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New Urgency Needed To Abolish GST Not Only To Save The Economy For Small Businesses And Wage Earners But Also Restore Malaysia’s CompetitivenessThat Dropped By 38% This Year From 18th To 25th.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 29.9.2016.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Malaysia has slipped seven places to be ranked 25th out of 140 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, compared to last year where it was placed 18th out of 138 countries. There is a new urgency needed to abolish GST not only to save the economy for small businesses and wage earners but also restore Malaysia’s competitiveness that dropped by 38% this year from 18th to 25th.

Malaysia is an economy in trouble. The ringgit has continued to weaken, brought about by lower oil prices and global corruption like the 1MDB and donation scandals. Economic growth has slowed from 5% last year to 4%. Worse, despite having a 4% economic growth rate, GST collection has declined by RM3.1 billion or 30% from RM10.2 billion in 1Q2016 to RM7.1 billion in 2Q2016. Continue reading ‘New Urgency Needed To Abolish GST Not Only To Save The Economy For Small Businesses And Wage Earners But Also Restore Malaysia’s CompetitivenessThat Dropped By 38% This Year From 18th To 25th.(e/c)’

The Prime Minister Must Admit The Failure Of His Economic Policy By Abolishing The GST In The 2017 Budget Next Month So As To Revive Economic Growth And Put Money Back Into The Pockets Of Wage Earners.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 27.9.2016.

BN continues to use lies to demonise the opposition and whitewash their abuse of power and corruption scandals especially 1MDB and the RM4.2 billion donation scandal. However, their lies can not cover up the reality on the ground that the Malaysian economy is in trouble, hurting ordinary Malaysians.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak must admit the failure of his economic policy by abolishing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) when the 2017 Budget is presented to Parliament next month, so as to revive economic growth and put money back into the pockets of wage earners. The economic situation has gone from bad to worse with some businesses complaining that they have not had a single profitable month for the 9 months of this year and wage earners not having enough money to make ends meet. Continue reading ‘The Prime Minister Must Admit The Failure Of His Economic Policy By Abolishing The GST In The 2017 Budget Next Month So As To Revive Economic Growth And Put Money Back Into The Pockets Of Wage Earners.(e/c)’

The RM 3.1 Billion Or 30% Drop In GST Collection For The 2nd Quarter Of 2016 Proves That The Rakyat Is Suffering From Poorer Business And Less Income Until The 4% Economic Growth Has No Positive Benefit To The People.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 23.9.2016.

The Customs Department stated that the government remains confident of achieving the RM39 billion Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue target this year despite a 30% decline in collection in the second-quarter of 2016 (2Q16) from RM10.2 billion in 1Q16 to RM7.1 billion in 2Q16. The RM 3.1 billion drop(30%) in GST collection for the 2nd quarter of 2016 proves that the GST had resulted in the rakyat facing poorer business and less income, until the 4% economic growth in the 2nd quarter has no positive benefit to the people.

Clearly the Federal government will face a shortfall in the expected revenue of RM39 billion as they have only collected RM17.2 billion from GST for the first half of this year, way below the targeted yearly revenue of RM39 billion. Petronas will only be paying RM16 billion to the government this year, half of the amount contributed before the drop in global oil prices. Continue reading ‘The RM 3.1 Billion Or 30% Drop In GST Collection For The 2nd Quarter Of 2016 Proves That The Rakyat Is Suffering From Poorer Business And Less Income Until The 4% Economic Growth Has No Positive Benefit To The People.(e/c)’

Without Addressing The Global 1MDB Scandal And The RM4.2 Billion Donation Scandal, What Other Anti-Corruption Measures In The 2017 Budget Can Help Achieve The Targetted Transparency International (TI) Ranking Of No. 30 By The Year 2020 From The Current Ranking Of 54 In 2015?(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 22.9.2016.

The BN Federal government had set the target of No.30 by the year 2020 in the Transparency International’s World Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Without addressing the global 1MDB scandal and the RM4.2 billion donation scandal, what other anti-corruption measures in the 2017 Budget can help achieve the targetted Transparency International (TI) Rankings of No. 30 by the year 2020 from the current ranking of 54 in 2015?

