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Macam Mana BN Boleh Berjiwa Rakyat Dan Memastikan Kegunaan Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Mencapai Sasaran Harian 17,000 Hingga 25,000 Pengguna Tanpa Memberikan Kadar Diskaun Sebanyak 20% Kepada Penduduk Pulau Pinang Sebagaimana Yang Dinikmati Oleh Pengguna Jambatan Pertama Pulau Pinang?(en/cn)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan di Komtar, George Town Pada 20.6.2014

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang berasa kecewa dengan jawapan Parlimen oleh Menteri Kerja Raya bahawa kerajaan persekutuan tidak berhasrat untuk mengecualikan bayaran kepada pengguna motosikal dan juga tidak memberikan kadar diskaun sebanyak 20% kepada pengguna Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah sebagaimana yang dinikmati oleh penduduk Pulau Pinang yang menggunakan Kad “Touch ‘N Go” di Jambatan Pulau Pinang.

Kami turut kecewa dengan jawapan Menteri bahawa cadangan pengecualian tol kepada kenderaan kelas 0 (motosikal) di Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah tidak dapat dilaksanakan. Alasan yang diberi adalah ia dikhuatiri akan menjadi “precedent case” bagi jambatan bertol yang lain, seperti di Jambatan Pulau Pinang dan LINKEDUA.

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A Strong DAP And No UMNO Presence Are The 2 Key Reasons Why Sarawak Became The Second State Government And First BN State Government In Malaysia To Oppose Implementing Hudud.(en/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 16.5.2014.

One week ago I had declared that the Penang state government will not implement hudud in the state and urged all other BN state governments to follow suit. The Penang state government welcomes Sarawak as the second state government in Malaysia after Penang to affirm that hudud will not be implemented in the state. Clearly Sarawak followed Penang in not implementing hudud because it is unconstitutional.

I welcome the assurance given by new Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem at the Sarawak State Assembly yesterday, that hudud will never be implemented in the state and Malay-language Bibles containing the word ‘Allah’ will never be seized by the government. There are two key reasons why Sarawak became the first BN state government to declare that hudud will not be implemented in the state.

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Keynote address for the MEF Industrial Relations Conference 2014(en/cn)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY Y.A.B. TUAN LIM GUAN ENG CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT MEF NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CONFERENCE 2014 BAYVIEW HOTEL GEORGETOWN, PENANG WEDNESDAY, 14 MAY 2014, 12.30PM

I would like to thank Tan Sri Azman and the Malaysian Employers Federation for inviting me to deliver the keynote address for the MEF Industrial Relations Conference 2014. On behalf of the State Government of Penang, I wish you a very warm welcome and a pleasant stay.

I am also very pleased that MEF, the apex employer organisation in Malaysia, chose the city of Georgetown as the venue to host the MEF Industrial Relations Conference 2014.

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Majlis Menandatangani Perjanjian Pembelian 104 Unit Rumah Kos Rendah Di Taman Sungai Duri Permai(en/cn)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Bagi Majlis Menandatangani Perjanjian Pembelian 104 Unit Rumah Kos Rendah Di Taman Sungai Duri Permai, Sungai Duri, Daerah Seberang Perai Selatan Pada 29.4.2014

Pembelian 104 unit Rumah Kos Rendah di Taman Sungai Duri Permai, Sungai Duri, Daerah SPS merupakan antara inisiatif Kerajaan Negeri untuk memberikan keselesaan dan kesejahteraan kepada rakyat Negeri Pulau Pinang dengan menyediakan lebih banyak rumah kos rendah di bawah Skim Pemilikan Bersama (Shared Ownership Scheme – SOS) kepada golongan yang memerlukan. SOS adalah inisiatif baru yang pertama dilaksanakan di negara ini untuk membantu golongan berpendapatan rendah untuk memiliki rumah pertama mereka sungguhpun menghadapi kesukaran mendapat pinjaman bank mengatasinya dengan bantuan pinjaman kerajaan negeri tanpa faedah.

Pelaksanaan inisiatif ini adalah selaras dengan Bajet 2014 yang telah dibentangkan oleh Kerajaan Negeri. Pembelian ini merupakan usahasama di antara Kerajaan Negeri dengan pemaju projek iaitu Syarikat Asas Dunia Berhad di atas dasar Tanggungjawab Sosial Korporat (Corporate Social Responsibility-CSR) syarikat kepada Kerajaan Negeri dan rakyat di Negeri Pulau Pinang. Kesemua rumah ini akan dijual kepada mereka yang berdaftar dengan Bahagian Perumahan serta memenuhi kriteria yang melayakkan mereka membeli rumah kos rendah ini.

