Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town, Penang on 3.12.2013
Destruction of Ancient Hindu Temple, Bujang Valley, Kedah
Malaysians are shocked that an ancient Hindu temple (Candi) belonging to the Sri Vijaya era, about 1200 years, was demolished by a developer to make way for a housing project in Sungei Batu area of Kedah.
Candi No. 11 in Sungei Batu area of the Bujang Valley was one of the temples rebuilt in the 1970s using materials from the pre-historic era. Hidden in the midst of a small oilpalm estate, the developer demolished the Candi before mowing down the trees for a housing project.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 27.10.2013.
The DAP Central Executive Committee(CEC) at its meeting on 23 October 2013 decided to establish 2 Reconciliation Committees comprising of DAP CEC members to foster party unity and enhance comradeship through the process of engagement, factual understanding and process management in order to reconcile and resolve internal differences.
The CEC members appointed to either one of the two Reconciliation Committees are as follows:-
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 15.10.2013
Anthony Loke And Gobind Singh Deo Will Respectively Take Disciplinary Action Against Party Members “Wearing Rocket Badges But Have BN Hearts” Who Try To Destroy And Sabotage DAP As Well As Take Legal Action Against BN-Controlled Media Who Persist In Defaming DAP With Lies.
DAP National Organising Secretary Sdr Anthony Loke and DAP Legal Bureau head Sdr Gobind Singh Deo have been respectively directed to investigate and take disciplinary action against party members “wearing Rocket badges but have BN hearts” who try to destroy and sabotage DAP as well as take legal action against BN-controlled media who persist in defaming DAP with lies.
The MP for Seremban and State Assemblyman for Chenaah Sdr Anthony Loke will then be requested to submit a formal complaint, if there is a basis for futher action, to the party’s Disciplinary Committee headed by DAP Deputy Chair and MP for Cheras Sdr Tan Kok Wai. At the same time Sdr Gobind will study the statements published by the BN-controlled media to file defamation suits immediately to protect the party from being subjected to further attacks that may give opportunities for any harsh or oppressive action by the Registrar of Societies(ROS).
DAP had created history by being the first political party in Malaysia to appoint an international accounting firm to monitor the entire re-election process from the issuance of notices to delegates to the counting process. This party re-election on 29 September 2013 was forced upon the DAP by the ROS who had refused to give any reason for doing so.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng And MP For Bagan In Kuala Lumpur On 14.10.2013.
The Special Screening Of “Tanda Putera” To Commemorate Malaysian Airlines(MAS) 41st Anniversary Celebrations Insults All MAS Customers Who Are Offended By The Lies That Is Not Only Historically Wrong But Also Racially Offensive And Derogatory.
DAP condemns MAS for holding the special screening of “Tanda Putera” to celebrate its 41st anniversary as a “special treat” for MAS staff. What motivation from this hugely unpopular and discredited film can inspire MAS staff to scale greater heights, especially in turning around its huge losses?
MAS Managing Director’s announcement of the special screening of “Tanda Putera” to commemorate Malaysian Airlines(MAS) 41st anniversary celebrations insults all MAS customers who are gravely offended by the lies that is not only historically wrong but also racially offensive and derogatory. Even Tanda Putera had admitted to lying with the weak excuse that they were using “creative license” in film-making.
For instance, Tanda Putera producers have admitted they made a mistake accusing DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang of urinating on a flagpole in a Facebook posting last year. In their facebook posting Tanda Putera even unreservedly apologise to DAP leader Lim Kit Siang for the embarrassment caused by the such lies. Utusan Malaysia had also apologised to Lim Kit Siang and me for making similar lies.
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Press Release By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng On The Occasion Of A Formal Visit To US Robotic Software Technology Leader, National Instruments(NI), Facility In Bayan Lepas Released On 30.9.2013.
First Solar Setting Up Their Shared Services Outsourcing(SSO) Facility In Penang And Not In Kulim, Provides Confidence That Heavy Investment By The Federal Government In Kedah Would Also Ultimately Benefit Penang.
Penang is proud to have the USD 80 million investments by NI, a global market leader of robotic software with annual revenues of USD 1.15 billion. With a headcount of 410 employees that is expected to increase to 1,500 in 10 years time, NI’s new facility here just feels like a carbon copy of NI’s headquarters in Austin Texas, which I visited in 2009.
