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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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)’

Teng Chang Yeow And BN Penang Should Publicly Apologise For Lying That State Government’s Development Projects And Services Are Not Subjected To Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 10.5.2015

BN Penang Chair Teng Chang Yeow and BN Penang should publicly apologise for lying that state government’s dervelopment projects and services are not subjected to the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST). During the Perrmatang Pauh by-election, Teng had attacked me for making false claims in my statement that GST has resulted in the state government, local authorities and state agencies being forced to fork out a total of RM48 million – of which RM46.3 million is GST and the remaining RM1.7 million administrative costs incuured from collecting and paying the GST.

Teng claimed that the state government need not pay such a high GST. Teng and BN is clearly lying when the Johor Sultan expressed his displeasure that the public or the state government has to pay GST for government services and works provided to the public. Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Sultan Iskandar said it was not logical to impose GST because it was their duty to provide free services to the taxpayers and not fair for taxpayers to pay GST, because they are already being taxed for other products and services. Continue reading ‘Teng Chang Yeow And BN Penang Should Publicly Apologise For Lying That State Government’s Development Projects And Services Are Not Subjected To Goods and Services Tax (GST).’

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s Unexpected Solid Victory In The Permatang Pauh By-election Despite A Determined Effort UMNO To Wrest The Seat After 17 Years, Is Due To The Rejection Of BN’s Politics Of GST,Financial Scandal, Divisive Politics Of Race And Religion, Threats And Lies, As Well As Continued Support For The People-Cntric Policies Of PR, The Imprisoned Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim And Commitment By All PR Parties To The Penang PR State Government.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In George Town, Penang On 8.5.2015

DAP congratulates PKR for their strong and solid performance in retaining Permatang Pauh in the by-election last night. This is a vindication of PKR de facto head Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is languishing in prison following the unfair and selective prosecution by the UMNO-led Federal government, to silence the Opposition leader and end his political career.

PKR President Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s unexpected solid victory in the Permatang Pauh by-election, despite a determined effort UMNO to wrest the seat after 17 years, is due to the rejection of BN’s politics of GST,financial scandal, divisive politics of race and religion, threats and lies, as well as continued support for the people-centric policies of PR, the imprisoned Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and commitment by all PR parties to the Penang PR state government. I observed that BN and UMNO invested substantially more resources in this by-election, at least 10 times as compared to the 13th general elections. Continue reading ‘Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s Unexpected Solid Victory In The Permatang Pauh By-election Despite A Determined Effort UMNO To Wrest The Seat After 17 Years, Is Due To The Rejection Of BN’s Politics Of GST,Financial Scandal, Divisive Politics Of Race And Religion, Threats And Lies, As Well As Continued Support For The People-Cntric Policies Of PR, The Imprisoned Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim And Commitment By All PR Parties To The Penang PR State Government.(e/m/c)’

BN And UMNO Has Lost Both Honour And Dignity By The Antics Of Their Ministers Making Lies, Threats And Racist Attacks Against The Penang State Government.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 7.5.2015

I am surprised that Heng Seai Kie is asking me to apologise for a banner put up by PKR during the Permatang Pauh by-election. I have no intention of doing so. It is ridiculous for the MCA Wanita chief and Deputy Minister to claim that the Chinese community does not have any reason to oppose the GST and that Malays will pay more GST because they have more children. GST affects all Malaysians regardless of race and religion.

In the quest to win Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election, BN and UMNO has lost both honour and dignity by the antics of their Ministers making lies, threats and racist attacks against the Penang state government. Agriculture Minister Ismail Sabri Yaacub even threatened that farmers in Permatang Pauh will not get any funds if UMNO lost. Continue reading ‘BN And UMNO Has Lost Both Honour And Dignity By The Antics Of Their Ministers Making Lies, Threats And Racist Attacks Against The Penang State Government.(e/m/c)’

Jumlah Kontrak Yang Dikeluarkan Oleh Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang PR Sebanyak RM8.3 Bilion Sepanjang 7 Tahun Sejak 2008 Adalah Lebih Besar Daripada Keseluruhan Nilai Projek Yang Diberikan Sepanjang 50 Tahun Oleh Kerajaan Negeri BN Sebelum 2008.(m/c)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 6.5.2015.

