Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 10.5.2013
DAP’s urgent priority of polls reform that respects the “one-man, one-vote,one-value” principle will not be undermined by BN’s underhand tactics to try to split up PR by inviting DAP to join BN as DAP’s struggle is for principles not positions, for people-centric policies and not personal interests. Clearly BN’s latest tactics is designed to split up the unity within PR.
DAP has no interest in joining BN for posts because if we had wanted to, we could have done so during the last 40 years. However DAP refused to join BN and held steadfastly to our ideals, principles and policies of a fairer, freer and democratic Malaysia. DAP leaders had not only forgone the perks and privileges of high office, but sacrificed their personal liberties by being jailed and detained.
Continue reading ‘DAP’s Urgent Priority Of Polls Reform That Respects The “One-Man, One-Vote,One-Value” Principle Will Not Be Undermined By BN’s Underhand Tactics To Try To Split Up PR By Inviting DAP To Join BN As DAP’s Struggle Is For Principles Not Positions, For People-Centric Policies And Not Personal Interests.(en/bm/cn)’
Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Semasa Menyaksikan Upacara Mengangkat Sumpah Di Dewan Sri Pinang George Town Pada 9 Mei 2013.
Barisan EXCO pimpinan kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang 2.0 akan memperkasakan rakyat dengan pengetahuan dan pendidikan, memperkuasakan rakyat dengan hak dan tanggungjawab serta memperkayakan rakyat tanpa kira kaum, agama dan latar belakang politik. Saya percaya bahawa pasukan baru ini akan mencerminkan hasrat murni PR untuk bersuara untuk semua, bertindak adil kepada semua dan membantu semua.
Pada masa yang sama, saya ingin ucapkan terima kasih kepada 3 Ahli EXCO lama YB Law Choo Kiang, YB Wong Hon Wai dan YB Lydia Ong atas khidmat dan sumbangan yang diberikan kepada kerajaan negeri selama 5 tahun ini. Mereka terus akan diberikan peranan penting oleh kerajaan negeri untuk sama-sama menjadikan Pulau Pinang lebih bersih, hijau, sihat dan selamat.
Continue reading ‘Barisan EXCO Pimpinan Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang 2.0 Akan Memperkasakan Rakyat, Memperkuasakan Rakyat Dan Memperkayakan Rakyat Tanpa Kira Kaum, Agama Dan Latar Belakang Politik.（en/bm/cn）’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 9.5.2013.
DAP is not surprised that MCA and Gerakan are behaving in a childish manner by petulantly closing down their service centers in retaliation for the devastating defeats in the recent general elections. MCA was left with 7 parliamentary seats whilst Gerakan had only 1 parliamentary seat. Such a reaction by Gerakan and MCA losing in the general elections is akin to a child throwing tantrum for not getting what he or she wants.
Carrying out threats of closing down service centers will not impress voters, whether Chinese, Indians or Malays who had already dismissed them as irrelevant and had already made up their minds to reject BN. This is indicated by PR winning the popular vote of 51% compared to BN’s 47.4%, the first time that an opposition coalition had won more than 50% of the popular vote(see below).
Continue reading ‘PR Winning 51% Of The Popular Vote Yet Only 40% Of The Parliamentary Seats Cries Out For Genuine Polls Reforms That Respects The One-Man, One-Vote Principle To Save Democracy.(en/bm/cn)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 8.5.2013.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should not ask why Chinese voters did not support MCA but whether even Malay voters would vote for a party led by such a “famous” leader like Chua Soi Lek? By continuing to blame Chinese voters or claim that Chinese voters were misled by DAP to vote against BN, Najib is showing contempt not only for democratic right of freedom of choice but also insulting the intelligence of all Malaysian voters.
The recent general elections saw a Malaysian tsunami causing PR to win the popular vote of 51% for the first time in history. Despite gathering more votes than BN from support by all communities, BN continues to blame the Chinese voters. The Chinese form only 25 per cent of Malaysia’s 29 million population of which less than half have registered to vote.
Continue reading ‘Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Should Not Ask Why Chinese Voters Did Not Support MCA But Whether Even Malay Voters Would Vote For A Party Led By Such A “Famous” Leader Like Chua Soi Lek? (en/bm/cn)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 8.5.2013
DAP expresses support for Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to be retained as Selangor Menteri Besar for a 2nd term. Tan Sri Khalid should continue as Menteri Besar after leading PR to a resounding victory at the recent general elections by winning a 2/3 majority with 44 out of 56 state seats in Selangor from the previous 36 seats.
Even though DAP won 15 seats together with PAS 15 and PKR’s 14, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim should be recognized for his integrity and stewardship of Selangor. This had enabled PR to beat back a determined effort by BN led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak himself to win back Selangor. DAP Selangor is also in full support of Tan Sri Khalid as the Selangor Menteri Besar.
