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Suspending The Edge Weekly And The Edge Financial Daily For Exposing The RM42 Billion 1MDB Financial Scandal Signals That ‎Malaysia Is Moving Back To the Dark Ages Of Oppression, Corruption And Entitlement Instead Of Looking Towards A Brighter Tomorrow Of Freedom, Transparency And Accountability.

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 25.7.2015.

The Home Ministry’s 3-months suspension of The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for exposing the RM42 Billion 1MDB financial scandal signals that ‎Malaysia is moving back to the dark ages of oppression, corruption and entitlement instead of looking towards a brighter tomorrow of freedom, transparency and accountability. Not just human rights and media activists have condemned such draconian measures, even former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, prominent businessman like Air Asia boss, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, and CIMB Chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, the brother of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, have condemned such suspension.
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By Acting Against “The Edge”, Is Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Trying To Lift The Depression Of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Over Negative Perception (e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 3.7.2015.

By Acting Against “The Edge”, Is Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Trying To Lift The Depression Of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Over Negative Perception After The Expose of The RM42 Billion 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s(1MDB) Financial Scandal?

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak made an unusual admission that he is depressed because he is an easy target and BN lost votes due to what he described as inaccurate media reports about the RM42 billion 1MDB financial scandal. By acting against “The Edge”, is Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi trying to lift the depression of Datuk Seri Najib over negative perception after the expose of the RM42 billion 1MDB financial scandal?
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EXCO memutuskan untuk memanggil diri sebagai kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang dan bukan lagi kerajaan negeri PR Pulau Pinang.(e/c)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 2.7.2015.

Mesyuarat Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri(EXCO) Pulau Pinang pada 1 Julai 2015, yang juga dihadiri oleh YB Dr Afif Bahardin, secara sebulat suara mengulangi 3 ketetapan berikut:-
· menentang dan tidak bersetuju dengan usul Muktamar PAS memutuskan hubungan dengan DAP;
· menerima bahawa PR sudah tidak wujud lagi berikutan usul Muktamar PAS tersebut; serta
· meneruskan dan mengekalkan urus tadbir kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang seperti biasa berdasarkan Dasar Bersama PR yang digubal pada 2009 dan Manifesto Pulau Pinang Pilihanraya Besar 2013 yang memperolehi mandat terbesar dalam sejarah pilihanraya Pulau Pinang sebanyak 68% .

Oleh itu, EXCO juga memutuskan untuk memanggil diri sebagai kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang dan bukan lagi kerajaan negeri PR Pulau Pinang. Continue reading ‘EXCO memutuskan untuk memanggil diri sebagai kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang dan bukan lagi kerajaan negeri PR Pulau Pinang.(e/c)’

Satu mesyuarat telah diadakan pada petang 17 Jun 2015 di Komtar dengan semua 30 ADUN penyokong kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang berikutan keputusan EXCO Negeri Pulau Pinang(bm)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 18.6.2015.

Satu mesyuarat telah diadakan pada petang 17 Jun 2015 di Komtar dengan semua 30 ADUN penyokong kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang berikutan keputusan Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang(EXCO) pada pagi 17 Jun 2015.

Kesemua 30 ADUN dimaklumkan tentang ketetapan Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri(EXCO) Pulau Pinang pada pagi 17 Jun 2015, yang dibuat secara sebulat suara seperti berikut:- Continue reading ‘Satu mesyuarat telah diadakan pada petang 17 Jun 2015 di Komtar dengan semua 30 ADUN penyokong kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang berikutan keputusan EXCO Negeri Pulau Pinang(bm)’

Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang(EXCO) pada 17 Jun 2015 secara sebulat suara menentang dan tidak bersetuju dengan usul Muktamar PAS memutuskan hubungan dengan DAP(m)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 17.6.2015.

Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang(EXCO) pada 17 Jun 2015 secara sebulat suara menentang dan tidak bersetuju dengan usul Muktamar PAS memutuskan hubungan dengan DAP. EXCO memutuskan bahawa tindakan mengejut kepimpinan baru PAS dan Muktamar PAS menerima usul tanpa bahas agar memutuskan hubungan dengan DAP, bukan sahaja telah putuskan hubungan dengan kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang tetapi juga mengakibatkan Pakatan Rakyat(PR) tidak wujud lagi.
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Pakatan Rakyat ceases to exist(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 16th June 2015:

The DAP CEC on 15th June 2015 unanimously resolved:-

Pakatan Rakyat ceases to exist

Pakatan Rakyat was formed on 1st April 2008 as a joint response by Democratic Action Party (DAP), Parti KeADILan Rakyat (PKR) and Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) to the deep yearning for political change by Malaysian voters following the political tsunami of the 12th General Election on 8th March 2008.

