Monthly Archive for December, 2012

Delivering Malaysia’s Promise Of Success To Those Who Are Honest, Work Hard, Invest In The Future And Follow Rules In A Malaysia That Is Clean, Green, Safe And Healthy. (en/bm/cn)

DAP 2013 New Year Message By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur on 31.12.2012

2013 promises to be momentous year whether Malaysians have to courage to change a 56 year old government that is afraid of new ideas, lost its ideals and turned its back on principles of justice, freedom, truth, democracy and integrity in governance. If Malaysia is to get back on track, both economically and political rights, 2013 should be about the people and performance not about who is more racist and extreme.

Three countries in ASEAN that have exceeded expectations serve as a reminder of the benefits of having a people-centric government that focuses on performance. Thailand has exceeded all expectations especially in tourism with the highest growth as the No. 1 tourist destination with its 2012 stockmarket as the best performer in Asia at 37% better than in 2011.

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Let Us Advance Efforts To Establish A People-Centric Government Based On Integrity That Puts People Over Profits To Put A Stop To All Future Lynas Rare Earth Plant, Automated Enforcement System(AES) And The RM 871 Billion Dirty Money Scandals. (BI/BC)

DAP 2012 Christmas Day Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 24.12.2012

Let Us Advance Efforts To Establish A People-Centric Government Based On Integrity That Puts People Over Profits To Put A Stop To All Future Lynas Rare Earth Plant, Automated Enforcement System(AES) And The RM 871 Billion Dirty Money Scandals.

Christmas celebrates the blessings of peace, prosperity, forgiveness and salvation. Similarly, a people-centric government can also bring peace and prosperity based on the principles of truth, freedom, justice, democracy and integrity.
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Supports Anwar Ibrahim’s Roundtable To Address The Alarming Outflow Of Dirty Or Illicit Funds From Malaysia Of Almost RM 200 Billion For 2010 And RM871 Billion Over The Last 10 Years (2001-10). (en/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng on 21 December 2012 in Kuala Lumpur.

As we celebrate Winter Solsistice 2013, there is also a need to initiate concerted efforts to introduce positive energy and efforts towards establishing integrity over corruption. Such efforts have become more urgent following the shocking expose of RM 200 billion in dirty money siphoned out of Malaysia in 2010 and the scandal of RM 871 billon lost over the last 10 years

Washington-based financial watchdog Global Financial Integrity (GFI) 2012, says the level of illicit flows from Malaysia in 2010 was the highest in 10 years. RM 197 billion of dirty money was siphoned out of Malaysia in 2010 compared to RM 93 billion in 2009, an increase of 112 %. Malaysia has the shameful record of being the No.2 country in the world after China, of illicit outflow of dirty money.

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The Penang State Government Is Willing To Help Out Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) From Sustaining Yearly Losses Of More Than RM18 Million By Taking Over Tanjung City Marina, Swettenham Pier And The Ferry Services.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 21.12.12.

The Penang state government is willing to help out Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) from sustaining yearly losses of more than RM18 Million by taking over Tanjung City Marina, Swettenham Pier and the ferry services. PPSB managing director Datuk Ahmad Ibnihajar had confirmed that the Transport Ministry and Penang Port Commission(PPC), and not PPSB, was to blame for the failed RM43 million Tanjung City marina project, which fell into disrepair following a storm in 2009.

Ahmad said the failed marina was due to bad design and PPSB had in 2006 told PPC that the design was faulty in 2006. Clearly the Transport Ministry and PPC must bear full responsibility for mishandling the design, construction as well as failing to maintain the Tanjung city marina from 2006 until now when the entire marina has sunk to the bottom of the sea.

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Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin Unfit To Be A Deputy Prime Minister For All Malaysians With Racist Lies Against The DAP Merely To Avoid BN’s Failures On Lynas, AES 1Malaysia Cameras, Decline In Educational Standards In Malaysia And The RM871 Billion Dirty Money Scandal. (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng on 20 December 2012 in Kuala Lumpur.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has sadly shown himself to be unfit to be Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister for all Malaysians with racist lies against the DAP merely to avoid BN’s failures on Lynas rare earth plant, Automated Enforcement System(AES) 1Malaysia Cameras, decline in educational standards in Malayisa and the RM871 billion dirty money scandal. This follows his deceitful attacks against the DAP as chauvinistic and racist based on an UMNO news site AntaraPos.com’s lies quoting newly-appointed DAP Vice-Chairman Senator Dr Ariffin S.M Omar as saying corruption would be wiped out from the public service if it was not monopolised by one race.