Jumlah kontrak yang dikeluarkan oleh kerajaan negeri PR Pulau Pinang Sebanyak RM8.3 bilion sepanjang 7 tahun sejak 2008 adalah lebih besar daripada keseluruhan nilai projek yang diberikan sepanjang 50 tahun oleh kerajaan negeri BN sebelum 2008. Daripada nilai projek RM8.3 bilion ini, RM7.8 bilion diberikan secara tender kompetitif terbuka, manakalah bakinya sebanyak RM496 juta adalah secara sebutharga.

RM7.8 bilion atau 94% daripada nilai projek kerajaan negeri RM8.3 bilion telah diberikan kepada kontraktor bumiputera.(lihat lampiran 1) Ini sekaligus menangkis fitnah dan penipuan oleh pemimpin UMNO dan BN yang cuba mainkan sentimen perkauman bahawa kontraktor bumi tidak dijaga oleh kerajaan negeri atau tak mendapat kontrak kerajaan negeri PR. Malah calon UMNO Permatang Pauh Suhaimi Sabudin sendiri mengakui boleh cari makan sebagai kontraktor di Pulau Pinang dan tidak berani menafikan bahawa syarikat berkaitan dengan beliau juga menerima projek yang diberikan oleh agensi kerajaan negeri. Continue reading ‘Jumlah Kontrak Yang Dikeluarkan Oleh Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang PR Sebanyak RM8.3 Bilion Sepanjang 7 Tahun Sejak 2008 Adalah Lebih Besar Daripada Keseluruhan Nilai Projek Yang Diberikan Sepanjang 50 Tahun Oleh Kerajaan Negeri BN Sebelum 2008.(m/c)’

Rejection Of Violence And Hate Must Extend To Action To Save Malaysia From Religious Extremists And Racists Who Are Willing To Bully, Threaten Or Even Bribe To Eliminate Diversity And Moderation In Malaysia.(e/c)

2015 Wesak Day Message By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 3.5.2015

As we celebrate this year’s Wesak Day celebrations, it is timely to note the theme adopted by the Malaysian Buddhist Association is “Unite People Harmoniously; Uphold Country, People and Buddhism”. The characteristic Buddhist rejection of violence and hate must extend to action to save Malaysia from religious extremists and racists who are willing to bully, threaten or even bribe to eliminate diversity and moderation in Malaysia.

Malaysians were recently shocked by the barbaric action of religious extremists, led by local Selangor UMNO leaders and the brother of the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, in forcing a church to take down its cross. Continue reading ‘Rejection Of Violence And Hate Must Extend To Action To Save Malaysia From Religious Extremists And Racists Who Are Willing To Bully, Threaten Or Even Bribe To Eliminate Diversity And Moderation In Malaysia.(e/c)’

World Press Freedom Day message (e/m/c)

Press Statement On World Press Freedom Day 2015 By DAP Secretary–General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 3 May 2015.

On this World Press Freedom Day, we honour the work carried out by journalists and media organizations in Malaysia and all over the world in informing the public on issues of local, national and international importance. We affirm the principles of the freedom of expression and freedom of the press which are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A free and independent media is an essential component of ensuring that there is a check and balance on the government and is absolutely necessary to promote good governance and transparency.

In the age of the internet and social media, the need to protect the press from intimidation, harassment and persecution must also extent to others who are involved in the process of the dissemination of information including bloggers, citizen journalists and online media organizations.
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Scholarships To Local Universities With A Maximum Of RM100,000 For The Entire Course Through The Penang Future Foundation(PFF) Will Help Bright Children Of Ordinary Workers.(e.c)

Penang State Government 2015 May Day Message by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Komtar, George Town On 1.5.2015

The Penang state government’s decision to establish a scholarship fund through the Penang Future Foundation(PFF) will help workers who are affected by rising prices, rising debt and stagnant wages. Malaysians already suffer from the highest personal household debt in Asia at GDP ratio of 87.9%, or RM940.4 billion as at end-2014. Scholarships with a maximum of RM100,000 for the entire course through the PFF, provided to all Malaysians with emphasis to Penangites, to local universities will help bright children of ordinary workers.