With the massive support from Malaysians, the Opposition won more than one-thirds of parliamentary seats and five state governments.
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DAP MENGALU-ALUKAN KEMASUKAN ‘PEWIRA UBAH’ SASTERAWAN NEGARA DATUK A. SAMAD SAID SEBAGAI AHLI DAP

KENYATAAN MEDIA SETIAUSAHA AGUNG DAP, LIM GUAN ENG, MERANGKAP AHLI PARLIMEN BAGAN DI KUALA LUMPUR PADA 14 JUN 2015
DAP MENGALU-ALUKAN KEMASUKAN ‘PEWIRA UBAH’ SASTERAWAN NEGARA DATUK A. SAMAD SAID SEBAGAI AHLI DAP

DAP sangat berbesar hati dengan kesudian Sasterawan Negara Datuk A. Samad Said meneruskan perjuangan membina masyarakat dan negara yang demokratik di Malaysia melalui DAP. Tindakan Datuk A. Samad Said yang sangat berani ini amat dihargai pada saat Malaysia dan DAP sedang diasak dengan sentimen agama dan perkauman.

Kemasukan seorang Sasterawan Negara ke dalam DAP ini pastinya merupakan sebahagian daripada manifestasi kesungguhan majoriti masyarakat Malaysia – tanpa mengira kaum dan agama – untuk mengecap perubahan. Sebagai seorang Sasterawan Negara dan tokoh nasional, Datuk A. Samad Said pasti maklum akan tohmahan dan ranjau yang bakal beliau tempuh apabila menyertai DAP – khasnya serangan fitnah daripada UMNO-Barisan Nasional yang semakin tidak relevan. Continue reading ‘DAP MENGALU-ALUKAN KEMASUKAN ‘PEWIRA UBAH’ SASTERAWAN NEGARA DATUK A. SAMAD SAID SEBAGAI AHLI DAP’

How Then Can The 4 PAS Councillors Serve The Penang State Government Effectively When Their Party Has Severed Ties With Me And DAP Penang State Chairman And Local Government EXCO Chow Kon Yeow?(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 11.6.2015.

PAS should not hide like Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is hiding from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the 1MDB scandal, but bravely bear full responsibility for killing off PR, when the PAS Muktamar accepted without debate a motion by their Dewan Ulama to sever ties with DAP. Logically PAS should then direct their government representatives to resign their posts since they are no longer part of PR.

PAS new leadership’s refusal to direct their government representatives to resign and the embarrassing spectacle of PAS 4 Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang and Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai councillors clinging to their posts, has devalued the dignity and honour of PAS in the eyes of the public. As the Chief Minister of Penang in my capacity as DAP Secretary-General, PAS severing ties with DAP is effectively severing ties with me as Penang Chief Minister.
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Jawab Lisan Soalan mengenai prestasi Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang (m/c)

Kenyataan media oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng di Komtar pada 10 Jun 2015:

Pemberitahuan Pertanyaan Dewan Rakyat
Jawab Lisan Soalan 26

Tuan Lim Guan Eng (Bagan) minta Menteri Pengangkutan menyatakan prestasi Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang selepas penjualan ekuiti kepada Syarikat Seaport Terminal (Johore) Sdn Bhd. Nyatakan pembaikan, penurunan dan rumusan audit yang dijalankan dan tindakan pembetulan. Mengapakah tambang feri perlu dinaikkan bila prestasi perkhidmatan tidak meningkat dan feri baru tidak dibeli.
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Speech at 7th Annual Corporate Governance Summit (e/c)

SPEECH BY YAB TUAN LIM GUAN ENG, CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT 7th ANNUAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SUMMIT
8th of June, 2015 @ The Westin Kuala Lumpur “PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR INVESTORS”

I am honored to be given this opportunity to address such an august crowd on a topic which is of paramount importance to Malaysia’s corporate leaders and those who are interested in investing in our country.
This is a particularly timely event especially given the many questions surrounding the issue of corporate governance involving some of our largest government linked companies and of course, the elephant in the room, Satu Malaysia Dalam Bahaya or 1MDB.