For 2015, Malaysia dropped four places to No. 54 in the survey of the CPI of 168 nations, with Malaysia’s score declining from 52/100 to 50/100. TI Malaysia has said that Malaysia’s CPI ranking would have slid even further to 59 as nations such as Barbados, Panama, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, St Vincent and Puerto Rico were not covered last year. Continue reading ‘Without Addressing The Global 1MDB Scandal And The RM4.2 Billion Donation Scandal, What Other Anti-Corruption Measures In The 2017 Budget Can Help Achieve The Targetted Transparency International (TI) Ranking Of No. 30 By The Year 2020 From The Current Ranking Of 54 In 2015?(e/c)’

MCA Should Oppose The Proposed Constituency Redelineation Exercise In Cabinet, Parliament And The Courts As Well As Call For A Ban Of All Racially-Based Parties To Prove They Are Not Liars, Unprincipled And Hypocrites.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 21.9.2016.

Is MCA President Liow Tiong Lai telling the truth when he says that MCA will oppose the proposed constituency redelineation exercise by Election Commission(EC). MCA should oppose the proposed constituency redelineation exercise in Cabinet, Parliament and the courts as well as call for a ban of all racially-based parties to prove they are not liars, unprincipled and hypocrites.

MCA claimed that the EC will further divide the races and promote racial extremism because the minority lose their political rights while the majority will dominate the voting process and the direction of the country. The crucial question remains whether MCA dares to sacrifice their Ministerial posts to leave BN to uphold this principle. The answer is that for the past 60 years MCA has continued to disappoint by persistently abandoning its principles for positions in office. Continue reading ‘MCA Should Oppose The Proposed Constituency Redelineation Exercise In Cabinet, Parliament And The Courts As Well As Call For A Ban Of All Racially-Based Parties To Prove They Are Not Liars, Unprincipled And Hypocrites.(e/c)’

Kerajaan negeri menegur pihak pengurusan Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd(PBAPP) kerana gagal mengatasi masalah kebocoran paip besar 900mm di Pantai Jerejak dengan segera serta gagal memberikan maklumat betul bilakah bekalan air akan disambung balik.(m/c)

Kenyataan media Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng, pada 20.9.2016 di Komtar, George Town.

Kerajaan negeri menegur pihak pengurusan Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd(PBAPP) kerana gagal mengatasi masalah kebocoran paip besar 900mm di Pantai Jerejak dengan segera serta gagal memberikan maklumat betul bilakah bekalan air akan disambung balik. Kerajaan negeri agak tidak puas hati tentang respons dan kerja pembaikan dan akan mengarahkan satu laporan penuh.

Kerajaan negeri akan meneliti laporan ini dan mengesyorkan langkah yang diambil untuk memperbaiki system sedia ada yang ketara gagal memenuhi keperluan semasa untuk membuat pembaikan secepat mungkin serta pemberian maklumat yang tepat kepada pengguna dan orang awam. PBAPP kena ingat bahawa ramai pengguna di seluruh Daerah Barat-Daya terjejas dengan kebocoran paip 900 mm ini serta kilang-kilang di kawasan FIZ. Continue reading ‘Kerajaan negeri menegur pihak pengurusan Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd(PBAPP) kerana gagal mengatasi masalah kebocoran paip besar 900mm di Pantai Jerejak dengan segera serta gagal memberikan maklumat betul bilakah bekalan air akan disambung balik.(m/c)’

Adakah Malaysia sudah menjadi Negara Polis apabila pihak polis tidak boleh ditegur lagi sehingga Ketua Polis Negara (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar dengan angkuhnya memberi amaran kepada Ahli Parlimen Kulai, Teo Nie Ching, supaya tutup mulut hanya kerana bertanya mengapa siasatan lambat dibuat?(e/c)

Kenyataan media Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng, pada 20.9.2016 di Kuala Lumpur.

Adakah Malaysia sudah menjadi Negara polis apabila pihak polis tidak boleh ditegur sehingga Ketua Polis Negara (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar dengan angkuhnya memberi amaran kepada Ahli Parlimen Kulai, Teo Nie Ching, supaya tutup mulut hanya kerana bertanya mengapa siasatan lambat dibuat?

