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2014 Malaysia Day Message (en/bm/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.

No one hears of such promises now. This makes claims by BN leaders in both Sabah and Sarawak demanding an increase in oil royalties from 5% to 20% an empty propaganda to distract attention from how much people from both states have lost out in terms of enjoying the fruits of their own resources.

DAP believes Sabah and Sarawak’s future is in Malaysia. DAP believes that just like the 307-year old Scottish union with the United Kingdom, Sabah and Sarawak will benefit more because of their union with Peninsular Malaysia to form Malaysia. For this reason, Sabah and Sarawak must be treated as an equal partner with Peninsular Malaysia. New policies must therefore be designed to benefit ordinary Sabahans and Sarawakians and replace old policies that favour cronies of BN from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

It is no longer acceptable that the poorest live in Sabah and Sarawak, many without basic amenities of water and electricity supply, and also with the worst corruption and abuse of power. It is no longer acceptable either that Sabahans and Sarawakians pay more for the same product sold in Peninsular Malaysia. Neither is it acceptable to lack good schools and teachers or even internet connectivity. Natural resources like land, timber, port and communication facilities should not be monoplised by the few but given out by open competitive tenders to Sabahans and Sarawakians.

All these could be overcome in 5 years, a single term of power if we apply the wealth from Sabah and Sarawak’s resources to the real owners, the over 6 million ordinary citizens. Sabah and Sarawak can be corrupt-free, there will no more poor people, they can enjoy a comparable standard of living as their brothers and sisters from Peninsular Malaysia and most important of all, they can live with dignity.

This requires a departure from the present standard model of govenance by BN devoted exclusively to the exercise of power and interests. There should be a new people-centric government based not just on power and interests but also on morals(of right and wrong) as well as values(of justice and freedom).

Focusing only about power and interests produces more heat than light without making any difference in the ordinary lives of the rakyat. By focusing on universal morals and common values that not only bind and unite us but also let us live with dignity, we can shine the light towards a brighter and more hopeful future. Let us make the 51st Malaysia Day celebrations memorable by committing ourselves to not only doing things right but also doing the right thing.

—–BM Version —-

Perutusan Hari Malaysia 2014 oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 15 September 2014.

Kerajaan berteraskan Rakyat, bukan sahaja berasaskan kuasa dan kepentingan tetapi juga moral (benar dan salah) serta nilai (keadilan dan kebebasan).

Berikutan tindakan ‘flip-flop’ mengejutkan oleh Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yang telah mengkhianati janji yang dibuat tiga kali untuk memansuhkan Akta Hasutan, disusuli tindakan Peguam Negara menggunakan Akta Hasutan untuk membuat pendakwaan terpilih terhadap bukan sahaja pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat tetapi juga pensyarah undang-undang, ramai orang di Sabah dan Sarawak sudah tidak lagi percaya kepada janji-janji pilihanraya 2013 Barisan Nasional. BN telah berjanji untuk memperbaiki pembangunan infrastruktur supaya sama taraf dengan Semenanjung Malaysia, menjamin keselamatan orang awam, membasmi kemiskinan, mewujudkan program kesihatan serta memansuhkan dasar kabotaj supaya seluruh rakyat Malaysia dapat membeli barangan pada harga yang sama.

Tidak ada sesiapa yang mendengar janji-janji ini lagi sekarang. Ini menjadikan tuntutan pemimpin BN di kedua-dua Sabah dan Sarawak mendesak kenaikan royalti minyak daripada 5% kepada 20% suatu propaganda kosong untuk mengalihkan perhatian daripada kerugian yang dialami oleh rakyat kedua-dua negeri dari nikmat sumber alam mereka sendiri.