But before I go into that, let me set the context by saying that the challenge of promoting corporate governance and increasing investor confidence is not a uniquely Asian phenomenon. For those of us who have short memories, let us not forget the collapse of Enron in 2001 as a result of a massive accounting fraud. Not only did thousands of employees lose their jobs and their retirement accounts, shareholders lost $74 billion, and the big 5 became the big 4 when Enron’s auditors, Arthur Andersen, had to be dissolved.
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The Expected Resignations Of PAS Representatives From The Penang State Government Will Be Immediately Accepted Without Question Because There Is No Impact Whatsoever On The Stability, Continuity And Crediblity Of The Penang State Government.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On6.6.2015.

The expected resignations of PAS representatives from the Penang state government will be immediately accepted without question because there is no impact whatsoever on the stability, continuity and crediblity of the Penang state government. The resignations of the PAS representatives from the Penang state government is inevitable following the PAS Muktamar’s decision‎ to accept a motion by its Dewan Ulama to sever ties with DAP and yet remain in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) without debate. Even though no debate was permitted during the PAS Muktamar for such an important motion, the new PAS leadership is entitled to run its party in a manner it deems fit, whether in a democratic or an autocratic style.
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World Environment Day 2015 Message (e/c)

World Environment Day 2015 Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 5 Jun 2015.

Putting People’s Safety And Public Health First, Not Profits By Scrapping The Proposed Building Of Two Nuclear-Power Generating Plants In Malaysia.

This morning, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Ranau district in Sabah. Fortunately there were no casualties reported so far, only property and infrastructure damage. Malaysia is no longer a zero earthquake country. This has wide implications for the proposed 2 nuclear-power generating plants by the BN Federal government. Continue reading ‘World Environment Day 2015 Message (e/c)’

Penang Will Be A Sustainable and Livable International And Intelligent City With Penang Tech Dome As The First Green Building By The Penang State Government.(e/c)

Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister and Chairman of Penang Green Council Lim Guan Eng on 2 June 2015 during the Press Conference for “Penang Green Carnival 2015” at 28th Floor, KOMTAR:

Branding for Penang is important that is synonymous with quality, reliability, safety, sustainability and integrity. Penang must find its own niche as an international city. Penang will be a sustainable and livable international and intelligent city that is clean, green, safe and healthy.

In our quest to make Penang the first green state of Malaysia, Penang is the first state to ban free plastic bags at shopping centers, ban polystrene boxes and achieve the highest recycling rate of 32%. We continue that quest by having the first Penang state government’s green building – the RM25 million Penang Tech Dome, our initiative to rekindle the young’s interest in science and technology. Continue reading ‘Penang Will Be A Sustainable and Livable International And Intelligent City With Penang Tech Dome As The First Green Building By The Penang State Government.(e/c)’

DAP Will Continue To Ask 5 Simple Questions Of Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang Regardless Whether Such Questioning Benefits Him In The PAS Party Elections.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 27.5.2015.

DAP is proud of its record of never interfering in another political party’s internal elections. However DAP will not be cowed into silence by the PAS party elections to stop DAP from speaking up for the truth and defending right from wrong, regardless whether such questioning is seen as benefiting PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi is assured of victory and does not need any outside help from winning the PAS Presidency. For this reason DAP top leaders, at the Central Executive Committee(CEC) meeting on 25th May 2015 reiterated its readiness to face all possible future scenarios for PR. Continue reading ‘DAP Will Continue To Ask 5 Simple Questions Of Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang Regardless Whether Such Questioning Benefits Him In The PAS Party Elections.(e/m/c)’

Speech during Jinko Opening (e/c)

Today is a special occasion for Jinkosolar to launch its facility plant in Penang, Malaysia. At this important moment, please allow me to represent the people of Penang to give you a very warm welcome!

China is progressively emerging to be the world leader in the field of solar energy. From the photovoltaic industry value chain point of view, China accounted for more than 60% of the polysilicon production capacity, and more than 80% of the solar cell and module capacity.

Jinkosolar is the leader in the field of solar energy development. Its integrated industry value chain is ranked the world’s top three currently. Jinkosolar plans to have distribution of globalized industry value chain in South Africa and Portugal, and now in Penang, Malaysia. Continue reading ‘Speech during Jinko Opening (e/c)’