Financial assistance from the Federal government has been lacking due to wastage, inefficiencies and malpractices. The RM42 billion ringgit 1MDB scandals and the imposition of the 6% GST has only imposed heavier burdens and hardship on the rakyat in the form depressed stock market values, depreciation of the ringgit and rising prices of goods and services. Continue reading ‘Scholarships To Local Universities With A Maximum Of RM100,000 For The Entire Course Through The Penang Future Foundation(PFF) Will Help Bright Children Of Ordinary Workers.(e.c)’

Teks ucapan TYT Yang Dipertua Negeri Pulau Pinang Sempena Perasmian Mesyuarat Pertama Penggal Ketiga DUN yang Ke-13

TEKS UCAPAN TUAN YANG TERUTAMA YANG DIPERTUA NEGERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA PERASMIAN MESYUARAT PERTAMA PENGGAL KETIGA DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI YANG KETIGA BELAS NEGERI PULAU PINANG BERTEMPAT DI DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG

Segala puji dan sanjungan hanya berhak kita panjatkan ke hadrat Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala yang melimpahkan kasih sayang-Nya Yang Maha Luas hingga tidak terbatas ruang dan waktu. Selawat dan salam kepada junjungan besar kita Nabi Muhammad S.A.W dan para sahabat Baginda serta keluarga mereka.

Saya bersyukur ke hadrat Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala kerana dengan limpah kurnia dan izin-Nya dapat saya dan Toh Puan bersama menghadiri Majlis Perasmian Mesyuarat Pertama Pembukaan Persidangan Penggal Ketiga Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang Ketiga Belas pada pagi yang mulia dan barakah ini. Continue reading ‘Teks ucapan TYT Yang Dipertua Negeri Pulau Pinang Sempena Perasmian Mesyuarat Pertama Penggal Ketiga DUN yang Ke-13′

14.2 Million Malaysian Labour Force Have Lost Faith In The Federal Government As They Are Caught In A Vicious Cycle Of Debt, Rising Prices, Unfair Low Wages And Public Financial Losses Caused By Inefficiency, Wastage And Corruption.(e/c)

2015 May Day Message by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 30.04.2015

14.2 million Malaysian labour force have lost faith in the federal government as they are caught in a vicious cycle of debt, rising prices, unfair low wages and public financial losses caused by inefficiency, wastage and corruption. There were 13.7 million Malaysian workers employed and 455,000 unemployed as at February 2015, resulting in an increase in the unemployment rate to 3.2%.

As May Day approaches, Malaysian workers have little to look forward to. Despite all the hype by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Razak about the successes of BN’s economic transformation programme, they are impressive only for spinning the facts and hiding the harsh reality that these rosy statistics of 6% economic growth in 2014 means very little to ordinary Malaysians who remain mired in household debt and a widening income gap.
Continue reading ‘14.2 Million Malaysian Labour Force Have Lost Faith In The Federal Government As They Are Caught In A Vicious Cycle Of Debt, Rising Prices, Unfair Low Wages And Public Financial Losses Caused By Inefficiency, Wastage And Corruption.(e/c)’

Ucapan Ketua Menteri Sempena Istiadat Mengangkat Sumpah Pelantikan Yang Di-Pertua(e/m/c)

UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA ISTIADAT MENGANGKAT SUMPAH PELANTIKAN YANG DI-PERTUA NEGERI PULAU PINANG TUAN YANG TERUTAMA TUN DATO’ SERI UTAMA (DR.) HAJI ABDUL RAHMAN BIN HAJI ABBAS

Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan yang saya hormati sekalian.

Bagi pihak Kerajaan Negeri dan seluruh rakyat Negeri Pulau Pinang, saya melafazkan doa kesyukuran serta ucapan tahniah kerana pada hari ini, negeri dan rakyat Pulau Pinang sekali lagi berasa gembira sempena pelanjutan perkhidmatan Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dato’ Seri Utama (Dr.) Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas sebagai Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang buat kali yang keenam dan juga setinggi-tinggi tahniah dan penghargaan diucapkan kepada Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Utama Hajah Majimor binti Shariff.

Saya mendoakan semoga Tuan Yang Terutama Tun dan Yang Amat Berbahagia Toh Puan sentiasa berada dalam keafiatan serta kesejahteraan, terus berperanan sebagai lambang keutuhan negeri dan menjadi tunjang utama kepimpinan negeri. Semoga negeri dan rakyat yang berada di bawah kepimpinan Tuan Yang Terutama Tun, akan dikurnia dan dilimpahkan oleh Tuhan segala kerahmatan, keberkatan dan kesejahteraan jua hendaknya. Continue reading ‘Ucapan Ketua Menteri Sempena Istiadat Mengangkat Sumpah Pelantikan Yang Di-Pertua(e/m/c)’