I thank the Penang Bar Committee as Organisers of today’s inaugural Karpal Singh Forum for inviting me to attend and launch this prestigious event. Karpal’s passing has left a void in all of us, especially during deeply troubling and challenging times such as these.
From an already archaic and draconian law, the Sedition Act with its latest amendments has morphed and mutated into a juggernaut that tramples on human rights, assaults the senses and curtails the freedom of citizens of this country in every way possible. Motivated by fear – fear of speech, thought and liberalism – the powers that be, have stopped at nothing short of attempting to programme everyone into being meek and mindless robots.
Continue reading ‘Speech on The Karpal Singh Forum 2015 18 April 2015 Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang’
As we mark the first year anniversary of the sudden departure of DAP National Chairman Karpal Singh, we mourn the party’s and the people’s loss. Whilst we can never replace the pain and sorrow felt by his family, Malaysia is clearly poorer without Karpal.
Karpal pushed the party’s profile as a Malaysian party and advanced our cause for justice, freedom and democracy. He did not just simply create history by becoming the first non-Chinese DAP National Chair but used his legal prowess to demonstrate the true meaning of Malaysian Malaysia, by defending the rights of everyone regardless of race, religion, background and even nationality. Indeed for Karpal, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Continue reading ‘Karpal Singh’s 1st Anniversary In Memoriam – Missing Karpal.（e/m/c）’
Parliamentary Speech By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng During The Second Reading Of The Sedition(Amendment) Act 2015 In Dewan Rakyat On 9 April 2015.
DAP strongly objects and condemns the proposed amendments to the 1948 Sedition Act, because the harsh strengthening of the repugnant laws is a historic act of national betrayal by the Prime Minister and the BN Government that launches 10 oppressive attacks against 30 million Malaysians. Instead of fulfilling his promise first made on the eve of Malaysia Day 2011 and repeated it twice(on July 2012 and after the 13th General Election on 2 July 2013 during an BBC interview), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has chosen to dishonour it by breaking his word to repeal the Sedition Act.
The Prime Minister did not even apologise publicly or seem contrite for breaking his promise to repeal the Sedition Act made 3 times. We hold the Prime Minister and BN parties personally responsible for this historic act of national betrayal to their principles, to their own promises, to the upholding of parliamentary democracy and most important of all to the people of Malaysia. Worse, the BN Federal government is now trying to accumulate and amass greater and wider oppressive and arbitrary powers with these repugnant amendments. Continue reading ‘This Harsh Strengthening Of The Repugnant Sedition Act Is A Historic Act Of National Betrayal By The Prime Minister and The BN Government That Launches 10 Oppressive Attacks Against 30 Million Malaysians. (e/m/c)’
Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 6.4.2015.
Without the immediate implementation of the RM 353 million dredging works to deepen the North Channel to 15 meters to allow bigger vessels to dock Penang Port and the low price paid by Seaport Terminal (Johore) Sdn Bhd, the privatisation of the Penang Port can be easily misinterpreted as another ‘piratisation’ of public assets for private benefit. I am surprised at the low price paid for the privatisation of Penang Port to the company linked to tycoon Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, as revealed by the written reply to my parliamentary question below.
Continue reading ‘Without The Immediate Implementation Of The RM 353 Million Dredging Works To Deepen The North Channel To 15 Meters And The Low Price Paid By Seaport Terminal (Johore) Sdn Bhd, The Privatisation Of The Penang Port Can Be Misinterpreted As Another ‘Piratisation’ Of Public Assets For Private Benefit. (e/c)’
Condolence message to Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim by DAP Secretary-General and the Chief Minister of Penang on 5th April 2015
Anwar’s Unyielding Determination and Stoic Resilience in His Moment of Pain, Sorrow And Anguish Honours His Father In A Manner That No Wealth And Position Can Give.
I am deeply saddened by the news of the demise of Dato’ Ibrahim bin Abdul Rahman, a proud son of Penang and the father of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Continue reading ‘Condolence message to Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (e/c)’
Condolence message to the family of Jamaluddin Jarjis by Penang Chief Minister, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng on 5th April 2015 in Kuala Lumpur
Ferocious War Room Political Strategist But With A Heart
The untimely and tragic death of Tan Sri Dr. Jamaluddin Jarjis in a helicopter crash last night in Semenyih has definitely shocked the nation. JJ as he is popularly known will be sorely missed. Continue reading ‘Condolence message to the family of Jamaluddin Jarjis (e/c)’
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2 April, 2015
YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Menteri Kewangan Malaysia
Kompleks Kementerian Kewangan
No. 5, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 2
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
[No. Faksimili: 03 - 88823054]
Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri,
GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST) TELAH MEMAKSA PENIAGA KECIL MENGHENTIKAN PERNIAGAAN
Dengan hormatnya kami ingin memaklumkan kepada YAB Dato’ Sri kesan negatif daripada pelaksanaan Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan atau Goods and Services Tax (GST) yang telah melandai pelbagai sektor perdagangan, khususnya industri perniagaan kecil seperti kedai runcit dan kedai ubat tradisional di Negeri Pulau Pinang.
2. YAB Dato’ Sri sendiri telah memberi jaminan bahawa YAB Dato’ Sri sendiri akan mempertahankan hak rakyat daripada sebarang kesulitan ekoran pelaksanaan GST kerana ianya bukan untuk membebankan rakyat. Namun, senario peniaga industri perniagaan kecil yang terpaksa gulung tikar menunjukkan keadaan sebenar adalah sebaliknya. Continue reading ‘Surat kpd PM: GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST) TELAH MEMAKSA PENIAGA KECIL MENGHENTIKAN PERNIAGAAN (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)’
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)’
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 on 26 March 2015 (m/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)’
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
Continue reading ‘Letter from Y.A.B. Lim Guan Eng to PM Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Re: Penang International Airport (m/c)’
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′
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)’
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.’