MENAIK TARAF DAN MEMPERBESARKAN LAPANGAN TERBANG ANTARABANGSA PULAU PINANG (LTAPP) DENGAN KOS RM600 JUTA UNTUK DUA (2) LANDASAN KAPAL TERBANG (RUNWAY), KEMUDAHAN KARGO UDARA BERSEPADU DAN HAB ‘MRO’ (MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, OVERHAUL)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 6 Julai 2014

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30 Jun, 2014

YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Perdana Menteri Malaysia
Pejabat Perdana Menteri
Blok Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra SERAHAN TANGAN
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 PUTRAJAYA

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri,

MENAIK TARAF DAN MEMPERBESARKAN LAPANGAN TERBANG ANTARABANGSA PULAU PINANG (LTAPP) DENGAN KOS RM600 JUTA UNTUK DUA (2) LANDASAN KAPAL TERBANG (RUNWAY), KEMUDAHAN KARGO UDARA BERSEPADU DAN HAB ‘MRO’ (MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, OVERHAUL)

Dengan hormatnya saya ingin menarik perhatian YAB Dato’ Sri berhubung perkara tersebut di atas.

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The Negative Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Test Results Of 181 Blood Samples From 20 Pig Farms In Kampung Selamat, Seberang Perai Should Allow The 3 JE Cases In Penang To Be Treated As A Disease And Health Issue (en/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 5.7.2014.

The Negative Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Test Results Of 181 Blood Samples From 20 Pig Farms In Kampung Selamat, Seberang Perai Should Allow The 3 JE Cases In Penang To Be Treated As A Disease And Health Issue Not As A Racial Issue By The BN-Controlled Media Or Be Politicised By BN.

The Penang state government understands the relief felt by public health workers over the results of the Veterinary Services Department yesterday that the 181 blood samples taken from 20 piggeries in the vicinity of Kampung Selamat in Seberang Prai, Penang tested negative for Japanese Encephalitis (JE). The negative JE test results of 181 blood samples from 20 pig farms in Kampung Selamat, Seberang Perai should allow the 3 JE Cases in Penang to be treated as a disease and health issue, not as a racial issue by the BN-controlled media or be politicised by BN.

The Penang state government wishes to strongly condemn the irresponsible BN mainstream mass media for highlighting the JE cases in Penang by racialising it before the test results were announced but not prominently publishing the negative test results for pig farms in Kampung Selamat announced by the Veterinary Department. BN racist politicians from UMNO also politicized it by making irresponsible and baseless statements to fan the issue with racial and religious sentiments. Continue reading ‘The Negative Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Test Results Of 181 Blood Samples From 20 Pig Farms In Kampung Selamat, Seberang Perai Should Allow The 3 JE Cases In Penang To Be Treated As A Disease And Health Issue (en/cn)’

DAP Condemns The Fasting Ban In China During The Holy Month Of Ramadhan And The Escalation Of Violence In The Middle East That Has Claimed The Lives Of Innocent Children.(en/bm)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 4 July 2014

DAP is shocked at the decision by the central Chinese government to ban students and civil servants in the Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. According to official statements on the websites of schools, government agencies and local party organisations, the ban was purportedly aimed at “ protecting students’ wellbeing and preventing use of schools and government offices to promote religion.” Meanwhile, state-run newspapers have also run editorials warning about the health dangers of fasting.

DAP expresses deep regret at such a draconian ruling that goes against the very essence of human rights and freedom of religion. The oppression and persecution of religious minorities cannot be justified, no matter what the circumstances. We call upon the Chinese government to immediately rescind the directive and to allow Muslim students, party members and civil servants to observe the Ramadan fast.

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PENANG SEEKS MINISTRY’S INTERVENTION FOR INTER-STATE RAW WATER PROJECT (en/cn)

PENANG,: The Penang State Government is seeking intervention from the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) to kick-off inter-state talks regarding the proposed Sungai Perak Raw Water Transfer Scheme (SPRWTS).

Penang Chief Minister Y.A.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng said that there was a “clear gap” between Perak’s intent and Penang’s need with regard to inter-state water cooperation.

“As a water-stressed state, Penang’s primary challenge is raw water sufficiency. In a letter dated on 16th December 2013, the Office of the State Secretary of Perak has stated that Perak is only interested in selling treated water to Penang, and not raw water,” he said.
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Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang harap KDN boleh percepatkan pemindahan keluar Depo Tahanan Imigresen dari Juru. (Bm/Cn)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 2 Julai 2014

Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang harap KDN atau Kementerian Dalam Negeri boleh percepatkan pemindahan keluar Depo Tahanan Imigresen daripada Juru agar memenuhi permintaan rakyat tempatan yang diganggu selama ini oleh perjalanan pusat tahan pendatang asing tanpa izin. Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi semasa menjawab surat permohonan saya telah memberikan jaminan pemindahannya seperti berikut :
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Destroying Academic Freedom Will Stifle Academic Excellence Where Malaysian Universities Continue To Deteriorate(e/m/c)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 2 July 2014.

