Column By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 15.10.2014.
UMNO and BN spinmasters must be lauded for excellent performance that they finally ensnared a Member of Parliament into believing their lies, until the UMNO MP for Padang Besar Zahidi Zainul Abidin used this as fodder to attack PR. Zahidi thought he had exposed a big scandal of PR top leaders, by raising in the august halls of Parliament on Monday, to accuse me directly for using public funds in Penang to purchase a RM2.3 million luxury sports utility armoured vehicle.
This is simply another malicious lie that is circulated widely in pro-UMNO blogs, amongst many other lies aginst me. Clearly Zahidi is a foolish victim of UMNO’s cunning use of the dirty tactic of “repeating a lie 1,000 times until it becomes the truth”. And there will be more lies against PR leaders, because there are many who are as silly as Zahidi, in believing the lies by pro-UMNO blogs.
Continue reading ‘The PR Penang State Government Had Ignored The Protests Of Developers By Deciding On A More People-Centric Approach In Refusing To Give Any Development Orders Where There Are Squatters Still Residing On The Land.(en/cn)’
Allow me to begin by extending a very warm welcome to each and everyone here today.
Penang’s manufacturing & services sectors account 48 & 47 percent of Penang’s GDP, respectively. In 2013, Penang’s services sector achieved a growth rate of 5.8 percent, indicating that Penang’s economy is gradually moving towards a balanced equalization between the manufacturing and services sector.
SSO companies in Penang such as IHS, Atmel, Toll Forwarding and Jurong Shipyard are continuously expanding. This sector employs over 7,000 professionals in Penang. These new expansions are quickly taking up all the Grade-A office spaces in Penang.
Continue reading ‘Speech by Chief Minister of Penang the Rt. Hon Mr. Lim Guan Eng in Singapore at the Penang Investment Opportunities at King’s Copthorne Hotel, Singapore on 14 October 2014 (e/c)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 10.10.2014.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri has compounded her egregious justification of the Attorney-General’s Chambers’s failure to prosecute Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali under the Sedition Act, because of his threat to burn copies of the Bible(in Bahasa Malaysia and Iban) with the term “Allah”, was merely to defend Islam with an even worse blunder in her latest explanation. By explaining that not prosecuting Ibrahim Ali for threatening to burn Malay or Iban version of the Bibles was in line with the federal constitution, Nancy has shown herself at best, a lawyer with no knowledge of the law or at worst, a closet Perkasa supporter and clone of Ibrahim Ali.
As a victim of Sedition Act who was imprisoned for 18 months in Kajang Prison in 1998, this incredible excuse of ‘defending Islam’ does not exist in sedition law and is completely unacceptable. Is Nancy pretending or is she completely ignorant of the law as to not know that the intention of the maker or even the truthfulness of the statement is irrelevant in sedition cases and it is an offence to act, speak or publish statements with a seditious tendency?
Continue reading ‘DAP Appreciates The Support Of Muslim Groups Who Were Equally Shocked By This Dangerous Policy Of BN And Opposed The Dangerous Justifcation Of Nancy Shukri By Pointedly Reminding That The Quran Or Islam Does Not Demand The Burning Of Religious Books Of Non-Muslim Religions.’
A good afternoon to everyone present today. It gives me great pleasure to witness the signing of the MOU between FTC, PSC and SAMENTA on the Vocational Skills Employment Program or VSEP.
The Penang state government’s vision is to transform Penang into an international and intelligent city while maintaining its strong heritage and preferred tourist location in Malaysia. Over the last 40 years, we have seen Penang transforming itself into the silicon island of the east because of its established high tech industries.
The Penang State Government has worked very hard to develop Penang into the prime location it is today for leisure as well as business. The one key factor driving our growth is our people. It is often said that people are our greatest assets. In Penang, we firmly believe in that!
