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Action Should Be Taken Against Utusan Malaysia Under The 1984 Printing Presses And Publications Act Or Multimedia and Communications Act 1998 For False News(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 26.7.2013.

Action Should Be Taken Against Utusan Malaysia Under The 1984 Printing Presses And Publications Act Or Multimedia and Communications Act 1998 For False News That Police Will Be Using The Sedition Act Against Those Who Spread Photos Of The Makeshift Canteen In Shower Room Controversy.

DAP condemns that death threats made against the whistle-blower and parent of a student SK Seri Pristana who exposed the case of students being made to eat in a school shower room, Guneswari, as well as the school’s headmaster Mohamad Nasir Mohd Noor. Such violent threats are criminal wrongdoings and completely against Malaysian culture of rational, reasoned and objective solutions towards problem solving. DAP hopes the police and catch those responsible for spreading this culture of violence.

On another matter, the public had had enough of lies spread by Utusan Malaysia to foment fear and hate amongst Malaysia’s multi-religious society. For a paper that lies about PR leaders is done as easily like breathing in and breathing out. Opposition leaders like myself winning defamation suits in courts against Utusan has not stopped Utusan from continuing its lying culture. Nothing is beyond Utusan Malaysia until it can openly call for the bloody May 13 racial riots that killed thousands of innocent Malaysians to be celebrated as a holy day.

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That Penang Starwalk Event Can Be Held Yearly Without Any Interference But With Full State Support Since 2008 Proves The Star Lied That The Penang State Government Does Not Allow Usage Of The Word Penang.(en/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 23.1.2013.

I regret that the Star refuses to print what I said and continues to lie by reporting that all events that just uses the word “Penang” must be approved by the Penang state government. That even though the Penang Starwalk event is not approved by the state government, can be held yearly in Penang without any interference but with full state support since 2008 proves the Star lied that the Penang state government does not allow usage of the word Penang.

This is a clear attempt to distract attention from the unhappiness of Hindus over the organisation of “Penang Run” held on Thaipusam Day on 27th January in USM, which involves Federal government agencies such as Jabatan Belia dan Sukan Pulau Pinang, USM and Gerakan leaders. The state government had received many complaints from Hindus, unhappy at the state government for organising the “Penang Run” event on Thaipusam Day. This prompted the state government to explain that even though the words “Penang Run” was used, it had nothing to do with the state government as no approval was given to use the words “Penang Run”.

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All BN MPs Must Prove Their Sincerity By Immediately Apologising For Their Complicity In Passing Section 114A Of The Evidence Act By Revoking Not Reviewing It At The Coming Parliamentary Meeting(en/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 15.8.2012

All BN MPs Must Prove Their Sincerity By Immediately Apologising For Their Complicity In Passing Section 114A Of The Evidence Act By Revoking Not Reviewing It At The Coming Parliamentary Meeting Beginning On 24 September 2012 Or Risk Being Exposed As Political Fraudsters To Deceive The Voters During The Coming General Elections.

Last night, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak tweeted that he has asked the Cabinet to review the controversial Section 114A of the Evidence Act 1950. This is another back-flip by Najib and his BN government seeking to reverse what is undoubtedly a grievous error that is unjust and irrational piece of legislation following outrage and popular protest by civil society movements and opposition parties.

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Projects Carried Out Above 250 Feet Are Either Approved By MPPP Before March 2008 Or for Those After March 2008 Consist Of Special Projects Approved By The Previous State Government On 13.9.1996 Which MPPP Can Not Reject As Long As Technical Requirements Are Met.(en/cn)

The racial bashing by UMNO-controlled newspapers and media lynching by non-UMNO controlled newspapers against Penang PR state government is contrary to the BN’s call for national unity in 1Malaysia, promoting truthful reporting and freedom of the press. The Penang state government expresses concerns that the continued race-baiting by falsely painting a pro-Chinese Penang PR state government marginalising other racial communities will cause irreparable damage to inter-communal harmony.

For instance, even though UMNO’s lies that the Malay population has been reduced by 18,000 in 2010 has proven to be a pack of lies when the number of Malay registered voters have increased by 35,000 as at end 2011 compared to March 2008, racial-bashing the PR state government using these false fact continues to be highlighted. Similarly the media lynching of the present state government by The Star continued yesterday without assigning any blame to the previous state government for approving development projects above 250 feet.

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The Recent Case of the New Straits Times’ Deliberate Lies and Fabrication of News Against Australian Senator Nick Xenophon Demonstrates why the Chief Minister is Compelled Not to Invite the Unethical UMNO-linked Press to his Functions Purely as an Act of Self-Defence(en/cn)

Press Statement by the Hon. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang, in George Town on 4 May 2012.

