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Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail – A Moral Choice For Kajang, Selangor And Malaysia.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 12.3.2014.

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail – A Moral Choice For Kajang, Selangor And Malaysia.

Having failed to beat Pakatan Rakyat through the ballot box in the 13th General Election, when the BN lost the popular vote to PR which obtained majority support with 51%, the BN government is pursuing political persecution to defeat PR leaders by dirty means.

In the last week, we have seen two convictions against leading PR leaders whom BN lost repeatedly in the ballot box. Opposition Leader and PR Chief Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim was handed a five-year jail sentence for sodomy or “carnal intercourse against the order of nature,” while DAP National Chairman Karpal Singh, who also happens to be Anwar’s lead defence counsel, was convicted for sedition and fined RM4,000 by the High Court.

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10 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Pembangkang UMNO Di Pulau Pinang Diberikan Peruntukan Untuk Projek Pembangunan Kecil Sebanyak RM40,000 Setahun Mulai 2014.(bm/cn)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 22.9.2013.

10 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Pembangkang UMNO Di Pulau Pinang diberikan peruntukan untuk projek pembangunan kecil sebanyak RM 40,000 setahun mulai 2014. Keputusan ini dibincangkan dalam mesyuarat EXCO negeri pada 18.9.2013 dan telahpun diluluskan secara prinsip. Selepas mekanisma peruntukan RM40,000 setahun ini ditetapkan, maka ia akan dibentangkan dalam Belanjawan 2014 kepada Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang pada akhir tahun ini.

Selepas kemenangan PR dengan tambahan undi popular sebanyak 10% ke 68% dalam Pilihanraya Umum 13(PRU13) pada bulan Mei ini, ada 30 ADUN PR dan 10 ADUN UMNO. Sebelum ini Kerajaan negeri telah cuba menjemput ADUN-ADUN UMNO untuk menyertai keahlian jawatankuasa Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri agar mereka ada buat kerja sambil menerima peruntukan. Akan tetapi tawaran ikhlas kerajaan negeri telahpun ditolak sama sekali dengan begitu angkuh sekali oleh ADUN UMNO kerana tidak mahu bekerjasama dengan kerajaan PR.

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How Can There Be Credible Polls Reforms When Both The EC Chair And Deputy Chair Remains? (en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 10.6.2013.

If Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam can contradict Election Commission(EC) Chair Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof’s claims that the EC consulted the Health Ministry regarding the safety of the indelible ink, how can there be credible polls reforms when both the EC Chair and Deputy Chair remains? And yet Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof still insists that he has consulted with the Health Ministry regarding the safety of indelible ink used at the May 5 general election contrary to Dr S Subramaniam’s statement that the Health Ministry had issued no such report.

Tan Sri Abdul Aziz had previously told the Straits Times of Singpore in a May 12 interview that the Health Ministry had advised against adding more than one percent of silver nitrate to the ink, which would have made the ink last. The EC was indirectly blaming the Health Ministry for refusing to allow an extra 1% of silver nitrate and causing EC to waste RM6 million on purchasing the indelible ink fiasco that could be easily washed off.

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The Battered Public Credibility And Integrity Of EC Can Only Be Restored By Appointing The Chairman of The Parliamentary Select Committee’s on EC(PSC) From The Opposition, Replacing The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of EC as Well As Respecting The Principle Of “One-Person, One-Vote, One-Value”.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 2.6.2013.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s attempts to restore the battered public credibility and integrity of the EC by placing it under parliamentary oversight will not work unless it is accompanied by 3 critical success factors:-
• Appoint an opposition member to head the bipartisan Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on EC;
• Replace the EC’s chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusuf and his deputy Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar with fresh faces that must be approved by Parliament; and
• Respect the principle of “One-Person, One-Vote, One-Value”.

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By Continuing To Blame The Chinese Community And 51% Malaysians That Rejected BN And Supported PR, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Wants To Be A Minority Prime Minister For Only 47% Of Malaysians.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 15.5.2013.

By continuing to blame the Chinese community and 51% Malaysians that rejected BN and supported PR, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants to be a minority Prime Minister for only 47% of Malaysians. Malaysians are shocked by race-baiting that can only be described as hate crimes by UMNO leaders, Utusan Malaysia, an ex-judge and even a pro-Chancellor of a public university.

Such disgraceful conduct by so-called intellectuals reminds us of how Hitler suborned some sections of the educated elite in Germany to support his racist supremacy theories. Now UMNO supporters are proposing a boycott of some Chinese businesses. Is this the national reconciliation that Najib is talking about? UMNO has to decide whether it wants to adopt 1 Malaysia or continue down this dangerous path of no return.

