Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 13.6.2014
DAP Parliamentary Leader and MP for Gelang Patah Sdr Lim Kit Siang was admitted to Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) for a medical check-up this morning.
Following the medical check-up, the senior cardiologist in IJN recommended a stress test and an angiogram to be conducted. The results of the angiogram were negative – in that there was no blockage of the blood vessels in Sdr Lim’s heart and his heart is normal.
Continue reading ‘On behalf of the family, we wish to thank all who expressed concern and care for Sdr Lim’s well-being.’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 11.6.2014
Would MCA review their position in BN, as promised by MCA Deputy President Datuk Wee Ka Siong, if UMNO proposes hudud laws to be implemented in Malaysia? Such a review would effectively mean MCA leaving BN? That UMNO proposing hudud laws being implemented has become a reality following the action of Umno’s Sungai Air Tawar assemblyperson Kamarol Zaki Abdul Malik UMNO submitting a motion to Selangor speaker Hannah Yeoh that the state look into the possibility of enforcing hudud in Selangor.
By submitting this hudud motion at the Selangor State Assembly, UMNO has proven that it is the real instigator in pushing for the implementation of hudud laws. DAP challenges Wee to review MCA’s position and withdraw from BN or else he should retire from politics for being an unprincipled liar!
Continue reading ‘Teluk Intan Voters Must Be Regretting For Making A Wrong Choice Of Supporting A BN That Supports Hudud Laws.(en/cn)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 30.4.2014.
I have personally spoken to Parliamentary Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim conveying the DAP top leadership’s anger at the lies spread by PKR National Vice-President Tian Chua that PR and DAP had agreed to PAS implementing hudud only in Kelantan and Terengganu. DAP considers it irresponsible, wrong and unethical for Tian Chua to drag DAP into adopting his stand of supporting PAS in implementing hudud laws within the borders of Kelantan and Terengganu, but not in other parts of Malaysia.
Datuk Seri Anwar had reaffirmed in both his private conversation with me and public statements yesterday that DAP had consistently opposed the implementation of hudud laws on Muslims in Kelantan. PR operates on a consensus basis with all 3 parties in DAP, PKR and PAS having to agree before a policy becomes PR policy. Therefore PAS’ policy of implementing hudud laws on Muslims in Kelantan is not PR policy because of DAP’s firm stand in opposing the implementation of hudud laws has not changed.
Continue reading ‘PAS Should Remember That UMNO Did Not Lose But Actually Gained Malay Votes In The 2013 General Elections Despite Openly Opposing The Enforcement Of The Hudud Laws.(en/cn)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 27.4.2014.
DAP is surprised by PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s claim that the PR Leadership Council had agreed to PAS’ intention to implement the hudud law in Kelantan. If Abdul Hadi was correctly quoted, then he is wrong and should show proof to back his claim because DAP had never agreed to the implementation of hudud by PAS on Muslims in Kelantan before or after PR was established in 2008.
This is the first time that I have heard that DAP has agreed to PAS implementation of the hudud law on Muslims in Kelantan. DAP top leadership whether Lim Kit Siang or the late Karpal would never have agreed because it is unconstitutional. Abdul Hadi has made an unfortunate mistake and wrong statement. DAP hopes that Abdul Hadi can show proof and if he fails to do so, then a correction should be issued.
Continue reading ‘Datuk Seri Hadi Awang Should Show Proof Because DAP Had Never Agreed To The Implementation Of The Hudud By PAS In Kelantan Before Or After Pakatan Rakyat(PR) Was Established In 2008.(en/cn)’
Media Statement by Lim Guan Eng, DAP Secretary-General in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, 24 April 2014:
Sdr Tan Kok Wai Will Be DAP CEC By-election Director Whilst Sdr Chow Kon Yeow Will Be Penang By-Election Director For Bukit Gelugor Parliamentary Seat Vacated Following The Death Of DAP National Chairman, 8-term Member of Parliament and formerly 4-term state assembly man in Kedah and Penang, Sdr Karpal Singh.
Sdr Tan Kok Wai Will Be DAP CEC By-election Director whilst Sdr Chow Kon Yeow will be Penang By-Election Director for Bukit Gelugor Parliamentary seat vacated following the death of DAP National Chairman, 8-term Member of Parliament and formerly 4-term state assembly man in Kedah and Penang, Sdr Karpal Singh. Sdr Tan is the Acting DAP National Chair whilst Sdr Chow is the DAP Penang State Chair and Senior State EXCO member.