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Rehabilitation and revival of Majestic Heights abandoned project will not only benefit the long awaited 370 house buyers of phase 2A but good news to 7,658 applicants who wish to own an affordable house within the North East district(en/cn)

Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng In Majestic Heights Development Site on 27.4.2014

The recently announced rehabilitation and revival of Majestic Heights abandoned project will not only benefit the long awaited 370 house buyers of phase 2A but good news to 7,658 applicants who wish to own an affordable house within the North East district. The Majestic Heights project is the largest abandoned housing scheme in Penang declaring its status as abandoned project on 31 December 2003 and has caused hardship and financial loss to the house buyers over the last 11 years.

After a series of discussion with PLB Land Sdn Bhd, the white knight for the said project, the Penang State Government is looking at not only solving the woes of the long awaited buyers of the Majestic Heights abandoned project but to provide shelter to those who wish to own their first house in the North East district of Penang.

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The Penang State Government is extremely honoured that an international collaboration between UK’s New Productions Ltd and local company, Biscuit Films Sdn. Bhd. has chosen Penang as the filming location for an international drama series.(en/cn)

STATEMENT BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG, Y.A.B. LIM GUAN ENG ON THE PROPOSED TV DRAMA SERIES FILMING PROJECT BY NEW PRODUCTIONS LTD., UNITED KINGDOM THROUGH BISCUIT FILMS SDN. BHD. AT CRAG HOTEL AND WOODSIDE BUNGALOW.

The Penang State Government is extremely honoured that an international collaboration between UK’s New Productions Ltd and local company, Biscuit Films Sdn. Bhd. has chosen Penang as the filming location for an international drama series. The drama series, which will be titled ‘Indian Summers’, is a major new ten part British and American television drama series to be filmed on Penang island from late April, 2014. It is also the first international television production to be filmed entirely on location right here in Penang.

Indian Summers tells the story of the final years of British colonial rule in India. Set between the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, Indian Summers tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India – seen through both British and Indian eyes.

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The Penang state government wishes to thank the 25,000 Malaysians and Penangites who turned up to pay their last respects during the public funeral of Karpal Singh(en/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 21.4.2014.

The Penang state government wishes to thank the 25,000 Malaysians and Penangites who turned up to pay their last respects during the public funeral of DAP National Chairman and MP for Bukit Glugor Karpal Singh organized by the state government at Dewan Sri Pinang yesterday. The mammoth crowd was unexpected. We wish to apologise to all who came from far and near but did not have the opportunity to pay their last respects to Karpal Singh at Dewan Sri Pinang.

We hope that the public can forgive and overlook any shortcomings during the public funeral. The police did not turn up as planned to conduct crowd control outside Dewan Sri Pinang. The state government would conduct a post-mortem to determine the reasons behind the police not turning up as planned and work towards overcoming the weaknesses that may have caused any inconvenience to the public.

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Mourn Karpal Singh, But Honour Him By Celebrating His Accomplishments And Realising His Aspirations Of Justice, Integrity and Freedom.(en/bm/cn)

UCAPAN SEMPENA MAJLIS PENGHORMATAN NEGERI BAGI MENDIANG KARPAL SINGH A/L RAM SINGH PADA 20 APRIL 2014 (AHAD), DI DEWAN SRI PULAU PINANG

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang dan seluruh rakyat Negeri Pulau Pinang dengan penuh takzim menzahirkan rasa dukacita dan menyampaikan ucapan takziah kepada YBhg. Puan Gurmit Kaur dan keluarga atas pemergian mendiang YB Karpal Singh pada 17 April 2014 yang lalu.

Mendiang Karpal adalah Ahli Parlimen Bukit Gelugor dan Jelutong selama lapan (8) penggal serta pernah menjadi Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri di Kedah dan Pulau Pinang untuk empat (4) penggal, bermula pada tahun 1974.

Karpal amat terkenal dengan ngaumannya yang garang dalam menegakkan keadilan dan memperjuangkan nasib golongan yang kurang berkemampuan sehingga ada kalanya sanggup mengorbankan dirinya untuk orang lain. Keunikan dan karismatik yang dimiliki oleh beliau, sukar dicari ganti dan kami akan menjadikannya sebagai inspirasi.

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Speech by the Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister in the investPenang Industry Dinner (en/cn)

Speech by the Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister in the investPenang Industry Dinner at Penang Golf Club on 10th April 2014

Emerging Penang In An Emerging Asia: Escaping The Middle-income Trap

A very Good Evening,

It is indeed a pleasure speaking to you in this special occasion tonight on Business and Investment Updates in Penang.

Penang is one of the top three tourist destinations and investor location of choice in Malaysia. For the first two months of this year Penang airport domestic arrivals recorded a 33.4% increase compared to the same period last year whilst foreign airport arrivals recorded a 8.23%. Penang was the top foreign direct investment (FDI) state in Malaysia for the period of 2010 to August 2013 amounting to RM 19.7 billion or nearly 20% of Malaysia’s total FDI of RM 103 billion.