Destroying Academic Freedom Will Also Stifle Academic Excellence Where Malaysian Universities Continue To Deteriorate, Exemplified By The Fact That No Single Local University Managed To Enter The Top 100 Time Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2014.

In a further blow to academic freedom in Malaysia, Professor Datuk Dr Mohamad Redzuan Othman was forcibly removed as the head of University Malaya’s Centre for Democracy and Elections (UMCEDEL), while his tenure as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the university was not removed. Redzuan’s removal is a repeat of the removal of academics punished for speaking the truth.

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P. Pinang penuhi permintaan Kerajaan Pusat kurangkan penggunaan air, tetapi projek SPRWS masih tersangkut(bm/cn)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Di Komtar, George Town Pada 1 Julai 2014

Pulau Pinang telahpun memenuhi permintaan kerajaan pusat untuk mengurangkan penggunaan air yang berlebihan atau tinggi dengan menaikkan kadar tarif air yang telahpun dihantarkan kepada Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negeri (SPAW) untuk kelulusan. Pihak Kerajaan Pusat telah menyatakan adalah perlu penggunaan air yang tinggi harus dioptimumkan (dikurangkan) berbanding dengan projek RM2 billion SPRWS.

Kerajaan negeri telah memenuhi permintaan pihak Kerajaan Pusat dengan mengoptimumkan penggunaan air dengan menaikkan kadar tarif air tetapi projek SPRWS masih tersangkut seperti jawapan parlimen kepada saya di bawah.
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Najib Must Immediately Withdraw His Call For UMNO Members To Emulate ISIL’s Courage

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 1.7.2014.

Najib Must Immediately Withdraw His Call For UMNO Members To Emulate ISIL’s Courage To Prove That He Is Not Condoning The Militant And Terror Tactics Of A Terrorist Organisation And To Vouchsafe His Credentials As A Moderate Leader Of Peace.

Sin Chew Jit Poh today headlined the announcement of an Islamic caliphate by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) as the leader of all Muslims in the world in the name of the religion of Islam with full civil powers. It is therefore important that the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak must immediately withdraw his call for UMNO members to emulate Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) courage to prove that Najib is not condoning the militant and terror tactics of a terrorist organisation and to vouchsafe his credentials as a moderate leader of peace.

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Bilakah Syarikat Seaport Terminal (Johore) Sdn. Bhd. Akan Memulakan Kerja Pengorekan Utama Untuk Mendalamkan Laut (bm/cn)

Kenyataan Media oleh Lim Guan Eng, Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Pada 30 Jun 2014, Di Komtar, George Town, Pulau Pinang

Bilakah Syarikat Seaport Terminal (Johore) Sdn. Bhd. Akan Memulakan Kerja Pengorekan Utama Untuk Mendalamkan Laut Daripada 11.5 Meter Kepada 14.5 Meter Sebanyak RM353 Juta Dan Berapa Banyak Wang Akan Disuntikkan Ke Dalam Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang

Inilah jawapan yang tidak diberikan oleh YAB Perdana Menteri dalam Parlimen semasa menjawab soalan berkaitan dengan penswastaan Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang. Kedua-dua perkara ini penting demi menjamin vialibiliti operasi kewangan, pengurusan profesional dan masa depan Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang yang mampu berdaya saing dengan pelabuhan lain.

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Salam Ramadhan dan Selamat Berpuasa

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 29 Jun 2014.

Kerajaan negeri mengucapkan salam Ramadhan dan selamat berpuasa kepada semua umat Islam. Semoga bulan yang suci ini dapat merapatkan lagi silaturrahim antara kita sesama rakyat Malaysia.

Bulan Ramadhan ini adalah masa dan saatnya bagi umat Islam berhadapan dengan ujian hidup, ujian jasmani dan rohani. Saya kagum dengan kecekalan dan semangat umat Islam mengharungi ujian yang suci ini.

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The 3 New MCA And Gerakan Ministers Should Demand That Cabinet Rejects The Implementation Of Hudud Laws During Their First Cabinet Meeting On Wednesday And That Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Apologise For Calling The Chinese Ungrateful During The Teluk Intan By-election And DAP Sri Delima ADUN RSN Rayer Deserved The Cow’s Head Attack On Rayer’s Home In Penang.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 29.6.2014.