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Media Statement by Lim Guan Eng, DAP Secretary-General in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, 17 April 2014:
DAP National Leader, 8-term Member of Parliament and formerly 4-term state assembly man in Kedah and Penang, Sdr Karpal Singh will forever be remembered as a Malaysian patriot who stood valiantly for justice, integrity and freedom without fear or favour
This morning, Malaysians mourned the untimely and unexpected passing of DAP National Leader and Member of Parliament for Bukit Gelugor, Sdr Karpal Singh.
Continue reading ‘This morning, Malaysians mourned the untimely and unexpected passing of DAP National Leader and Member of Parliament for Bukit Gelugor, Sdr Karpal Singh.(en/bm/cn)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 11.4.2014.
The DAP CEC at its meeting on 7.4.2014 regretfully accepted the decision of Bukit Glugor MP Karpal Singh to step aside as DAP National Chairman until he disposes his court case. Karpal is appealing against the Kuala Lumpur High Court decision, which fined him RM4,000 for sedition on March 11, effectively disqualifying him as DAP MP for Bukit Glugor and also barred him from holding all political posts,
Even though Karpal had stepped down as DAP National Chairman in compliance with the Societies Act, the DAP CEC resolved unanimously to reserve the CEC position vacant and await Karpal’s return. In the interim, Deputy National Chairman and MP for Cheras Tan Kok Wai, shall be the Acting National Chairman. DAP also strongly condemned the Attorney-General Chambers for filing a cross-appeal to the Court of Appeal seeking a heavier sentence.
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Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 27.3.2014.
The mysterious privatisation of Penang Port under a restricted tender raises serious questions of public interest, accountability and transparency. This follows the revelation in a written answer to my parliamentary question by Minister in the Prime Minister Deparment Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar that the agreement between the successful bidder Seaport Terminal (Johore) Sdn Bhd was finalised in a supplemental agreement on 23 November 2013.
Unless a full public announcement is made by the Transport Ministry, this privatisation will be seen as just another piratisation exercise similar to the highway toll concessionaires. The refusal of the Transport Ministry so far to make any public clarification of how this privatisation exercise benefits public interest smacks of arrogance, secretiveness and mismanagement which is steeped in the BN ethos of reciprocal favours, patronage and conspiracy.
According to the Minister in the Prime Minister Deparment written reply on 24.3.2014 as attached :-
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DAP’s 48th Anniversary Message by DAP Secretary General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng On 18th March 2014 in Kuala Lumpur.
While the nation prays for MH370 in sombre mood, the DAP is not celebrating its 48th anniversary today apart from this note to acknowledge the party has come into existence since 18 March 1966. This day 48 years ago, a group of patriotic Malaysians came together to form the Democratic Action Party to bring forth a Malaysia that is just and fair to all, regardless race, creed and gender.
Right from the beginning, it has been an epic uphill battle fighting an authoritarian regime that not only persecutes our leaders and members but also conduct widespread electoral manipulation in elections that are not free and fair, media restrictions, detention without trial and other forms of repressive measures.
Continue reading ‘Only Ubah Can Allow Malaysia To Escape The Middle-Income Trap (en/bm/cn)’
Opening Speech By DAP Secretary-General and MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng During The Johor DAP State Ordinary Convention In Batu Pahat On 12.1.2014.
The price hikes by the BN Federal government this year in sugar, petrol, power tariffs and road tolls has highlighted the sad fact that wages can not keep up with inflation. Real wages of export-oriented industries rose by 1.9% whilst that of domestic-oriented industries rose by 1.4% after 1997.
DAP proposes a minimum monthly wage of RM 1,100 combined with a grace period for SMEs for 5 years would serve to increase income for Malaysians and help economic growth by protecting Malaysian SMEs. I believe thatPR’s minimum wage policy is RM 1,100 monthly is acceptable to Small and Medium Entreprises(SMEs) provided that it does not cover foreign workers. After the 5 years grace period, SMEs have to pay the minimum monthly wage to all foreign and local workers.
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DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng’s Opening Speech At The DAP Sabah State Ordinary Convention On 11.1.2014 In Kota Kinabalu.
DAP’s Impian Sabah of providing basic facilities to the Sabah poor will be the promise of change towards a better Sabah with dignity, freedom, justice, democracy and integrity. By using DAP’s limited resources to provide water and electricity to native Sabahan villages neglected by BN over the last 50 years, DAP can prove by words and deeds that we can do much more in government than the little we are able to do as an opposition party.
