Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang mendesak Kerajaan Persekutuan untuk menambah lagi peruntukan untuk lima (5) buah Rancangan Tebatan Banjir (RTB) berimpak tinggi yang dipohon oleh Kerajaan Negeri kepada Kerajaan Persekutuan.(e.c)

Kenyataan Akhbar Oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang YAB Lim Guan Eng, Di Komtar, George Town, Pada 11 November 2016

Lima (5) buah RTB berimpak tinggi yang dimaksudkan keseluruhannya bernilai RM997 juta (lihat butiran terperinci di lampiran), namun hanya RM150 juta diluluskan untuk RTB Sungai Pinang, walhal projek tersebut sebenarnya bernilai RM350 juta. Ini bermakna hanya RM150 juta diluluskan, yakni 15% daripada segala permohonan Kerajaan Negeri melalui permohonan yang dibuat bagi Bajet 2017.
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BN Has Still Failed To Justify Why The North-South Highway Built For RM5.9 Billion Is NOT Toll-Free After Collecting RM37.3 Billion In Tolls And Federal Government Compensation Payments?(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 7.11.2016.

BN has still failed to justify why the North-South Highway built in 1989 and completed in 1994 for RM5.9 billion is NOT toll-free after collecting RM37.3 billion in tolls and Federal government compensation payments? Regretfully, instead of being toll-free by the end of the original concession period of 2018, the concession period has been extended by another 20 years. This means that not only our children will have to pay, but our grand-children will not escape the clutches of the North-South Highway concession operators.
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Penang’s Road To Unity And Prosperity – As An Entrepreneurial And Welfare State.(e/m/c)

Speech By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Penang State Annual Convention On 6.11.2016.

DAP celebrates our 50th party anniversary this year by paying tribute to the veterans members and supporters who sustained the party when we were in opposition. Your fierce idealism, unbending principles, unyielding courage and unquestioned loyalty allowed DAP to overcome persecution from an oppressive government machinery, endure bullying from media blackouts and resist sweet temptations from money politics.

By helping DAP to survive, you set the stage for DAP’s political destiny, when we won power for the first time in the historic political tsunami of 2008 and retained Penang state government in the 2013 general elections with our allies in Pakatan. Our veteran members and supporters are justifiably proud that they helped shaped DAP during our first 40 years into becoming the best opposition party in Malaysian history. Continue reading ‘Penang’s Road To Unity And Prosperity – As An Entrepreneurial And Welfare State.(e/m/c)’

Speech during Green Pinang Award Presentation Ceremony 2016(e/m/c)

Opening speech by Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang and Chairman of Penang Green Council during Green Pinang Award Presentation Ceremony 2016 at Jen Hotel on 4 Nov 2016:

Ladies and Gentlemen.

A very Good Evening.

First of all, I would like to express our warm welcome to all the distinguished guests to the Green Pinang Award Presentation Ceremony 2016.

Tonight, we celebrate those who had made a difference in helping Penang to go green either with good practices, promoting education awareness and introducing solutions that is economically viable. As Chairman of the Penang Green Council, I am pleased to meet all the passionate, aspiring green leaders today. All of you here in this ballroom, had made a difference in making Penang a green state by adopting environmentally sustainable lifestyle and empowering Penangites through instilling environmental awareness.

Our awards and incentives pay tribute to organisations and individuals for their significant and sustained commitment, dedication and leadership to promote the conservation of the environment. We would like to congratulate all winners of our awards and incentives. Continue reading ‘Speech during Green Pinang Award Presentation Ceremony 2016(e/m/c)’

Success In Postponing Toll Hikes A Small Victory Because Malaysians Still Have To Pay Indirectly RM59.77 Million Through The Federal Government, In The Form Of Compensation Payment To The 4 Toll Concessionaires. (e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 4.11.2016.

