Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 7 June 2013.
DAP Will Establish “Ubah Networks” Overseas To Reach Out And Articulate The Concerns Of Overseas Malaysians, Appoint DAP Vice-Chair Teresa Kok As Selangor Government Political Liasion Officer, And The 3 Selangor State Government PR Leadership Council Members for DAP Are Tony Pua, Teng Chang Khim And Gobind Singh Deo.
DAP will establish “Ubah Networks” overseas to reach out and articulate the concerns of overseas Malaysians, appoint DAP Vice-Chair Teresa Kok as Selangor Government Political Liasion Officer, and the 3 Selangor State Government PR Leadership Council Members for DAP Are Tony Pua, Teng Chang Khim and Gobind Singh Deo. This was decided at the DAP Central Executive Committee meeting on 5 June 2013.
The meeting focused on the relentless attacks by the Registrar of Society(ROS) in complicity with the BN-controlled media especially New Straits Times and Utusan Malaysia to demonise the DAP with lies of irregularities and illegalities in DAP’s National Congress to set the ground for deregistering the DAP. The DAP CEC unreservedly condemns BN for framing up a lie that no notice was sent to over 700 delegates when all notices were sent.
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Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 1.6.2013.
BN is fully responsible over widening polarisation between the majority 51% Malaysians behind PR and BN with the abuse of powers by Registrar Of Society(ROS), Police, Immigration Department, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission & Election Commission to benefit BN over public interests. The latest action by ROS against DAP implying possible deregistration and Immigration Department’s ban of Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah from entering Sabah shows that BN is willing to abuse its powers with lies and false charges. Such oppression and injustice is divisive and will not help national reconciliation but instead harm national unity.
DAP condemns Registrar of Societies (ROS) director Abdul Rahman Othman for making outright lies that over 700 DAP delegates were denied their right to vote during the party National Congress last year, because they were not notified. I have never seen a senior government servant openly lie without any sense of shame when ROS had written to us to demand evidence of notices to four DAP branches to attend the party congress – Taman Sri Sungai Pelek in Selangor, Taman Nesa in Skudai, Johor, Desa Dahlia in Seremban and Ladang Paroi, also in Negri Sembilan.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 30.5.2013.
DAP lauds the historic appointment of Subang Jaya ADUN Hannah Yeoh as the first women Speaker in Malaysian history. DAP congratulates her appointment as Selangor State Assembly Speaker together with 3 other DAP EXCOs Sdr. Teng Chang Khim, Sdr. Ean Yong Hian Wah and Sdr. V. Ganapathi Rao.
DAP has created history by making path breaking appointments that breaks glass ceilings for both women and Indians. DAP elected the first Indian Speaker in Malaysian history in Sdr. V. Sivakumar as Perak State Assembly and the first Deputy Chief Minister in Malaysia in Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy as Penang Deputy Chief Minister.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 17.5 2013
DAP ADUN Sungai Pinang Teng Chang Khim and Seri Kembangan ADUN Ean Yong Hian Wah are confirmed two of the DAP Selangor State EXCOs with the rest pending announcement after discussions with PR Selangor component parties.
Teng has requested that he be allowed to switch from the Speaker’s post to State EXCO and I have acceded to his request. Ean Yong will be retained as Selangor state EXCO for a second term.
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Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Semasa Menyaksikan Upacara Mengangkat Sumpah Di Dewan Sri Pinang George Town Pada 9 Mei 2013.
Barisan EXCO pimpinan kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang 2.0 akan memperkasakan rakyat dengan pengetahuan dan pendidikan, memperkuasakan rakyat dengan hak dan tanggungjawab serta memperkayakan rakyat tanpa kira kaum, agama dan latar belakang politik. Saya percaya bahawa pasukan baru ini akan mencerminkan hasrat murni PR untuk bersuara untuk semua, bertindak adil kepada semua dan membantu semua.
Pada masa yang sama, saya ingin ucapkan terima kasih kepada 3 Ahli EXCO lama YB Law Choo Kiang, YB Wong Hon Wai dan YB Lydia Ong atas khidmat dan sumbangan yang diberikan kepada kerajaan negeri selama 5 tahun ini. Mereka terus akan diberikan peranan penting oleh kerajaan negeri untuk sama-sama menjadikan Pulau Pinang lebih bersih, hijau, sihat dan selamat.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 9.5.2013.