LIM GUAN ENG
Continue reading ‘DAP Expresses Support For Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim To Be Retained As Selangor Menteri Besar For A 2nd Term.(en/bm/cn)’
Press Statement By Penang PR Chairman And Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On8.5.2013
Penang PR increased its popular vote by 7.7% for state seats from 58% in 2008 general elections to 65.7% in 2013 general elections. BN received 32% of the popular vote, with the remainder spoilt and independent votes. The swing of 7.7% towards PR is large by normal electoral swings of 3-4%and proves Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wrong that PR failed to get non-Chinese support.
For parliamentary seats PR increased its share by 4% from 63% in the 2008 general elections to 67% in 2013 general elections. BN received around 31% with the remainder spoilt votes.(see table below) Continue reading ‘Penang PR Increased Popular Vote By 7.7% For State Seats From 58% In 2008 General Elections To 65.7% In 2013 General Elections Proving Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Wrong That PR Failed To Get Non-chinese Support.(en/bm/cn)’
Press Conference Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng After The Swearing-In Ceremony By Penang Governor At Sri Mutiara, Penang on 7.5.2013
We are extremely grateful to the people of Penang not only for proving that Penangites can neither be bought by the blatant and shameless money politics nor threatened with violence that had occurred in the last few days of the GE13 campaign in Penang. Clearly Penangites valued a government that performed and delivered over the last 5 years much more than those who only appeared during the last 5 days of the campaign to buy votes or threaten voters.
We are humbled and thank the people of Penang for their support. Just as we have delivered in the previous 5 years, we shall continue to do so for the next 5 years in preparing not only the future for the young but preparing the young for the future. We are prepared to build upon our successes to make Penang Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Healthier than ever.
Continue reading ‘PR Penang State Government 2.0 Shall Be Competent, Clean And Fair To All Regardless Of Race, Religion And Most Important Of All Those Who Supported BN.(en/bm/cn)’
Press Statement By Penang Pakatan Rakyat Chair And Caretaker Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 2.5.2013.
PR Penang Under Siege From The Triple Unholy Alliance Of BN, 1 Malaysia Penang Welfare Club And Unscrupulous Housing Developers Whose Victory In Penang Will Not Only Result In Return Of Corruption But Also Deprive Penangites Of Their Homes.
PR Penang is under siege in this general elections from the triple unholy alliance of BN, 1Malaysia Penang Welfare Club and unscrupulous housing developers. Clearly a BN victory in Penang will not only result in return of corruption but also deprive 4,000 families in Penang of their homes. The latest to join BN’s effort to seize power in Penang are unscrupulous housing developers with a chequered history of not only fulfilling their promises to their buyers with defective products but also causing them heartbreak by failing to give out strata titles as required by the law.
Continue reading ‘PR Penang Under Siege From The Triple Unholy Alliance Of BN, 1 Malaysia Penang Welfare Club And Unscrupulous Housing Developers Whose Victory In Penang Will Not Only Result In Return Of Corruption But Also Deprive Penangites Of Their Homes.(en/bm/cn)’
Press Statement By Penang Pakatan Rakyat Chair And Caretaker Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 1.5.2013.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Disrespectful To Existing 4,000 Families, Desperate In Making New Empty Election Promises And Dishonest In Repeating Unfulfilled Recycled Promises That The Federal Government Will Build 9,999 Units Of Low And Medium-Cost Apartments In Air Putih, Air Itam And Paya Terubong.
Caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is Disrespectful to existing 4,000 families, Desperate in making new empty election promises and Dishonest in repeating unfulfilled recycled promises that the federal government will build 9,999 units of low and medium-cost apartments in the 3 state constituencies of Air Putih, Air Itam and Paya Terubong.
Continue reading ‘Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Disrespectful To Existing 4,000 Families, Desperate In Making New Empty Election Promises And Dishonest In Repeating Unfulfilled Recycled Promises That The Federal Government Will Build 9,999 Units Of Low And Medium-Cost Apartments In Air Putih, Air Itam And Paya Terubong.(en/bm/cn)’
2013 May Day Message by DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 1.5.2013.
Prioritising Malaysian Workers With A RM 1,100 Monthly Minimum Wage As A Step Towards Achieving Our Target Of A Minimum Household Income Of RM4,000 in 5 Years.
As workers throughout Malaysia celebrate Labour Day 2013, our country badly needs to change in order to address the mounting debt problem faced by every Malaysian family.
According to Bank Negara’s Annual Report 2012, Malaysia’s household debt stood at RM 755 billion or 81% of our GDP (Gross Domestic Product),making us one of the most indebted nations in Asia. In fact, the estimated rate of growth of household loans in Malaysia stands at 11%, which is higher than our country’s estimated nominal GDP growth of 7.8%.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 30.4.2013.
