Monthly Archive for May, 2010

Penang State Government Directs The Two Local Councils MPPP & MPSP To Exercise Section 101(v) Of The Local Government Act To Bar Sports Betting In Penang Given By BN To Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd.

In the spirit of peace and tranquility, I wish a very happy Wesak day to all Buddhists in Penang and Malaysia. On this auspices day, we are reminded of the teachings of Lord Buddha who among other things has preached enlightenment and tolerance.

The Penang Government in conjunction with Wesak Day celebrations would like to express our intent to promote a healthier and more responsible lifestyle for Penang families. We are concerned at the excessively high number of draws -12 draws or special draws conducted weekly by the three gaming companies licensed by the BN government, which should be reduced.

The Penang state government is not opposed to betting or gaming outlets in Penang. However we are concerned at the excessive number of draws and special draws being conducted by these licensed operators have placed a very heavy burden on many families. Many of the breadwinners feel obliged to ‘chase’ after each draw with all three operators resulting in substantial loss of income to the family and their children.
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THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR CRAG HOTEL

Crag Hotel was the first hotel on Penang Hill which is situated on a hilltop at an altitude of 2,400 ft. above mean sea level surrounded by cool, fresh, highland air with 360° panoramic view overlooking the island and mainland. It was first used as a hotel in 1929 and later converted into a boarding school under the name Uplands School in 1955. It fulfilled this function until a sudden increase in rental forced the school to be relocated to Burmah Road in 1977. Crag Hotel has not been utilised since then.

The State Government had issued a tender for the redevelopment of Crag Hotel on 1st June 2009. The tender was closed on September 1, 2009 but later cancelled due to financial and technical reasons. Since then various discussions were held and a decision was made to offer this redevelopment by means of Request For Proposal (RFP). This is to allow for creative and innovative ideas from companies participating in the RFP rather than to be restricted to certain specifications as stipulated in the tender documents.

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Surat Kepada Perdana Menteri

KEGAGALAN UPE MELIBATKAN DAN MEMBINCANGKAN PERMOHONAN PROGRAM/PROJEK PEMBANGUNAN DI BAWAH RANCANGAN MALAYSIA KESEPULUH OLEH KERAJAAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG

….saya ingin melahirkan rasa kekecewaan dalam hal ini kerana daripada peringkat awal penggubalan RMKe-10, Kerajaan Negeri tidak dilibatkan langsung. Justeru, senarai program/projek yang telah dikemukakan kepada pihak UPE, JPM pada 25 Februari 2010 hanyalah meliputi jabatan dan agensi negeri sahaja tidak termasuk jabatan dan agensi persekutuan di negeri Pulau Pinang. Selanjutnya, dalam memuktamadkan senarai program/projek RMKe-10 bagi Negeri Pulau Pinang, Kerajaan Negeri (Unit Perancang Ekonomi) tidak dijemput langsung dan sudah semestinya ianya memberi kesan kepada ketetapan fokus pembangunan.

Sarawak for Change, The Sibu Declaration

Adopted by DAP Sarawak State Committee On 23rd May 2010 In Sibu, Sarawak.

The Sibu Miracle on 16th May 2010 is the beginning of the awakening of Sarawak. From now on, no one will take us – the people of Sarawak – for granted. One small step in winning Sibu is one big step to winning power in Petrajaya, and a giant step forward to winning power in Putrajaya.

Sarawak is rich. It has the largest land mass in Malaysia and an abundance of resources such as timber, land, palm oil, gold, oil and gas.

But the people of Sarawak are among the poorest in Malaysia because of low pay, poor employment opportunities and a business environment which is monopolised by a selected few.

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Ngap Sayot from Sibu

The Sibu by-election on last Sunday was equated as a political miracle for Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak when in its maiden attempt, its first-ever candidate Wong Ho Leng from DAP, won this traditional Barisan Nasional stronghold by 398 votes. The huge upset was a tectonic shift that sent shockwaves not only in Sarawak but right across the South China Sea into Peninsular Malaysia.

