Monthly Archive for March, 2012

Will Not Comment On Penang UMNO Youth’s Repeated Lies But Will Take Defamatory Court Action (en/bm/cn)

Will Not Comment On Penang UMNO Youth’s Repeated Lies But Will Take Defamatory Court Action To Prevent UMNO, Utusan Malaysia and others BN papers From Playing With Fire By Stoking Racial And Religious Sentiments To Undermine The PR Penang State Government.

I will not comment on Penang UMNO Youth’s repeated lies but will take defamatory court action to prevent UMNO, Utusan Malaysia and others BN papers from playing with fire by stoking racial and religious sentiments to undermine the PR Penang state government. I had tried to be patient when UMNO uses racial and religious rhetoric to undermine my leadership of Penang and the PR state government. But such dangerous and religious political games have crossed the limit with lies by Penang UMNO Youth chief Shaik Hussein Mydin that I have sold off mosque land.

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PR Must Expose BN’s Successful Cover-up Of 3Ds Of Deficit, Debt And Deceit Or Face A Disastrous General Elections That Will Enable BN To Win Back Its 2/3 Majority.(en/cn)

Yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has clearly indicated that general elections can be called any time soon, buoyed no doubt by confidence in BN’s successful cover-up of 3Ds of deficit,debt and deceit. Unless PR exposes BN’s cover-up of 3Ds, not only will PR not win power in Putrajaya but may even face a disastrous 13th General Elections that will enable BN to win back its 2/3 majority.

BN knows that the critical issue in the coming general elections is its handling of the economy and how the people’s cost of living can be reduced and their economic livelihood increased. Tied to whether BN can help the people’s economically is its management of the Federal government’s debt and budget deficit, which some has traced to its failure to address the menace of corruption.

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Key Points of 2 Speeches to Australian Investors and Professionals(en/cn)

Key Points of 2 Speeches to Australian Investors and Professionals by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng On 23rd March 2012 At the Victoria Investment Centre and Asialink’s Sidney Myer Asia Centre In Melbourne, Australia Released In Penang On 24.3.2012

Penang Seeks Convergence Of The Manufacturing, Services And Government Sector To Propel Penang’s Escape From The Middle-Income Trap To High-Income Economy Status Of USD15,000 Per Capita By 2020.

Trade is very important to the Malaysia and Penang’s economy. Malaysia is the 22nd largest exporter in the world, behind Australia, which ranked 21st, and the 26th largest importer in the world behind Australia, at the 20th position. Malaysia is the 37th largest economy in the world behind Australia, which ranked 13th.

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Dato Seri Najib should publicly withdraw his 17th March remarks, order an immediate stop work order on Lynas and declare the BN’s government willingness to pay compensation of at least RM700 million to Lynas spent on building the plant.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 23 March 2012.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s criticism of DAP for opting out of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Lynas rare earth plant, saying a solution was needed in the public interest that was above partisan politics is regrettable as it is not based on facts. The DAP and PR has opted out of the PSC principally in the public interest because the DAP did not want to be any part of BN’s attempt to whitewash and delude the public into thinking the Lynas plant is safe.

Datuk Seri Najib should withdraw his earlier remarks on 17 March 2012 published by Bernama to prove his seriousness and sincerity to his latest statement with Mandarin radio station 988 yesterday that the BN government will not allow the Lynas rare earths plant in Gebeng, Kuantan, to operate if scientific evidence proves that it will be harmful to the people’s health and the environment.

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I urge all members to close ranks and stay focused on the historic opportunity for change to save Malaysia in the coming general elections.(en/bm/cn)

Media Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 21.3.2012.

Last night Sdr Lim Kit Siang, Sdr Dr Chen Man Hin and I had a meeting with DAP National Chair Sdr Karpal Singh. We agree that the latest episode that has been highlighted by the BN-controlled media has ended.

