DAP MENGALU-ALUKAN KEMASUKAN ‘PEWIRA UBAH’ SASTERAWAN NEGARA DATUK A. SAMAD SAID SEBAGAI AHLI DAP

KENYATAAN MEDIA SETIAUSAHA AGUNG DAP, LIM GUAN ENG, MERANGKAP AHLI PARLIMEN BAGAN DI KUALA LUMPUR PADA 14 JUN 2015
DAP MENGALU-ALUKAN KEMASUKAN ‘PEWIRA UBAH’ SASTERAWAN NEGARA DATUK A. SAMAD SAID SEBAGAI AHLI DAP

DAP sangat berbesar hati dengan kesudian Sasterawan Negara Datuk A. Samad Said meneruskan perjuangan membina masyarakat dan negara yang demokratik di Malaysia melalui DAP. Tindakan Datuk A. Samad Said yang sangat berani ini amat dihargai pada saat Malaysia dan DAP sedang diasak dengan sentimen agama dan perkauman.

Kemasukan seorang Sasterawan Negara ke dalam DAP ini pastinya merupakan sebahagian daripada manifestasi kesungguhan majoriti masyarakat Malaysia – tanpa mengira kaum dan agama – untuk mengecap perubahan. Sebagai seorang Sasterawan Negara dan tokoh nasional, Datuk A. Samad Said pasti maklum akan tohmahan dan ranjau yang bakal beliau tempuh apabila menyertai DAP – khasnya serangan fitnah daripada UMNO-Barisan Nasional yang semakin tidak relevan. Continue reading ‘DAP MENGALU-ALUKAN KEMASUKAN ‘PEWIRA UBAH’ SASTERAWAN NEGARA DATUK A. SAMAD SAID SEBAGAI AHLI DAP’

How Then Can The 4 PAS Councillors Serve The Penang State Government Effectively When Their Party Has Severed Ties With Me And DAP Penang State Chairman And Local Government EXCO Chow Kon Yeow?(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 11.6.2015.

PAS should not hide like Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is hiding from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the 1MDB scandal, but bravely bear full responsibility for killing off PR, when the PAS Muktamar accepted without debate a motion by their Dewan Ulama to sever ties with DAP. Logically PAS should then direct their government representatives to resign their posts since they are no longer part of PR.

PAS new leadership’s refusal to direct their government representatives to resign and the embarrassing spectacle of PAS 4 Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang and Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai councillors clinging to their posts, has devalued the dignity and honour of PAS in the eyes of the public. As the Chief Minister of Penang in my capacity as DAP Secretary-General, PAS severing ties with DAP is effectively severing ties with me as Penang Chief Minister.
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Jawab Lisan Soalan mengenai prestasi Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang (m/c)

Kenyataan media oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng di Komtar pada 10 Jun 2015:

Pemberitahuan Pertanyaan Dewan Rakyat
Jawab Lisan Soalan 26

Tuan Lim Guan Eng (Bagan) minta Menteri Pengangkutan menyatakan prestasi Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang selepas penjualan ekuiti kepada Syarikat Seaport Terminal (Johore) Sdn Bhd. Nyatakan pembaikan, penurunan dan rumusan audit yang dijalankan dan tindakan pembetulan. Mengapakah tambang feri perlu dinaikkan bila prestasi perkhidmatan tidak meningkat dan feri baru tidak dibeli.
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Speech at 7th Annual Corporate Governance Summit (e/c)

SPEECH BY YAB TUAN LIM GUAN ENG, CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT 7th ANNUAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SUMMIT
8th of June, 2015 @ The Westin Kuala Lumpur “PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR INVESTORS”

I am honored to be given this opportunity to address such an august crowd on a topic which is of paramount importance to Malaysia’s corporate leaders and those who are interested in investing in our country.
This is a particularly timely event especially given the many questions surrounding the issue of corporate governance involving some of our largest government linked companies and of course, the elephant in the room, Satu Malaysia Dalam Bahaya or 1MDB.

But before I go into that, let me set the context by saying that the challenge of promoting corporate governance and increasing investor confidence is not a uniquely Asian phenomenon. For those of us who have short memories, let us not forget the collapse of Enron in 2001 as a result of a massive accounting fraud. Not only did thousands of employees lose their jobs and their retirement accounts, shareholders lost $74 billion, and the big 5 became the big 4 when Enron’s auditors, Arthur Andersen, had to be dissolved.
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The Expected Resignations Of PAS Representatives From The Penang State Government Will Be Immediately Accepted Without Question Because There Is No Impact Whatsoever On The Stability, Continuity And Crediblity Of The Penang State Government.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On6.6.2015.

The expected resignations of PAS representatives from the Penang state government will be immediately accepted without question because there is no impact whatsoever on the stability, continuity and crediblity of the Penang state government. The resignations of the PAS representatives from the Penang state government is inevitable following the PAS Muktamar’s decision‎ to accept a motion by its Dewan Ulama to sever ties with DAP and yet remain in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) without debate. Even though no debate was permitted during the PAS Muktamar for such an important motion, the new PAS leadership is entitled to run its party in a manner it deems fit, whether in a democratic or an autocratic style.
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World Environment Day 2015 Message (e/c)

World Environment Day 2015 Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 5 Jun 2015.