Ariffin had vehemently denied stating this or ever implying that the public service is corrupt as it is monopolised by Malays. DAP would agree with Muhyidin that Arifin has made a stupid statement if what Arifin said was true. However it is Tan Sri Muhyidin that looks foolish for relying on lies fabricated by UMNO.

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The BN Government Should Just Not Withold Prosecution Of Summons Under The Automated Enforcement System (AES) But Admit That PR Was Right Abolishing The AES And Refund All Summonses Paid Because Of Public Anger At This Crony Project. (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 19.12.12.

The Attorney-General’s Chambers Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should not only withhold prosecution of individuals who have been penalised through the Automated Enforcement System (AES) but also refund all monies paid by those who settled the summons. Nearly 300,000 summonses has been issued since the AES 1Malaysia cameras were first installed in 14 locations on September 23 2012.

More summonses will be issued when the remainder 817 locations, making up a total of 831 throughout the country, will be installed over the course of the next one year. Abdul Gani’s suspension of prosecuting motorists penalised with 300,000 traffic summonses under the AES is a vindication of the bold and correct decision by the Penang state government of being the first state in Malaysia to bar AES from being installed

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Najib Tun Razak Must Fully Account For The Shocking RM 200 Billion In Dirty Money Siphoned Out Of Malaysia In 2010 And The Scandal Of RM 871 Billion Lost Over The Lost 10 Years Or Else Admit The Failure Of His Economic Transformation Programme(ETP)(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng on 18 December 2012 in Kuala Lumpur.

Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak must fully account to 28 million Malaysians for the shocking RM 200 billion in dirty money siphoned out of Malaysia in 2010 and the scandal of RM 871 billon lost over the last 10 years or else admit the failure of his ETP. Najib’s stubborn silence and failure to act over this RM 871 billion scandal demonstrates not only his failure to uphold pubic accountability but that the BN government condones the practice of outflow of illict or dirty money.

Washington-based financial watchdog Global Financial Integrity (GFI), in its latest report which tracks capital flight, says the level of illicit flows from Malaysia in 2010 was the highest in 10 years. RM 197 billion of dirty money was siphoned out of Malaysia in 2010 compared to RM 93 billion in 2009, an increase of 112 %. Malaysia has the shameful record of being the No.2 country in the world after China, of illicit outflow of dirty money.

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Era Baru: Mengeratkan Malaysia, Masa Depan Milik Bersama

Ucapan Oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng di Kongres Kebangsaan DAP Pada 15.12.12

Saya amat berbesar hati untuk mengalu-alukan kehadiran tuan-tuan dan puan-puan ke Pulau Pinang dalam kapasiti saya sebagai Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang dari DAP dan Pakatan Rakyat, sesuatu yang mustahil untuk satu tempoh masa yang panjang sehingga rakyat Pulau Pinang memberikan mandat kepada kita pada 8hb Mac 2008.

Sebagai Setiausaha Agung, saya mengalu-alukan kehadiran para perwakilan DAP kebangsaan, para pemerhati dan ahli-ahli parti; pemimpin parti komponen Pakatan Rakyat; para diplomat dari kedutaan, konsul-jeneral dan ahli-ahli kor konsular; anggota masyarakat sivil; pihak media dan semua tetamu dan peserta yang lain ke Kongres Kebangsaan DAP kali ke 16.

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BN Cabinet And The 4 Ministers Are Lying That Rare Earth Toxic Waste Residue Must Be Exported Out Of Malaysia Because Lynas Will Not Dare Lie To The Australian Stock Exchange(ASE) With Their Statement That The License Permitted The Wastes To Remain In Malaysia.(en/bm/cn)

Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng on 14 December 2012 in Kuala Lumpur.

Is the Malaysian Cabinet and in particular 4 Ministers lying or Lynas the liar, over the controversy whether the Temporary Operating License(TOL) granted to Lynas has a strict conditon that the rare earth toxic waste residue can not remain in Malaysia but must be exported out of the country? Whilst Lynas claims that it has become a political football due to impending general elections, this is a serious issue with long-term consequences lasting a lifetime that is more important than once in 5 years elections.

Many Malaysians worried about their health and children’s safety are asking following conflicting reports between both Lynas and the Malaysian government whether the TOL makes it compulsory for the wastes to be exported. Based on which party the statements were addressed to, it is clear that Lynas is telling the truth and the entire BN Cabinet is lying.

