Monthly Archive for February, 2013

Adopting The Crowd Sourcing Approach In Seeking Inputs From Experts And The Public To The Penang Paradigm 2013-2023 Report To Make Penang No.1 in Malaysia (en/bm/cn)

Press Conference Statement by Penang Chief Minister and Penang Institute Chairman Lim Guan Eng in Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 27.2.2013

At the time of the formation of Malaysia in 1963, Malaysian per capita income was 13.6% of US income, whereas Korea and Taiwan per capita incomes were both lower at 10.7% and 12.6% respectively. We were clearly ahead of both Korea an Taiwan 50 years ago. Today, Malaysia is way behind being only half as rich as Korea and Taiwan. While Korea and Taiwan have made the leap into high income economies, Malaysia has been stuck in the middle-income trap despite its obvious natural advantages compared to those countries.

For this reason, the Penang Institute, led by world renowned economist Executive Director Prof Datuk Woo Wing Thye(Economic Advisor to US Treasury An, has drawn up a 10-year comprehensive development plan the “Penang Paradigm”, in order to make Penang No. 1 in Malaysia by 2023. The Penang Paradigm seeks to:
• restore economic dynamism to Penang;
• upgrade significantly the liveability of Penang, and the sustainability of its natural environment; and
• accelerate social development in Penang to entrench social harmony and to widen social inclusion.

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Announcing Tommy Thomas As The Penang State Government’s Counsel To Sue The Election Commission And The Federal Government (en/bm/cn)

Press Conference Statement by Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng Announcing Tommy Thomas As The Penang State Government’s Counsel To Sue The Election Commission And The Federal Government At Gerden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 26th Feb 2013.

The Penang State Government Urges BN To Acquiesce To Carry Out Local Government Elections In the Penang Island Municipal Council(MPPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council(MPSP) To Avoid Penang Following Other PR States In Suing The Federal Government To Protect And Promote Democracy And The People’s Rights.

The Penang state government has no choice but to take the Federal Government and the Election Commission to Federal Court to compel the restoration of the 3rd vote and local government elections in the Penang Municipal Council(MPPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council(MPSP). Prominent lawyer Tommy Thomas will be the state government’s counsel to file the action at the Federal court over the next 2 weeks.

The Penang State Government urges BN to acquiesce to carry out local government elections in the Penang Island Municipal Council(MPPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council(MPSP) to avoid Penang following other PR states in suing the federal government to protect and promote democracy and the people’s rights. Doing so would mean that Penang would be the 3rd state to sue the BN Federal government after Kelantan and Selangor.

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Ucapan oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng di Konvensyen Pakatan Rakyat 2013 di Shah Alam (bm/cn)

Ucapan oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng di Konvensyen Pakatan Rakyat 2013 di Shah Alam pada 25.02.2013

Saya berasa berbesar hati kerana diberi peluang untuk berucap di depan rakan-rakan seperjuangan daripada DAP, PAS dan PKR pada pagi ini. Segala onak dan duri perjuangan telah kami lalui bersama sejak pemecatan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri pada tahun 1998.

Macam-macam dugaan dan cubaan telah diharungi, dan sudah tentu macam-macam lagi yang menanti. Pun begitu, detik yang bersejarah kini menjelma, dengan Pilihan Raya Umum yang akan datang dalam beberapa minggu yang terdekat ini.

Pilihan Raya Umum yang ke-13 ini bukan sekadar penamatan persidangan Parlimen ke-12 yang telah bermula sejak 28 April 2008, tetapi ia juga melambangkan masa untuk menamatkan pemerintahan Barisan Nasional yang telah berterusan selama 58 tahun sejak pilihan raya Majlis Perundangan Persekutuan pada tahun 1955.
Model politik baru

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Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Tidak Layak Menjadi Perdana Menteri Bila Menggunakan Perkauman Dan Mempermainkan Sentimen Ekstremis Agama Dengan Fitnah Bahawa DAP Menindas Agama Islam.

Kenyataan Akhbar Setiausha-Agung DAP Dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng Di Kuala Lumpur Pada 24.2.2013.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tidak layak menjadi Perdana Menteri Malaysia bila menggunakan perkauman dan mempermainkan sentimen ekstremis agama dengan fitnah bahawa DAP menindas agama Islam. Tuduhan beliau ke atas DAP menindas agama Islam adalah suatu tuduhan liar yang serius kerana Islam merupakan agama Perseketuan Malaysia.