The Recent Case of the New Straits Times’ Deliberate Lies and Fabrication of News Against Australian Senator Nick Xenophon Demonstrates why the Chief Minister is Compelled Not to Invite the Unethical UMNO-linked Press to his Functions Purely as an Act of Self-Defence; Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng Will Sue the New Straits Times Press and Utusan Melayu (Bhd) for the False Report of a Dinner with Senior Singapore PAP Leaders where National Secrets were Allegedly Disclosed

The recent case of the New Straits Times’ deliberate lies and fabrication of news against Australian Senator Nick Xenophon demonstrates why I am compelled not to invite the unethical UMNO-linked press to my functions purely as an act of self-defence against such accomplished serial liars.

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Malaysia’s Ranking Of 122 Out Of 178 Countries For 2012/2013 In The World Press Freedom Index Is Bound To Drop(en/cn)

2012 World Press Freedom Day by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 3.5.2012

Malaysia’s Ranking Of 122 Out Of 178 Countries For 2012/2013 In The World Press Freedom Index Is Bound To Drop After The Debacle Of Police Brutality Against Reporters And Photographers During Bersih 3.0 And The Anti-Lynas Demonstration In Penang.

Press freedom is essential in any functioning democratic society, is clearly under threat in Malaysia. In the aftermath of the Bersih 3.0 debacle that saw not only innocent protesters but also media workers such as reporters and photographers being manhandled, beaten up and their camera equipment destroyed, there is no doubt that press freedom in our country is deteriorating and getting more restricted.

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All Malaysians Should Dress In Black And Pin A Yellow Ribbon On 3 May 2012 (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 1.5.2012.

All Malaysians Should Dress In Black And Pin A Yellow Ribbon On 3 May 2012 Not Only To Commemorate World Press Freedom Day But Also Stand In Solidarity With The Reporters And Photographers Who Either Beaten, Had Their Cameras Taken Away Or Smashed As Well As Were Victimised By Police Brutality During Bersih 3.0 Rally In Kuala Lumpur.

DAP fully supports and urges all Malaysians to dress in black and pin a yellow ribbon on 3 May 2012 not only to commemorate World Press Freedom day but also stand in solidarity with the reporters and photographers who either beaten, had their cameras taken away or smashed as well as were victimised by police brutality during Bersih 3.0 Rally in Kuala Lumpur

The public should stand in solidarity with media workers and reporters who became victims of police brutality during the peaceful Bersih 3.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday. That the police did indeed beat up members of the media is irrefutable when the Prime Minister himself whispered an apology to the Sun reporter Radzi Razak who was warded to hospital after the beating.

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Chua Soi Lek And Koh Tsu Koon Must Explain Penang MCA and Gerakan’s Support For Utusan Malaysia By Condemning Me(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 12.4.2012.

Chua Soi Lek And Koh Tsu Koon Must Explain Penang MCA and Gerakan’s Support For Utusan Malaysia By Condemning Me For a Joking Reference That Sinar Harian Is Preferred Over Utusan Malaysia As The Latter Is Racist And Against Non-Muslim and Non-Malays.

MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and Gerakan President Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon must explain Penang MCA and Gerakan’s support for Utusan Malaysia by condemning me for a joking reference I made, during the presentation of Penang PR state government’s annual allocations for Chinese and mission schools, that Sinar Harian is preferred over Utusan Malaysia as the latter is racist and against non-Muslims and non-Malays.

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BN-Controlled Media Is Trying To Whitewash Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek’s Personal Attacks(en/bm/cn)

Press Conference Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 20.2.2012.

Whilst I Had Stuck To The Debate Topic And Avoided Making Personal Attacks, BN-Controlled Media Is Trying To Whitewash Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek’s Personal Attacks Not Only Against Me But Also Against Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.

Whilst I had stuck to the debate topic of “Is The 2-Party System Becoming A 2-Race System” on 18 February 2012 and avoided making any personal attacks against MCA President Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, BN-controlled media is desperately trying to whitewash Chua’s personal attacks not only against me but also against his predecessor Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat. The BN-controlled media did not point out that the only personal attacks were coming from Chua.

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Letter to The Star: Full Retraction and Apology

19.2.2012

Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai,
Executive Editor / Group Chief Editor
(Pengarah Eksekutif / Ketua Pengarang Kumpulan)
The Star,
By email,

Dato Seri Wong,

FULL RETRACTION AND APOLOGY

C.P. Scott’s famous dictum of “Comment is free, but facts are sacred’ bears reminder in The Star’s coverage of the Mandarin debate yesterday between MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua and myself.