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Will Muhyiddin still say that our education system is better than the US, UK and Germany when Malaysia’s ranking has fallen in the recently released Trends in TIMSS 2011 from 20th to 26th in the Mathematics and from 21st to 32nd in Science?(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 12.12.2012

Our Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, said in March 2012 that our education system is better than that of the US, UK and Germany, using selective results from the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report’s statistics. His claims have now been totally repudiated by the recently released TIMSS 2011 findings.

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Speech By CM During Review & Planning Workshop On Eco Town 2012

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Good morning! I am very happy to see so many participants here today to this important issue in Penang-Eco-town Workshop. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome delegates who are here for the first time.

I understand that the involvement of Penang in the eco-town process started since 2004 and it continues today. Since its inception, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/ International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) and the Global Environment Centre (GEC) have generously been supporting this kind of workshops in various cities in the Asia-Pacific Region.

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The Prime Minister’s Twin Promises Of Building A Monorail And 20,000 Units Of Affordable Housing Only If BN Wins Penang Is A Clear Attempt To Buy Votes And A Recognition Of BN’s Failure To Deliver Its Past Promises. (en/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 9.12.2012

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s twin promises of building a monorail and 20,000 units of affordable housing only if BN wins Penang is a clear attempt to buy votes and a recognition of BN’s failure to deliver its past promises. I doubt Penang voters are impressed for two reasons.

One, such promises are within the jurisdiction of the Federal government and it is thus their public responsibility and natural duty to take care of public housing and public transport from the tax receipts collected, including from Penangites. Two, these promise are nothing new as they have been promised before, especially by former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi when he was Prime Minister during the 2006 Chinese New Year

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Lynas Admission That Rare Earth Waste Will Not Be Exported Out But Will Remain in Malaysia Presents A Rare Opportunity For The Malaysian Government To Cancel The Kuantan Rare Earth Facility For Breach Of Compliance Without Needing To Pay Compensation.(en/bm/cn)

Opening Speech by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng During The Joint DAPSY and Wanita National Congress On 9.12.2012 in Kuala Lumpur.

DAP demands that BN should stop the operation of Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp) now or 4 Ministers should resign to take full responsibility for failing to fulfill their own promise that the rare earth waste will not remain but be exported out of Malaysia. BN’s insincerity and lack of commitment to make public health and safety the utmost priority follows a recent admission by Lynas’ Managing Director, Mashal Ahmad that no residues from the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (Lamp) would be exported out from Malaysia.

The admission by Mashal contradicts the 7-paragraph joint ministerial statement on 22 February 2012 by 4 ministers whose portfolios are directly associated with Lynas’ application to set up and operate the plant namely International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamad; Science and Technology Minister Maximus Johnity Ongkili; Natural Resources and Environment Minister Douglas Unggah Embas; and Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai as follows:
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International Anti-Corruption Day Message (en/bm/cn)

International Anti-Corruption Day Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang on 9.12.2012.

If Penang Can Publicly Declare And Update The Assets of The Chief Minister And EXCO Members, Which Will Be Updated Yearly On January Next Year, Why Can’t BN Federal Government Publicly Declare Assets Of The Prime Minister And Minister To Improve Malaysia’s Rankings In Transparency International(TI).

Unless the BN federal government follows Penang’s footsteps by implementing 6 integrity measures, Malaysia will not only fail to prosper but the weight of the recent exposes of financial scandals will ensure that next year’s Corruption Perception Index(CPI) ranking of TI will be worse. The 6 integrity measures of fighting corruption are:
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If the Kelantan PAS Government Fails To Act Against Errant Municipal Council Saboteurs Who Issue Summonses Against Non-Muslim Couples For Indecent Behaviour, This Will Adversely Undermine PR’s Message Of Respect For Freedom Of Religion And Damage Existing Co-operation Within PR.

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 8.12.2012.

DAP expresses concern at reports that four non-Muslims in Kota Baru were issued with a summons by municipal enforcement officers for indecent behaviour. Of the four, two were men watching planes land at night at the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, whilst the other two were a young couple in a park in the middle of the day.

Even though the summonses were for “indecent behaviour”, political opponents of PR and the media has twisted it into a summons for khalwat and trying to impose Islamic laws on non-Muslims. If the Kelantan PAS government fails to act against errant municipal council saboteurs who issue summonses against non-Muslim couples for indecent behaviour, this will adversely undermine PR’s message of respect for freedom of religion and damage existing co-operation within PR.

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