The decision by the BN Federal government to postpone toll hikes for highways until end of 2017 shows that BN had bowed to public pressure, following public unhappiness with rising prices following the hike in petrol and cooking oil prices. Works Minister Fadillah Yusof said today that the Cabinet had on October 12 decided to postpone the restructuring for toll rates in 2016 and 2017. This is in contrast to his reply to my parliamentary question on 1.11.2016 that four highways are entitled to hike toll rates next year:-
• Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL),
• Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas),
• Senai-Desaru Expressway (SDE), and
• Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE). Continue reading ‘Success In Postponing Toll Hikes A Small Victory Because Malaysians Still Have To Pay Indirectly RM59.77 Million Through The Federal Government, In The Form Of Compensation Payment To The 4 Toll Concessionaires. (e/c)’

Dakwaan Berlakunya Penerokaan Secara Haram Di Dalam Hutan Simpanan Kekal (m/c)

KENYATAAN AKHBAR KERAJAAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG Oleh : YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang

DAKWAAN BERLAKUNYA PENEROKAAN SECARA HARAM DI DALAM HUTAN SIMPANAN KEKAL DAN TANAH KERAJAAN BERHUTAN SERTA KAWASAN SEMULAJADI MENGAKIBATKAN PENGURANGAN KAWASAN BERHUTAN DAN BERLAKU KEJADIAN BANJIR DI NEGERI PULAU PINANG OLEH AKHBAR THE STAR DAN BERITA HARIAN

1.0 ISU YANG DIBANGKITKAN

1.1 THE STAR BERTARIKH 28 OKTOBER 2016 : CAMERONS DISASTER A LESSON TO ALL, SAYS COUNCILLOR Continue reading ‘Dakwaan Berlakunya Penerokaan Secara Haram Di Dalam Hutan Simpanan Kekal (m/c)’

The Expected 5% Drop Of 2016 Tax Revenue Highlights A Declining Economy Worsened By GST And Arbitrary Or High-handed Tax Audits Hounding Businesses To Make Up The Tax Revenue Shortfall.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 3.11.2016.

Inland Revenue Board (IRB) CEO Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukor Mahfar was quoted in the Malaysian Reserve on 28.1.2016 as saying that for the second consecutive year, tax revenue is expected to drop by 5% to an estimated RM115 billion from last year’s reduced RM121.23 billion collection. Muhd Shukor said the 5% drop is consistent with the drastic fall in crude oil prices from around US$110 per barrel in 2014 to the current price of US$45 per barrel, as 30% of IRB’s collection comes from the oil and gas (O&G) sector.

This tax collection shortfall coupled with the twin shocks of corruption (RM52 bilion 1MDB and the RM4.2 billion donation scandals) and the rapid depreciation of the ringgit has caused the BN Federal government to implement the GST. GST has caused hardship to the people with price rises and poor business, despite the promises by then BN Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan that GST will cause prices of goods to go down.
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The Budget 2017 Is A Gross Failure For Not Addressing The Rising Cost Of Living Caused By Up To 62% (e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 2.11.2016.

The Budget 2017 Is A Gross Failure For Not Addressing The Rising Cost Of Living Caused By Up To 62% Increase In 5Kg Bottles Of Cooking Oil, 48% Increase In Petrol Prices This Year And Impending Rise In Toll Rates Next Year As Well As Reduced Incomes Caused By GST And Depreciation Of The Ringgit.

The Budget 2017 is a gross failure for ordinary Malaysians by not addressing the rising cost of living caused by up to 62% increase in 5kg bottles of cooking oil, 48% increase in petrol prices this year and impending rise in toll rates next year as well as reduced incomes caused by GST and depreciation of the Ringgit. Malaysians are already suffering from the rise in petrol prices by 15 cents yesterday and the shocking revelation in the newspapers today that the prices of cooking oil for 5kg bottles will go up by as much as a low of RM6.95 or a high of RM9.10. Continue reading ‘The Budget 2017 Is A Gross Failure For Not Addressing The Rising Cost Of Living Caused By Up To 62% (e/c)’

The 15 Cents Increase In Petrol Prices Coupled With The Withdrawal Of Cooking Oil Subsidies Makes A Mockery Of The RM200 Increase In BR1M As A Classic Case Giving With The Right Hand But Taking Back Much More With The Left Hand.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan In Kuala Lumpur On 1.11.2016.