DAP percaya bahawa masa depan Sabah dan Sarawak adalah bersama Malaysia. DAP percaya bahawa seperti juga usia 307 tahun Scotland bersama United Kingdom, Sabah dan Sarawak akan mendapat lebih banyak faedah lantaran persekutuan mereka membentuk Malaysia. Atas sebab ini, Sabah dan Sarawak mesti dilayan sebagai rakan kongsi saksama dengan Semenanjung Malaysia. Dasar-dasar baru justeru perlu dibentuk demi memberi manfaat kepada rakyat Sabah dan Sarawak, menggantikan dasar-dasar lama yang memihak kepada kroni BN dari Semenanjung Malaysia, Sabah dan Sarawak.

Sudah tidak boleh diterima lagi bahawa rakyat termiskin tinggal di Sabah dan Sarawak, tanpa kemudahan asas bekalan air dan elektrik, serta gejala rasuah dan salahguna kuasa. Sudah tidak boleh diterima lagi bahawa rakyat Sabah dan Sarawak membayar lebih untuk barangan yang sama dijual di Semenanjung. Juga tidak boleh diterima lagi sebarang kekurangan sekolah, guru dan ketiadaan sambungan internet. Sumber asli seperti tanah, balak, serta kemudahan komunikasi dan pelabuhan tidak sepatutnya dimonopoli oleh pihak-pihak tertentu tetapi mesti dilaksanakan secara tender terbuka kepada rakyat Sabah dan Sarawak.

Semua ini boleh ditangani dalam masa lima tahun, satu penggal pentadbiran, sekiranya kita gunakan kekayaan Sabah dan Sarawak untuk pemilik sebenarnya iaitu lebih 6 juta rakyat biasa. Sabah dan Sarawak boleh bebas daripada rasuah, tiada lagi rakyat miskin, mereka boleh menikmati mutu kehidupan yang sama dengan saudara di Semenanjung Malaysia, dan lebih penting lagi, mereka boleh hidup dengan bermaruah.

Ini memerlukan suatu anjakan daripada model pentadbiran semasa oleh BN yang menumpukan kepada pelaksanaan kuasa dan kepentingan. Mesti ada kerajaan baru yang berteraskan rakyat, bukan sahaja berasaskan kuasa dan kepentingan tetapi juga moral (benar dan salah) serta nilai (keadilan dan kebebasan).

Menumpukan kepada kuasa dan kepentingan tidak menghasilkan sebarang perubahan kepada kehidupan rakyat biasa. Dengan menumpukan kepada nilai moral sejagat yang bukan sahaja menyatukan kita tetapi turut memberikan kehidupan yang bermarah, kita mampu merintis jalan ke arah masa depan yang lebih cerah dan penuh harapan. Marilah kita menjadikan sambutan Hari Malaysia ke-51 ini penuh bermakna dengan memberikan komitmen untuk bukan sahaja melakukan sesuatu dengan betul, tetapi juga melakukan yang betul.

—-Mandarin Version —–

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2014年9月15日在吉隆坡发表2014年马来西亚日献词:

一个以民为本的政府,其基础的建立不仅在于权力及利益,道德(明辨是非)与价值(公义与自由)更是不能或缺。

尽管首相拿督斯里纳吉三度承诺会撤除煽动法令,可是,总检察长却以“煽动法令”之名,选择性地提控民联领袖,甚至连法律系的教授也难以幸免。对于首相一再出尔反尔,很多沙巴及砂拉越人已不再相信国阵在2013年全国普选时许下的承诺。当时,国阵也曾允诺会提升基础设备至东西马同一标准、保障公众安全、消除贫穷、推行健康计划,以及废止沿海运输政策,以让全部的马来西亚人享有同样的物价。

晚近,上述所有的承诺几近落空。而国阵领袖之前在沙巴及砂拉越言之凿凿,要将享有的石油税从5%提升至20%的空泛要求,显然都只是要转移视线,让两州人民忘却他们失去应享有的,其实是远远超乎所能想象。

