Speech by Chief Minister of Penang
At The Launching Of The Official Website Of The German Dual Vocational Training Programme
26 November 2015, Komtar, Penang
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for including the launch of the official website of the German Dual Vocational Training Programme in Penang into your busy schedules today. In particular, I am very pleased to see representatives of the participating local companies as well as representatives of the training provider, the Penang Skills and Development Centre (PSDC).
The GDVT programme is designed to bolster vocational training in Penang and to up-skill the local workforce with international recognized skills. Today’s launch of the GDVT website, penanggdvt.com, marks an important step to attract the programme to future apprentices. Continue reading ‘The Launching Of The Official Website Of The German Dual Vocational Training Programme’
统考资格广获世界多所知名大学的承认，许多国家包括新加坡甚至以优渥的奖学金来吸引最优秀的统考生到该国深造，显然的，政府承认与否，问题根本不在学术，而是政治。承认统考是华社数十年来的诉求，马华及魏家祥若有诚意，应该具体地将承认统考的时程表清清楚楚地告知民众，不要永无止境地对话再对话，最后依然不了了之。 Continue reading ‘首相署部长拿督魏家祥日前才言之凿凿地说，马华并没有如反对党指的在“欺骗华社”，内阁答应重启商讨承认统考事宜，自诩当家又当权，给人民希望。另一边厢，高教部副部长拿督叶娟呈却在昨天的国会上坚称，联邦政府在国立大学收生资格的立场维持不变，即统考毕业生不能进入国立大专（IPTA），语锋并无婉转余地。 两个部长在“承认统考”一事上各自表述，毕竟叶娟呈是副高教部长，她的言论叫堂堂一个首相署部长魏家祥情何以堪，如何向华社交代。’
Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Komtar, George Town On 24.11.2015.
Would Lim Guan Eng Be Praised For Permitting The Penang State Government To Go Bankrupt For Paying Compensation So As To Stop Reclamation Projects Approved By The Previous BN Government That Will Only Benefit BN Cronies?
Would Lim Guan Eng be praised for permitting the Penang state government to go bankrupt for paying compensation, so as to stop reclamation projects approved by the previous BN government that will only benefit BN cronies?
This would appear to be the conclusion in a malaysiakini columnist endorsing DAP Tanjung Bungah ADUN Teh Yee Cheu for supporting the UMNO motion and the 5 PKR ADUNs led by Ong Chin Wen((Bukit Tengah) and the others Norlela Ariffin (Penanti), Cheah Kah Peng (Kebun Bunga), Dr T Jayabalan (Batu Uban), and Lee Khai Loon (Machang Bubuk) for abstaining from voting.Teh had admitted his mistake and apologised to the party, saying he would return to DAP’s struggle. He added that he accepts any punishment by the party for his mistake and is awaiting disciplinary action. Continue reading ‘Would Lim Guan Eng Be Praised For Permitting The Penang State Government To Go Bankrupt For Paying Compensation So As To Stop Reclamation Projects Approved By The Previous BN Government That Will Only Benefit BN Cronies? (EN/BM/CN)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng On 23.11.2015 In Kuala Lumpur.
Clarification on US President Obama’s statement on the impact of the TPPA on a rise in drug prices
Whilst opening the DAP Socialist Youth National Congress yesterday, I had said that if the impact on the prices of medicines as a result of the implementation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) cannot be clarified by our Ministers, then DAP would have no choice but to oppose the TPPA when it is debated in parliament in January.
I also said that the US president, President Obama, had said that the price of medicines will go up. I made this statement based on a news article by a local news portal Malaysiakini, which on 20 November 2015 reported President Obama as saying that patented drugs will be pricier following the implementation of the TPPA. President Obama was reported to have said this at a Youth South East Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting at Taylor’s University on Friday, 20th of November, 2015. Continue reading ‘Clarification on US President Obama’s statement on the impact of the TPPA on a rise in drug prices (EN/CN)’
Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 22.11.2015
Can Penang UMNO Be Trusted On Land Reclamation?
UMNO State Assemblyman for Pulau Betong Muhamad Farid Saad’s motion against land reclamation in the Penang State Assembly on 20.11.2015, shamelessly ignored the previous Penang BN government’s abysmal track record of parcelling out 3,241 acres of land reclamation in contrast to the 60 acres of land reclamation approved by the present state government. Farid’s motion against land reclamation is absurd as it would include land reclamation approvals by the previous BN state government, which Farid as a member of the previous administration had fully supported it.
