular feature as Penang emerges as a regional and national tourist, services and manufacturing hub. If we do not want traffic congestion to be a regular feature for our children, there is a need for a paradigm shift towards a concept of “moving people instead of moving vehicles” that entails huge investment in public transportation and infrastructure.

The Federal government realises how serious traffic congestion is in Penang, and has dangled a LRT system only on the island, with the Prime Minister himself promising 3 times to build one. However, just like his previous empty promises to abolish the Sedition Act, the Prime Minister has not kept his word to Penang. Continue reading ‘If we do not want traffic congestion to be a regular feature for our children, there is a need for a paradigm shift towards a concept of “moving people instead of moving vehicles” that entails huge investment in public transportation and infrastructure.(e/c)’

Pakatan Harapan Economic Policies Of Abolishing GST, Corruption And Crony Capitalism Would Improve Malaysians’ Livelihood Unlike BN’s Failed Economic Management That Compels Each Of Us To Take 2 Jobs To Survive.(e/c)

2016 New Year Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 1.1.2016

Pakatan Harapan(PH) economic policies of abolishing GST, corruption and crony capitalism would improve Malaysians’ livelihood unlike BN’s failed economic management that compels each of us to take 2 jobs to survive. Financial scandals and failed economic policies have resulted in high national government debt, high personal household debt(87% of GDP that is the second highest in Asia), high budget deficit, high depreciation of the ringgit and high cost of living.

This has necessitated the suggestion by Deputy Minister of International Trade And Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan that Malaysians need to take two jobs to survive. Continue reading ‘Pakatan Harapan Economic Policies Of Abolishing GST, Corruption And Crony Capitalism Would Improve Malaysians’ Livelihood Unlike BN’s Failed Economic Management That Compels Each Of Us To Take 2 Jobs To Survive.(e/c)’

2016 A Transformational Year For Penang (e/c)

2016 New Year Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 31.12.2015

2016 A Transformational Year For Penang

Penang is emerging as a national and regional hub for tourism, services and high-tech manufacturing. The continued investment by global companies into services and manufacturing shows the success of the state government’s emphasis on quality that focuses on high-value, high-tech and capital intensive rather than quantity that relies on labour-intensive that only results in foreign workers. Our focus continues to be on breeding innovation and entrepreneurship as catalysts for economic growth.

The influx of tourists during this holiday season is best epitomised by crowds at Penang Hill which broke the previous record of 1.36 million tourists last year and is expected to reach 1.5 million this year. Tourism in Penang may be a transformational year for 2016 with the completion of renewal projects worth hundreds of millions of ringgit on Komtar and Penang Hill. Many hotels have recorded an occupancy this year as good as last year despite the poor economic conditions and the tragic triple airline disasters involving MAS and Air Asia planes last year. Continue reading ‘2016 A Transformational Year For Penang (e/c)’

Surat Kepada Liow Tiong Lai(m/c)

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14 Disember 2015

YB Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai
Menteri Pengangkutan
Kementerian Pengangkutan Malaysia
No. 26, Jalan Tun Hussein, Presint 4,
62100 W.P. Putrajaya
Tel: 03-8000 8000 Fax: 03-8888 0158

Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri,

BANTAHAN KE ATAS PENGURANGAN BILANGAN FERI YANG BEROPERASI DI NEGERI PULAU PINANG
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Pembangunan koridor / wilayah Selatan Seberang Perai iaitu dari Juru, ke arah Selatan ke Byram / Changkat(m/e/c)

UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANCARAN UNDIAN DALAM TALIAN BAGI KORIDOR PEMBANGUNAN,
SEBERANG PERAI, 15 DISEMBER 2015 (1.00 PETANG), BILIK GERAKAN, TINGKAT 28, KOMTAR

Selamat pagi.

Kerajaan Negeri melalui PDC, telah memulakan pembangunan koridor / wilayah Selatan Seberang Perai iaitu dari Juru, ke arah Selatan ke Byram / Changkat yang merangkumi kawasan di Bukit Minyak, Nibong Tebal dan Batu Kawan, termasuk Taman Perindustrian Batu Kawan, Penang Science Park dan Taman Perindustrian Bukit Tengah. Pemangkin koridor pembangunan ini ialah Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang Sultan Abdul Halim Shah dengan kos binaan RM4.5 bilion yang menyambungkan Selatan Pulau dengan kawasan Selatan Seberang Perai. Continue reading ‘Pembangunan koridor / wilayah Selatan Seberang Perai iaitu dari Juru, ke arah Selatan ke Byram / Changkat(m/e/c)’

PEMBERIAN BANTUAN KHAS KEWANGAN ATAU BONUS

Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Harapan Pulau Pinang yang memerintah sejak 2008 adalah Kerajaan Negeri yang Cekap, Akauntabel dan Telus (CAT) dalam melaksanakan tata kelola yang baik dan bersih. Ianya terbukti dengan pengiktirafan yang diberikan oleh Transparency International kepada Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, di samping pujian setiap tahun oleh Laporan Ketua Audit Negara.