民主行动党深信,未来沙巴及砂拉越必与马来西亚同在,一如民主行动党相信苏格兰联盟与大不列颠联合国长达307年的合作关系一样。沙巴与砂拉越当初加盟马来西亚,在于认为这会让两地更能获益,在此前提之下,它们必须和马来半岛的各州属一样,获得公平的对待。职是之故,我们现在亟需一套全新的政策,取代过往那些只让马来半岛、沙巴及砂拉越国阵朋党受惠的政策,以便更能惠及沙巴及砂拉越人民。

我们不再能够接受现今居住在沙巴及砂拉越的贫寒家庭,还要忍受无水无电的日子。当然,严重的贪污腐败和滥权,更是天理难容。沙巴及砂拉越人必须比西马人付出更多的金钱来享有某种产品,也是我们所不能接受的,正如我们不接受这里依旧缺少学校、老师,甚至是网际网路。各种天然资源如土地、木桐,还有港口、通讯设施不应被少数人所垄断,皆应该公开招标,给所有沙巴及砂拉越人竞标。

假设我们将沙巴和砂拉越得来的资源,重新投入在两地,所有的问题将能在一届,或5年内解决。两地超过六百万人将会因此受惠、沙巴及砂拉越从此脱离贫寒的纠缠、不再有贪污腐败,而且,他们也将享有和西马同等的生活水平,更重要的是,他们将会更有尊严地存活。
要达到这个目标,国阵现有的治理模式必须马上切换,不能再以权力与利益为中心。毕竟,一个以民为本的政府,其基础的建立不仅在于权力及利益,道德(明辨是非)与价值(公义与自由)更是不能或缺。

若我们继续聚焦在权力和利益的追逐,我们将无法为人民的生活做出任何改变。反之,若我们追求普世道德及价值,将可以把国人团结起来,更能让全部人得以有尊严地在这片土地发光发热,照亮我国的前景。最后,但愿第51届马来西亚日来临之际,我们可以承诺,不止要把事情做好,更重要的是,我们要做对的事情。

林冠英

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.

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.

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Dalam satu mesyuarat EXCO tergempar hari ini yang disokong oleh semua 30 ADUN PR daripada DAP, PAS dan PKR, 8 usul berikut telah dicapai.

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.’

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)

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”.

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Welcoming speech by Chief Miniter Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng during RFP-PDP Briefing Session 27 August 2014

Good Morning.

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.

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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)

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.
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The End Of The 4 Year Medical Romance With The World-Renowned Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine Is Symptomatic Of The Failure Of The Transformation Programme To Pursue Excellence And Creative City Concept Due To Reluctance To Embrace The Critical Success Factors Of Talent, Technology And Tolerance. (en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 18 August 2014.

The end of the 4 year medical romance with the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from the United States, reinforces the culture of mediocrity in Malaysian educational standards and the sad reality that there is no room for excellent institutions or brilliant students. Further this is symptomatic of the failure of the BN Federal government’s transformation programme to pursue excellence and the creative city concept due in part to reluctance to embrace the critical success factors of talent, technology and tolerance.

The 3TS of talent, technology and tolerance must co-exist in an eco-system that can engender creativity. Whilst we may have the talent and the readiness to invest in technology, the general reluctance to permit tolerance of different ideas and lifestyles has proven to be to big a hindrance for Malaysia until our universities have descended into mediocrity and our talented resources have migrated in droves to other countries.
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PAS Has To State Whether They Support UMNO’s Position In Giving Unconditional Support To Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim To Continue As Selangor Menteri Besar.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 12.8.2014.

August 17th’s PAS central leadership meeting has often been cited as the decisive date for the fate and future of Pakatan Rakyat that comprises PAS, DAP and PKR. If PAS refuses to endorse a change of the Selangor Menteri Besar, by replacing Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim with PKR’s choice of PKR President Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, this will immediately lead to a break-up and end of PR both in Selangor and nationally.

