Open Letter to Malaysians By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng(e/c)

Open Letter to Malaysians By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 28.7.2016.

A Fresh Mandate For A New Malaysia – An Entrepreneurial And Welfare State.

The proposed early general election for Penang is not intended to save Lim Guan Eng from trumped up corruption charges. Lim Guan Eng can not be saved politically. However it is clear that Malaysia and Penang can still be saved from BN’s dirty political manipulation to undermine the people’s yearning for change for a clean Malaysia, that is free from the massive corruption evident in the 1MDB scandal.

BN will not stop at their political conspiracy to character assassinate me that I abused my power to benefit Ms Phang, who sold her 30 year house to me. The truth that she made a profit and not a loss from selling her house to me, is overlooked. The fact that she has no direct business dealings and did not benefit from the state government is ignored – her land is still zoned as agricultural and could not be rezoned as housing, after the local government council rejected her application. Continue reading ‘Open Letter to Malaysians By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng(e/c)’

Opening Speech during the Launching of Penang Green Carnival 2016(e/m/c)

Opening Speech by Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister cum Chairman of Penang Green Council on 23 July 2016 during the Launching of Penang Green Carnival 2016 at Sunway Carnival Convention Centre:

PENANG MY GREEN HOME

Welcome to Penang Green Carnival 2016!

It is a great honour for me today to officiate the Penang Green Carnival 2016, themed “Penang My Green Home” in conjunction with the World Environment Day. This year we aspire to foster a culture of sustainability and green solutions that minimizes impact on our ecosystem.
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This State General Election Is For The People To Decide Whether They Want DAP And A Pakatan Harapan State Government In Penang With Full Credibility, Authority And Legitimacy Regardless Of What Happens To Me.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 21.7.2016.

PKR Deputy President and Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, PKR Vice-President Nurul Izzah and PKR National Elections Director Saifudin Nasution met me at my office yesterday, in the presence of DAP Penang State Chairman Chow Kon Yeow, to discuss the matter of conducting state general election in Penang.

The DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) at our meeting on 18.7.2016 had unanimously decided that since the imprisonment of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, severe abuses of power by BN have severely eroded democracy in the country, private and confidential discussions will be held with our allies in Pakatan Harapan on whether to hold or not state general election in Penang. Continue reading ‘This State General Election Is For The People To Decide Whether They Want DAP And A Pakatan Harapan State Government In Penang With Full Credibility, Authority And Legitimacy Regardless Of What Happens To Me.(e/m/c)’

Teks Ucapan Ketua Menteri Sempena Majlis Sambutan Hari Raya PDC(m/c)

TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS SAMBUTAN HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI PDC 2016 , 19 JULAI 2016 (12.30PM), ATRIUM, PDC

Bersyukur kita kerana dapat bersama-sama berkumpul pada hari ini sempena Majlis Sambutan Hari Raya Aidilfitri PDC 2016 dan terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri kepada semua warga kerja PDC dan semua jemputan yang hadir.

Di sebalik sambutan yang cukup meriah ini, janganlah dilupakan golongan yang tidak bernasib baik. Saya juga difahamkan pihak PDC telah mengadakan 2 program Tanggungjawab Sosial Korporat yang dianjurkan oleh Persatuan Kakitangan Islam PDC dengan mengadakan Program Pembelian Baju Raya bersama anak-anak yatim, fakir miskin dan asnaf zakat dari Pusat Jagaan Kasih Abadi, Seberang Jaya yang telah diadakan pada 2 Julai 2016, bertempat di Mydin Bukit Jambul. Tahniah dan syabas diucapkan. Continue reading ‘Teks Ucapan Ketua Menteri Sempena Majlis Sambutan Hari Raya PDC(m/c)’

In the past 4 months, the BN-controlled print and broadcasting media had gone into overdrive with their systematic campaign of character assassination against me

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 17.7.2016.

In the past 4 months, the BN-controlled print and broadcasting media had gone into overdrive with their systematic campaign of character assassination against me by hurling unfounded allegations of corruption involving the sale by open tender of 1 acre of Taman Manggis land. Despite nightly TV reports and acres of newsprint on Taman Manggis land, no corruption charge was filed against me relating to Taman Manggis. Continue reading ‘In the past 4 months, the BN-controlled print and broadcasting media had gone into overdrive with their systematic campaign of character assassination against me’

ISU PEMBALAKAN DI ULU MUDA MENGANCAM BEKALAN AIR DI PULAU PINANG(m/c)

11 Julai 2016

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia
Pejabat YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri
Aras 4, Blok Barat
Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia

YAB Dato’ Seri,


ISU PEMBALAKAN DI ULU MUDA MENGANCAM BEKALAN AIR DUA JUTA PENDUDUK DAN BERIBU-RIBU PERNIAGAAN, SERTA KEPERLUAN PENGAIRAN DI PULAU PINANG DAN SELATAN KEDAH
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I refer to Bernama report highlighting my speech at the opening of the Penang Institute RM5 million new building 10 days ago which was only published now. The gist of the text of my speech stresses on the practice of freedom in Penang, the only place where there is freedom before speech and freedom after speech in Malaysia.

