I refer to Bernama report highlighting my speech at the opening of the Penang Institute RM5 million new building 10 days ago which was only published now. The gist of the text of my speech stresses on the practice of freedom in Penang, the only place where there is freedom before speech and freedom after speech in Malaysia.

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 8.7.2016.

I refer to Bernama report highlighting my speech at the opening of the Penang Institute RM5 million new building 10 days ago which was only published now. The gist of the text of my speech stresses on the practice of freedom in Penang, the only place where there is freedom before speech and freedom after speech in Malaysia.

I had reminded Penang Institute that whilst such freedom gives them the right to dissent and have opposing views with the state government even publicly, as the principal funders of Penang Institute the state government expects loyalty. In other words, they can not work secretively and surreptitiously with those who openly oppose and wants to bring down the state government. Continue reading ‘I refer to Bernama report highlighting my speech at the opening of the Penang Institute RM5 million new building 10 days ago which was only published now. The gist of the text of my speech stresses on the practice of freedom in Penang, the only place where there is freedom before speech and freedom after speech in Malaysia.’

Perutusan Hari Raya Aidilfitri DAP (e/c)

Perutusan Hari Raya Aidilfitri DAP Oleh Setiausaha-Agung DAP Merangkap Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Kuala Lumpur pada 8.7.2016.

Masalah utama rakyat Malaysia adalah ekonomi, khususnya keadaan ekonomi lembab yang menjejaskan perniagaan dan kenaikan harga barang yang menyebabkan wang tak cukup belanja bagi golongan makan gaji. Keadaan ekonomi yang meleset kian meruncing sekarang. Kenaikan harga barangan asas seperti ayam dalam musim Hari Raya memang menjadikan sambutan tahun ini lebih mencabar berbanding dengan tahun sebelumnya.

Keadaan ekonomi lembab ini disebabkan oleh pengenaan GST dan penurunan nilai matawang ringgit ekoran skendal kewangan 1MDB sebanyak RM50 bilion dan skendal donation RM4 bilion. Kenaikan harga minyak buat pertama kali sejak bulan April 2016, sungguhpun hanya 5 sen adalah petunjuk bahawa keadaan ekonomi akan bertambah lebih buruk lagi. Kini harga petrol RON95, RON97 dan diesel masing-masing pada harga RM1.75, RM2.10 dan RM1.60 seliter. Continue reading ‘Perutusan Hari Raya Aidilfitri DAP (e/c)’

Speech At Launching Ceremony for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016. (e/c)

Speech by Mr. Lim Guan Eng, The Chief Minister of Penang in Launching Ceremony for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 , 7 July 2016, Armenian Park, George Town

A very good morning to all of you and welcome to the Launching Ceremony for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016.

I would like to commend George Town World Heritage Incorporated and the working team of George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 for putting this together with the 11 existing and 9 new partners from the local communities. Their contributions and participation in this annual affair is integral towards its success by giving us the opportunity to showcase the diverse culture and heritage of George Town. Continue reading ‘Speech At Launching Ceremony for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016. (e/c)’

Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri!(bm)

Utusan Hari Raya Aidilfitri Oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 5.7.2016.

Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Dalam keadaan ekonomi yang penuh mencabar dan wang tak cukup belanja oleh golongan makan gaji ekoran impak negatif daripada GST, kerajaan negeri harap musim perayaan terbesar di Malaysia dapat membantu dengan kemasukan pelancong-pelancong yang akan memberikan peluang kepada peniaga. Bonus Raya yang lebih oleh kerajaan negeri tahun ini sebanyak 0.75 bulan(berbanding dengan 0.5 bulan tahun lepas) dengan minima RM700/- untuk kesemua anggota pentadbiran kerajaan negeri juga diharapkan dapat memeriahkan dan mengimarahkan sambutan Hari Raya di Pulau Pinang. Continue reading ‘Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri!(bm)’

BN Wants To Put Me In Jail For 20 Years For A Non-Existent Corruption Offence Of Approving The Rezoning Of A Piece Of Land In Balik Pulau From Agriculture To Housing That Is Still Agriculture Because Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang Rejected The Rezoning To Housing And Completely Unrelated To The Sale Of Taman Manggis Land.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 1.7.2016.

When BN and BN Ministers launched their big “expose” of my so-called corruption scandal of buying my bungalow lot cheaply, they linked it to the sale of over 1 acre of government land in Taman Manggis for a hospital project they claimed is meant for the poor. Even though the Penang state government repeatedly explained that it was the previous BN state government that had wanted to develop Taman Manggis land commercially and that it had nothing to do with the purchase of my bungalow because the Taman Manggis land was sold off to the highest bidder by open competitive tender, BN continued their political conspiracy and attack.