However PAS can no longer wait until 17 August following the statement by Deputy UMNO President Tan Sri Muhyidin Yassin, that UMNO’s 12 Assemblymen will give full and unconditional support to Khalid to continue as Menteri Besar. Instead PAS has to immediately state whether they support UMNO’s position in giving unconditional support to Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to continue as Selangor Menteri Besar.

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Penang PR State Government Is Willing To Assume Full Responsibility If Permitted To Take Over The National Park Advisory Council That Controls And Manages The Penang National Park.(en/cn)

Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 10.8.2014.

The Penang PR state government is willing to assume full responsibility if permitted to take over the National Park Advisory Council, the statutory authority that controls and manages the Penang National Park. It is self-contradictory and ridiculous for Penang Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow to blame the state government for trying to wash our hands off the nudist camp issue at Teluk Kampi inside the Penang National Park, when we have no final decision-making powers relating to the National Park.

I am surprised that Teng is so ignorant of the basics of governance as a former Penang EXCO member, when he claimed that the state has powers of authority over the Penang National Park solely on the basis of the State Secretary and 3 other representatives nominated by the state to the National Park Advisory Council under Section 5 of the 1980 National Parks Act. Teng is wrong because the Chairman of the National Park Advisory Council is the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and a majority of the members of the Council are appointed by the Federal government.

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Any Restructuring Or Rationalization Plan To Rescue Malaysia Airline System(MAS) Must Necessarily Ensure That The Rights And Benefits Of The 20,000 MAS Employees Be Retained As Well As The Unfair Contracts Benefiting BN Cronies Be Terminated.

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 9 August 2014.

Any restructuring or rationalization plan to rescue Malaysia Airline System(MAS) must necessarily ensure that the rights and benefits of the 20,000 MAS employees be retained as well as the unfair contracts benefiting BN cronies be terminated. DAP is willing to have an open mind on MAS’ statement that its 69.37% owner Khazanah Nasional, will offer 27 cents for each share that Khazanah does not own.

Khazanah will have to pay nearly RM 1.4 billion in cash payments to buy up the remaining 30.67% shares Khazanah does not own for MAS to go private. However these 2 preconditions stated above must be met.

DAP is not surprised that the move to delist MAS from Bursa Malaysia is due to the airline’s unfavourable financial performance with accumulated losses of RM8.53 billion as at March 31, 2013. MAS reported a RM 279 million net loss for the first three months of 2014, and is expected to record the biggest quarterly net loss in its history for the 2nd quarter of 2014, due to the tragic loss of MH370 and MH17.

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BN Is Gambling With Malaysians’ Health And Safety By Entering Into A Compact With Disaster That Puts Profits Over People By Stubbornly Persisting With Its Plans To Build 2 Nuclear Power Reactors.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 8 August 2014.

BN is gambling with Malaysians’ health and safety by entering into a compact with disaster that puts profits over people by stubbornly persisting with its plans to build 2 nuclear power reactors. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong had urged critics of nuclear energy to keep an open mind as Malaysia cannot continue on an energy status quo. According to Mah, “Natural gas now provides 40% of our electricity supply whilst coal provides nearly 50%. By 2020, only 27% will be from natural gas and 60% coal. For that reason nuclear energy is a serious option for sustainability of energy resources.”

Mah is wrong because Malaysia will be able to shift to a sustainable energy paradigm without relying on nuclear power plants if the government wipes out corruption, invests on renewable energy projects, diversifies their domestic economies, reduces their reliance on hydrocarbon resources. Lest Mah forgets about the risks of nuclear energy, more than 150,000 evacuees are still unable to return home after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 following the huge earthquake and tsunami. Japan is still dealing with contaminated groundwater around the Fukushima nuclear power plants everyday.

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MCA And Gerakan Ministers Must Draw The Red Line That The Cabinet Disavow Razali Ibrahim’s Divisive, Extremist And Unconstitutional Attacks Against Mandarin Mother Tongue Education By Building A New Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina(SJKC) In Bukit Indah, Johor Or Else They Will Resign.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 7.8.2014.