The 15 cents increase in petrol prices coupled with the withdrawal of cooking oil subsidies makes a mockery of the RM200 increase in BR1M as a classic case giving with the right hand but taking back much more with the left hand. RON95 will now be priced at RM1.95 per litre, RON97 RM2.30 per litr1e and diesel at RM2 a litre.

Since March this year, diesel prices have risen by 48%, RON95 is up 22% and RON97 is up 18%. The rise in petrol and cooking oil prices will only add on to the burden of consumers. Desperate buying of cooking oil has resulted in a shortage of cooking oil with many supermarket shelves empty. Continue reading ‘The 15 Cents Increase In Petrol Prices Coupled With The Withdrawal Of Cooking Oil Subsidies Makes A Mockery Of The RM200 Increase In BR1M As A Classic Case Giving With The Right Hand But Taking Back Much More With The Left Hand.(e/c)’

Tan Sri Adenan Satem Should Set A Deadline To Pull Out Of BN If The BN Federal Government Refuses To Accede To Sarawak’s Demands For Autonomy As Guaranteed In The 1963 Malaysian Agreement Leading To The 1963 Federal Constitution.(e/c)

Speech By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Sarawak 18th State Annual Convention In Sibu On 30.10.2016 Read Out By DAP National Vice-Chairman Chong Chien Jen.

DAP is proud to be the authentic and genuine pro-Sarawak political party to consistently defend, preserve and promote the rights of Sarawakians against the onslaught of BN in encroaching on the constitutional status of Sarawak. This principled stand on behalf of Sarawakians is proudly amplified by DAP leader Lim Kit Siang, leading DAP MPs to vote against the 1976 amendments to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution, which diluted, diminished and reduced the historic role of Sarawak in forming Malaysia.

The 1976 Federal Constitution amendments had downgraded the status of Sarawak from being an equal partner with Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia to being a mere one of the 14 states comprising the Malaysian Federation. To reverse the downgrade of Sarawak’s status, Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution must be amended back its original status to restore the rightful position of both Sabah and Sarawak that was agreed upon in 1963. Continue reading ‘Tan Sri Adenan Satem Should Set A Deadline To Pull Out Of BN If The BN Federal Government Refuses To Accede To Sarawak’s Demands For Autonomy As Guaranteed In The 1963 Malaysian Agreement Leading To The 1963 Federal Constitution.(e/c)’

DAP Deepavali Message by DAP(e/c)

DAP Deepavali Message by DAP Secretary-General And Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 29 October 2016

DAP wishes to extend Deepavali greetings to all Malaysian Hindus. At the same time, we wish to reiterate our deepest condolences to the families of the 6 victims of the Johor’s Sultanah Aminah Hospital, who died during a tragic fire at the Intensive Care Unit on 25 October 2016. DAP also wishes to extend our sympathies to Selangor residents celebrating Deepavali without water supply following sabotage of the water sources by traitorous criminals out to harm the health of the people.

Further the rise in cooking oil prices have caused a shortage of cooking oil, showing how Malaysians continue to suffer from the negative impact of the RM52 billion 1MDB and RM4.2 billion donation scandals. BN Federal Ministers are ridiculous to say that the cooking oil shortage would allow us to eat less cooking oil and thus stay healthy. Continue reading ‘DAP Deepavali Message by DAP(e/c)’

The Penang State Government 2017 Deepavali Message(e/c/t)

The Penang State Government 2017 Deepavali Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 27.10.2016.

Promise Of Economic Prosperity Of Ordinary Malaysians Hijacked By RM52 Billion 1MDB And RM4.2 Billion Donation Scandals As Well As The Imposition of GST.

