Harga Rumah Mampu Milik Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Ikut Garispanduan Tidak Melebihi RM400,000 Tidak Macam Harga Rumah Mampu Milik Agensi Kerajaan Pusat yang Hampir RM2 Juta!(BM/CN)

Harga Rumah Mampu Milik Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Ikut Garispanduan Tidak Melebihi RM400,000 Tidak Macam Harga Rumah Mampu Milik Agensi Kerajaan Pusat yang Hampir RM2 Juta!

Berikut adalah surat daripada YAB Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Muhyiddin Hj Mohd Yassin pada tarikh 23 Oktober 2014

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23 Oktober 2014

YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Muhyiddin Hj Mohd Yassin
Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia
Pejabat Timbalan Perdana Menteri
Aras 4, Blok Barat
Bangunan Perdana Putra
62502 Putrajaya
Malaysia

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Double-Standards And Selective Prosecution Of The Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) In Refusing To Charge Ibrahim Ali, For His Inflammatory Calls To Burn Malay And Iban Copies Of The Bible With The Word “Allah”, Which Is No Different From Behaving Like A Defence Counsel For Ibrahim Ali, All Due To Cabinet’s Tacit Approval And Indifference Towards The Rights Of Non-Muslims. (EN/CN)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 28.10.2014.

Double-Standards And Selective Prosecution Of The Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) In Refusing To Charge Ibrahim Ali, For His Inflammatory Calls To Burn Malay And Iban Copies Of The Bible With The Word “Allah”, Which Is No Different From Behaving Like A Defence Counsel For Ibrahim Ali, All Due To Cabinet’s Tacit Approval And Indifference Towards The Rights Of Non-Muslims.

The double-standards and selective prosecution of the Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) in refusing to charge Perkasa President Ibrahim Ali, for his inflammatory calls to burn Malay and Iban copies of the Bible with the word “Allah”, which is no different from behaving like a defence counsel for Ibrahim Ali, is all due to cabinet’s tacit approval and indifference towards the rights of non-Muslims. Even though several Cabinet members have individually opined that Ibrahim Ali should be charged for trampling with impunity over the sensitivities of Christians, they have all passively submitted to Cabinet’s decision to fully endorse the AGC’s decision to let Ibrahim Ali escaped unpunished.

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Macam Mana Perdana Menteri Boleh Memperjuangkan Wasatiyah(Kesederhanaan) Tanpa Mengambil Tindakan Ke Atas NGO Ekstremis ISMA Yang Menghasut Rakyat Dengan Kebencian Dan Keganasan Bahawa “Politik Islam Adalah Melawan Kafir” Dan Menggunakan Fitnah Jahat Bahawa “DAP Tanamkan Kepercayaan Melayu Adalah Pendatang” Bila Wakil Gerakan Yang Sebutkannya? (BM/CN)

Kenyataan Akhbar Setiausaha-Agung DAP Dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng Di Kuala Lumpur Pada 26.10.2014.

Macam Mana Perdana Menteri Boleh Memperjuangkan Wasatiyah(Kesederhanaan) Tanpa Mengambil Tindakan Ke Atas NGO Ekstremis ISMA Yang Menghasut Rakyat Dengan Kebencian Dan Keganasan Bahawa “Politik Islam Adalah Melawan Kafir” Dan Menggunakan Fitnah Jahat Bahawa “DAP Tanamkan Kepercayaan Melayu Adalah Pendatang” Bila Wakil Gerakan Yang Sebutkannya?

DAP mengalu-alukan kenyataan Presiden sebuah NGO Islam Pertubuhan Ikram Malaysia, Dr Mohd Parid Sheikh Ahmad, yang menyeru masyarakat Malaysia supaya menghentikan tabiat gelar-menggelar seperti memanggil ‘pendatang’ dan ‘penceroboh’ kepada rakyat Malaysia yang bukan Melayu atau bukan Islam. Adalah betul orang ramai patut memberi fokus kepada usaha mencetuskan suasana saling hormat-menghormati dan memupuk persefahaman antara kaum dan agama di negara ini.

Dr Mohd Parid menyentuh hati rakyat Malaysia bila menyatakan “Apakah mungkin kaum bukan Melayu dan bukan Islam yang membangunkan negara ini dengan jiwa raga mereka terus digelar pendatang dan penceroboh sedangkan negara ini adalah tanah tumpah darah mereka? Imej Islam sebagai agama damai dan agama dialog harus dikekalkan dan unsur-unsur ugutan, amalan, dan hasutan yang semakin berleluasa pada hari ini mesti dibanteras.”

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Nothing Discriminatory About Barring Foreign Workers From Being Cooks Only At Hawker Stalls Because Hawker Licenses Are Granted For Lower-Income Malaysians And Supposed To Be Owner-Operated, Whilst This Ruling Does Not Bar Foreigners From Owning Restaurants Nor Prevent Foreign Workers From Cooking In Restaurants. (EN/CN)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 26.10.2014.