The 3 new MCA and Gerakan Ministers should demand that Cabinet rejects the implementation of hudud laws during their first cabinet meeting on Wednesday and that Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi apologise for calling the Chinese ungrateful during the Teluk Intan by-election and that DAP Sri Delima ADUN RSN Rayer deserved the cow’s head attack on Rayer’s home in Penang. MCA and Gerakan had publicly opposed the implementation of hudud laws and criticised Ahmad Zahid for condoning the cow head attack on Rayer’s home by saying that this was the price Rayer had to pay for being a “big mouth.”

What is the point of becoming a Cabinet Minister if they remain silent and dare not speak up in Cabinet meetings what they had loudly opposed outside in the press? This is similar to the Selangor UMNO Opposition Leader stating that UMNO’s motion in the Selangor State Assembly to study the implementation of hudud laws in Selangor was conveyed to MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong who had kept quiet.

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BN Has Sold 35 Times More Land Than PR, At Least 3,661 Acres Of Land For RM 1.0586 Billion As Compared To PR Selling By Open Competitive Tender Only 106.1 Acres For A Higher Return Of RM 1.1102 Billion.(e/c)

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Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 28.6.2014.

For those who claim that the Penang state government is relying solely on selling off all state land in Penang to generate revenue, this is untrue as BN has sold 35 times more land than PR and yet received less money. This issue has been explained many times even before the 2013 general elections but the BN-controlled mass media have never published our replies allowing irresponsible BN leaders to regurgitate their lies serially every year.

Fortunately the people of Penang can distinguish truth from lies and accept the fact that BN has sold at least 3,661 acres of land for RM 1.0586 billion as compared to PR selling only 106.1 acres for a higher return of RM 1.1102 billion. (see table below)

BN sold 3,661 acres of land but even though BN sold 35 times more land than PR’s 106.1 acres, PR got more money because PR’s land sales were conducted by open competitive tender. This fact of PR conducting open competitive tender was one of the reasons why PR was returned with the largest mandate in Penang’s history with 68% of the popular vote in the 2013 general election.

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A Bloated 35 Member Cabinet With New Ministerial Posts But No New Policy Initiatives (e/m/c)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 27 June 2014.

The new appointments of 1 Gerakan Cabinet Ministers, 2 MCA Cabinet Ministers and 3 MCA Deputy Minister is a clear victory for personal interest over public interest, political positions over principle and UMNO’s dominance of BN over everything else. By being appointed to “empty and meaningless” Ministries of the Prime Minister Cabinet portfolios(except for the Transport Ministry), both MCA and Gerakan have shown they enjoy even less influence over BN government policy than Perkasa.

Despite MIC having fewer parliamentary seats of four to MCA’s 7, the 2 MIC Ministers were given more influential Ministries in important portfolios like Natural Resources and Environment and Health helmed by Datuk G. Palanievel and Datuk S Subramaniam. Public expectations were that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will at least replace some UMNO Cabinet Ministers to return traditional MCA portfolios to MCA. However this did not happen and instead of reducing UMNO Cabinet members, Najib chose to increase his Cabinet to 35 members.

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PBA HOLDINGS BHD: ABOVE AVERAGE PERFORMANCE AND AWAITING APPROVAL FOR TARIFF REVIEW(e/c)

PENANG, 26/6/2014: PBA HOLDINGS BHD (Stock reference: PBA – 5041) has reported an operational profit for the 12th consecutive year and is awaiting approval for a proposed water tariff review in Penang.

Today, the company’s annual general meeting approved a final single-tier dividend of 4%, rounding up the total dividend pay out to 7.5% for the year.

In 2013, the key performance indicators (KPIs) of its 100% owned subsidiary, Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP), were well above average compared to national statistics reported in the Malaysia Water Industry Guide 2013:
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On What Basis Has The IGP The Right To Act And Arrest For Sedition Those Who Question Court Decisions, When He Himself Has Flagrantly Broken The Law With An Unlawful Of Refusing To Obey And Enforce A Direct Court Order?(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 26 June 2014.

Inspector-General of Police(IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar should stop making threats of taking action for sedition, against those who question the decision of the Federal Court that the BN Federal government had a right to ban the Catholic weekly “The Herald” from using kalimah “Allah”. The IGP’s warnings is unbecoming for a police chief charged with protecting the public, and smacks of double-standards when no action is taken against UMNO leaders from Perkasa, who on 23 June 2014 repeated their calls for the closure of the vernacular Chinese and Tamil primary schools.

Malaysians have a legal and constitutional right to question any court decision that is finally decided. This is in accordance with political, social, and judicial norms of our country since Merdeka. Criticism of court decisions based on the law also complies with international practices and natural laws. If court decisions can not be questioned, then this is no longer a democracy governed by rule of law but a dictatorship governed by men pretending to act under divine laws.

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