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Open Letter To Teluk Intan Voters(en/bm/cn)

Open Letter To Teluk Intan Voters By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng on 28 May 2014

Protecting Your Hopes, Securing Our Future

BN and UMNO conducts the Teluk Intan by-election in the same manner they run the country, by appealing to your worst fears and ugliness with lies, curses and hate. By trying to smear the character of our young lady candidate Dyana Syofa and even her mother, BN and UMNO have lost the mandate to rule and right to represent the people of Teluk Intan.

BN knows only how to preach hate because this is the only justification for their corruption and abuse of power. BN knows only how to appeal to your fears to cover up their mismanagement of the economy leading to the Barang Naik problems of price hikes in petrol, sugar, electricity and even motor insurance premiums as well as Goods and Services Tax(GST).

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Even Though The Election Commission(EC) Has No Enforcement Powers To Punish Those Who Violate The Election Offences Act, The EC Is Not Free, Fair And Independent If The EC Fails To Condemn But Instead Condone BN Leaders Who Practice Money Politics.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Teluk Intan On 27.5.2014.

Even though the Election Commission(EC) has no enforcement powers to punish those who violate the Election Offences Act, the EC is not free, fair and independent if the EC fails to condemn but instead condone BN leaders who practice money politics. Malaysiakini reported that a single mother in Taman Semarak, Teluk Intan P Panjalay has alleged that Umno Wanita chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil visited her house with RM 500 cash and pampers for her daughters in return for canvassing support for BN.

Shahrizat denied that she was using cash and gifts to fish for votes because she was visiting clients of the National Welfare Foundation as chairperson of the foundation. Sharizat should know that the Election Offences Act 1954 states clearly that a person involved in certain activities that may influence voters is guilty of vote buying and bribery, whether done directly or indirectly.

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BN Should Win With Honour In The Teluk Intan By-Election And Not Win Dirty Through Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi And Wee Ka Siong’s Lies About The PR Penang State Government To Create Hatred Against Dyana Sofya.(en/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 27.5.2014.

BN should win with honour in the Teluk Intan by-election and not win dirty through Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and MCA Deputy President Wee Ka Siong’s lies about the PR Penang state government to create hatred against DAP Candidate for Teluk Intan Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud. Ahmad Zahid had claimed that Pakatan Rakyat only fights for the rights of criminals, partly because it is funded by criminals in the last general election.

This is a blatant lie because if true, PR leaders would have been charged under existing criminal laws for being involved with criminals. Zahid Hamidi could not produce any proof except to claim that the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh did not visit a policeman from his constituency in Bukit Glugor who had died in the line of duty in Melaka.

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak Should Ensure That Ahmad Zahid Hamidi And UMNO-owned Utusan Malaysia Listens Before Giving Advice That Politicians Have A Responsibility Not To Make Inflammatory Remarks And Journalists To Report Fairly And Accurately.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 27.5.2014.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should ensure that Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and UMNO-owned Utusan Malaysia listens first before giving advice that politicians had a responsibility not to make inflammatory remarks and journalists to report fairly and accurately. Otherwise Najib sounded insincere and even hypocritical when he spoke of a spirit of fairness and in the service of truth during the National Press Club (NPC) Awards 2014 last night.

There is a complete absence in Utusan of a spirit of fairness and in the service of truth. During a Biro Tata Negara seminar on 14 July 2012, Utusan Malaysia’s deputy chief editor Mohd Zaini Hassan openly admitted that they spin the facts, in other words lie, to paint a “desired picture” to the reader. Further Utusan does not believe in freedom of the press by refusing to observe one of its basic tenets of a right to reply by those maligned in their reports.

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PR 2013 General Election Manifesto Clearly Does Not Include Implementing Hudud Law On Muslims In Kelantan In Contrast To BN’s Confused Position Of Wanting To Implement Hudud Law When UMNO Is Talking But Opposing Its Implementation When Non-UMNO BN Parties Speak.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng And MP For Bagan In Kuala Lumpur On 24.5.2014.

PR 2013 general election manifesto clearly does not include implementing hudud law on Muslims in Kelantan in contrast to BN’s confused position of wanting to implement hudud law when UMNO is talking but opposing its implementation when non-UMNO BN parties speak. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is the one that has to explain to the people about BN’s conflicting stand on the hudud problem, when even PAS openly admits that implementing hudud is not in PR 2013 general election manifesto or PR common policy.

DAP had always consistently opposed implementing hudud. In contrast UMNO says BN supports implementing hudud whilst the rest of the BN component parties opposes – Can the real BN on hudud please stand up? Or is this another reminder that only UMNO’s views count and not the non-UMNO BN parties. For this reason, DAP’s parliamentary candidate for Teluk Intan Dyana Sofya is a better person than BN’s Mah Siew Keong in opposing the implementation of hudud because this objective is not in the PR common policy framework.

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A Return To People’s Power By Fresh Democratic General Election For Terengganu Is DAP’s Solution To The Terengganu Constitutional Crisis Brought About By The Resignation of Three UMNO State Assemblymen Leading To An UMNO Minority State Government.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 14.5.2014.

A return to people’s power by fresh democratic general election for Terengganu is DAP’s solution to the Terengganu constitutional crisis brought about by the resignation of three UMNO State Assemblymen leading to an UMNO Minority state government. This was stated by DAP leaders, including Geylang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang, who had issued a press statement yesterday.

Certain press reports highlighting Kit Siang’s call for the newly-minted Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman to hand over the government to PAS is incorrect. Kit Siang had only mentioned this as one of the 3 possible scenarios, before stressing that fresh democratic general election by the people of Terengganu would be the best way out to resolve who has the mandate of the people to rule Terengganu.

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Who Is Telling The Truth, Either Najib Tun Razak Or Liow Tiong Lai On The Criteria For BN Contesting Or Not To Contest In By-Elections?(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 11.5.2014.

DAP urges all party leaders and members not to be complacent about the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary by-election on 25 May even though BN and MCA has decided to opt out from this contest.

Like any political party, MCA has a democratic right to contest or not to contest any election. MCA’s decision not to contest the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary seat on May 25 2014 would normally have been respected, if not for MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai giving a most ridiculous reason that is both false and self-contradictory.

Liow claimed yesterday that in light of the constitutional crisis triggered by PAS’ intention to implement hudud in Kelantan, MCA decided not to contest in the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary by-election to focus its strength to ensure this did not happen. Liow stressed that MCA had a duty to defend the Federal Constitution and would go around the country to garner support from the people to prevent the implementation of PAS’ hudud laws.

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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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