Nothing Discriminatory About Barring Foreign Workers From Being Cooks Only At Hawker Stalls Because Hawker Licenses Are Granted For Lower-Income Malaysians And Supposed To Be Owner-Operated, Whilst This Ruling Does Not Bar Foreigners From Owning Restaurants Nor Prevent Foreign Workers From Cooking In Restaurants.

The Penang state government is pleased that one of the world’s top leading web tourism guide, Trip Advisor, has placed Penang as the most affordable Malaysian island in South-East Asia. The results are taken from the second annual TripIndex Island Sun report, which compares the cost of a day out and an overnight stay for two persons in sixteen popular island destinations across Southeast Asia.

Penang island, with a TripIndex cost of RM1,183.96, is the most affordable Malaysian island at ninth place. Pulau Redang (#11), Pulau Tioman (#12) and Langkawi (#13) were the other Malaysian islands included in this study, with total costs of RM1,425.00, RM1,504.56 and RM1,587.72 respectively. Penang is also home to the most affordable stay in a 4-star hotel room, costing travellers RM395.98, while for the same in Palawan, it is more than three times the price at RM1,368.58.

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KERAJAAN NEGERI TIDAK MENGHALANG PELAKSANAAN PEMBINAAN RUMAH MAMPU MILIK DALAM PROJEK PERUMAHAN RAKYAT 1 MALAYSIA (PR1MA) DI PULAU PINANG (BM/CN)

24 Oktober 2014

YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hj. Muhyiddin Hj Mohd Yassin
Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia
Pejabat Timbalan Perdana Menteri
Aras 4, Blok Barat
Bangunan Perdana Putra
62502 Putrajaya
Malaysia

Yang Amat Berhormat Tan Sri,

KERAJAAN NEGERI TIDAK MENGHALANG PELAKSANAAN PEMBINAAN RUMAH MAMPU MILIK DALAM PROJEK PERUMAHAN RAKYAT 1 MALAYSIA (PR1MA) DI PULAU PINANG

Dengan segala hormatnya saya merujuk kepada perbualan kami tentang perkara di atas.

2. Untuk makluman Yang Amat Berhormat Tan Sri, sejak pengumuman pelaksanaan Perumahan Rakyat 1 Malaysia (PR1MA), beberapa kenyataan telahpun dikeluarkan oleh pihak Kerajaan Persekutuan bahawa projek PR1MA ini akan dilaksanakan di Negeri Pulau Pinang. Ini dialu-alukan oleh pihak Kerajaan Negeri yang juga ingin melihatkan bekalan rumah mampu milik bagi golongan bawahan dapat direalisasikan.

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Malaysians Must Resist Any Socio-Political Engineering Efforts To Change Our Behaviourial Template From Moderation To Extremism, Moving From Results To Racism And The Dangerous Ideology of Special Privileges That Includes The Right To Be Corrupt And To Bully Minorities Or Abuse Basic Human Rights

2014 DAP Deepavali Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 18.10.2014

Malaysians Must Resist Any Socio-Political Engineering Efforts To Change Our Behaviourial Template From Moderation To Extremism, Moving From Results To Racism And The Dangerous Ideology of Special Privileges That Includes The Right To Be Corrupt And To Bully Minorities Or Abuse Basic Human Rights.

Malaysians must resist any socio-political engineering efforts to change our behavioral template from moderation to extremism, moving from results to racism and the dangerous ideology of special privileges that includes the right to be corrupt and to bully minorities or abuse basic human rights. The proponents of these socio-political engineers are supporters of the ruling status quo but they spread a dangerous ideology of hostility towards diversity that directly threatens the peace and harmony of our multi-religious and multi-cultural nation.

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The PR Penang State Government Had Ignored The Protests Of Developers By Deciding On A More People-Centric Approach In Refusing To Give Any Development Orders Where There Are Squatters Still Residing On The Land.(en/cn)

Column By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 15.10.2014.

UMNO and BN spinmasters must be lauded for excellent performance that they finally ensnared a Member of Parliament into believing their lies, until the UMNO MP for Padang Besar Zahidi Zainul Abidin used this as fodder to attack PR. Zahidi thought he had exposed a big scandal of PR top leaders, by raising in the august halls of Parliament on Monday, to accuse me directly for using public funds in Penang to purchase a RM2.3 million luxury sports utility armoured vehicle.

This is simply another malicious lie that is circulated widely in pro-UMNO blogs, amongst many other lies aginst me. Clearly Zahidi is a foolish victim of UMNO’s cunning use of the dirty tactic of “repeating a lie 1,000 times until it becomes the truth”. And there will be more lies against PR leaders, because there are many who are as silly as Zahidi, in believing the lies by pro-UMNO blogs.