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Najib Should Direct His Prime Minister’s Office(PMO) To Apologise For Paying RM84 Million To Burnish The Najib Administration’s Image On Global Broadcast Networks Just As The BBC Is Apologizing For Accepting Payments In Exchange For A Positive Image For Countries With A Poor Record Of Democratic Practices And Corruption.(en/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 12.2.2012

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Should Direct His Prime Minister’s Office(PMO) To Apologise For Paying RM84 Million To Burnish The Najib Administration’s Image On Global Broadcast Networks Just As The BBC Is Apologizing For Accepting Payments In Exchange For A Positive Image For Countries With A Poor Record Of Democratic Practices And Corruption.

According to news reports, the BBC World News will today broadcast the apology “from Kuala Lumpur to Khartoum” in four time slots worldwide for having compromised its editorial integrity through programmes involved in the recent “news fixing scandal The UK daily The Independent said that FBC Media made eight pieces for the BBC about Malaysia while failing to declare it was paid £17million by the Malaysian government for “global strategic communications”.

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Will The Prime Minister Apologise Over The Flip-Flop Whether He Is Going To Abolish Bumi Quotas Or Ask The Press To Correct Their False Reporting?

Will the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak apologise over the flip-flop whether he is going to abolish bumi quotas or ask the press to correct their false reporting? The Prime Minister was reported by Malaysiakini on 27 September and in Bernama on 28 September 2011 that that there was a need to “run or go away” from quotas for Bumiputeras.

However on 30.9.2011 Friday, Najib insisted that he absolutely did not say that bumi quotas will be abolished. Since Bernama had reported on the need to “run or go away” from bumi quotas, will action then be taken against Bernama or any other BN-controlled paper for false reporting? As it is hard to imagine a government news department like Bernama daring to misquote or misrepresent what the Prime Minister said, will the Prime Minister be compelled to apologise for saying the wrong thing?

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Home Minister must take firm action against Utusan Malaysia (en/cn)

Datuk Paul Low, President of Transparency International Malaysia, has recently come forward to state clearly and unequivocally that there was no pact or pledge between Christian and DAP leaders, or anyone else for that matter, on the evening of May 5 or at any other time during the Unashamedly Ethical Conference in Penang.

As an invited guest speaker, he was a witness to the entire night’s proceedings, and as an upstanding man of the community and president of the anti-graft body Transparency International Malaysia, he is as reliable a witness as any.

Therefore, this confirms that the seditious report carried by Utusan on its front-page entitled ‘Kristian Agama Rasmi’ that claimed a conspiracy between Christians and the DAP to replace Islam with Christianity as the official religion and to install a Christian Prime Minister is nothing more than an unsubstantiated and malicious lie.

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The Prime Minister Can Only Convince Malaysians By Replacing The Editors And Reporters Involved (en/bm/cn).

The Prime Minister Can Only Convince Malaysians That Utusan Malaysia Does Not Enjoy Full Legal Immunity And UMNO Disagrees With Utusan Malaysia For Printing Dangerous Lies Of A Christian Conspiracy To Set Up A Christian State By Replacing The Editors And Reporters Involved.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak can only convince Malaysians that Utusan does not enjoy full legal immunity and UMNO disagrees with Utusan Malaysia for printing dangerous lies of a Christian conspiracy between DAP and Christian pastors to set up a Christian state by:-

– directing Utusan Malaysia to withdraw and apologise for the false report;
-replacing the editors and reporters involved in such dangerous lies that can burn 1Malaysia

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Media Yang Bebas Dapat Tegakkan Demokrasi, Keadilan, Kebenaran, Dan Integriti Yang Kurangkan Rasuah Dan Penyelewengan.(bm/cn)

Utusan Hari Kebebasan Media Oleh Setiausha-Agung DAP Dan Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Bagan Lim Guan Eng Di Kuala Lumpur Pada 3.5.2011.

Media Yang Bebas Dapat Tegakkan Demokrasi, Keadilan, Kebenaran, Dan Integriti Yang Kurangkan Rasuah Dan Penyelewengan.

Sempena Hari Kebebasan Media Sedunia, DAP menuntut agar Kerajaan Persekutuan segera memansuhkan Akta Mesin Cetak dan Penerbitan 1984 yang memaksa semua penerbitan membaharui permit setiap tahun serta yang memberi kuasa penuh kepada pemerintah untuk menggantung atau membatalkan permit tanpa sebarang alasan kukuh.

Desakan ini bukan sesuatu yang baru. Sejak ia diperkenalkan DAP telah dari awal lagi menentang undang-undang yang zalim ini, sebagaimana tuntutan DAP supaya Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA), Akta Rahsia Rasmi (OSA) dan Akta Hasutan turut dibubarkan.
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