Malaysia and Penang’s economy has shifted from extraction in the 1960s to industrialisation, from the export of raw commodities to manufacturing. In other words, Penang’s economy was factor-driven by relying on basic commodities before being efficiency-driven by relying on manufacturing. Penang needs to be not only efficiency-driven but also innovation-driven in manufacturing, services and even the public sector.
Penang wishes to learn from NI to upgrade our manufacturing industries and expand to services so that we can move up to the next level. The key to future economic success is not an over-reliance on one sector but to seek convergence of not only the manufacturing sector but also both the services and government sector. Services sector includes not only tourism, medical treatment and education but shared services such as finance, accounting and data processing.
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SG Special Congress Speech Tamil
Speech By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The DAP 2013 National Special Congress On 29 September 2013 in One World Hotel, Selangor.
The Malaysian Dream – A People-Centric Democracy With Maximum Governance, Minimum Government And Focused On Winning The Future By Educating For Unity, Integrity And Competency.
Salam Ubah dan Salam Bersih kepada semua,
I wish to welcome all party delegates gathered here this morning for one simple purpose. To save the DAP from the threats of harsh, unfair and arbitrary action by the Registrar of Societies, including possible de-registration of the DAP.
We are in a state of crisis because we are a victim of our own success. In the 47 year old history of the DAP, never has the party achieved such huge electoral successes as in the 13thGeneral Elections. We have won seats from Kedah to Sabah with 38 parliamentary seats and 107 state seats and is now the second largest political party in Malaysia.
We are a partner in power with state governments in Penang and Selangor. We have elected representatives from all ethnic groups and religious faiths, let me name some of the new DAP Malay warriors like Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bendera Sdr Zairil Khir Johari, Ahli Parlimen Raub Dato’ Mohd.Ariff Sabri bin Hj. Abdul Aziz, ADUN Mentakab Tengku Zulpuri Shah bin Raja Puji and our first Kadazan ADUN from Kepayan Dr Edwin Bosi.
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Media Statement: DAP Secretary-General, Lim Guan Eng’s message in the run-up to the DAP Special Congress 2013 on 29 September 2013:
Dari meja Setiausaha Agung…
Saya sebenarnya hendak mengutuskan surat ini lebih awal, untuk menyeru semua cawangan dan perwakilan jawatankuasa pusat supaya menghadiri Kongres Khas Kebangsaan bagi melaksanakan pemilihan semula Jawatankuasa Eksekutif Pusat (CEC) pada 29 September 2013 di One World Hotel di Bandar Utama, Selangor; demi memastikan kesinambungan parti kita ini. Yakinlah bahawa ROS belum berputus asa dalam menggugat kewujudan DAP.
Namun disebabkan pergerakan jentera ROS yang dikawal UMNO, kami mahu untuk sentiasa mutakhir dengan siri taktik kotor yang digunakan terhadap DAP. Jangan kita sangsi bahawa taktik kotor untuk mensabotaj pemilihan semula party serta merendah-rendahkan kredibiliti parti dan integriti pemimpin parti adalah satu tindakan balas dendam di atas kejayaan DAP dalam Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 17.8.2013
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak claimed UMNO was a credible political party that played by the rules and was ready to walk the talk. If so then why was UMNO ordered to be deregistered by the High Court in 1989 after an application by UMNO members for malpractices and not playing by the rules during the 1987 party elections?
Najib is repeating the lies of Utusan Malaysia, New Straits Times and a vicious fictitious account by one Father Augustus Chen who does not even exist, that DAP had allegedly failed to notify 753 members of its Central Executive Committee (CEC) election last year. Even the ROS knows that this is a lie when the ROS refused to state this as the reason or any other reasons for that matter, in ordering DAP to hold re-elections. By only saying that it is dissatisfied without giving any reasons, it is clear that the ROS is unable to do so because it has no valid reasons whatsoever to give.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 16.8.2013
In averting a likely deregistration of the party by BN, DAP must not be defeated by the brutality of an oppressive Registrar of Societies(ROS) nor be under any delusion that the ROS still respects the rule of law. DAP leaders will go on a nationwide tour of all states to explain the rationale of the latest decision after the 2008-2011 Central Executive Committee(CEC) meets next Thursday to conduct fresh re-elections.