DAP is not surprised that MCA and Gerakan are behaving in a childish manner by petulantly closing down their service centers in retaliation for the devastating defeats in the recent general elections. MCA was left with 7 parliamentary seats whilst Gerakan had only 1 parliamentary seat. Such a reaction by Gerakan and MCA losing in the general elections is akin to a child throwing tantrum for not getting what he or she wants.
Carrying out threats of closing down service centers will not impress voters, whether Chinese, Indians or Malays who had already dismissed them as irrelevant and had already made up their minds to reject BN. This is indicated by PR winning the popular vote of 51% compared to BN’s 47.4%, the first time that an opposition coalition had won more than 50% of the popular vote(see below).
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Press Conference Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng After The Swearing-In Ceremony By Penang Governor At Sri Mutiara, Penang on 7.5.2013
We are extremely grateful to the people of Penang not only for proving that Penangites can neither be bought by the blatant and shameless money politics nor threatened with violence that had occurred in the last few days of the GE13 campaign in Penang. Clearly Penangites valued a government that performed and delivered over the last 5 years much more than those who only appeared during the last 5 days of the campaign to buy votes or threaten voters.
We are humbled and thank the people of Penang for their support. Just as we have delivered in the previous 5 years, we shall continue to do so for the next 5 years in preparing not only the future for the young but preparing the young for the future. We are prepared to build upon our successes to make Penang Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Healthier than ever.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 30.4.2013.
The 95% That PAS And DAP Are In Agreement Are Embodied In The PR Manifesto(Buku Jingga) And Common Policy.
DAP reminds its leaders and members to be extremely cautious when speaking to the MCA-controlled Star when in its report today, the Star can even distort and lie about a written joint statement by both PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and myself. We had stated in our statement yesterday that both DAP and PAS are 95% in agreement on common principles and policies that benefit the people.
This 95% that both PAS and DAP are in agreement are embodied in the PR Manifesto(Buku Jingga) and Common Policy. However Star reported that both DAP and PAS are only 95% in agreement with the PR Manifesto. This is untrue as both DAP and PAS are 100% fully supportive of the PR manifesto.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In DAP Headquarters In Kuala Lumpur On 21.4.2013.
DAP Parliamentary candidate for Sim Tong Him has 24 hours to withdraw and fully support DAP candidate for Kota Laksamana Lai Keun Ban or else he would have to bear full responsibility for BN winning both Kota Laksamana state seat and Kota Melaka parliamentary seat. DAP national leadership have received many queries on how to vote following Sim’s shocking decision to contest for Kota Melaka parliament under DAP ticket but contest Kota Laksamana state seat as an independent. Sim is using one leg to step on two different boats at the same time.
Many are offended by this act of dishonesty by Sim in cheating the party to give him the letter of authority to contest in the Kota Melaka parliamentary seat but yet not inform the DAP national leadership that he intends to contest in the Kota Laksamana state seat as an independent. If I had known that Sim had intended to contest the Kota Laksamana state seat as an independent, I would not have signed the letter of authority as DAP Secretary-General appointing Sim as the DAP candidate to contest as the Kota Melaka parliamentary candidate.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In DAP Headquarters In Kuala Lumpur On 20.4.2013.
Sim Tong Him Can Not Contest Under DAP As Parliamentary Candidate for Kota Melaka And At The Same Time As An Independent State Candidate For Kota Laksamana.
DAP urges DAP Parliamentary candidate for Kota Melaka Sim Tong Him to publicly withdraw as an independent candidate for the Kota Laksamana state seat as well as declaring full support for DAP official state candidate Lai Kuen Ban. By putting himself as an independent candidate for Kota Laksamana against Lai Kuen Ban, Sim is doing not only the party a great disservice but also set back the hopes of Melaka voters who had wanted to see a change of government in Malaysia from BN to PR.
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Opening Speech By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng At The Official Launch Of The DAP Air Putih KADUN General Elections Operation Center In Air Putih, Penang On 31.3.3013.