Tindakan IGP memberi amaran terhadap Teo Nie Ching, semata-mata kerana wakil rakyat tersebut mendesak polis menjalan siasatan segera berhubung satu dakwaan ugutan terhadap pemimpin Bersih 2.0, membuktikan kebebasan bersuara yang sudah pun terhad di Malaysia kini semakin terhakis.
Continue reading ‘Adakah Malaysia sudah menjadi Negara Polis apabila pihak polis tidak boleh ditegur lagi sehingga Ketua Polis Negara (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar dengan angkuhnya memberi amaran kepada Ahli Parlimen Kulai, Teo Nie Ching, supaya tutup mulut hanya kerana bertanya mengapa siasatan lambat dibuat?(e/c)’

Fitnah Jahat BN Ke atas Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Ialah Seperti Anjing Menyalak Bukit Dan Tidak Akan Menutup Skendal Rasuah Terbesar Di Dunia Sehingga Amerika Syarikat Bertindak Merampas USD1 Bilion Aset Mereka Yang Terlibat Dengan 1MDB.(m/c)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Pada 5.9.2016 Di Komtar, George Town.

Fitnah jahat BN ke atas kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang ialah seperti amjing menyalak bukit dan tidak akan menutup skendal rasuah terbesar di dunia, sehingga Amerika Syarikat bertindak merampas USD1 bilion aset mereka yang terlibat dengan 1MDB. UMNO memang berhak untuk mahu merampas balik kuasa Pulau Pinang dalam pilihanraya besar yang akan datang.

Tetapi janganlah ingat rakyat begitu bodoh sehingga percaya fitnah jahat BN bahawa BN adalah parti bersih sedangkan Pakatan dan DAP adalah yang korup. Dakwaan terbaru adalah kes yang melibatkan ayah kepada ADUN DAP Sungei Pinang Lim Siew Khim. BN tidak mahu menyebut bahawa pihak yang didakwa membayar “duit kopi” tidak berjaya diluluskan rumah kos sederhana rendah oleh kerajaan negeri kerana mereka tidak layak. Continue reading ‘Fitnah Jahat BN Ke atas Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Ialah Seperti Anjing Menyalak Bukit Dan Tidak Akan Menutup Skendal Rasuah Terbesar Di Dunia Sehingga Amerika Syarikat Bertindak Merampas USD1 Bilion Aset Mereka Yang Terlibat Dengan 1MDB.(m/c)’

DAP Merdeka Message(e/c)

DAP Merdeka Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 31.8.2016.

Malaysians Should Unite Around Defending Federal Constitution To Preserve The Character And Identity Of Merdeka, Where Our Country Was Founded On The Fundamental Basis Of Rule of Law.

Malaysians should unite around defending the Federal Constitution to preserve the character and identity of Merdeka, where our country was founded on the fundamental basis of rule of law. The Federal Constitution provided for rule of law through the principle of separation of powers by establishing the three institutions of Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary. Continue reading ‘DAP Merdeka Message(e/c)’

Penang Merdeka Message(e/c)

Penang Merdeka Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 30.8.2016.

Renewing the Meaning Of Merdeka As A Struggle For Truth, Justice And Freedom By Rejecting All Forms Of Political Dominance That Exploits Racial and Religious Hatred.

As Malaysians celebrate our 59th Merdeka Anniversary, Penangites must not forget to renew the meaning of Merdeka as a struggle for truth, justice and freedom by rejecting all forms of political dominance that exploits racial and religious hatred. Continue reading ‘Penang Merdeka Message(e/c)’

Speech by CM@ Penang Future Foundation’s Luncheon(e/c)

20 August 2016, E&O Hotel

*YB Zairil Khir Johari, Member of Malaysian Parliament for Bukit Bendera (ETA: 1 pm)
Distinguished Members of the PFF Selection Committee,
PFF Scholars and invited guests.

A very good afternoon to all.

As Chairman of the Penang Future Foundation’s Selection Committee, I am undoubtedly pleased to meet the first batch of PFF Scholars today. These 51 scholars who are present in this ballroom, are part of the 63 recipients selected out of almost a thousand applications received last year. My heartiest congratulations to each of you. Continue reading ‘Speech by CM@ Penang Future Foundation’s Luncheon(e/c)’

Sekiranya dasar dapat melencongkan 4% jumlah sampah daripada memasuki tapak pelupusan, dianggarkan RM2.5 juta dijimatkan setiap tahun.