The 95% That PAS And DAP Are In Agreement Are Embodied In The PR Manifesto(Buku Jingga) And Common Policy.
DAP reminds its leaders and members to be extremely cautious when speaking to the MCA-controlled Star when in its report today, the Star can even distort and lie about a written joint statement by both PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and myself. We had stated in our statement yesterday that both DAP and PAS are 95% in agreement on common principles and policies that benefit the people.
This 95% that both PAS and DAP are in agreement are embodied in the PR Manifesto(Buku Jingga) and Common Policy. However Star reported that both DAP and PAS are only 95% in agreement with the PR Manifesto. This is untrue as both DAP and PAS are 100% fully supportive of the PR manifesto.
Continue reading ‘The 95% That PAS And DAP Are In Agreement Are Embodied In The PR Manifesto(Buku Jingga) And Common Policy.(en/cn)’
Press Statement / Press Highlight by SG DAP Malaysia Lim Guan Eng in Press Conference at DAP Sabah HQ KK on 22 Apr 2013:
Restoring Sabah’s Dignity
Corruption is the biggest problem in Sabah. We will run a clean government that has open public declaration of assets and open competitive tenders.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In DAP Headquarters In Kuala Lumpur On 21.4.2013.
DAP Parliamentary candidate for Sim Tong Him has 24 hours to withdraw and fully support DAP candidate for Kota Laksamana Lai Keun Ban or else he would have to bear full responsibility for BN winning both Kota Laksamana state seat and Kota Melaka parliamentary seat. DAP national leadership have received many queries on how to vote following Sim’s shocking decision to contest for Kota Melaka parliament under DAP ticket but contest Kota Laksamana state seat as an independent. Sim is using one leg to step on two different boats at the same time.
Many are offended by this act of dishonesty by Sim in cheating the party to give him the letter of authority to contest in the Kota Melaka parliamentary seat but yet not inform the DAP national leadership that he intends to contest in the Kota Laksamana state seat as an independent. If I had known that Sim had intended to contest the Kota Laksamana state seat as an independent, I would not have signed the letter of authority as DAP Secretary-General appointing Sim as the DAP candidate to contest as the Kota Melaka parliamentary candidate.
Continue reading ‘Sim Tong Him Has 24 Hours To Withdraw And Fully Support DAP Candidate For Kota Laksamana Lai Keun Ban Or Else He Would Have To Bear Full Responsibility For BN Winning Both Kota Laksamana State Seat And Kota Melaka Parliamentary Seat.(en/bm/cn)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In DAP Headquarters In Kuala Lumpur On 20.4.2013.
Sim Tong Him Can Not Contest Under DAP As Parliamentary Candidate for Kota Melaka And At The Same Time As An Independent State Candidate For Kota Laksamana.
DAP urges DAP Parliamentary candidate for Kota Melaka Sim Tong Him to publicly withdraw as an independent candidate for the Kota Laksamana state seat as well as declaring full support for DAP official state candidate Lai Kuen Ban. By putting himself as an independent candidate for Kota Laksamana against Lai Kuen Ban, Sim is doing not only the party a great disservice but also set back the hopes of Melaka voters who had wanted to see a change of government in Malaysia from BN to PR.
Continue reading ‘Sim Tong Him Can Not Contest Under DAP As Parliamentary Candidate for Kota Melaka And At The Same Time As An Independent State Candidate For Kota Laksamana.(en/cn)’
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In DAP Headquarters In Kuala Lumpur On 18.4.2013
DAP will use the PAS symbol in Peninsular Malaysia and the PKR symbol in Sabah & Sarawak for the 13th general elections unless the Registrar of Societies (ROS)’s cowardly and dastardly attempt to assassinate the Rocket is withdrawn by revoking its 17 April 2013 letter not recognising the office-bearers of the Central Executive Committee(CEC). By not recognising the office-bearers of the CEC elected by the delegates on 15 December 2012, I have no power to issue authorisation letters in my official capacity as Secretary-General to DAP
candidates to use the Rocket symbol.
The DAP CEC in its meeting tonight decided that ROS must revoke its letter not recognising the office-bearers in the CEC by 3pm tomorrow on Friday.
Continue reading ‘DAP will use the PAS symbol in Peninsular Malaysia and the PKR symbol in Sabah & Sarawak for the 13th general elections unless the Registrar of Societies (ROS)’s cowardly and dastardly attempt to assassinate the Rocket is withdrawn by revoking its 17 April 2013 letter not recognising the office-bearers of the Central Executive Committee(CEC).(en/cn)’