The two charges of corrupt practice against me has finally exposed the political conspiracy of BN and its leaders, especially Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, as not only a coward and liar but also a dishonest hypocrite. There are no corruption charges against me relating to Taman Manggis. Despite all the hype and even threats for a public debate that Abdul Rahman then chickened out, nothing came out of the Taman Manggis land investigations proving the lies of BN. Continue reading ‘BN Wants To Put Me In Jail For 20 Years For A Non-Existent Corruption Offence Of Approving The Rezoning Of A Piece Of Land In Balik Pulau From Agriculture To Housing That Is Still Agriculture Because Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang Rejected The Rezoning To Housing And Completely Unrelated To The Sale Of Taman Manggis Land.(e/m/c)’

The 2 charges against me under the Malaysian anti-corruption Commission Act (MACC) and Penal Code for corrupt practice is a clear act of political persecution motivated solely to destroy me as Penang Chief Minister. (e/m/c)

Press Statement by Lim Guan Eng on 30 Jun 2016:

The 2 charges against me under the Malaysian anti-corruption Commission Act (MACC) and Penal Code for corrupt practice is a clear act of political persecution motivated solely to destroy me as Penang Chief Minister. I had explained to MACC that the purchase of the bungalow from Ms Phang Li Koon is above-board, an arms-length transaction on a willing buyer and seller basis without any coercion or special favours granted from me or the state government.

Ms Phang is a friend of my wife and has no active business relationship with the state government. She is not a housing developer and the bungalow she sold me for RM2.8 million was built in the 1980s.
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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT FOUNDER INSTITUTE GRADUATION SESSION(e/c)

SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT FOUNDER INSTITUTE GRADUATION SESSION AT @CAT WISMA YEAP CHOR EE 28 JUNE 2016

ACCELERATING TECH & CREATIVE STARTUPS

Firstly, I am very pleased to be here this afternoon to witness this momentous occasion. Congratulations to each and every one of you. You should be very proud of yourselves for accomplishing this goal, persevering through one of the most challenging 14-weeks experience to become the first ever Founder Institute Penang graduates.

FOUNDER INSTITUTE PROGRAMME

Founder Institute (FI) is one of the world’s largest entrepreneur training and idea stage accelerator program originating from the Silicon Valley, offering weekly curriculum for 14-weeks of company-building sessions designed to help tech entrepreneurs to build every aspect of their business, from the core idea to the product and revenue model. After a highly successful test launch at the end of 2015 and early 2016, the Penang Chapter was officially formed and is now being led by local startup leaders Chan Kee Siak (Founder & CEO, Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd) & Heislyc Loh (Founder & CEO, CoRate) together with a selected group of top mentors who provide their advice and critical feedback. The official Penang program commenced on 15th March, 2016 and ended 2-weeks ago on 14th June, 2016, held at Penang @CAT, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee. Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that accepts founders with day jobs and shares equity with all participants. Continue reading ‘SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT FOUNDER INSTITUTE GRADUATION SESSION(e/c)’

在承认统考文凭课题上,我们华社到底还要走多久,才能走完那“一哩路”?

槟州首席部长林冠英于2016年6月28日在吉隆坡发表声明:

在承认统考文凭课题上,我们华社到底还要走多久,才能走完那“一哩路”?马华一再尝试点燃人民的希望,到最后却又交不出成绩,令华社非常失望。因此,促请马华不要再自欺欺人,坦然承认自己“当家不当权”这个事实。

马华和民政在政府承认独中统考文凭课题上已经纠缠了数十年,教育部副部长张盛闻也承认自己加入马华已有16年并参与教育工作。令人愤怒的是,数十年了我们华社至今仍周旋在统考课题上,裹足不前。这显示,马华民政根本就只会讲不会做,满口谎言欺骗人民。 Continue reading ‘在承认统考文凭课题上,我们华社到底还要走多久,才能走完那“一哩路”?’

Speech by Chief Minister of Penang at GDVT Engagement with the Industry(e/c)

Speech by Chief Minister of Penang GDVT Engagement with the Industry 17 June 2016 PSDC ,Penang

On the 18th of September last year, the State Government signed a RM2 million – Penang State Government sponsorship agreement with the Penang Skills and Development Centre (PSDC), to finance the German Dual Vocational Training (GDVT) programme in Penang.

Today, I am very pleased to announce that the programme has been successfully embraced by the manufacturing industry. The manufacturing industry’s participation is crucial if we are to succeed in deepening the talent pool for middle managers. German Vocational Training (GDVT) is the best in the world and we are proud to be able to bring it to Penang.
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Press Statement for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 (e/c)

Press Conference for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 16 June 2016, Level 28, Chief Minister’s Office, KOMTAR

A very good afternoon to everyone. Thank you for your presence, and welcome to the press conference for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016.

Organised by George Town World Heritage Incorporated with the support and participation of City Council of Penang Island, Penang Global Tourism, Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO, George Town Festival and 20 various local communities, this annual affair in the month of July is no stranger to all of us. Continue reading ‘Press Statement for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 (e/c)’

Abdul Rahman Dahlan Should Stop Behaving Like A Headless Chicken Trying To Chicken Out From His Own Challenge To Debate Me By Entrapping Me To Sue Him For Defamation, Where He Can Then Rely On The Excuse That The Debate Cannot Proceed Because It Is Sub Judice(e/c).

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 16.6.2016.