TEKS UCAPAN YAB LIM GUAN ENG KETUA MENTERI NEGERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANCARAN PENGASINGAN SISA DIPUNCA
DI TAMAN SRI IDAMAN, KADUN AIR PUTIH PADA 14 OGOS 2016

Bersyukur kita kerana dengan limpah dan kurnia-Nya dapat kita bersama-sama berhimpun pada hari yang mulia ini untuk meraikan Majlis Pelaksanaan Pengasingan Sisa Di Punca di kawasan Air Puteh. Terlebih dahulu, saya ingin merakamkan penghargaan kepada JKKK Taman Reservior dan RT Taman Sri Idaman kerana menganjurkan majlis ini dan Bahagian Kerajaan Tempatan bersama MBPP yang telah memberi sokongan bagi menjayakan majlis ini. Continue reading ‘Sekiranya dasar dapat melencongkan 4% jumlah sampah daripada memasuki tapak pelupusan, dianggarkan RM2.5 juta dijimatkan setiap tahun.’

Ucapan Ketua Menteri Sempena Majlis Istiadat Penganugerahan Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Kehormatan(m/c)

UCAPAN YAB KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS ISTIADAT PENGANUGERAHAN DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT KEHORMATAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG

1. Dengan penuh hormat dan takzimnya, saya bagi pihak Kerajaan Negeri, Pegawai dan kakitangan Perkhidmatan Awam serta seluruh rakyat Negeri Pulau Pinang mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi tahniah kepada Tuan Yang Terutama Tun sempena sambutan Hari Jadi Rasmi Tuan Yang Terutama Tun yang ke-78 pada hari ini. Kami mendoakan semoga Tuan Yang Terutama Tun dan Yang Amat Berbahagia Toh Puan serta keluarga dilanjutkan usia, dilimpahkan rahmat dan sentiasa dalam keadaan sihat dan sejahtera untuk memimpin dan mengetuai Negeri Pulau Pinang ini. Continue reading ‘Ucapan Ketua Menteri Sempena Majlis Istiadat Penganugerahan Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Kehormatan(m/c)’

The Education Ministry Should Admit Its Defects And Revamp The National Education Curriculum For Failing To Be Malaysian With Only 4% Of Non-Malays Enrolled In National Schools(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 9.8.2016.

The Education Ministry Should Admit Its Defects And Revamp The National Education Curriculum For Failing To Be Malaysian With Only 4% Of Non-Malays Enrolled In National Schools As Compared To The Greater Diversity And Malaysianness Of Chinese Schools With 18% Non-Chinese Students.

The Education Ministry should admit its defects and revamp the National Education Curriculum for failing to be Malaysian with only 4% of non-Malays enrolled in national schools as compared to the greater diversity and Malaysianness of Chinese schools with 18% non-Chinese students. Whilst we would agree with Education Minister Dato Seri Mahdzir Khalid that Chinese schools would never be a mainstream school in 10 years time and it impossible to replace national schools, Mahdzir must concede that national schools have failed to promote greater diversity and a more Malaysian character when even Chinese schools are more multi-racial than national schools. Continue reading ‘The Education Ministry Should Admit Its Defects And Revamp The National Education Curriculum For Failing To Be Malaysian With Only 4% Of Non-Malays Enrolled In National Schools(e/c)’

Speech by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang, at the Penang International Property Conference(e/c)

Speech by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang, at the Penang International Property Conference
on 5 August 2016.

I wish to thank the organizer of this event, the Penang State Housing Committee and Penevents Sdn Bhd, for organizing this mid-term review of the Penang International Property (PIP) Summit Conference. I am pleased to be here once again to give all of you an over-view of what has happened where the State’s initiative to attract investment which will have an impact on the property sector and what is to be expected in the next few months before we draw a close to 2016.

Malaysia has been buffeted by economic headwinds some due to the global economic slowdown such as the sharp drop in oil prices, others self-inflicted such as the RM50 billion 1MDB scandal that caused the Ringgit to plummet in value and the imposition of GST. GST should only be imposed on high-income countries like Singapore. Middle income countries take at least 2-3 years to recover and the timing is poorly planned and a failure of policy management. Thailand has GST and its economy has performed poorly. Singapore has managed to weather the ill-effects as a high-income economy. Whilst many external factors have impeded Malaysia as a whole, Penang remains resilient, helped by the manufacturing and services sector as well as increase in tourism. Continue reading ‘Speech by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang, at the Penang International Property Conference(e/c)’