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Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak Can Only Prove That UMNO Is Not A Racist Party When UMNO Wipes Out Corruption, Opens Its Membership To All Races, Adopts the 1 Malaysia Slogan And Stop the Campaign Of Hatred And Fear Against Non-Malays.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 12.5.2013.

UMNO President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak can only prove that UMNO is not a racist party when UMNO wipes out corruption, opens its membership to all races, adopts the 1 Malaysia slogan and stop the campaign of hatred and fear against non-Malays. Datuk Seri Najib has blamed BN’s failure to win more seats and a 2/3 majority in the 2013 General Elections on DAP’s racist policies.

Can Najib show proof what are the DAP policies that are racist? I doubt that Najib can show any proof when DAP upholds the Federal Constitution on the queston of:-
• Islam as the religion of the Federation whilst other religions have freedom to practice their faith,
• Bahasa Malaysia as the official language whilst other mother-tongue languages can be used and promoted, and
• safeguarding the special position of Malays and bumis whilst protecting the legitimate interests of other races in Malaysia under Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.

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Polls Reform That Respects “ one-Man,One-Vote, One-Value” Principle Can Save Malaysian Democracy, Integrity, Freedom Of Choice, Equal Opportunity, Social Welfare And Justice For All.(en/bm/cn)

Speech By DAP Secretary-General And Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Special Conference For 38 MPs And 107 State Assemblymen In Kuala Lumpur On 11.5.2013.

Only polls reform that respects “one-man,one-vote, onve-value” principle can save malaysian democracy, integrity, freedom of choice, equal opportunity, social welfare and justice for all. The 13th general elections is historic in that this is the first time that BN lost the popular vote and that an opposition coalition of PR won a clear majority of popular vote of 50.9% over BN’s 47.4%(the rest spoilt votes and independent).

BN had received 51.4% of the popular vote in the 2008 general elections, dropeed 4% to only 47.4% in 2013 general elections. In contrast, PR recorded 47.6% in 2008 general elections and recorded an increase of 3.2% in popular voe to 50.9% in 2013. However the gerrymandering of constituencies that made a mockery of the essential representative democractic principle of “one-man, one-vote, one-value” by BN during the past 56 years, allowed BN to win power despite losing the popular vote.

How can PR that won 50.9% of the popular vote received only 40% of the seats? PR won an additional 7 seats from 82 to 89, not even coming lose to 110 out of the 222 seat Parliament.

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DAP’s Urgent Priority Of Polls Reform That Respects The “One-Man, One-Vote,One-Value” Principle Will Not Be Undermined By BN’s Underhand Tactics To Try To Split Up PR By Inviting DAP To Join BN As DAP’s Struggle Is For Principles Not Positions, For People-Centric Policies And Not Personal Interests.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 10.5.2013

DAP’s urgent priority of polls reform that respects the “one-man, one-vote,one-value” principle will not be undermined by BN’s underhand tactics to try to split up PR by inviting DAP to join BN as DAP’s struggle is for principles not positions, for people-centric policies and not personal interests. Clearly BN’s latest tactics is designed to split up the unity within PR.

DAP has no interest in joining BN for posts because if we had wanted to, we could have done so during the last 40 years. However DAP refused to join BN and held steadfastly to our ideals, principles and policies of a fairer, freer and democratic Malaysia. DAP leaders had not only forgone the perks and privileges of high office, but sacrificed their personal liberties by being jailed and detained.

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Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Should Not Ask Why Chinese Voters Did Not Support MCA But Whether Even Malay Voters Would Vote For A Party Led By Such A “Famous” Leader Like Chua Soi Lek? (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 8.5.2013.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should not ask why Chinese voters did not support MCA but whether even Malay voters would vote for a party led by such a “famous” leader like Chua Soi Lek? By continuing to blame Chinese voters or claim that Chinese voters were misled by DAP to vote against BN, Najib is showing contempt not only for democratic right of freedom of choice but also insulting the intelligence of all Malaysian voters.

The recent general elections saw a Malaysian tsunami causing PR to win the popular vote of 51% for the first time in history. Despite gathering more votes than BN from support by all communities, BN continues to blame the Chinese voters. The Chinese form only 25 per cent of Malaysia’s 29 million population of which less than half have registered to vote.

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DAP Expresses Support For Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim To Be Retained As Selangor Menteri Besar For A 2nd Term.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 8.5.2013

DAP expresses support for Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to be retained as Selangor Menteri Besar for a 2nd term. Tan Sri Khalid should continue as Menteri Besar after leading PR to a resounding victory at the recent general elections by winning a 2/3 majority with 44 out of 56 state seats in Selangor from the previous 36 seats.