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan should stop behaving like a headless chicken trying to chicken out from his own challenge to debate me by entrapping me to sue him for defamation, where he can then rely on the excuse that the debate cannot proceed because it is sub judice. This is a classic tactic of cowards; similar to the explanation used by a person accused of murdering both his parents pleading for clemency because he is an orphan.

To jog the memory of Abdul Rahman, it was Rahman that first challenged me to a public debate televised on TV3 or RTM. When I immediately accepted, Abdul Rahman panicked and fled overseas for 10 days. When he returned home, he relied on the inspector-general of police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to save his neck, when Khalid adviced that the debate should be called off pending investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC). Continue reading ‘Abdul Rahman Dahlan Should Stop Behaving Like A Headless Chicken Trying To Chicken Out From His Own Challenge To Debate Me By Entrapping Me To Sue Him For Defamation, Where He Can Then Rely On The Excuse That The Debate Cannot Proceed Because It Is Sub Judice(e/c).’

Oppose Toll Rates Hike Of 12 Highways By Denying BN Victories In The Kuala Kangsar And Sungai Besar Parliamentary By-Elections. Which Will Only Strengthen UMNO That Has Already Been Enhanced By The New Co-operation With PAS 14 MPs. (e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 14.6.2016.

Do not let the toll rates of 12 highways be increased this year by denying BN victories in the Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar Parliamentary by-elections.

DAP is disappointed at Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof’s refusal to openly state that toll rates of eight tolled highways will not be increased this year, with four more scheduled to be increased next year. The eight highways to be increased their toll rates on 1.1.2016 are North-South Expressway, Linkedua, Kesas, Elite, LDP, Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE), Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH), and New North Klang Straits Bypass Expressway (NNKSB). Continue reading ‘Oppose Toll Rates Hike Of 12 Highways By Denying BN Victories In The Kuala Kangsar And Sungai Besar Parliamentary By-Elections. Which Will Only Strengthen UMNO That Has Already Been Enhanced By The New Co-operation With PAS 14 MPs. (e/m/c)’

UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANTIKAN AHLI MAJLIS PENGANGKUTAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG (PENANG TRANSPORT COUNCIL – PTC)

UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANTIKAN AHLI MAJLIS PENGANGKUTAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG
(PENANG TRANSPORT COUNCIL – PTC), 14 JUN 2016, DI DEWAN BOSCH KOMPLEKS MASYARAKAT PENYAYANG

Selamat Pagi dan Salam Sejahtera.

Pertama sekali saya ingin mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada Kerajaan Negeri melalui Bahagian Kerajaan Tempatan, Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang di atas kejayaan menganjurkan Majlis Pelantikan Ahli Majlis Pengangkutan Negeri Pulau Pinang. Continue reading ‘UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANTIKAN AHLI MAJLIS PENGANGKUTAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG (PENANG TRANSPORT COUNCIL – PTC)’

“国家兴亡,匹夫有责”,瓜拉江沙和大港国会选区的华裔选民不能够再相信国阵领袖

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2016年6月13日在槟城发表的文告:

“国家兴亡,匹夫有责”,瓜拉江沙和大港国会选区的华裔选民不能够再相信国阵领袖,因为国阵领袖所许下的竞选诺言是不会实现的,就比如砂州最终没有华裔第二副首长,而马华助纣为虐,根本不敢对抗已和伊斯兰党结合,并支持伊刑法的巫统。

国阵领袖所许下的诺言是不会实现的。就如刚结束的砂州州选,国阵全国领袖和砂州首长阿德南在竞选期间答应委任华裔担任第二副首长。尽管华裔选票回流,但阿德南却没有实现委任华裔副首长的诺言。由此可见,国阵领袖简直是在空口说白话。阿德南在这件事件上反口,也没有任何国阵领袖,无论是来自巫统丶马华或民政党领袖出来批评。 Continue reading ‘“国家兴亡,匹夫有责”,瓜拉江沙和大港国会选区的华裔选民不能够再相信国阵领袖’

巫统不后悔支持伊刑法、不后悔违背内阁决定、不后悔不与马华协商、简直当马华如无物。

民主行动党秘书长暨峇眼国会议员林冠英于2016年6月11日在吉隆坡发表的文告:

巫统不后悔支持伊刑法、不后悔违背内阁决定、不后悔不与马华协商、简直当马华如无物。马华不敢反击,却反过来向行动党出气。马华留在国阵也无法阻止巫统支持伊刑法,这样他们如何制衡巫统?更遑论制裁巫统。

马华总会长拿督斯里廖中莱在江沙一场活动指责行动党与伊斯兰党手牵手推动伊刑法,指哈迪提呈伊刑法动议的时候,行动党没有阻止,反之嫁祸马华推卸责任。廖中莱谎言诬赖行动党已经到了语无伦次的地步,诬指行动党不敢反对伊刑法,敢问行动党国会挺身反对哈迪提呈伊刑法动议的时候,马华在哪里?马华还对巫统唯命是从,就像不敢看、不敢听与不敢说的三只猴子。 Continue reading ‘巫统不后悔支持伊刑法、不后悔违背内阁决定、不后悔不与马华协商、简直当马华如无物。’