BN Penang Chairman Teng Chang Yeow’s determination to run away from his own seat of Padang Kota is as clear as day following his refusal to follow up on his own challenge to face-off with me in the coming general elections. By setting new ridiculous conditions before contesting against me, Teng is clearly eating back his words of “you must pick up from where you fall” and avoid a direct contest in Padang Kota.
Such promise of “you must pick up where you fall” is meaningless if Teng refuses to show courage and ‘leadership by example’ by recontesting in his old seat of Padang Kota but instead follow UMNO’s dictates of where he can or can not go. Everyone knows that Teng as Penang BN Chairman is not Gerakan’s first choice as he is neither Gerakan President nor Penang Gerakan Chairman, but UMNO’s and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s choice.
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47th DAP Anniversary Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng Released In DAP Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur on 18 March 2013
DAP celebrates the 47th anniversary of the birth of our party on 18.3.1966 for the first time in Johor, the critical new frontier that PR must win to bring about Ubah or Change. Inikalilah! It is now or never!
For the first time in our nation’s 56-year history, change is possible.
For the first time ever, Malaysians have a real alternative.
For the first time ever, there is now a clear and tangible choice between a regime that is undemocratic, corrupt, racist and bankrupt, versus one that is clean, practices integrity, values freedom and human rights and is proven to be competent, accountable and transparent.
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Ucapan oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng di Konvensyen Pakatan Rakyat 2013 di Shah Alam pada 25.02.2013
Saya berasa berbesar hati kerana diberi peluang untuk berucap di depan rakan-rakan seperjuangan daripada DAP, PAS dan PKR pada pagi ini. Segala onak dan duri perjuangan telah kami lalui bersama sejak pemecatan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri pada tahun 1998.
Macam-macam dugaan dan cubaan telah diharungi, dan sudah tentu macam-macam lagi yang menanti. Pun begitu, detik yang bersejarah kini menjelma, dengan Pilihan Raya Umum yang akan datang dalam beberapa minggu yang terdekat ini.
Pilihan Raya Umum yang ke-13 ini bukan sekadar penamatan persidangan Parlimen ke-12 yang telah bermula sejak 28 April 2008, tetapi ia juga melambangkan masa untuk menamatkan pemerintahan Barisan Nasional yang telah berterusan selama 58 tahun sejak pilihan raya Majlis Perundangan Persekutuan pada tahun 1955.
Model politik baru
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Kenyataan Akhbar Setiausha-Agung DAP Dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng Di Kuala Lumpur Pada 24.2.2013.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tidak layak menjadi Perdana Menteri Malaysia bila menggunakan perkauman dan mempermainkan sentimen ekstremis agama dengan fitnah bahawa DAP menindas agama Islam. Tuduhan beliau ke atas DAP menindas agama Islam adalah suatu tuduhan liar yang serius kerana Islam merupakan agama Perseketuan Malaysia.
Mengapa Najib tidak dapat tunjuk bukti untuk menyokong tuduhannya bahawa DAP menindas agama Islam ini kerana ia adalah sesuatu yang amat merbahaya dan haram yang boleh dikenakan tindakan undang-undang berat. Tidak ada sebarang bukti DAP menindas Islam sebaliknya saya menang tindakan saman ke atas Utusan Malaysia di mahkamah bahawa saya anti-Islam. Sokongan DAP ke atas agama Islam sebagai agama Persekutuan telahpun dimasukkan dalam Perlembagaan DAP.
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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng at the Launch of the Penang Paradigm (2013-2023): The Framework for creating an International and Intelligent State at Town Hall, George Town on 23.2.2013.
PENANG PARADIGM – MAKING PENANG NO. 1 IN MALAYSIA
I am very pleased to be here today to launch the Penang Paradigm, which is a framework put together by the Penang Institute, under the leadership of its Executive Director, Professor Datuk Woo Wing Thye, to develop Penang as an international and intelligent state. Or to put it simply to make Penang No. 1 in Malaysia.
Allow me to start by putting on record my appreciation for the contributions of Professor Woo, who is a world-renowned economist and a former special advisor to the United States Treasury, the United Nations and the Government of China. Though Professor Woo is unique in his talents, he is at the same time merely one among hundreds of thousands of talented Penangites who were lost to our country through “brain drain” in previous decades, and who are starting to return to serve Penang since 2008, in a transformation of “brain drain” into “brain gain”.
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