Mengapa Najib tidak dapat tunjuk bukti untuk menyokong tuduhannya bahawa DAP menindas agama Islam ini kerana ia adalah sesuatu yang amat merbahaya dan haram yang boleh dikenakan tindakan undang-undang berat. Tidak ada sebarang bukti DAP menindas Islam sebaliknya saya menang tindakan saman ke atas Utusan Malaysia di mahkamah bahawa saya anti-Islam. Sokongan DAP ke atas agama Islam sebagai agama Persekutuan telahpun dimasukkan dalam Perlembagaan DAP.

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The Pg State Gov Has No Choice But To Take the Federal Government and the Election Commission to Federal Court To Compel The Restoration Of The 3rd Vote (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement by Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng At Penang Development Corporation Headquarters on 24th Feb 2013.

The Penang State Government Has No Choice But To Take the Federal Government and the Election Commission to Federal Court To Compel The Restoration Of The 3rd Vote And Local Government Elections In the Pennag Municipal Council(MPPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council(MPSP).

The Penang state government has no choice but to take the Federal Government and the Election Commission to Federal Court to compel the restoration of the 3rd vote and local government elections in the Pennag Municipal Council(MPPP) and Seberang Perai Municipal Council(MPSP). Restoring the “third vote” has long been a fundamental demand and commitment of the Penang State Government since its election in 2008.

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Penang Paradigm: Making Penang No.1 In Malaysia (en/bm/cn)

Speech by Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng at the Launch of the Penang Paradigm (2013-2023): The Framework for creating an International and Intelligent State at Town Hall, George Town on 23.2.2013.

PENANG PARADIGM – MAKING PENANG NO. 1 IN MALAYSIA

I am very pleased to be here today to launch the Penang Paradigm, which is a framework put together by the Penang Institute, under the leadership of its Executive Director, Professor Datuk Woo Wing Thye, to develop Penang as an international and intelligent state. Or to put it simply to make Penang No. 1 in Malaysia.

Allow me to start by putting on record my appreciation for the contributions of Professor Woo, who is a world-renowned economist and a former special advisor to the United States Treasury, the United Nations and the Government of China. Though Professor Woo is unique in his talents, he is at the same time merely one among hundreds of thousands of talented Penangites who were lost to our country through “brain drain” in previous decades, and who are starting to return to serve Penang since 2008, in a transformation of “brain drain” into “brain gain”.

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BN’s Integrity Pledge Rings Hollow Without A Commitment To Ensure Clean Electoral Rolls, And To Make A Public Declaration Of Assets.(en/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 21.2.2013

Yesterday, Barisan Nasional chairman Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak and BN component party leaders signed Transparency International Malaysia’s (TI-M) Election Integrity Pledge, a move reportedly aimed at showing the ruling coalition’s seriousness in conforming to fair play at the coming General Election.

Unfortunately, this act of signing the Integrity Pledge by the BN is nothing but an empty announcement that rings hollow without a clear commitment to ensure clean electoral rolls and to make a complete and public declaration of assets.

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PKR and DAP Johor shall refrain from making further public comments on seat negotiations.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng, on 19th February 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.

I have communicated with PKR head Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and both of us agree that PKR Johor Chair Datuk Seri Chua Jui Meng and DAP Johor State Committee Chairman Sdr. Dr. Boo Cheng Hau shall refrain from making further public comments on the relationship between the Johor state leaderships of DAP and PKR, especially on the contentious issue of seat negotiations.

Both state leaders shall also consult first with the respective top party leadership before making any public statements on seat allocations between both parties for the coming general elections.

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Fear Of Open Scrutiny Of The Electoral Process With The Detention And Deportation Of An Australian Senator And Fear Of DAP With The Shameless Lie By The Home Minister That DAP Failed To Submit Annual Returns On Time Proves That The 13th General Elections Will Be The Dirtiest In History.(en/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 18.2.2013.

Malaysia has been cast into the international spotlight once again following the disgraceful and unacceptable act of the Malaysian Immigration authorities in detaining and then deporting Australian Senator Nick Xenophon because Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamudin Tun Hussein Onn said Xenohphon was a threat to the community. Malaysians fail to understand how the Senator could be such a threat to the community until listed as an enemy of the state but no such immediate action was taken against the armed Filipino group from Sulu group who “invaded” Sabah.

Fear of open scrutiny of the electoral process with the detention and deportation of an Australian Senator and fear of DAP with the shameless lie by the Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamudin Tun Hussein Onn that DAP failed to submit annual returns on time proves that the 13th general elections will be the dirtiest in history. Not only has Hishamudin abused his powers through the Immigration Department, he is also doing the same by lying that DAP had not submitted our annual returns on time.