Farid’s motion had proposed that there should be public feedback on land reclamation, and all new reclamation projects be suspended until a complete detailed environmental impact assessment is conducted as well as any projects which brought negative effects to Penang should be cancelled. Farid’s motion was superfluous because the requirements of public feedback and approval of detailed environmental impact assessment(DEIA) were already a legal necessity under Federal law before any land reclamation can proceed. Continue reading ‘Can Penang UMNO Be Trusted On Land Reclamation? (EN/CN)’
UCAPAN PENGGULUNGAN YAB KETUA MENTERI TUAN LIM GUAN ENG
PERSIDANGAN DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG MESYUARAT KEDUA PENGGAL KETIGA
DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI KETIGA BELAS
Yang Berhormat Dato’ Speaker
Ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat
1. Terlebih dahulu saya ingin merakamkan ucapan ribuan terima kasih dan setinggi – tinggi tahniah kepada semua Ahli Yang Berhormat kerana telah turut serta mengambil bahagian dalam sesi perbahasan Bajet Negeri 2016 dengan hati dan minda yang terbuka.
PEMILIKAN TANAH 1MDB DI PULAU PINANG
2. Saya hendak mulakan dengan YB Ketua Pembangkang yang telah meluahkan perasaan tidak puas hati ke atas kenyataan saya sebelum ini bahawa BN mati di Pulau Pinang kerana kegagalan urus tadbir dan kepincangan ketelusan, akauntabiliti dan ketidakcekapan dalam menguruskan pentadbiran Kerajaan Negeri. Saya mengakui bahawa saya ada menyebut BN mati di Pulau Pinang tetapi tidak pernah merujuk kepada UMNO kerana UMNO masih hidup di
Pulau Pinang sekarang, bukannya BN. Mengapa sebegitu sensitif? Continue reading ‘UCAPAN PENGGULUNGAN YAB KETUA MENTERI TUAN LIM GUAN ENG’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 19.11.2015
To Preserve The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Independence And Integrity, Hasan Arifin Can Either Resign As PAC Chairman Or Summons Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak To Appear And Answer The PAC Investigating The RM42 Billion 1MDB Scandal.
PAC Chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin should stop sulking (merajuk) by refusing to call any press conferences and passing the blame to the media for his admission that it was not necessary to call in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to answer the PAC in its investigation of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). When Hasan was asked why he was not following the previous PAC chairman, Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed, who did not rule out calling Najib in the 1MDB probe, Hasan replied:
“Jangan la, saya pun nak cari makan jugak” (Please, I also need to make a living). Continue reading ‘To Preserve The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Independence And Integrity, Hasan Arifin Can Either Resign As PAC Chairman Or Summons Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak To Appear And Answer The PAC Investigating The RM42 Billion 1MDB Scandal.(EN/CN)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On18.11.2015
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar should commit full resources to track down the whereabouts of 1MDB kingpin and Malaysian millionaire Low Taek Jho or Jho Low due to wide implications on the Malaysian economy impacted by the RM42 billion scandal. As long as this humongous scandal is not resolved and those responsible not punished, the value of the Malaysian ringgit will continue to languish at around RM4.40 to US1$, a 25% decline from the real value of the ringgit of RM3.60-3.70.
There is no point wasting time and money on a mentally unstable character like Alvin Tan, a disgraceful habitual offender that insults religion and public decency. Even though Alvin Tan is not in Malaysia but in the United States, there are hate laws there that can act against Alvin’s desecration of Islamic holy book the Quran. The Malaysian government should direct our Malaysian Embassy officials in Washington to lodge a police complaint for action to be taken under US laws against Alvin Tan. Continue reading ‘Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar should commit full resources to track down the whereabouts of 1MDB kingpin and Malaysian millionaire Low Taek Jho or Jho Low due to wide implications on the Malaysian economy impacted by the RM42 billion scandal.(EN/CN)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On18.11.2015
DAP expresses deepest condolences to the family of Bernard Then, the Malaysian hostage from Sandakan who was kidnapped 6 months ago by Abu Sayyaf terrorist militants and reportedly killed in Philippines. His shocking murder is a reminder of not only a national security failure in Sabah, where terrorists can enter,rob, kidnap and murder at will into Sabah, but also a failure to ensure his safe return.
It is a shame that Sabahans, especially in Sandakan, no longer feel safe in their own country.
No words can console Bernard Then’s family of their irreplaceable loss. DAP hopes that Bernard Then’s tragic sacrifice will not be in vain by ensuring that there will be no more kidnaps and murders of innocent Malaysians by the Abu Sayyaf militants. Continue reading ‘DAP expresses deepest condolences to the family of Bernard (EN/CN)’
Press Statement by the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Lim Guan Eng in George Town on 16.11.2015
The High Court’s decision today which had regrettably dismissed my and Deputy Chief Minister II, YB Prof Ramasamy’s defamation suit against New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad and another (23NCVC-15-12/2013), has left us most appalled.