Continue reading ‘Speech by Y.A.B. Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister on Oct 8, 2014 Vocational Skills Employment Program MOU signing between FTC, PSC and SAMENTA (e/c)’
1 Oktober, 2014
Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin
Timbalan Perdana Menteri Merangkap Menteri Pendidikan Malaysia
Pejabat Menteri Pendidikan
Aras 10, Blok E8, Kompleks E
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
Yang Amat Berhormat Tan Sri,
CADANGAN UNTUK MENGKAJI SEMULA DASAR LEPASAN SEKOLAH MENENGAH TIDAK MENGGUNAKAN KEPUTUSAN PERCUBAAN PEPERIKSAAN SIJIL PELAJARAN MALAYSIA (SPM) SEBAGAI KELAYAKAN PERMOHONAN PROGRAM ASAS UNIVERSITI ATAU PRA UNIVERSITI
Dengan hormatnya saya ingin menarik perhatian YAB Tan Sri berhubung perkara tersebut di atas.
2. Sebagaimana yang dimaklumkan sebelum ini, pihak Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi, Kementerian Pendidikan telah memaklumkan bahawa keputusan percubaan peperiksaan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) tidak boleh digunakan sebagai kelayakan masuk ke Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Swasta (IPTS). Keputusan ini akan menjadi halangan kepada pelajar lepasan SPM yang ingin melanjutkan pelajaran ke peringkat program asas atau pra universiti IPTS, kerana mereka terpaksa menunggu tiga (3) bulan untuk keputusan SPM sebenar.
3. Kami tidak dapat lihat rasional peraturan ini yang menyekat keputusan percubaan digunakan kecuali menyusahkan pelajar-pelajar. Sehingga ini belum ada alasan yang munasabah diberikan. Sebelum ini, penggunaan keputusan percubaan tidak mendatangkan sebarang masalah kepada sesiapa atau merugikan mana-mana pihak.
4. Bagi pelajar lepasan SPM yang bercadang mengambil kursus program asas atau pra universiti di IPTS, mereka akan menggunakan keputusan percubaan SPM sebagai sumber kelayakan permohonan program tersebut. Tempoh penangguhan selama tiga (3) bulan tersebut hanya akan melambatkan pelajaran mereka selama setahun kerana sesi pelajaran telahpun bermula.
5. Pihak saya berharap pihak Kementerian Pendidikan akan mengkaji semula peraturan baru tersebut, demi masa depan dan kebajikan pelajar-pelajar tersebut. Segala perhatian YAB Tan Sri amatlah dihargai.
Sekian, terima kasih.
(LIM GUAN ENG)
Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 26.9.2014.
By publicly defending The 1948 Sedition Act as necessary to preserve peace and harmony in a multiracial society, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low is worse than his non-politician colleague Datuk Seri Idris Jala, who spoke out against Sedition Act publicly but did not dare to raise his opposition inside Cabinet meetings. By defending the Sedition Act as necessary by reason that there must be a line between exercising free and responsible speech, and causing chaos in society as well as denying that BN was trying to instil fear or prevent the people from being critical of the establishment, Paul Low has changed from a civil society activist to be one who is no different from an UMNO or BN politician.
How can Paul Low be so blind, unfeeling and irresponsible as not to see that the Sedition Act is used as a political weapon of mass destruction against those opposing BN whom BN wants to eliminate? The double-standards and selective persecution by the Attorney-General has extended not just to PR leaders and elected representatives, but also to non-politician academics and law professors of top law schools in the country, that was widely condemned by all global human rights organisations.
Continue reading ‘By Reopening Of The Investigation Against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim Under The Sedition Act For A Speech Made 3 Years Ago, BN Not Only Ignores The Majority 52% Mandate Given To Pakatan Rakyat(PR) But Is Going All Out To End The Political Career Of Malaysia’s Parliamentary Opposition Leader.(en/bm/cn)’
Settlement statement by DAP and ROS in the DAP legal suit against ROS on the legality of the DAP CEC on 23 September 2014:-
There are three parts of concern in the letter of the ROS to DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng dated 6.12.2013.
The first relates to a request for documents under s14 of the Societies Act 1966. There is no problem with this request. The DAP has complied with it and will continue to assist the ROS in any queries it has relating to the affairs of the DAP.
The second relates to a statement made by the ROS in the said letter to the effect that the ROS is yet unable to recognize the re-election of the CEC of the DAP on 29.9.2013 and;
The third relates to advice given to Lim Guan Eng that the new CEC which “belum disahkan” cannot make decisions for and on behalf of the DAP until further notice from the ROS.