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Tan Sri Nor Mohamad Yakcop Tidak Harus Cakap Bohong Tetapi Menjelaskan Mengapa Agensi Kerajaan Pusat Tidak Menjalankan Tanggungjawab Sepenuhnya Membina Rumah Kos Rendah Atau Mampu Milik Bila Mendapat Tanah Murah Menerusi Pengambilan Tanah Untuk Tujuan Awam.(bm/cn)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 16.2.2013.

Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang merasa kesal bahawa Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Nor Mohamad Yakcop berniat jahat dan tidak bertanggunjawab dengan mengikut rentak pemimpin UMNO negeri yang bercakap bohong. Pemimpin UMNO telah menunjukkan mereka suka buat fitnah dan tidak cakap serupa bikin bila sebelum ini mendakwa kerajaan negeri menghalau orang Melayu daripada tanah mereka.

Sebenarnya Timbalan Pengerusi UMNO Pulau Pinang, Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir dan Pengerusi UMNO Bahagian Bukti Glugor Datuk Omar Faudzar yang buat demikian dengan mengaut keuntungan peribadi sebanyak RM5 juta sebagai broker tanah dalam tempoh tiga bulan sahaja hasil jualan 10 ekar tanah milik 31 pemilik tanah Melayu di Kampung Terang, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang.

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Respect for Diversity, Public Integrity And Rule of Law Is Not The Problem But The Solution Towards Realising Malaysia’s Aspirations of A Peaceful and Prosperous Developed Nation.(en/cn)

DAP Chinese New Year Message By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 11.2.2013.

The Year of the Snake will be a challenging year as it will also be a general election year that will determine not only the course of our children’s future but also the nation’s destiny. However this gives Malaysians the rare opportunity to signal clearly that respect for diversity, public integrity and rule of law is not the problem but the solution towards realising Malaysia’s aspirations of a peaceful and prosperous developed nation.

As Malaysians embrace the K-pop culture and national leaders indulge their love for PSY, we must remember that South Korea’s success is tied to these values and solution. For this reason, Malaysians must make their choice based on which party maintains consistent principles, offer people-centric policies and is competent in delivering performance.

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Happy Chinese New Year ! (en/cn)

Penang State Government Chinese New Year Of The Snake Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 8.2.2013.

Relying On Penangites “Can Do” Spirit, Multi-racial Unity and Respect For Diversity To Overcome Challenges Such As Traffic Congestion, Affordable Housing And Building Human Talent To Realise Penang’s Aspirations of Being An International And Intelligent City.

These past 5 years have been filled with huge challenges for Penangites who took a leap of faith in an untested and unproven PR state government to chart a new future to bring about not only socio-economic justice but also prosperity, not only integrity in leadership but also good governance and not only public order but also freedom.

Despite enjoying new freedoms of speech and information as well as freedom to protest, Penang is now safer with the highest reduction in the crime index over the last 4 years. Penang has also proven that a clean CAT government(competency, accountability and transparency) can do better than a corrupt one. The yearly surplus budgets and huge reduction in state debts were achieved despite spending nearly 60% more in development funds to build more roads, more drains and more green parks.

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Doing More For Penang By Undertaking The Largest Effort By Any State Government In History By Building 19,172 Affordable Housing Units.(en/bm/cn)

Speech by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During The Official Launch of The Registration Of Affordable Housing In Komtar, George Town On 7 February 2013.

Doing More For Penang By Undertaking The Largest Effort By Any State Government In History By Building 19,172 Affordable Housing Units.

First and foremost, I would like to welcome all of you to this simple but meaningful occasion to launch the registration of interest for 1,840 affordable homes in 2 locations namely Jalan SP Chelliah(1,320 units) on the island and Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan(520 units) on the mainland. Today’s launching is the initialization or commencement of the ambitious RM500 million Affordable Housing programme undertaken by the Penang state government through Penang Development Corporation(PDC) to build 19,172 units throughout Penang, including on the island.

This RM 500 million was made available following the sale of government land by open tender. We want to do more for Penang by undertaking the largest effort by any state government in history by building 19,172 affordable housing units. The state government wishes to stress that this first batch of 1,840 units of affordable homes is additional to the other low cost and low-medium cost houses that will be built by private developers and PDC, which will be calculated separately.

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Penang Wants PAAB To Expedite Perak-Penang Inter-state Water Transfer Project(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister and PBA Holdings Chair Lim Guan Eng In George Town, Komtar On 1st February 2013

PENANG WANTS PAAB TO EXPEDITE PERAK-PENANG INTER-STATE WATER TRANSFER PROJECT

PENANG, Thursday: Penang wants Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad (PAAB) to expedite Perak-Penang Water Transfer Project to ensure the state will not face a potential risk of water shortage after 2020.

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