The 3 MCA and Gerakan Ministers must draw the red line that the Cabinet disavow Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Razali Ibrahim’s divisive, extremist and unconstitutional attacks against Mandarin mother tongue education by building a new Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina(SJKC) in Bukit Indah, Johor or else they will resign the Ministerial posts.

In response to requests for a new SJKC in Bukit Indah, Datuk Razali had called on the BN Federal government not to build any more new Chinese schools because the existence of SJKC does not strengthen national schools and served only to divide the people and rupture relations between the various races. DAP cannot understand this backward thinking and perverse logic when MCA Ministers are appointed even though they attend SJKCs. Is Razali saying that the 2 MCA Ministers are divisive and anti-national?
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I am shocked by the unprovoked attack launched by PAS MP for Temerloh Nasrudin bin Hassan at Tantawi against me by relying on baseless claims and lies on my stewardship(en/bm/cn)

Press Conference Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 7.8.2014.

I am shocked by the unprovoked attack launched by PAS MP for Temerloh Nasrudin bin Hassan at Tantawi against me by relying on baseless claims and lies on my stewardship of the Penang state government’s finances and award of South-East Asia’s first under-seabed tunnel project from Gurney Drive in Penang island to Bagan Ajam in Seberang Perai. Nasrudin has 24 hours to unreservedly and unconditionally withdraw his lies and apologise to me.

Nasrudin had questioned why I was not criticized within Pakatan Rakyat like Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was getting over the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex) project when I had also used direct negotiations to award the RM4.63 billion under seabed tunnel project to Construction Zenith BUCG Bhd. Nasruddin also claimed that Penangites opposed this project because of my conduct of Penang government’s finances had resulted in 6 years of budget deficits.

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The First Litmus Test For All Political Parties From Both BN And PR Is Whether They Sincerely Oppose Gender Discrimination By Endorsing And Accepting That A Woman Is Qualified To Be A Menteri Besar, Before Deciding On Whether Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail Is Suitable For The Post(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 2.8.2014.

The first litmus test for all political parties from both BN and PR is whether they sincerely oppose gender discrimination by endorsing and accepting that a woman is qualified to be a Menteri Besar/Chief Minister of a state, before deciding on whether PKR President Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is suitable for the post as Selangor Menteri Besar.

I wish to restate that all political parties whether PR or BN should state clearly and unequivocally that they support and accept any woman as qualified to hold the post of Menteri Besar or Chief Minister of any state. This follows statements made by political leaders and alluded to by Parliamentary Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that Wan Azizah is not qualified to be Menteri Besar solely because of her gender.

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Perutusan Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1435 DAP Oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP Dan Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Bagan Lim Guan Eng Di Kuala Lumpur Pada 27.7.2014.

Salam Aidilfitri saya ucapkan kepada umat Islam di mana sahaja berada serta selamat bercuti kepada semua rakyat Malaysia. Kepada mereka yang bertugas pada 1 Syawal ini, khususnya anggota keselamatan negara kita, saya luahkan rasa syukur atas kegigihan dan pengorbanan mereka untuk menjamin keselamatan dan kesejahteraan kita semua.

Sesudah berpuasa selama sebulan sepanjang Ramadan, inilah masanya umat Islam riang gembira menyambut ketibaan Hari Raya. Namun kemeriahan Aidilfitri kali ini sudah tentu diinsafi dengan tragedi yang menimpa Malaysia.

Saya bagi pihak DAP ingin sekali lagi merakamkan rasa kepiluan dan kesedihan serta doa kami kepada keluarga dan kenalan mangsa-mangsa tragedi MH17 yang ditembak jatuh di Ukraine baru-baru ini. Dan juga MH370 yang masih kehilangan di Lautan Hindi.

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