The Penang state government wishes all Hindus a Happy Deepavali, Unfortunately this year’s celebrations have been affected by the shortage of cooking oil caused by the removal of cooking oil subsidies. Cooking oil prices will rise just like other basic commodities and services such as toll rates.

The promise of economic prosperity of ordinary Malaysians hijacked by RM52 billion 1MDB and RM4.2 billion donation scandals as well as the imposition of GST. Unfortunately this fact has been covered up not just by acts of racism and religious extremism but also with lies of economic non-performance against the Penang state government.

First, it is untrue that investors have fled or reduced their investment in Penang. For the comparative 8-year period from 2008-15 compared to 2000-7, Penang’s manufacturing investment increased by 87% to RM54.9 billion from RM24.9 billion, with job creation increased by 17 % to 128,317 job opportunities from 106,583. Unemployment rate for Penang is one of the lowest in the country at 1.6% creating a shortage of 20,000 workers.

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Speech By CM At REHDA 42nd Annual Dinner (e/c)

SPEECH BY YAB CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT REHDA 42nd ANNUAL DINNER ON 24TH OCTOBER 2016 AT G HOTEL

I wish to congratulate the organizing committee for the excellent manner in organizing REHDA’s 42nd Annual Dinner Celebration.

2. We are aware of the current unfavourable economic situation and the state government is working closely with REHDA to resolve the challenges faced by the industry whereby a series of meetings together with other stakeholders have been held by EXCO for Town & Country Planning and Housing to consider all views put forward. Towards this end, the following has been achieved in order to cushion the unfavourable economic impact upon developers:

(a) First, the use of corporate guarantees to replace bank guarantees given by developers for various contributions and charges, which has been extended from previously contributions of: (i) rezoning land value increase; (ii) additional density / plot ratio; (iii) contribution in-lieu of physical development of low and low medium cost housing and (iv) contribution of the North Coast Road development under MBPP, now to all other contributions whereby the total sum is more RM500,000.00; Continue reading ‘Speech By CM At REHDA 42nd Annual Dinner (e/c)’

Just As BN Is Not Indispensable To Malaysia, GST Is Not Indispensable To Our Economy But The Cause For Economic Slowdown And Wage Earners Not Able To Make Ends Meet.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 20.10.2016.

DAP condemns BN for removing cooking oil subsidies that will cause 1 litre of cooking oil to increase by 40 cents and 5 litres cooking oil by RM 1.90. This increase in prices for a basic commodity will only add on to the financial burden of ordinary Malaysians, already hard hit by rising prices and poor business, caused by the imposition of GST.

If not for the imposition of GST, the removal of cooking oil subsidies will not pose such a big problem for poor families. However, the removal of cooking oil subsidies without removing GST, will only widen income inequality and make the poor worse off.
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Speech by CM During The Opening Of The 4th World Tourism Conference 2016(e/c)

WELCOME SPEECH BY THE HON. MR. LIM GUAN ENG CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG IN CONJUNTION WITH THE 4TH WORLD TOURISM CONFERENCE 2016

Excellencies; and Ladies and Gentlemen.
Good Morning,

Penang welcomes all speakers and delegates to the prestigious 4th World Tourism Conference 2016 in the typical Malaysian greeting, “Selamat Datang ke Pulau Pinang!”.
We are honoured to be hosting this prestigious conference and would like to extend our utmost appreciation to Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture as well as the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for choosing the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town.

Penang is an industrialised state with 49% contribution to GDP from services sector(mainly tourism and shared services outsourcing) and 45% from manufacturing(mainly electronics, medical devices and LEDs). As one of the prime tourist destinations in Malaysia, Penang is well-served with good connectivity, transportation links and world-class hotels and lodgings that offers up to 20,000 rooms. Continue reading ‘Speech by CM During The Opening Of The 4th World Tourism Conference 2016(e/c)’