Even though DAP won 15 seats together with PAS 15 and PKR’s 14, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim should be recognized for his integrity and stewardship of Selangor. This had enabled PR to beat back a determined effort by BN led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak himself to win back Selangor. DAP Selangor is also in full support of Tan Sri Khalid as the Selangor Menteri Besar.

LIM GUAN ENG

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Penang PR Increased Popular Vote By 7.7% For State Seats From 58% In 2008 General Elections To 65.7% In 2013 General Elections Proving Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Wrong That PR Failed To Get Non-chinese Support.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang PR Chairman And Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On8.5.2013

Penang PR increased its popular vote by 7.7% for state seats from 58% in 2008 general elections to 65.7% in 2013 general elections. BN received 32% of the popular vote, with the remainder spoilt and independent votes. The swing of 7.7% towards PR is large by normal electoral swings of 3-4%and proves Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wrong that PR failed to get non-Chinese support.

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PR Penang Under Siege From The Triple Unholy Alliance Of BN, 1 Malaysia Penang Welfare Club And Unscrupulous Housing Developers Whose Victory In Penang Will Not Only Result In Return Of Corruption But Also Deprive Penangites Of Their Homes.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Pakatan Rakyat Chair And Caretaker Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 2.5.2013.

PR Penang Under Siege From The Triple Unholy Alliance Of BN, 1 Malaysia Penang Welfare Club And Unscrupulous Housing Developers Whose Victory In Penang Will Not Only Result In Return Of Corruption But Also Deprive Penangites Of Their Homes.

PR Penang is under siege in this general elections from the triple unholy alliance of BN, 1Malaysia Penang Welfare Club and unscrupulous housing developers. Clearly a BN victory in Penang will not only result in return of corruption but also deprive 4,000 families in Penang of their homes. The latest to join BN’s effort to seize power in Penang are unscrupulous housing developers with a chequered history of not only fulfilling their promises to their buyers with defective products but also causing them heartbreak by failing to give out strata titles as required by the law.

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BN 13th General Election Manifesto Does Not Address The Macro-Economic Problems Of 4Ds of Debt, Deficit, Deceit From Corruption And Brain Drain That Would Stifle Efforts To Escape The Middle Income Trap And Achieve USD15,000 Income Per Capita By 2020.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 7.4.2013.

BN 13th General Election Manifesto Does Not Address The Macro-Economic Problems Of 4Ds of Debt, Deficit, Deceit From Corruption And Brain Drain That Would Stifle Efforts To Escape The Middle Income Trap And Achieve USD15,000 Income Per Capita By 2020.

Caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had unveiled BN’s manifesto yesterday expressing confidence in winning the next general elections with sweeping promises of cash handouts and incentives. However what is striking is the similarity between the “copycat” BN manifesto which appears to be copied straight from the PR Manifesto of Pakatan Harapan Rakyat especially on:-

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Open Letter By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng To All Malaysian Voters(en/bm/cn)

Open Letter By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng To All Malaysian Voters Following The Dissolution Of Parliament To Make Way For The 13th General Elections

To All Malaysians Who Believe That Malaysia Deserves Better

As we count down towards this ground-breaking 13th General Election, you can play a significant role in changing the course of our country’s history. By simply daring to change, you bring a brighter future for a Malaysia free from fear, free from ignorance and free from corruption.

Malaysia Deserves Better!

This historic general election will be about the economy and which party has the correct policies, ideas, ideals and principles to make our livelihood better.

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No Matter How Clever Teng Chang Yeow Is In Playing His Games Of Political Deception, He Can Not Run Away From The Fact That He Sees Himself As UMNO’s Representative And Not The People’s Representative(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 2.4.2013.

No Matter How Clever Teng Chang Yeow Is In Playing His Games Of Political Deception, He Can Not Run Away From The Fact That He Sees Himself As UMNO’s Representative And Not The People’s Representative, Which Is Contrary To The Principle That The Penang Chief Minister Must Lead The People From The Front And Not From Behind UMNO.

I must confess that have I been deceived by BN Penang Chairman Teng Chang Yeow in his political games of challenging me to a contest between both of us in Padang Kota . Clearly Teng’s statements yesterday showed that he had no intention of honouring his challenge to me. This is despite the fact that I had accepted his ridiculous condition that I contest only a state seat and give up contesting a parliamentary seat, as is required of me as DAP Secretary-General leading my party nationally.

There were 3 reasons why I was drawn into Teng’s political deception. One he had issued the challenge to me first. If he now denies it, why did he set the ridiculous condition that I contest only a state seat, which I had immediately accepted. For Teng to claim that he had not issued the challenge first shows he lacks even the courage to admit that.

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