Penang Merdeka Message(e/c)

Penang Merdeka Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 30.8.2016.

Renewing the Meaning Of Merdeka As A Struggle For Truth, Justice And Freedom By Rejecting All Forms Of Political Dominance That Exploits Racial and Religious Hatred.

As Malaysians celebrate our 59th Merdeka Anniversary, Penangites must not forget to renew the meaning of Merdeka as a struggle for truth, justice and freedom by rejecting all forms of political dominance that exploits racial and religious hatred.

Three recent statements highlights the extent of lies made by BN leaders against Penang. One the claim by the Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya that the Penang state government is planning to build a LRT into the George Town heritage enclave, thereby putting at risk the status of our UNESCO World Heritage status. Dr Hilmi urged that only trams be built in the heritage enclave with the LRT built outside it.

The truth is that the proposed LRT is to be built outside the heritage enclave with trams proposed inside. And yet there is no apology from Dr Hilmi, who continues to perpetuate this blatant lie to run down the image of the state government.

This is followed by Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan outrageous lies that the state government had sold RM40 billion worth of government land. If that is true, this would have been reflected in our state government financial accounts audited by the Auditor-General(AG). The AG had repeatedly praised Penang as one of the best financially-managed state governments in Malaysia. In the AG’s annual reports, there is no RM40 billion proceeds from the land sales.

Finally Gerakan made a baseless personal attack against DAP Sungai Pinang Assemblywoman Lim Siew Khim by insinuating that low-cost houses can be obtained from the state government through the payment of bribes. None of those who allegedly paid bribes got any low-cost houses. This proves that the state government’s system of allocating low-cost houses is corruption-proof and offered only to those deserving.

We must continue to fight for truth, if we are to preserve our freedom and defend justice. The truth is that Penang has changed for the better as compared to 2008. Penang will continue to strive to be an entrepreneurial and welfare state to bring both prosperity and progress to all regardless of race, religion, background or political beliefs. Only then can Penang be an international and intelligent city that is clean, green, safe and healthy.https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

LIM GUAN ENG

槟州首席部长林冠英于2016年8月30日在槟城乔治市光大发表的国庆日献词:

不要忘记我们的默迪卡精神,也即是为真相、公义和自由而斗争,我们必需要拒绝一切利用种族和宗教仇恨的政治主导。

正当马来西亚正庆祝我们第59届的国庆之际,槟城人不要忘记我们的默迪卡精神,也即是为真相、公义和自由而斗争,我们必需要拒绝一切利用种族和宗教仇恨的政治主导权。

国阵领袖最近发表的3项声明,突出了槟城国阵领导人的撒谎程度。其中一项指挥是由卫生部副部长希尔米所发表的“槟州政府计划在乔治市古迹区内兴建轻快铁,将让乔治市的联合国教科文组织的世界文化遗产名录地位受到威胁”。希尔米呼吁,在乔治市古迹区内只能建电车,区外才能建轻快铁。

事实的真相是,建议中的轻快铁将会建在古迹区以外,而在古迹区内行驶的的则是电车。但,希尔米医生却迄今没有为他的错误指控做出道歉,而是不断地重复其谎言,意图以此破坏州政府的形象。

首相署部长拿督阿都拉曼达兰亦不遑多让,谎称州政府已售出价值400亿令吉的政府地。若真如此,这笔帐就会反映在州政府的帐目之上,总稽查司在做出审计时也会发现。然而,这些年来总稽查司却一再赞扬槟州政府的理财成效是其中一个全马最好的州属。他们并没有发现这笔所谓价值400亿令吉的土地出售账目。

民政党终于对行动党双溪槟榔州议员林秀琴作出毫无根据的人身攻击,影射可以透过贿赂获得州政府的廉价屋。但是这些牵涉贿赂的人并没有因此获得廉价屋。这证明州政府的廉价屋配给系统是经过“防贪污认证”,只会配给真正需要的大众。

如果我们要捍卫我们的自由与公义,我们就要为真相而斗争。真相就是槟城与2008年相比已经变得更好。槟城将继续往富有企业精神与福利的州属迈进,不分种族、宗教、背景及政治信仰,为各阶层带来繁荣与进步。唯有如此,槟城才能成为一个干净、绿化、安全、健康的国际卓越城市。

林冠英

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