With the greatest respect to the Judge, this decision marks a new and unprecedented chapter in the defamation laws as applied in Malaysia. Contrary to existing case law, it appears that journalists, wherever they may come from, are now able to write anything and having the same published without the need for prior verification on the facts involved from affected parties. Continue reading ‘The High Court’s decision today which had regrettably dismissed my and Deputy Chief Minister II, YB Prof Ramasamy’s defamation suit against New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad and another (23NCVC-15-12/2013), has left us most appalled.(e/c)’
Press Statement by the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Lim Guan Eng in George Town on 13.11.2015
Barisan Nasional should concede the fact that their rule in Penang died and ended because of failed governance and lack of transparency, accountability and competency in running the Penang state administration. In terms of reclamation projects, I had revealed in the Penang State Assembly during my 2016 Penang State Budget presentation on 6 November 2015 that the Penang State Government had so far approved 60 acres of land for reclamation.
In comparison, the previous Barisan Nasional state government had reclaimed 3241 acres of land. I had not included 1120 acres reclaimed by PDC for industrial, commercial and housing purposes as this was to spur economic growth. If that 1120 acres had been included, Barisan Nasional would have approved 4361 acres which would be more than 72 times of what has been approved for reclamation by the present Pakatan Harapan-led State Government. Continue reading ‘Barisan Nasional should concede the fact that their rule in Penang died and ended because of failed governance and lack of transparency, accountability and competency in running the Penang state administration. (e/c)’
Kenyataan Media Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Pada 11.11.2015 (Rabu), 12.30 Tengahari
Pelancaran Badan Peronda Sukarela dan Kemudahan Apps “BPS.COMM.HELP.”
Sejak tahun 2008, Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah menetapkan impian untuk mewujudkan Negeri Pulau Pinang sebuah negeri yang lebih bersih, hijau, selamat dan sihat. Memegang tegas terhadap prinsip ini, kita telah mewujudkan semangat jiran tetangga dan komuniti melalui Jawatankuasa Keselamatan Dan Kemajuan Komuniti.
Walaupun cabaran pelaksanaannya agak sukar, Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang terus berpegang teguh dengan prinsip ini agar keselamatan penduduk di negeri Pulau Pinang harus lebih terjamin. Kerajaan Negeri menghargai usaha pihak polis mengurangkan jenayah. Hasrat rakyat ialah untuk memastikan bukan sahaja Pulau Pinang selamat tetapi juga rasa selamat. Ini boleh tercapai dengan sokongan masyarakat yang memberikan maklumat dan juga kerjasama selaras dengan prinsip “ orang tempatan adalah penjaga keselamatan yang paling baik.” Continue reading ‘Pelancaran Badan Peronda Sukarela dan Kemudahan Apps “BPS.COMM.HELP.”(m/c)’
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PRESS RELEASE BY PENANG CHIEF MINISTER ON 5 NOVEMBER 2015
PENANG INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR 2015 (14 – 15 NOVEMBER, 2015 @ SPICE)
Penang International Science Fair (PISF) is an event organized as part of the Penang Science Cluster’s(PSC) mission of “Inspiring Innovation”, which focuses on developing young minds and exposing them to science and engineering through a unique, stimulating and innovative experience. This event is a collaboration between the Penang State Government and the industries that form the backbone of the PSC.
I am very happy to announce today that the 4th Penang International Science Fair will again be held at SPICE, from 10am-7pm, Saturday, November 14h to 10am – 7pm, Sunday, November 15th, 2015. The fair cost a total of RM450K, sponsored by various MNCs and local enterprises, and joint sponsorship of the venue by the State Government, worth RM141K. This does not include the cost of exhibits brought in by the various exhibitors. As in previous years, we are expecting record crowd again this year, as in previous years. We expect to draw an expected crowd of 60,000 visitors. This is the largest international science fair in Malaysia – so large that it is the only one held in a sports stadium. Continue reading ‘Penang International Science Fair 2015 (14-15 Nov, SPICE)(e/c)’
Speech By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Selangor State Ordinary Convention On 1.11.2015
Malaysia can only achieve developed nation status with an income per capita of USD 15,000 (RM63,000) as an entrepreneurial state with inclusive growth without corruption. Malaysia has paid a heavy price by adopting a crony state with mercenary capitalism of monopolies and rent-seeking that leads to unbalanced growth, income inequality and finally bankruptcy.
This crony state has led to the GST, increased federal government debts, stubborn and continuous budget deficits, price hikes in petrol and highway tolls despite the drop in world oil prices or that the construction cost of highways have been fully paid, as well as the precipitous drop in the value of the ringgit. There is no doubt that GST is the principal cause of the economic downturn and the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal as well as the RM2.6 billion donation scandal the cause of the depreciation in the Ringgit. Continue reading ‘Malaysia Can Only Achieve Developed Nation Status With An Income Per Capita Of USD 15,000(RM63,000) As An Entrepreneurial State With Inclusive Growth Without Corruption.(e/c)’