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang the Rt. Hon Mr. Lim Guan Eng in Singapore at the Penang Investment Opportunities at King’s Copthorne Hotel, Singapore on 14 October 2014 (e/c)

Allow me to begin by extending a very warm welcome to each and everyone here today.

Penang’s manufacturing & services sectors account 48 & 47 percent of Penang’s GDP, respectively. In 2013, Penang’s services sector achieved a growth rate of 5.8 percent, indicating that Penang’s economy is gradually moving towards a balanced equalization between the manufacturing and services sector.

SSO companies in Penang such as IHS, Atmel, Toll Forwarding and Jurong Shipyard are continuously expanding. This sector employs over 7,000 professionals in Penang. These new expansions are quickly taking up all the Grade-A office spaces in Penang.

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DAP Appreciates The Support Of Muslim Groups Who Were Equally Shocked By This Dangerous Policy Of BN And Opposed The Dangerous Justifcation Of Nancy Shukri By Pointedly Reminding That The Quran Or Islam Does Not Demand The Burning Of Religious Books Of Non-Muslim Religions.

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 10.10.2014.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri has compounded her egregious justification of the Attorney-General’s Chambers’s failure to prosecute Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali under the Sedition Act, because of his threat to burn copies of the Bible(in Bahasa Malaysia and Iban) with the term “Allah”, was merely to defend Islam with an even worse blunder in her latest explanation. By explaining that not prosecuting Ibrahim Ali for threatening to burn Malay or Iban version of the Bibles was in line with the federal constitution, Nancy has shown herself at best, a lawyer with no knowledge of the law or at worst, a closet Perkasa supporter and clone of Ibrahim Ali.

As a victim of Sedition Act who was imprisoned for 18 months in Kajang Prison in 1998, this incredible excuse of ‘defending Islam’ does not exist in sedition law and is completely unacceptable. Is Nancy pretending or is she completely ignorant of the law as to not know that the intention of the maker or even the truthfulness of the statement is irrelevant in sedition cases and it is an offence to act, speak or publish statements with a seditious tendency?

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Speech by Y.A.B. Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister on Oct 8, 2014 Vocational Skills Employment Program MOU signing between FTC, PSC and SAMENTA (e/c)

A good afternoon to everyone present today. It gives me great pleasure to witness the signing of the MOU between FTC, PSC and SAMENTA on the Vocational Skills Employment Program or VSEP.

The Penang state government’s vision is to transform Penang into an international and intelligent city while maintaining its strong heritage and preferred tourist location in Malaysia. Over the last 40 years, we have seen Penang transforming itself into the silicon island of the east because of its established high tech industries.

The Penang State Government has worked very hard to develop Penang into the prime location it is today for leisure as well as business. The one key factor driving our growth is our people. It is often said that people are our greatest assets. In Penang, we firmly believe in that!

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Letter From YAB Lim Guan Eng to Tan Sri Muhyiddin on SPM Trial Exam (BM)

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1 Oktober, 2014

Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin
Timbalan Perdana Menteri Merangkap Menteri Pendidikan Malaysia
Pejabat Menteri Pendidikan
Aras 10, Blok E8, Kompleks E
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62604 PUTRAJAYA

Yang Amat Berhormat Tan Sri,

CADANGAN UNTUK MENGKAJI SEMULA DASAR LEPASAN SEKOLAH MENENGAH TIDAK MENGGUNAKAN KEPUTUSAN PERCUBAAN PEPERIKSAAN SIJIL PELAJARAN MALAYSIA (SPM) SEBAGAI KELAYAKAN PERMOHONAN PROGRAM ASAS UNIVERSITI ATAU PRA UNIVERSITI

Dengan hormatnya saya ingin menarik perhatian YAB Tan Sri berhubung perkara tersebut di atas.

2. Sebagaimana yang dimaklumkan sebelum ini, pihak Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi, Kementerian Pendidikan telah memaklumkan bahawa keputusan percubaan peperiksaan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) tidak boleh digunakan sebagai kelayakan masuk ke Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Swasta (IPTS). Keputusan ini akan menjadi halangan kepada pelajar lepasan SPM yang ingin melanjutkan pelajaran ke peringkat program asas atau pra universiti IPTS, kerana mereka terpaksa menunggu tiga (3) bulan untuk keputusan SPM sebenar.

3. Kami tidak dapat lihat rasional peraturan ini yang menyekat keputusan percubaan digunakan kecuali menyusahkan pelajar-pelajar. Sehingga ini belum ada alasan yang munasabah diberikan. Sebelum ini, penggunaan keputusan percubaan tidak mendatangkan sebarang masalah kepada sesiapa atau merugikan mana-mana pihak.