Urus tadbir Kerajaan Negeri yang bersih membolehkan lebihan belanjawan setiap tahun yang kini terkumpul sebanyak RM503 juta dalam tempoh 7 tahun pemerintahan (2008-2014) berbanding dengan lebihan RM373 juta sepanjang 50 tahun (1957-2007) di bawah Kerajaan Negeri terdahulu. Jelas sekali, sepanjang 7 tahun Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Harapan memerintah Pulau Pinang, jauh lebih berkesan daripada 50 tahun sebelum ini. Continue reading ‘PEMBERIAN BANTUAN KHAS KEWANGAN ATAU BONUS’

Kerajaan Persekutuan BN masih terus meminggirkan Pulau Pinang berikutan kegagalan memberikan sebarang projek utama dalam Belanjawan Negara(m/c)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng Pada 1.12.2015 Di Komtar, George Town.

Kerajaan Persekutuan BN masih terus meminggirkan Pulau Pinang berikutan kegagalan memberikan sebarang projek utama dalam Belanjawan Negara kebelakangan beberapa tahun ini. Bukan sahaja janji Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yang dibuat sebanyak 3 kali untuk membina sistem LRT untuk mengurangkan kesesakan lalulintas, tidak langsung ditunaikan, malah permohonan kerajaan negeri untuk program tebatan banjir sebanyak RM805 juta ditolak.

Permohonan projek baru rancangan tebatan banjir sebanyak RM805 juta dibuat baru-baru ini, berikutan janji Perdana Menteri akan bantu menyelesaikan masaalah banjir kilat tetapi malangnya ia masih tinggal janji kosong. Yang lebih teruk lagi ialah kemungkinan besar Rancangan Tebatan Banjir(RTB) Sungai Pinang sebanyak RM150 juta dibatalkan sungguhpun sudah diluluskan di bawah Rancangan Malaysia Ke-9. Continue reading ‘Kerajaan Persekutuan BN masih terus meminggirkan Pulau Pinang berikutan kegagalan memberikan sebarang projek utama dalam Belanjawan Negara(m/c)’

The Penang Story Of Good Governance Delivering A Clean, Green, Safe And Healthy State Provides A Platform For A Malaysia That Is Free From Corruption, Free From Discrimination Based On Racist Chauvinism And Extremism, Free From Abuses Of Power And Injustices As Well As Free From Economic Stagnation.(EN/CN)

Opening Speech By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng At The 2015 Penang State Ordinary Convention In Equatorial Hotel On 29.11.2015.

The Penang Story Of Good Governance Delivering A Clean, Green, Safe And Healthy State Provides A Platform For A Malaysia That Is Free From Corruption, Free From Discrimination Based On Racist Chauvinism And Extremism, Free From Abuses Of Power And Injustices As Well As Free From Economic Stagnation.

Let me warmly welcome all members and delegates to the 2015 State Ordinary Convention and congratulate all, for your love and support for the party and state leadership, that has enabled DAP to grow as a Malaysian party and provide that stability for us to govern Penang well. I wish to also thank all for your contributions to the state government that has enabled us to prove to the people that a clean government can perform better than a dirty and corrupt government.

We gather today at an important meeting of our Penang party delegates with the eyes of the nation focused on how we face the ferocious attacks and lies by our political opponents and the BN-controlled media seeking to destroy not only our party but also our government. Never is there such intense media scrutiny with record number of outstation media present today. Continue reading ‘The Penang Story Of Good Governance Delivering A Clean, Green, Safe And Healthy State Provides A Platform For A Malaysia That Is Free From Corruption, Free From Discrimination Based On Racist Chauvinism And Extremism, Free From Abuses Of Power And Injustices As Well As Free From Economic Stagnation.(EN/CN)’

Penang: Efforts To Build And Retain Talent – The New Oil Of The 21st Century

Speech by Lim Guan Eng at Monash University Malaysia (MUM)
28 November 2015

Penang: Efforts To Build And Retain Talent – The New Oil Of The 21st Century

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2015. Your hard work has paid off.

Congratulations to the parents. Your happiness today is the culmination of the very hard work you have put in to prepare your children for a Monash education.

Congratulations to Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah for bringing Monash to Malaysia, and hence making this happy day possible for all of us.

Inside the classroom, Monash gave me the training in economics to become a qualified professional accountant. Outside of the classroom, Monash gave me the opportunity to serve as President of the Monash University Malaysian Students Union (MUMSU) and experience as a student leader. Continue reading ‘Penang: Efforts To Build And Retain Talent – The New Oil Of The 21st Century’