Instantly, the so-called “fixed deposits” of BN, in the form of guaranteed parliamentary seats in Sarawak, and to a lesser extent, Sabah and Labuan, are in the play, hence opening up the race again of whether BN or PR will take federal power.. It is not easy but neither is it impossible.
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YDP Mestilah Memastikan Semua Pemaju Pemaju Terlebih Dahulu Menyiapkan Sistem Perparitan Dan Longkang

Kenyataan Akhbar oleh YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang di George Town pada 19.05.2010

Yang DiPertua Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang Dan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai Mestilah Memastikan Semua Pemaju Terlebih Dahulu Menyiapkan Sistem Perparitan Dan Longkang Bagi Mengelakkan Berlakunya Banjir Kilat Sebelum Dibenarkan Memulakan Pembinaan

Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) telah mengeluarkan arahan berhenti kerja ke atas pemaju PERDA yang telah menyebabkan banjir kilat di Balik Pulau semalam (18.05.2010). Kejadian tersebut berlaku adalah disebabkan oleh sistem perparitan yang sedia ada untuk projek pembangunan perumahan di Taman Nelayan Kuala Sungai Pinang telah ditukarkan saiznya kepada yang lebih kecil Continue reading ‘YDP Mestilah Memastikan Semua Pemaju Pemaju Terlebih Dahulu Menyiapkan Sistem Perparitan Dan Longkang’

Penang Science Council Logo and Mascot Competition

I wish to take this opportunity to say a few words about the PSC’s (Penang Science Council) logo and mascot competition. Spearheaded by Motorola and Emanec.com, this competition is open to all. The tagline for this competition is “Inspiring Innovation” which will be the focus of the logo and mascot creation.

A total of RM5,000 has been set aside for this competition. This prize money is sponsored by Mini Circuits Sdn. Bhd, anonymous donor and the Penang state government. The winning entry will win a prize money of RM 3000 and 2 special prizes of RM 1000 each will be given to other selected winners. Interested parties Continue reading ‘Penang Science Council Logo and Mascot Competition’

Lim Guan Eng meeting Melanau supporters at Kg Bungan Kechil

Gesaan Tambahan Peruntukan Penyelenggaraan Jalan Persekutuan Di Pulau Pinang

Gesaan Tambahan Peruntukan Penyelenggaraan Jalan Persekutuan Di Pulau Pinang Khususnya Jalan Industri Zon Perdagangan Bebas Bayan Lepas.

Daripada jumlah keseluruhan 16,000 kilometer (km) jalan persekutuan di seluruh negara termasuk Sabah dan Sarawak, negeri Pulau Pinang mencatatkan jumlah terendah dengan hanya 180.44km jalan yang diwartakan oleh Kementerian Kerja Raya (KKR) dan diselenggara sepenuhnya oleh kementerian terbabit melalui konsep penswastaan.

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Sibu For Change

For any information about Sibu by-election, please visit:
(1) http://sibu4change.com/
(2) http://www.facebook.com/Sibu4Change

Pulau Pinang Sebagai Oasis Demokrasi, Jalur Lebar, Negeri HIjau, Berintegriti dan Pendidikan Cemerlang

UCAPAN PENGGULUNGAN OLEH KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG Y.A.B LIM GUAN ENG SEMPENA MESYUARAT YANG PERTAMA PENGGAL YANG KETIGA DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI YANG KEDUA BELAS PADA 6 MEI 2010.

Yang Berhormat Dato’ Speaker,

Ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat,

1. Terlebih dahulu saya ingin bersyukur dan ucapkan terima kasih yang tidak terhingga atas kehadirian TYT YDP Pulau Pinang sungguhpun baru sembuh dan keluar daripada wad Hospital. Jelas sikap kebertanggungjawaban Tun akan memberikan galakan kepada seluruh pentadbiran negeri untuk lebih gigih berusaha menjadikan Pulau Pinang sebuah negeri bertaraf antarabangsa yang bersatu padu, adil dan saksama serta makmur dan maju.

2. Sebagai mukadimah, TYT Tun telah memberikan ingatan bahawa sebuah kerajaan yang baik mestilah buat tiga perkara, iaitu dengar suara rakyat, buat kerja rakyat dan berikan harapan kepada rakyat.