Putting People’s Safety And Public Health First, Not Profits By Scrapping The Proposed Building Of Two Nuclear-Power Generating Plants In Malaysia.

This morning, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Ranau district in Sabah. Fortunately there were no casualties reported so far, only property and infrastructure damage. Malaysia is no longer a zero earthquake country. This has wide implications for the proposed 2 nuclear-power generating plants by the BN Federal government. Continue reading ‘World Environment Day 2015 Message (e/c)’

Penang Will Be A Sustainable and Livable International And Intelligent City With Penang Tech Dome As The First Green Building By The Penang State Government.(e/c)

Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister and Chairman of Penang Green Council Lim Guan Eng on 2 June 2015 during the Press Conference for “Penang Green Carnival 2015” at 28th Floor, KOMTAR:

Branding for Penang is important that is synonymous with quality, reliability, safety, sustainability and integrity. Penang must find its own niche as an international city. Penang will be a sustainable and livable international and intelligent city that is clean, green, safe and healthy.

In our quest to make Penang the first green state of Malaysia, Penang is the first state to ban free plastic bags at shopping centers, ban polystrene boxes and achieve the highest recycling rate of 32%. We continue that quest by having the first Penang state government’s green building – the RM25 million Penang Tech Dome, our initiative to rekindle the young’s interest in science and technology. Continue reading ‘Penang Will Be A Sustainable and Livable International And Intelligent City With Penang Tech Dome As The First Green Building By The Penang State Government.(e/c)’

DAP Will Continue To Ask 5 Simple Questions Of Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang Regardless Whether Such Questioning Benefits Him In The PAS Party Elections.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 27.5.2015.

DAP is proud of its record of never interfering in another political party’s internal elections. However DAP will not be cowed into silence by the PAS party elections to stop DAP from speaking up for the truth and defending right from wrong, regardless whether such questioning is seen as benefiting PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi is assured of victory and does not need any outside help from winning the PAS Presidency. For this reason DAP top leaders, at the Central Executive Committee(CEC) meeting on 25th May 2015 reiterated its readiness to face all possible future scenarios for PR. Continue reading ‘DAP Will Continue To Ask 5 Simple Questions Of Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang Regardless Whether Such Questioning Benefits Him In The PAS Party Elections.(e/m/c)’

Speech during Jinko Opening (e/c)

Today is a special occasion for Jinkosolar to launch its facility plant in Penang, Malaysia. At this important moment, please allow me to represent the people of Penang to give you a very warm welcome!

China is progressively emerging to be the world leader in the field of solar energy. From the photovoltaic industry value chain point of view, China accounted for more than 60% of the polysilicon production capacity, and more than 80% of the solar cell and module capacity.

Jinkosolar is the leader in the field of solar energy development. Its integrated industry value chain is ranked the world’s top three currently. Jinkosolar plans to have distribution of globalized industry value chain in South Africa and Portugal, and now in Penang, Malaysia. Continue reading ‘Speech during Jinko Opening (e/c)’

Perbadanan Bekalan Air(PBA) Holdings akan mengadakan Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan untuk semua pemegang saham pada 28 Mei 2015 dan salah satu isu utama adalah tuntutan bahawa Pulau Pinang atau PBA Holdings membayar caj air kepada Kedah kerana mengambil air daripada Sungai Muda(m/c)

Kenyataan Akhbar oleh YAB TUAN LIM GUAN ENG Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang dan Pengerusi, Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd dan PBA Holdings Bhd di Komtar, George Town pada 21.05.2015

Perbadanan Bekalan Air(PBA) Holdings akan mengadakan Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan untuk semua pemegang saham pada 28 Mei 2015 dan salah satu isu utama adalah tuntutan bahawa Pulau Pinang atau PBA Holdings membayar caj air kepada Kedah kerana mengambil air daripada Sungai Muda. Tuntutan sedemikian adalah tidak berasas dan tidak bertanggungjawab kerana pengambilan air diambil di Sungai Muda yang terletakn dalam sempadan Pulau Pinang. Kerajaan negeri sedia membuat bayaran untuk pengambilan air yang jelas sekali bukan dalam kawasan sempadan Pulau Pinang, tetapi adalah tidak masuk akal bahawa Pulau Pinang dikenakan membuat bayaran untuk pengambilan air dalam kawasannya sendiri, Jawapan lanjut akan dibuat pada mesyuarat agung pemegang saham pada 28.5.2015, sekiranya perlu.
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PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang Has Abandoned PAS For All By Abandoning Malaysians From Sabah Sarawak And Non-Malays In Wanting To Form A Malay-Only Pakatan Unity Government With UMNO And BN.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 20.5.2015.