I urge all members to close ranks and stay focused on the historic opportunity for change to save Malaysia in the coming general elections. All party leaders and members should stand united together so that our political enemies will not attempt to exploit the situation by organizing demonstrations against the DAP or DAP leaders on one pretext or another.

Lim Guan Eng

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Surat kpd PM agar dapat memberikan layanan setimpal kpd Pulau Pinang di bawah RMK-10 (BM/BC)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng pada 20 Mac 2012 di Komtar, George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah menghantar surat kepada Perdana Menteri pada hari ini agar Y.A.B. Perdana Menteri dapat memberikan layanan setimpal kepada Pulau Pinang dengan menambahkan peruntukan daripada RM2.88 bilion di bawah RMK-10 kepada lebih RM7.2 billion.

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Ucapan Takziah Atas Pemergian Supt Ahmad Bakhtiar Kassim, Timbalan OCPD George Town (BM/BI/BC)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng di Komtar, George Town pada 20.3.2012

Ucapan Takziah Atas Pemergian Supt Ahmad Bakhtiar Kassim, Timbalan OCPD George Town.

Saya dengan penuh dukacita ingin merakamkan ucapan takziah buat keluarga Allahyarham Supt Ahmad Bakhtiar Kassim, Timbalan OCPD George Town yang telah meninggal dunia secara mengejut petang semalam.

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DAP Will Not Participate In A Sham Parliamentary Select Committee(PSC) On Lynas Rare Earth Processing Plant (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 19.3.2012.

DAP Will Not Participate In A Sham Parliamentary Select Committee(PSC) On Lynas Rare Earth Processing Plant Which Serves To Deliver A “Fait Accompli” By Endorsing The Lynas Plant And Force Public Acceptance Without Due Any Regard For Safety, Environmental And Health Concerns.

DAP will not participate in a sham Parliamentary Select Committee(PSC) on Lynas rare earth processing plant which serves to deliver a “fait accompli” by endorsing the Lynas plant and force public acceptance without any due regard for safety, environmental and health concerns. DAP will propose to the PR Leadership not to allow BN to use our presence in the PSC to legitimatize a Lynas plant, so that PR is not part of any environmental disaster that happens in the future.

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DAP 46th Anniversary Message (en/bm/cn)

DAP 46th Anniversary Message By DAP Secretary-General and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 18.3.2012.

DAP’s Very Political Survival At Stake In The Next General Elections If Our Members And Supporters Do Not Successfully Repulse BN’s Shameless Tactics of 4M of Money, Media, Machinery of Government, Menacing PR Leaders and 4R of Race, Religion, Royalty & Rigging The Election Commission.

On the occasion of DAP’s 46th anniversary since it was first registered on 18 March 1966, DAP urges all leaders and members to redouble efforts to ensure that PR wins the next general elections so that DAP can remain a party in power in state governments and hopefully in the Federal government too. The danger signals are evident that the 13th General Elections will be the dirtiest in Malaysian history.

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Hopes Phison’s Decision To Set Up Engineering Centre in Penang Will Attract Scientific & Engineering Talents That Will Not Only Lead To Technology And Talent Transfer To Penang But Also Propels Economic Convergence of Manufacturing & Services Sector(en/cn)

Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at Komtar, George Town on 15 March 2012

Phison’s Chairman and CEO, KS Pua today announced that Phison is setting up its engineering development and design centre in Penang. The centre will be engaged in the development and design of chip, system design as well as marketing. An initial investment of US$1 – 3 million will be mainly on transferring talent and design technologies.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng thanks Phison for selecting Penang as its first location outside Taiwan and hopes that Phison’s investment in an engineering development and design centre in Penang will help to expedite not only technology transfer but also talent transfer to Penang. This strategic investment will further enhance Penang’s move towards higher value added activities and higher paying jobs for the people.

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The Penang PR state government has chosen to be transparent and accountable by getting public inputs and consultation over its proposed 4 infrastructure projects to mitigate traffic congestion and spur economic development in the state, especially Seberang Perai Utara(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 13.3.2012.