The ROS now takes the position that those statements do not amount to any decision in law. As such, those orders are not legally binding and remain merely advice to the DAP and the ROS recognises that the DAP CEC elected on 29.9.2013 may carry out all its powers, functions and duties in the administration of the daily affairs of the DAP in accordance with the Constitution of the DAP.
Press statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan, Lim Guan Eng, in Kuala Lumpur on 22.9.14:-
The DAP CEC at its emergency meeting on 22 September 2014 decided to endorse the statement made by PKR President Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail withdrawing herself from the position of Selangor Menteri Besar in light of the royal decree by DYMM Sultan Selangor to appoint PKR Deputy President YB Mohamed Azmin Ali as the new Selangor MB.
The DAP CEC also decided to support Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah’s proposal to the PKR leadership to recommend YB Mohamed Azmin Ali as the new Selangor Menteri Besar in line with the DAP’s CEC clear and consistent position that the candidate for Selangor MB must be from PKR.
Continue reading ‘The DAP CEC at its emergency meeting on 22 September 2014 decided to endorse the statement made by PKR President Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (en/bm)’
Speech By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During The “Penang-Phuket and Thailand-Malaysia trade, investment, tourism, economic and development co-operation Business Dialogue” in Hotel Metropole, Phuket Released On 19.9.2014.
September 18, 2014 marks the culmination of a 100-year engagement between Penang and Phuket where both cities are now “married” through friendship city status signed between the President of Penang Municipal Council(MPPP) Dato Patahiyah binti Ismail and Phuket Mayor Mrs Somjai Suwansupana. I wish to thank Penang State EXCO member Chow Kon Yeow, Phuket Governor Mr Maitri Inthusut, Ambassador of Thailand to Malaysia Mr Krit Kraichitti and Consul-General of Thailand to Penang Mrs Srirat Vathesatogkit for making the signing of the MOU of Friendship City status possible.
Though it took 10 years to renew our friendship, it is better late than never. Has it not been said that whilst it would take 10 years to plant a tree, it would take 100 years to teach a man.
Continue reading ‘The Friendship City Status Between Penang and Phuket Marks A New Chapter Of A Mutually Beneficial Productive Relationship Exchanging The Expertise Of Phuket In Tourism With Technology Knowledge Of Penang.(en/cn)’
2014 Malaysia Day Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 15.9.2014.
A People-Centric Government Based Not Only On Power And Interests But Also On Morals(Of Right And Wrong) As Well As Values(Of Justice And Freedom).
Following the shocking flip-flop by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who has back-tracked on his thrice-promised repeal of the Sedition Act followed by the Attorney-General using the Sedition Act to selectively prosecute not only PR leaders but even a law professor, many Sabahans and Sarawakians no longer believe in the BN 2013 general election promises. BN had promised to improve infrastructure development on par with that of Peninsular Malaysia, ensure public security, poverty-eradication and health programmes as well as the aboliton of cabotage policy so that all Malaysians can enjoy one price for one similar product.
Continue reading ’2014 Malaysia Day Message (en/bm/cn)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 13.9.2014.
By reneging on his thrice promised repeal of the Sedition Act, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has proven that he is both a hostage to extremists and a leader who cannot keep his word but also spell the end of 1Malaysia and Coalition of Moderates. Najib’s statement yesterday backtracking from his earlier firm commitments to repeal the Sedition Act first made in 2012 is a dismal gift on the eve of celebrating our 51st Malaysia Day annivesary.
Najib had first made this pledge two years ago in a speech at a dinner for the Attorney-General’s Chambers, repeated it last year in an interview with BBC World News programme on July 2, 2013 and repeated it again on September 6, 2014. Clearly this flip flop by Najib shows that he can not stand up to extremists who want an elected dictatorship with authoritarian powers to violate basic human rights.
Continue reading ‘By Reneging On His Thrice Promised Repeal Of The Sedition Act, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Has Proven That He Is Both A Hostage To Extremists And A Leader Who Cannot Keep His Word But Also Spell The End Of 1Malaysia And Coalition Of Moderates.’
Kenyataan Akhbar Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri (EXCO) Pulau Pinang Pada 1.9.2014.