There is no doubt that the ROS has repeatedly behaved unprofessionally, unethically and even unlawfully by making media announcements that had no factual or legal basis. Instead of all facts and information supplied by the DAP that were verified by an accounting firm, ROS appears to believe the unsubstantiated lies of a non-existent person called Father Augustus Chen, Utusan Malaysia(UM) and New Straits Times(NST) that 753 DAP delegates had been denied their right to attend the DAP Congress in Penang or that there were 547 “phantom” delegates attending the Congress.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 13.8.2013.
The emergency Central Working Committee(CWC) last night unanimously agreed to make a final effort to see the Registrar of Societies (ROS) Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman to press him for only 2 explanations of the reasons why and under what powers of the Societies Act is he directing the DAP to hold re-elections for its Central Executive Committee(CEC). The DAP is willing to hold party re-elections provided these two explantions are given in a manner that is reasonable, lawful and with factual basis.
Without these two explanations by the ROS, the DAP leadership would be completely helpless in not being able to answer the queries of DAP delegates at a Party Congress on why the party leadership succumbed and surrendered meekly to such arbitrary and high-handed abuse of power by the ROS in directing re-elections.
The DAP CWC reiterates that the CEC election in December 2012 last year was properly and cleanly conducted. When a computer glitch caused the wrong announcement of the successful candidates, DAP immediately rectified it and even got an accounting firm to verify the corrected results. There was no mistake either in vote counting or tabulation but only in posting the results, leading to one candidate Vincent Wu wrongly announced as a successful candidate when it should be Zairil Khir Johari.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 7.8.2013.
Will the ROS Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman dare to meet me after Hari Raya holidays to explain why he believe the unsubstantiated lies of Utusan Malaysia(UM) and New Straits Times(NST) instead of facts verified by an accounting firm and state the reasons for that DAP has to conduct fresh elections? I have written a letter to him requesting such a meeting.
ROS has repeatedly behaved unprofessionally, unethically and even unlawfully by making media announcements that had no factual or legal basis. Worse, the ROS makes announcements in the media without any written replies, giving the strong impression of wanting to politicise the issue for the benefit of BN instead of fulfilling their duties in regulating the Societies impartially and lawfully.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 1.8.2013
DAP would be subjected permanently to arbitrary dictates and high-handed abuse of power by RoS if RoS fails to fulfill the two conditions of fully explaining the grounds why DAP should hold fresh elections and the relevant provision exercised under the Societies Act. During the emergency meeting, CEC members were shocked that the RoS could make such an important decision in such a high-handed and arbitrary manner merely on the basis that it is dissatisfied without giving any reasons.
Issuing a short directive to hold fresh elections on a purely subjective basis that one is dissatisfied without giving any grounds of dissatisfaction, is unacceptable by any moral and ethical standards, undemocratic, a denial of natural justice and due legal process. If this is the basis of the decision-making process by the RoS, then opposition parties like the DAP would be permanently held to ransom by ridiculous and baseless complaints. In future there is nothing to stop the RoS from directing the holding of fresh elections at any time at the RoS’whim and fancy without giving any reasons.
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That the DAP CEC unanimously resolves to respond to the notice from the ROS dated 30 July 2013 as follows: -
1. That the DAP is unable to accept the directive of the ROS as contained in the letter aforesaid:
a.That the Registrar provides reasons for which it is dissatisfied with the explanation provided by the DAP in respect of the conduct of the CEC elections on 15 December 2012 pursuant to the section 16(1) notice under the Societies Act 1966 as stated in the letter aforesaid; and
b.That the Registrar explains under which provision of law the directive to hold fresh CEC elections is given as stated in the letter aforesaid.
Dated 31 Juy 2013,
Lim Guan Eng
Letter from ROS: 20130731_LGE_ROS
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 31.7.2013
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Practices Double-Standards By Not Demanding For A Fresh General Elections When The Elections Commission Never Made Any Correction With The Indelible Ink That Could Be Immediately Washed Off, But Yet Wanting DAP To Conduct Party Re-Elections When DAP Had Already Corrected The Mistake In The Results.
DAP’s worst fears that the directive for re-elections(pemilihan semula) issued to the DAP is politically motivated, has been realised with the short letter issued by the Registrar of Societies to the DAP Headquarters received at 4.48pm yesterday.(see attached) That this is an act of political victimisation and abuse of power by Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is indisputable when no grounds were given for this RoS directive.
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