DAP is puzzled by PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang religious pronouncement that it is an obligation for Muslims to vent their anger at DAP for opposing the implementation of hudud laws in Kelantan. Hadi said Allah permitted Muslims to be angry and Muslims should therefore be angry with the DAP for opposing hudud laws.

DAP was only formed in 1966. DAP is not aware that it is stated in a great and holy religion like Islam, that anger towards DAP is permitted by Allah. As a non-Muslim without any knowledge of Islam, I am only aware that Islam is a religion of peace and not one of anger. I would like to ask Hadi to state where in the Quran or that believers of Islam should be always angry against disbelievers or those who disagree. Continue reading ‘PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang Has Abandoned PAS For All By Abandoning Malaysians From Sabah Sarawak And Non-Malays In Wanting To Form A Malay-Only Pakatan Unity Government With UMNO And BN.(e/m/c)’

Building A Creative/Knowledge Cluster Through The 3Ts of Talent, Technology And Tolerance Of New Ideas, Where “Making Ideas Work” Is Centered On Continuous Pursuit Of Excellence And Freedom

Speech by Chief Minister of Penang and the Chairman of the Penang Institute, YAB Lim Guan Eng, at the “Soft-Launch” of the new Penang Institute office in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, 19th of May, 2015

It is no secret that Penang aspires to be an international and intelligent city. For Penang to achieve this ambition, it must be able to understand as well as influence decision makers, policy makers and civil society. At the same time, it must put itself in a place to absorb and assimilate cutting edge ideas from key thinkers and leaders in Malaysia, in the region and around the world so that these ideas can be customized and implemented by the state and local governments in Penang.

The role of Penang Institute is to translate these ideas into implementable policies. The motto of Penang Institute – “Making Ideas Work” – encapsulates the raison d’etre (or the reason for existence) of this state government sponsored think tank. “Making Ideas Work” will be centered on continuous pursuit of excellence and freedom, where not only the best ideas and policies will be formulated but also the freedom of expression Continue reading ‘Building A Creative/Knowledge Cluster Through The 3Ts of Talent, Technology And Tolerance Of New Ideas, Where “Making Ideas Work” Is Centered On Continuous Pursuit Of Excellence And Freedom’

UCAPAN PENGGULUNGAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG PERSIDANGAN DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG MESYUARAT PERTAMA PENGGAL KETIGA DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI KE-13

IMPIAN PULAU PINANG – HARAPAN UNTUK NEGERI DAN RAKYAT MENCAPAI KEMAKMURAN DAN MENGECAPI KEJAYAAN BERDASARKAN KEBEBASAN DAN PELUANG SAMA RATA

Yang Berhormat Dato’ Yang di-Pertua Dewan

Ahli-Ahli Yang Berhormat

1. Terlebih dahulu saya ingin merakamkan ucapan terima kasih yang tidak terhingga kepada Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang, di atas keprihatinan Tuan Yang Terutama Tun terhadap keperluan rakyat dan pembangunan negeri Pulau Pinang. Ini jelas digambarkan melalui ucapan dasar
Tuan Yang Terutama Tun di Perasmian Mesyuarat Pertama Penggal Ketiga Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang Yang Ke-13 pada 30 April 2015 yang lalu.

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槟州首席部长林冠英于第13届第13季第1次槟州立法议会总结辩论(重点翻译)

Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang(MBPP) And Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai(MPSP) Will Bear The People’s Goods & Services Tax (GST) Burden Annually, GST Remittances Of RM15.631 Million And RM5.83 Million Respectively.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 12.5.2015.

Unlike Terengganu Which Will Only Be Bearing The People’s Burden of GST For One Year, Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang(MBPP) And Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai(MPSP) Will Bear The People’s Goods & Services Tax (GST) Burden Annually, GST Remittances Of RM15.631 Million And RM5.83 Million Respectively.

The Penang state government welcomes the Terengganu state government for following what Penang and Johor has done in exempting the payment of GST for local government services to the rakyat, even though Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said it is only for this year. Unlike Terengganu, which will only be bearing the people’s burden of GST for one year, Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang(MBPP) and Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai(MPSP) will bear the people’s GST burden annually, GST remittances of RM15.631 million and RM5.83 million respectively. Continue reading ‘Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang(MBPP) And Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai(MPSP) Will Bear The People’s Goods & Services Tax (GST) Burden Annually, GST Remittances Of RM15.631 Million And RM5.83 Million Respectively.(e/c)’

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak May Ignore PR And Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad But Najib Must Respond To His Own Deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Frustrated Queries On the RM42 Billion 1MDB Scandal.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 11.5.2015

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak may want to ignore PR and former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, but Najib should respond to his own Deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s frustrated queries on the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal. Muhyiddin had asked,

“The rakyat wants to know, not just Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The rakyat wants to know why no one has been charged, why the 1MDB board has not been sacked, and about the position of the CEO and the prime minister as adviser”. Continue reading ‘Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak May Ignore PR And Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad But Najib Must Respond To His Own Deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Frustrated Queries On the RM42 Billion 1MDB Scandal.(e/c)’