3. Demi memenuhi peringatan TYT Tun, kerajaan negeri telahpun dengar suara rakyat dengan menjadi negeri pertama mendirikan Dataran Pidato demi kebebasan bersuara dan memberikan Wifi percuma ke seluruh negeri serta tegas anti-rasuah; buat kerja rakyat dengan menjadi negeri pertama dalam sejarah Malaysia menghapuskan miskin tegar dengan memastikan setiap keluarga memperolehi RM 500 sebulan serta memberikan wang penghargaan RM 100 kepada semua warga emas melebihi 60 tahun di Pulau Pinang setiap tahun; dan memberikan harapan kepada rakyat dengan menuju ke arah negeri hijau dan ekonomi berpengetahuan dengan penubuhan Majlis Sains Pulau Pinang yang digerakkan oleh industri. Continue reading ‘Pulau Pinang Sebagai Oasis Demokrasi, Jalur Lebar, Negeri HIjau, Berintegriti dan Pendidikan Cemerlang’

DAP Urges A Rethink On Building A Nuclear Power Plant

DAP Urges A Rethink On Building A Nuclear Power Plant Not Only For Safety And Environmental Concerns But Also Doubts Over Its Economic Necessity When Malaysia Enjoys A High Energy Reserve Margin Of 40%.

DAP urges a rethink on the government’s decision to build a nuclear power plant not only for safety and environmental concerns but also doubts over its economic necessity when Malaysia enjoys a high energy reserve margin of 40%. Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui announced that the first nuclear power plant has been approved by the Economic Council to begin operations in 2021.
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Launching of the First Speakers’ Corner in Malaysia

Speech by YAB Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang at Speakers’ Corner Opening Ceremony on 04 May 2010

1. I wish to thank all of you for being here to witness the historic launching ceremony of the first Speakers’ Corner in Malaysia today. This auspicious day marks an important history in George Town’s colorful chapter of political change since March 2008 where the Speakers’ Corner represents the platform of democracy for all Malaysians, the aspirations to enjoy the right to freedom of expression and the hopes of all Malaysians for a civil society.

2. With the Speakers’ Corner, the rakyat will have the opportunity to express their views and opinions freely whilst ensuring that their rights are being protected. Speakers’ Corner should be an avenue to allow the citizens and individuals to have gatherings and candle vigil peaceful demonstrations, press conference, various other forms of peaceful and artistic forms of expression and to demonstrate their citizens’ rights.
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Malaysians Celebrate A Gloomy World Press Freedom Day 2010

Malaysians Celebrate A Gloomy World Press Freedom Day 2010 By Remaining In The Bottom 32% Of Countries In The World With A Press That Is Classified By Freedom House As “Not Free”.

Malaysians celebrate a gloomy World Press Freedom day 2010 by being in the bottom 32% of countries in the world with a press that is classified by Freedom House as “not free”. Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization based in the US that supports the expansion of freedom around the world. Freedom House supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.

In its latest 2010 Global Press Freedom rankings, Malaysia is listed at No. 141 equal with war-torn Zambia and Algeria as well as behind other war-torn countries such as Pakistan, and Liberia at 134. With 3 press freedom categories of ‘Free’, ‘Partly Free’ and ‘Not Free’ amongst 196 countries in the world, Malaysia is classified together with 63 countries in the world whose press is “not free”.
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Selangor’s Success In Enacting The Freedom Of Information(FOI) Act Will Be Adopted

World Press Freedom Day Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In World Heritage City of George Town, Penang On 2 May 2010.

Selangor’s Success In Enacting The Freedom Of Information(FOI) Act Will Be Adopted As Penang’s Intent On Enacting The FOI Blocked On Constitutional Grounds By The Penang State Legal Advisor.

Year after year DAP, National Union of Journalists and even Suhakam calls tthe federal government to abolish the Printing Presses and Publications Act, the Internal Security Act, the Official Secrets Act and other repressive laws inherited from the British colonial days. We even asked for the enactment of the Freedom of Information Act(FOI) to ensure competency, accountability and transparency in governance.

Media freedom deteriorating
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