Apart from breaking their promises in the General Elections promises, what has BN done to reassure Sabahans that Sabah is an equal partners in the Malaysian Federation? BN has failed to undertake even the basic duty of providing security to Sabahans not just from criminals but also from foreign invaders, until tourists can be killed and kidnapped at will.
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KENYATAAN AKHBAR OLEH Pegawai Kewangan Negeri Pulau Pinang, Dato’ Haji Mokhtar bin Mohd Jait pada 03.01.2014.
PEMBELIAN KERETA MERCEDES-BENZ S300L UNTUK YAB. KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG
Sebagai penjelasan terakhir, Kerajaan Negeri ingin menggariskan 5 fakta berkaitan dengan tuduhan tidak berasas mengenai pembelian kereta Mercedes-Benz S300L untuk YAB. Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang.
Pertama, kelayakan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang memang berhak menggunakan 2 buah kereta Mercedes-Benz S400 dan Mercedes-Benz S300. Beliau kini menggunakan sebuah kereta sahaja iaitu Mercedes-Benz S300L dengan harga RM298,263.75 berbanding dengan harga biasa RM657,218.00. Perlu ditegaskan kereta Toyota Camry 2.5 yang dipakai Ketua Menteri telah diperuntukkan kepada Timbalan Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang, YB Ustaz Maktar Shapee.
Kedua, tuduhan bahawa diskaun RM100,000 yang diberikan untuk kereta itu adalah datang daripada Tan Sri Datuk Seri Tan Kok Ping adalah satu fitnah sama sekali. Diskaun RM100,000 ini diberikan oleh pembekal Mercedes-Benz di seluruh Malaysia, bukan oleh “dealer” Mercedes-Benz dan tawaran ini diberikan kepada semua yang ingin membeli Mercedes-Benz S300L keluaran tahun 2012.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 22.12.2013.
UMNO’s President Advice To MCA That the Health Ministry Issues Political Viagra To Revive Itself Only Reminds Malaysians That With Friends Like UMNO, Who Needs Enemies?
MCA suffered the ultimate political humiliation, not from the general election losses and rejection by the rakyat, but from their long time friend in UMNO when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak told the MCA General Assembly yesterday, “You have the members, you have the people, but it’s like the flesh is there but the spirit is weak. We need some political Viagra… We ask the Health minister to provide the medication”
Political parties form, survive and evolve through the passionate fire of principles and to bring about desired change for the rakyat. When political parties lose sight of these principles and are tainted by the corrupting influence of money and power, they will be rejected by the rakyat.
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Opening Speech By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The 2013 Perak State Ordinary Convention In Bukit Merah On 8.12.2013.
If The Prime Minister Is Sincere In His Admiration Of Nelson Mandela, He Should Abandon Racial Domination And Discrimination And Fight For A Democratic, Free Society That Guarantees Equal Opportunities For All.
I wish to congratulate all Perak DAP leaders and members under the leadership of Sdr Ngeh Koo Ham for your hard work and unity in helping DAP achieve a great victory in the 2013 general elections by recording a 100% victory with an additional parliamentary seat of Kampar and helping PR increase its popular vote to 55%. On behalf of DAP, we humbly thank Perak voters for your increased support.
If the general elections were clean and fair as well as respect the democratic principle of “one-man,one-vote,one-value”, with 55% of the votes PR would have been the state government and Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaludin would be returned as the rightful Perak Menteri Besar. However BN cheated in the general elections by gerrymandering the constituency to favour BN.
Continue reading ‘If The Prime Minister Is Sincere In His Admiration Of Nelson Mandela, He Should Abandon Racial Domination And Discrimination And Fight For A Democratic, Free Society That Guarantees Equal Opportunities For All.(en/bm)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 8.12.2013.
I wish to apologise to DAP members and supporters in Muar for not attending the opening of the community and service center of Bakri Member of Parliament Er Teck Hua and Bentayan ADUN Vincent Chua yesterday evening.
I also wish to apologise to members of the public in Muar who has steadfastly supported DAP by purchasing tickets for our fundraising dinner yesterday night. DAP’s victory in both Bakri and Bentayan against difficult odds is a testimony to the support of the courageous and righteous people of Muar from all races for the DAP’s battle for a Malaysian Malaysia that is free, fair, democratic, peaceful, integrity and prosperous.
I could not attend 2 functions in Muar last night, which I had earlier promised to come because I was ill. Continue reading ‘An apology to DAP Members and supporters in Muar (en/cn)’