Apart from being the investment location of choice of almost all of the top electronics, L.E.D., medical devices and aerospace companies in the world, Penang has been recognised as a cost-competitive location by the International Institute for Management Development 2012 World Competitiveness Yearbook. There is no doubt that Penang is slowly emerging in an emerging Asia.

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PENANG WILL NOT IMPLEMENT WATER RATIONING FOR APRIL BUT IMPLEMENT CONTINGENCY PLANS

Press Statement by Y.A.B. TUAN LIM GUAN ENG Chief Minister of Penang and Chairman of Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd.

PENANG WILL NOT IMPLEMENT WATER RATIONING FOR APRIL BUT IMPLEMENT CONTINGENCY PLANS TO AVOID FUTURE WATER RATIONING IF DRY SEASON CONTINUES.

PENANG, 2/4/2014: The efficient water supply management implemented by Penang Water Supply Corporation or PBAPP has allowed Penang to avoid water rationing in April 2014. If April 2014 proves to be another dry month, the Penang State Government and Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP) will implement a contingency action plan to avoid water rationing by further upgrading our existing efficient water supply management and implementing water demand management measures.

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Penang State EXCO Will Decide At Its Weekly Meeting On 2 April 2014 Whether To Follow The Perak State Government In Imposing Water Rationing In Taiping.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister And Penang Water Supply Corporation Chairman Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 30.3.2014.

Penang State EXCO Will Decide At Its Weekly Meeting On 2 April 2014 Whether To Follow The Perak State Government In Imposing Water Rationing In Taiping.

The Penang state EXCO will decide at our weekly meeting on 2 April 2014 whether to follow the decision of the Perak state government to impose water rationing in Taiping. I was shocked to learn that the Perak state government will embark on water rationing for the first time ever in the wettest town in Peninuslar Malaysia, which is Taiping next week.

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Penang International Green Carnival: Be the Solution, ACCT now! -The Low Carbon Diet Monday (The Meatless Monday)

Welcoming Speech by Penang Chief Minister and Chairman of Penang Green Council, Lim Guan Eng during the Press Conference of “Penang International Green Carnival 2014” on 24 March 2014 at KOMTAR:

Penang International Green Carnival: Be the Solution, ACCT now! -The Low Carbon Diet Monday(The Meatless Monday)

Penang Green Council and Penang Save Earth Association (Penang SEA) are jointly organising Penang International Green Carnival 2014 on 13 & 14 September (Sat & Sun), 9am-6pm at Esplanade, Penang. The organizing committee consists of MPPP, MPSP, PBA, GBI, TNB, Penang Institute, Agriculture Department, Forestry Department, Department of Environment, Malaysian Nature Society and Han Chiang High School.
Co-organisers include: ESCAPE, JCI Entrepreneur Metropolitan, JKKK Sungai Emas, JKKK Tanjung Bunga, Pusat Khidmat Parlimen Bayan Baru and Pusat Khidmat DUN Perkampungan Jawi.

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Penang Can Only Win The Future By Investing In Public Infrastructure, Building Human Talent, Sustainable Policies, Reducing Inequality, Good And Clean Governance.(en/cn)

6th Political Tsunami Anniversary Message by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Komtar, George Town on 7.3.2014.

As we celebrate the political tsunami of 8 March 2008 that ushered in a new era of democratic politics by establishing a two-coalition system in Malaysia, where a change of government is not an imagined possibility but a likely probability, we must not forget that the PR state government’s policies must give priority both to the rakyat and also towards winning the future.

Penang can only win the future for our children by investing in public infrastructure, building human talent, sustainable policies, reducing inequality, good and clean governance. For that reason, Government must also invest and innovate. The government must invest in infrastructure, people, incentives and subsidies.

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The RM3.3 Billion IT-BPO Hub Aspires To Be A Change-maker In Allowing Penang To Escape The Middle-Income Trap And Become A High-Income Economy.(en/cn)

Speech by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng At The Launching Of Penang IT-BPO Hub Next To The Penang International Airport On 1st March 2014

It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you today at the launch of Penang’s RM3.3 Billion Information Technology Outsourcing(IT) and Business Process Outsourcing(BPO) Hub and probably the first IT-BPO Hub in Malaysia. The RM3.3 billion IT-BPO Hub aims to be a change-maker in allowing Penang to escape the middle-income trap and become a high-income economy.

Wining The Future By Investing In The Future Through The IT-BPO Hub
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.

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, IT and BPO such as finance, accounting and data processing.

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Penang Will Launch The Long-Awaited Penang Business Process Outsourcing(BPO) Hub To Be Opened By Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at 10.30 am Saturday 1 March 2014.(en/cn)

Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 27 February 2014.

Penang will launch the long-awaited Penang Business Process Outsourcing(BPO) hub next to the Penang International Airport to be opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at 10.30 am Saturday 1 March 2014.

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.

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