Speech By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng To 40 DAP MPs And State Assemblypersons Throughout Malaysia During Their Learning Tour In Penang Released In Kuala Lumpur On 13.6.2013.
Aristotle, the Greek philosopher was amongst the first to introduce the word “catharsis”, that has been defined as “a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension”. Malaysians also have to go through this purification to being about a spiritual renewal towards a people-centric government that respects democracy, truth, freedom, justice, integrity and social welfare.
BN’s resistance towards this spiritual renewal for all Malaysias are resisted by regressive and extremist forces led by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyidin Yassin. Malaysian political life is dominated by Malays and DAP have never even demanded for the post of the Prime Minister or the Deputy Prime Minister. Yet Mahathir can distort the results of Election 2013 demonstrate “Chinese racism”, fanned by the DAP to ensure the community’s domination of Malaysian politics.
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Press Statement by the DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 12 June 2013:
To Be An Effective Minister With Integrity, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor Must Come Clean On His Role In The V.K. Lingam Judicial Appointments Scandal Where He Was Found By The Royal Commission of Inquiry to Have Conspired with Datuk VK Lingam and Tan Sri Vincent Tan to Subvert the Federal Constitution by Fixing the Appointment of Judges
Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, having been found by a Royal Commission of Inquiry to have conspired with Datuk VK Lingam and Tan Sri Vincent Tan to subvert the Federal Constitution by fixing the appointment of judges must come clean of his role in conspiring with Lingam.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 9.6.2013.
Necessity Of Establishing The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Has International Relevance Following The Death Of A Japanese Detainee In Order To Gain Public Confidence That There Are No Abuses Of Power Or Torture In Custodial Deaths.
The necessity to establish the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) has international relevance following the death of a Japanese detainee in order to gain public confidence that there are no abuses of power or torture in custodial deaths. The death of aJapanese man who was found hanged at the grille of his lock-up cell at a Subang Jaya police station early Saturday, is the fourth custodial death in 2 weeks.
This international dimension of the tragedy of custodial deaths prevalent in Malaysia has clearly tarnished Malayisa’s international reputation and smeared the image of Malaysia’s police force, new Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
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Speech By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng During The Sarawak DAP State Ordinary Convention In Kuching On 9.6.2013.
4 Challenges For Sarawak DAP In The 2015 State General Elections
1. First of all, I would like to congratulate Saudara Wong Ho Leng and acknowledge his leadership in once again breaking new ground for DAP in Sarawak in the recently concluded 13th General Elections.
2. DAP Sarawak followed up its historic 2011 Sarawak State elections performance, where we won 12 out of the 15 Pakatan state seats, by winning 5 out of the 6 Pakatan parliamentary seats in the 13th GE.
3. A most remarkable victory was achieved in the Sibu parliamentary constituency, where our Saudara Oscar Ling, achieved the seemingly impossible by increasing our winning majority from 398 in the 2010 by-election to 2,841! Not only did he increase our winning majority more than 7 fold, he did this against Lau Lee Ming, a Temenggong, no less, and also a family member of the powerful KTS group in Sibu.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 3.6.2013.
UMNO’s refusal to be a single party that is inclusive or multi-racial but instead insist on clinging to a single racist entity spells the death sentence on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s 1Malaysia. For UMNO Information chief and Deputy Minister Ahmad Maslan to say that it is impossible for UMNO to be a single party for all Malaysians proves that UMNO is committed to dividing Malaysians by race to maintain their hold on power.
For the past 50 years BN, UMNO, MCA and MIC have divided Malaysians by race to justify their excesses and abuses of power, especially corruption, crony capitalism and depriving or limiting the fundamental human rights. Despite BN’s loss in the 2013 general elections, when BN lost the popular vote for the first time in Malaysian history with 47% compared to PR’s 53% of the popular vote, UMNO have refused to heed the people’s rejection of racial politics.
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Speech By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During The Penang Institute Forum “Protecting Our Children: Evaluating Statutory Rape” On 2 June 2013 (Sunday) At Wawasan Open University, Penang.
First of all I would like to congratulate the Penang Institute for yet again hosting a forum on a crucial issue facing us as a society. Today, we will discuss the issue of statutory rape. But more importantly, we want to discuss and take urgent action to protect our little ones and create a safe nest for our children so that they will grow up in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment.
For those of us who are parents, we put our lives into our children, aspiring them to grow up to fulfil their destined potentials. It therefore pains us to see the atrocities committed on children from child abuse to sexual crimes. Thus, while the issue of statutory rape is a national issue, Penang wants to take the lead in both the discussion as well as to explore critical and urgent action plans to tackle the problem.
Contrary to popular belief, statutory rape cases are not isolated cases. According to a recent media report quoting Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz, there were 6,000 statutory rape cases reported in the last five years.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Gaun Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 2.6.2013.
Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar should heed the tragic, angry and plaintive cries of the wife of death in custody victim N Dharmendran that policemen linked to his death should be arrested and in the lock-up for murder instead of been given desk jobs. Why is Tan Sri Khalid suddenly so quiet and passive about this criminal act that led to another custodial death when he had threatened all sorts of action against PR leaders and law-abiding Malaysians who attended peaceful rallies seeking clean, free and fair polls reforms?