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 8.7.2016.

I refer to Bernama report highlighting my speech at the opening of the Penang Institute RM5 million new building 10 days ago which was only published now. The gist of the text of my speech stresses on the practice of freedom in Penang, the only place where there is freedom before speech and freedom after speech in Malaysia.

I had reminded Penang Institute that whilst such freedom gives them the right to dissent and have opposing views with the state government even publicly, as the principal funders of Penang Institute the state government expects loyalty. In other words, they can not work secretively and surreptitiously with those who openly oppose and wants to bring down the state government. Continue reading ‘I refer to Bernama report highlighting my speech at the opening of the Penang Institute RM5 million new building 10 days ago which was only published now. The gist of the text of my speech stresses on the practice of freedom in Penang, the only place where there is freedom before speech and freedom after speech in Malaysia.’

Perutusan Hari Raya Aidilfitri DAP (e/c)

Perutusan Hari Raya Aidilfitri DAP Oleh Setiausaha-Agung DAP Merangkap Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Kuala Lumpur pada 8.7.2016.

Masalah utama rakyat Malaysia adalah ekonomi, khususnya keadaan ekonomi lembab yang menjejaskan perniagaan dan kenaikan harga barang yang menyebabkan wang tak cukup belanja bagi golongan makan gaji. Keadaan ekonomi yang meleset kian meruncing sekarang. Kenaikan harga barangan asas seperti ayam dalam musim Hari Raya memang menjadikan sambutan tahun ini lebih mencabar berbanding dengan tahun sebelumnya.

Keadaan ekonomi lembab ini disebabkan oleh pengenaan GST dan penurunan nilai matawang ringgit ekoran skendal kewangan 1MDB sebanyak RM50 bilion dan skendal donation RM4 bilion. Kenaikan harga minyak buat pertama kali sejak bulan April 2016, sungguhpun hanya 5 sen adalah petunjuk bahawa keadaan ekonomi akan bertambah lebih buruk lagi. Kini harga petrol RON95, RON97 dan diesel masing-masing pada harga RM1.75, RM2.10 dan RM1.60 seliter. Continue reading ‘Perutusan Hari Raya Aidilfitri DAP (e/c)’

Speech At Launching Ceremony for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016. (e/c)

Speech by Mr. Lim Guan Eng, The Chief Minister of Penang in Launching Ceremony for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 , 7 July 2016, Armenian Park, George Town

A very good morning to all of you and welcome to the Launching Ceremony for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016.

I would like to commend George Town World Heritage Incorporated and the working team of George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 for putting this together with the 11 existing and 9 new partners from the local communities. Their contributions and participation in this annual affair is integral towards its success by giving us the opportunity to showcase the diverse culture and heritage of George Town. Continue reading ‘Speech At Launching Ceremony for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016. (e/c)’

Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri!(bm)

Utusan Hari Raya Aidilfitri Oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 5.7.2016.

Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Dalam keadaan ekonomi yang penuh mencabar dan wang tak cukup belanja oleh golongan makan gaji ekoran impak negatif daripada GST, kerajaan negeri harap musim perayaan terbesar di Malaysia dapat membantu dengan kemasukan pelancong-pelancong yang akan memberikan peluang kepada peniaga. Bonus Raya yang lebih oleh kerajaan negeri tahun ini sebanyak 0.75 bulan(berbanding dengan 0.5 bulan tahun lepas) dengan minima RM700/- untuk kesemua anggota pentadbiran kerajaan negeri juga diharapkan dapat memeriahkan dan mengimarahkan sambutan Hari Raya di Pulau Pinang. Continue reading ‘Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri!(bm)’

BN Wants To Put Me In Jail For 20 Years For A Non-Existent Corruption Offence Of Approving The Rezoning Of A Piece Of Land In Balik Pulau From Agriculture To Housing That Is Still Agriculture Because Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang Rejected The Rezoning To Housing And Completely Unrelated To The Sale Of Taman Manggis Land.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 1.7.2016.

When BN and BN Ministers launched their big “expose” of my so-called corruption scandal of buying my bungalow lot cheaply, they linked it to the sale of over 1 acre of government land in Taman Manggis for a hospital project they claimed is meant for the poor. Even though the Penang state government repeatedly explained that it was the previous BN state government that had wanted to develop Taman Manggis land commercially and that it had nothing to do with the purchase of my bungalow because the Taman Manggis land was sold off to the highest bidder by open competitive tender, BN continued their political conspiracy and attack.