The Penang PR state government has chosen to be transparent and accountable by getting public inputs and consultation over its proposed 4 infrastructure projects to mitigate traffic congestion and spur economic development in the state, especially Seberang Perai Utara(SPU). No public consultation was held by the previous BN government when building the 2nd Penang Bridge. And yet the Penang PR state government is being criticized more severely for being transparent and accountable than the previous BN state government, which had never sought public input or consultation over the 2nd Penang Bridge.

The PR Penang state government concedes that it has failed to convince some NGOs such as the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) of the importance of the proposed 4 infrastructure projects to mitigate traffic congestion and spur economic development in SPU specifically and Penang generally. The projects in question are the construction of a 6.5-km Gurney Drive-Bagan Ajam(near Butterworth) undersea tunnel, 15 km road connecting Tanjung Bungah and Teluk Bahang, the 5 km Gurney Drive-Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu bypass and the 5 km Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu-Bandar Baru Air Itam bypass.

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Letter to Kong Cho Ha: Penang International Airport In A State Of Distress (en/bm/cn)

12 March 2012

YB Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha
Menteri Pengangkutan
Kementerian Pengangkutan
Blok D5, Parcel D,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,
62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia.

YB Dato’ Seri

Penang International Airport In A State Of Distress

With reference to our earlier conversation, I wish to bring your attention to the above subject.

In the last two to three weeks, the Penang International Airport has been in a state of severe distress. This is due to three reasons:

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Speech at the AseanDemoracy& Economic Development Forum in George Town, Penang on 9.3.2012 (en/cn)

The fourth wave of democracy

It is generally accepted that the world has seen three waves of democracy. The first began with the adoption of democracy in early 19th century America and Europe, while the second wave occurred following the end of the Second World War through decolonisation and the restoration of democracy in many European countries. The third wave began in 1974, encompassing the democratic transitions of Southern Europe and Latin America all the way to the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the subsequent democratisation of the Eastern European countries.

In recent times, and certainly in the aftermath of the historic events now known as the Arab Spring, the world is once again undergoing a period of democratisation. In the Middle East, a region which has hitherto escaped democracy’s attention, totalitarian regimes and once-untouchable dictators such as Tunisia’s Ben Ali, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Libya’s Colonel Ghadafi have been unseated and overthrown by their own people. The uprising of the Arab populace has spread like wildfire throughout the region, with many other regimes now under threat, most recently Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad.

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Happy Women’s Day

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang akan merayu kepada Perdana Menteri agar memberikan layanan setimpal kepada Pulau Pinang dengan menambahkan peruntukan daripada RM2.88 bilion di bawah RMK-10 kepada lebih RM7.2 billion.(bm/cn)

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang akan merayu kepada Perdana Menteri agar memberikan layanan setimpal kepada Pulau Pinang dengan menambahkan peruntukan daripada RM2.88 billion di bawah RMK-10 kepada lebih RM7.2 billion. Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang kesal bahawa hanya RM2.88 billion diperuntukan bagi melaksanakan 259 program/ projek bagi RMK-10 berbanding dengan RM6.54 bilion bagi melaksakan sebanyak 993 program/ projek di bawah RMK-9.

Memandangkan bahawa RMK-10 telah ditambah sebanyak 10peratus berbanding RMK-9, maka jumlah peruntukan untuk Pulau Pinang juga harus ditambah 10peratus daripada RM6.54 bilion di bawah RMK-9 kepada RM7.2 bilion di bawah RMK-10. Kegagalan Kerajaan Persekutuan berbuat demikian akan dilihat sebagai tindakan terus meminggirkan rakyat Pulau Pinang atau diskrimanasi terhadap negeri Pulau Pinang hanya kerana rakyat negeri ini telah memilih secara demokrasi Pakatan Rakyat untuk memerintah Pulau Pinang.

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