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Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 31.5.2013.
DAP is condemns the barring of entry and deportation of PKR vice-president and MP for Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah Anwar from Sabah yesterday. According to Nurul, there is a blacklist consisting of other MPs will are also denied entry into Sabah. As this list is the prerogative of Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, we would like to know who else is on the proscribed list?
Musa Aman must explain the reasons why Nurul Izzah was denied entry into Sabah and deported and how many more PR MPs will also be barred. Such an act not only disrespects basic human rights but also goes against the very grain of democracy. Worse, it also brings into question how a Malaysian can be treated worse than a foreigner in their own country.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng And MP For Bagan In Kuala Lumpur On 21.5 2013
Is Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Willing To Engage In A Public Debate With Either Me, Lim Kit Siang Or PR Leader Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim Whether His Extremist And Divisive Remarks Is Democratic And Part Of National Reconciliation After The General Elections?
Will Home Minister Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi prove his courage and willingness to face DAP leader and MP for Geylang Patah Lim Kit Siang’s censure motion by giving a full day parliamentary debate? Lim Kit Siang had announced that he would move a censure motion against Ahmad unless the Home Minister apologises for asking Malaysians not wanting to accept Malaysia’s existing general election system and preferred another system to migrate to another country.
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Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 19.5 2013
Newly-minted Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low should not adapt so quickly from President of Malaysian Transparency International to BN spokesman by being adept in BN’s culture of lies in explaining why Cabinet members should not publicly disclose their assets. Paul Low lied when the said that Penang Chief Minister and state exco members’ public declaration of assets whilst positive was ‘informal’ because officials who fail to declare their assets would not be penalised, or if the declaration is significantly inaccurate in reflecting a person’s wealth.
I wish to remind Paul Low that when he was Malaysian Transparency International President, he had lauded the Penang state government’s leaders for being the first government in Malaysia to publicly declare their assets. Instead of adopting a similar measure to uphold public integrity in the Federal government, why is he taking a different position now?
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Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 17.5 2013
New Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar vows to return the streets to the people while making public safety and security his top priority will be tested not be mere words but by factual success in reducing increasing crime in the country. Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar also faces an additional challenge to disprove negative public perception that he is politicising the police force for BN by now focusing on arresting criminals and not PR leaders
Public safety was a general election issue with the people expressing concern over rising cases of snatch thefts, wayside robberies and shootings despite claims that the crime index dipped 7.6% in 2012, with 153,811 cases recorded compared with 166,295 in 2011, a drop of 12,484 cases. With many victims from crimes no one believed the claims by the police or Home Minister Datuk Hishamudin Tun Hussein Onn of a decrease of 27% in the crime rate from 2009 to 2012, compared with a 33% increase between 2004 and 2008.
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Press Statement By Penang Pakatan Rakyat Chair And Caretaker Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 1.5.2013.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Disrespectful To Existing 4,000 Families, Desperate In Making New Empty Election Promises And Dishonest In Repeating Unfulfilled Recycled Promises That The Federal Government Will Build 9,999 Units Of Low And Medium-Cost Apartments In Air Putih, Air Itam And Paya Terubong.
Caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is Disrespectful to existing 4,000 families, Desperate in making new empty election promises and Dishonest in repeating unfulfilled recycled promises that the federal government will build 9,999 units of low and medium-cost apartments in the 3 state constituencies of Air Putih, Air Itam and Paya Terubong.
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2013 May Day Message by DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 1.5.2013.
Prioritising Malaysian Workers With A RM 1,100 Monthly Minimum Wage As A Step Towards Achieving Our Target Of A Minimum Household Income Of RM4,000 in 5 Years.
As workers throughout Malaysia celebrate Labour Day 2013, our country badly needs to change in order to address the mounting debt problem faced by every Malaysian family.
According to Bank Negara’s Annual Report 2012, Malaysia’s household debt stood at RM 755 billion or 81% of our GDP (Gross Domestic Product),making us one of the most indebted nations in Asia. In fact, the estimated rate of growth of household loans in Malaysia stands at 11%, which is higher than our country’s estimated nominal GDP growth of 7.8%.
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Press Statement / Press Highlight by SG DAP Malaysia Lim Guan Eng in Press Conference at DAP Sabah HQ KK on 22 Apr 2013:
Restoring Sabah’s Dignity
Corruption is the biggest problem in Sabah. We will run a clean government that has open public declaration of assets and open competitive tenders.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 9.4.2013.
No Point For Dato Seri Najib Abdul Razak To Sign Integrity Pledges If He Does Not Commit To Publicly Declaring Assets, Open Competitive Tenders And Return The Use Of Government Jets, Helicopters And Vehicles Back To The Government.
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak pledges to fight corruption in the BN 13th General Election manifesto by establishing more specialist graft courts and allowing greater public disclosure of government contracts is meaningless if he refuses to commit to publicly declaring his assets, open competitive tenders and return the use of government jets, helicopters and vehicles back to the government.
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