The two charges of corrupt practice against me has finally exposed the political conspiracy of BN and its leaders, especially Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, as not only a coward and liar but also a dishonest hypocrite. There are no corruption charges against me relating to Taman Manggis. Despite all the hype and even threats for a public debate that Abdul Rahman then chickened out, nothing came out of the Taman Manggis land investigations proving the lies of BN. Continue reading ‘BN Wants To Put Me In Jail For 20 Years For A Non-Existent Corruption Offence Of Approving The Rezoning Of A Piece Of Land In Balik Pulau From Agriculture To Housing That Is Still Agriculture Because Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang Rejected The Rezoning To Housing And Completely Unrelated To The Sale Of Taman Manggis Land.(e/m/c)’

The 2 charges against me under the Malaysian anti-corruption Commission Act (MACC) and Penal Code for corrupt practice is a clear act of political persecution motivated solely to destroy me as Penang Chief Minister. (e/m/c)

Press Statement by Lim Guan Eng on 30 Jun 2016:

The 2 charges against me under the Malaysian anti-corruption Commission Act (MACC) and Penal Code for corrupt practice is a clear act of political persecution motivated solely to destroy me as Penang Chief Minister. I had explained to MACC that the purchase of the bungalow from Ms Phang Li Koon is above-board, an arms-length transaction on a willing buyer and seller basis without any coercion or special favours granted from me or the state government.

Ms Phang is a friend of my wife and has no active business relationship with the state government. She is not a housing developer and the bungalow she sold me for RM2.8 million was built in the 1980s.
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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT FOUNDER INSTITUTE GRADUATION SESSION(e/c)

SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT FOUNDER INSTITUTE GRADUATION SESSION AT @CAT WISMA YEAP CHOR EE 28 JUNE 2016

ACCELERATING TECH & CREATIVE STARTUPS

Firstly, I am very pleased to be here this afternoon to witness this momentous occasion. Congratulations to each and every one of you. You should be very proud of yourselves for accomplishing this goal, persevering through one of the most challenging 14-weeks experience to become the first ever Founder Institute Penang graduates.

FOUNDER INSTITUTE PROGRAMME

Founder Institute (FI) is one of the world’s largest entrepreneur training and idea stage accelerator program originating from the Silicon Valley, offering weekly curriculum for 14-weeks of company-building sessions designed to help tech entrepreneurs to build every aspect of their business, from the core idea to the product and revenue model. After a highly successful test launch at the end of 2015 and early 2016, the Penang Chapter was officially formed and is now being led by local startup leaders Chan Kee Siak (Founder & CEO, Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd) & Heislyc Loh (Founder & CEO, CoRate) together with a selected group of top mentors who provide their advice and critical feedback. The official Penang program commenced on 15th March, 2016 and ended 2-weeks ago on 14th June, 2016, held at Penang @CAT, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee. Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that accepts founders with day jobs and shares equity with all participants. Continue reading ‘SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT FOUNDER INSTITUTE GRADUATION SESSION(e/c)’

在承认统考文凭课题上,我们华社到底还要走多久,才能走完那“一哩路”?

槟州首席部长林冠英于2016年6月28日在吉隆坡发表声明:

在承认统考文凭课题上,我们华社到底还要走多久,才能走完那“一哩路”?马华一再尝试点燃人民的希望,到最后却又交不出成绩,令华社非常失望。因此,促请马华不要再自欺欺人,坦然承认自己“当家不当权”这个事实。

马华和民政在政府承认独中统考文凭课题上已经纠缠了数十年,教育部副部长张盛闻也承认自己加入马华已有16年并参与教育工作。令人愤怒的是,数十年了我们华社至今仍周旋在统考课题上,裹足不前。这显示,马华民政根本就只会讲不会做,满口谎言欺骗人民。 Continue reading ‘在承认统考文凭课题上,我们华社到底还要走多久,才能走完那“一哩路”?’

Speech by Chief Minister of Penang at GDVT Engagement with the Industry(e/c)

Speech by Chief Minister of Penang GDVT Engagement with the Industry 17 June 2016 PSDC ,Penang

On the 18th of September last year, the State Government signed a RM2 million – Penang State Government sponsorship agreement with the Penang Skills and Development Centre (PSDC), to finance the German Dual Vocational Training (GDVT) programme in Penang.

Today, I am very pleased to announce that the programme has been successfully embraced by the manufacturing industry. The manufacturing industry’s participation is crucial if we are to succeed in deepening the talent pool for middle managers. German Vocational Training (GDVT) is the best in the world and we are proud to be able to bring it to Penang.
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