4. Bagi pelajar lepasan SPM yang bercadang mengambil kursus program asas atau pra universiti di IPTS, mereka akan menggunakan keputusan percubaan SPM sebagai sumber kelayakan permohonan program tersebut. Tempoh penangguhan selama tiga (3) bulan tersebut hanya akan melambatkan pelajaran mereka selama setahun kerana sesi pelajaran telahpun bermula.

5. Pihak saya berharap pihak Kementerian Pendidikan akan mengkaji semula peraturan baru tersebut, demi masa depan dan kebajikan pelajar-pelajar tersebut. Segala perhatian YAB Tan Sri amatlah dihargai.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Yang ikhlas,

(LIM GUAN ENG)
Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang

By Reopening Of The Investigation Against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim Under The Sedition Act For A Speech Made 3 Years Ago, BN Not Only Ignores The Majority 52% Mandate Given To Pakatan Rakyat(PR) But Is Going All Out To End The Political Career Of Malaysia’s Parliamentary Opposition Leader.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 26.9.2014.

By publicly defending The 1948 Sedition Act as necessary to preserve peace and harmony in a multiracial society, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low is worse than his non-politician colleague Datuk Seri Idris Jala, who spoke out against Sedition Act publicly but did not dare to raise his opposition inside Cabinet meetings. By defending the Sedition Act as necessary by reason that there must be a line between exercising free and responsible speech, and causing chaos in society as well as denying that BN was trying to instil fear or prevent the people from being critical of the establishment, Paul Low has changed from a civil society activist to be one who is no different from an UMNO or BN politician.

How can Paul Low be so blind, unfeeling and irresponsible as not to see that the Sedition Act is used as a political weapon of mass destruction against those opposing BN whom BN wants to eliminate? The double-standards and selective persecution by the Attorney-General has extended not just to PR leaders and elected representatives, but also to non-politician academics and law professors of top law schools in the country, that was widely condemned by all global human rights organisations.

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Settlement statement by DAP and ROS in the DAP legal suit against ROS on the legality of the DAP CEC

Settlement statement by DAP and ROS in the DAP legal suit against ROS on the legality of the DAP CEC on 23 September 2014:-

There are three parts of concern in the letter of the ROS to DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng dated 6.12.2013.

The first relates to a request for documents under s14 of the Societies Act 1966. There is no problem with this request. The DAP has complied with it and will continue to assist the ROS in any queries it has relating to the affairs of the DAP.

The second relates to a statement made by the ROS in the said letter to the effect that the ROS is yet unable to recognize the re-election of the CEC of the DAP on 29.9.2013 and;

The third relates to advice given to Lim Guan Eng that the new CEC which “belum disahkan” cannot make decisions for and on behalf of the DAP until further notice from the ROS.

The ROS now takes the position that those statements do not amount to any decision in law. As such, those orders are not legally binding and remain merely advice to the DAP and the ROS recognises that the DAP CEC elected on 29.9.2013 may carry out all its powers, functions and duties in the administration of the daily affairs of the DAP in accordance with the Constitution of the DAP.

The DAP CEC at its emergency meeting on 22 September 2014 decided to endorse the statement made by PKR President Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (en/bm)

Press statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan, Lim Guan Eng, in Kuala Lumpur on 22.9.14:-

The DAP CEC at its emergency meeting on 22 September 2014 decided to endorse the statement made by PKR President Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail withdrawing herself from the position of Selangor Menteri Besar in light of the royal decree by DYMM Sultan Selangor to appoint PKR Deputy President YB Mohamed Azmin Ali as the new Selangor MB.

The DAP CEC also decided to support Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah’s proposal to the PKR leadership to recommend YB Mohamed Azmin Ali as the new Selangor Menteri Besar in line with the DAP’s CEC clear and consistent position that the candidate for Selangor MB must be from PKR.

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The Friendship City Status Between Penang and Phuket Marks A New Chapter Of A Mutually Beneficial Productive Relationship Exchanging The Expertise Of Phuket In Tourism With Technology Knowledge Of Penang.(en/cn)

Speech By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During The “Penang-Phuket and Thailand-Malaysia trade, investment, tourism, economic and development co-operation Business Dialogue” in Hotel Metropole, Phuket Released On 19.9.2014.

September 18, 2014 marks the culmination of a 100-year engagement between Penang and Phuket where both cities are now “married” through friendship city status signed between the President of Penang Municipal Council(MPPP) Dato Patahiyah binti Ismail and Phuket Mayor Mrs Somjai Suwansupana. I wish to thank Penang State EXCO member Chow Kon Yeow, Phuket Governor Mr Maitri Inthusut, Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia Mr Krit Kraichitti and Consul-General of Thailand to Penang Mrs Srirat Vathesatogkit for making the signing of the MOU of Friendship City status possible.

Though it took 10 years to renew our friendship, it is better late than never. Has it not been said that whilst it would take 10 years to plant a tree, it would take 100 years to teach a man.

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