1 Mengecam dengan sekeras-kerasnya arahan Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar kerana menyalahgunakan kuasanya dengan mengarahkan tangkapan besar-besaran 156 peserta Pasukan Peronda Sukarela Pulau Pinang(PPS) yang tidak bersalah semasa mereka menghadiri perarakan tahunan sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan pada 31 Ogos 2014 di Padang Kota Lama, termasuk Ahli EXCO Kebajikan Masyarakat dan Alam Sekitar YB Phee Boon Poh, yang telah pun dipertanggungjawabkan oleh EXCO Pulau Pinang untuk menguruskan hal ehwal PPS.
2 Menganggap semua 156 peserta PPS yang ditahan adalah wira masyarakat Pulau Pinang kerana ditahan bukan kerana melakukan sesuatu yang menyalahi undang-undang tetapi melakukan kerja-kerja amal yang baik.
3 Menegaskan bahawa PPS adalah badan yang sah diluluskan oleh kerajaan negeri menerusi mesyuarat EXCO pada 8 April 2009. Cara PPS diluluskan adalah sama dengan Jawatankuasa Keselamatan dan Kemajuan Kampung(JKKK) yang ditubuhkan oleh kerajaan negeri ataupun JKKK(P) yang ditubuhkan oleh kerajaan persekutuan selepas pilihanraya umum 2008. Matlamat PPS adalah untuk membantu kerja bantuan bencana dan kecemasan serta memberikan segala bantuan kepada pihak polis jika diperlukan. Semua rakyat Pulau Pinang dibenarkan Continue reading ‘Dalam satu mesyuarat EXCO tergempar hari ini yang disokong oleh semua 30 ADUN PR daripada DAP, PAS dan PKR, 8 usul berikut telah dicapai.’
Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 30 August 2014.
The Penang state government will provide lawyers and legal funding to defend any PPS member who are wrongly arrested by police, not for any criminal wrongdoing, but merely for being a good Samaritan and helping the public. This follows the bullying threats by Inspector-General of Police(IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar who said that police will arrest members of the (PPS) if they continued their activities.
In a Bernama report yesterday, Khalid had given a new reason for wanting to stop PPS members from continuing with their activities of helping the public, by arresting them. Khalid claimed “PPS appeared to have strayed from its objective when it was established four years ago to serve the community but have now started hitting people, some journalists had been beaten, people who disagreed with them were also beaten… at least two police reports have been lodged by the public and the journalists concerned”.
Continue reading ‘The Penang State Government Will Provide Lawyers And Legal Funding To Defend Any Pasukan Peronda Sukarela Pulau Pinang (PPS) Or Penang Voluntary Patrol Squad Member Who Are Wrongly Arrested By Police, Not For Any Criminal Wrongdoing, But Merely For Being A Good Samaritan And Helping The Public.(en/cn)’
On behalf of the State Government and the people of Penang, let me first of all extend a very warm welcome to all of you, especially those who have come from abroad.
I am really happy to note that we have more than 20 firms interested to be involved in the implementaion of the Transport Master Plan from now till 2030 through the PDP concept.
This is a comprehensive master plan that includes and integrates land, sea and rail modes of transport, and it has been adopted by the State Government in March 2013.
Continue reading ‘Welcoming speech by Chief Miniter Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng during RFP-PDP Briefing Session 27 August 2014′
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 19.8.2014.
The failed medical romance with world-renowned Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is a costly US$ 34.199 million (RM107.91 million) for only 80 students and the Federal government must come clean on how Malaysia benefits from spending RM1.35 million per student. The public will also be interested whether the 80 students are all Malaysians and the critieria applied for their selection.
This full accountability is especially important when the Federal government has made limited offers to only 418 brilliant students to take up medicine at local public universites. Deputy Minister of Education P Kamalanathan said yesterday that the limited number of offers is due to a over-supply of new doctors where only 418 out of 1,163 students who obtained top marks were selected for medicine.
Continue reading ‘The Failed Medical Romance With Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Is A Costly US$ 34.199 million (RM107.91 million) For Only 80 Students And The Federal Government Must Come Clean On How Malaysia Benefits From Spending RM1.35 Million Per Student.(en/cn)’