Is Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang aware that he is now seen as a Trojan horse for UMNO by helping to threaten the break-up of PR by destroying PR’s carefully built-up consensus since 2008, based on keeping one’s word, mutual trust and respect that had gained the majority support of 52% of voters in the last general elections?(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 23.3.2015.

PR’s Survival Should Not Be Held Hostage By One Man Who Can Publicly Declare His Absolute Right To Betray Both DAP And PKR, Blithely Break His Promises As He And When Likes As Well As Unilaterally Violate The PR Consensus And Common Policy Framework By Working With UMNO.

PR’s survival should not be held hostage by one man who can publicly declare his absolute right to betray both DAP and PKR, blithely break his promises as and when he likes and unilaterally violates the PR consensus and common policy framework by working with UMNO. PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang unilateral decision to table a private members’ bill to allow the implementation of hudud laws in the current Parliament sitting which ends on April 9, is a final act of treachery by him in breaching the PR consensus agreed to by him personally during the PR Leadership Council meeting on 8 February 2015.
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Failing To Make Public Declaration Of Assets Is Akin To Failure To Establish Integrity In Leadership By Blocking Public Accountability, Transparency And Scrutiny.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 22.3.2015.

UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s claims that BN leaders had already declared their assets by making such asset declaration to the Prime Minister and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is a sham perversion of the concept of public declaration of assets, and is contrary to internationally accepted anti-corruption practices. Failing to make public declaration of assets is akin to failure to establish integrity in leadership by blocking public accountability, transparency and scrutiny. Continue reading ‘Failing To Make Public Declaration Of Assets Is Akin To Failure To Establish Integrity In Leadership By Blocking Public Accountability, Transparency And Scrutiny.(e/m/c)’

The Issue Facing The PR Leadership Council Is No Longer Just PAS Stubborn Insistence To Trust And Co-Operate With UMNO To Implement Hudud Laws But Also Their President’s Utter Contempt For PR By Repeatedly Breaking His Own Promises To PR Issued Personally.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 21.3.2015.

The Issue Facing The PR Leadership Council Is No Longer Just PAS Stubborn Insistence To Trust And Co-Operate With UMNO To Implement Hudud Laws But Also Their President’s Utter Contempt For PR By Repeatedly Breaking His Own Promises To PR Issued Personally.

PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang unilateral decision to table a private members’ bill to allow hudud implementation in the current Parliament sitting which ends on April 9, once again is a further act of treachery by PAS in breaching the PR consensus agreed to by him personally during the PR Leadership Council meeting on 8 February 2015. This was the final PR meeting chaired by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim before Anwar was imprisoned on 10 February, held at the PAS headquarters and attended by Hadi himself. Continue reading ‘The Issue Facing The PR Leadership Council Is No Longer Just PAS Stubborn Insistence To Trust And Co-Operate With UMNO To Implement Hudud Laws But Also Their President’s Utter Contempt For PR By Repeatedly Breaking His Own Promises To PR Issued Personally.(e/m/c)’

By Falling Into UMNO’s Trap To Betray PR’s Consensus And Common Policy In Passing Hudud Laws In The Kelantan State Assembly, PAS Kelantan Have Not Only Destroyed Its Electoral Prospects In Kelantan But Has Brought Closer UMNO’s Dreams Of Destroying PR.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 20.3.2015.

DAP leaders feel angry and betrayed by PAS Kelantan leaders and several of its pro-UMNO national leaders for its dishonesty, deceit and treachery by turning its back on PR and instead willing to trust UMNO to implement the Shariah Criminal Code II Enactment or hudud laws. Instead of the promised 4 amendments to the original 1993 hudud laws as promised to PR leaders during the final PR Leadership Council meeting chaired by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on 8 February 2015, PAS tabled the entire hudud bill with the full 71 clauses.

DAP firmly opposes the implementation of hudud laws not because it is Islamic, but because hudud is unconstitutional and contrary to our Federal Constitution. The Federal Constitution clearly spells out that even though Islam is the religion of Malaysia, Malaysia is not an Islamic state. The highest court, the Supreme Court in 1988 in the case of Che Omar bin Che Soh v Public Prosecutor, had reaffirmed that Malaysia is not an Islamic state.
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DAP mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya salahguna kuasa oleh pihak polis dalam soal penahanan Nurul Izzah Anwar; serta menggesa supaya beliau dilepaskan.

Kenyataan media oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 16 Mac 2015.

DAP mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya salahguna kuasa oleh pihak polis dalam soal penahanan Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai, Nurul Izzah Anwar; serta menggesa supaya beliau dilepaskan dengan serta merta.

Ketika Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob mahu disoal siasat oleh pihak polis, tidak pula menteri Umno itu ditahan reman semalaman oleh pihak polis. Malah pihak polis pula menyatakan bahawa Ismail seorang yang ‘sibuk’ dan tidak mempunyai masa untuk disiasat.
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1MDB Is Merely The Tipping Point For The Traditionally Poor Financial Management And Inefficient Allocation Of The Country’s Resources By The BN Federal Government, That Led To Malaysia Being The Worst Performing Stock Market And Currency In Asia-Pacific For 2014 Despite a 6% Economic Growth Rate. (e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 16.3.2015.

BN politicians are surprised at the reaction of investors to the Malaysian stock market and foreign exchange market to economic conditions in Malaysia that caused Kuala Lumpur Composite Index(KLCI) to have the unfortunate record of the worst performing stock market, and our currency the ringgit the largest depreciation in Asia Pacific in 2014. These BN politicians do not understand why our stock market dropped by 5.7% in 2014, the highest drop amongst all Asia Pacific bourses, despite a good economic growth rate of 6% last year.

Even countries like Thailand with lower economic growth rates of barely 1% in 2014, the Thailand stock exchange index rose by 15.3%, whilst Philippines was a star performer with a rise of 22.8% in the stock index in 2014 despite a growth rate less than Malaysia. Continue reading ‘1MDB Is Merely The Tipping Point For The Traditionally Poor Financial Management And Inefficient Allocation Of The Country’s Resources By The BN Federal Government, That Led To Malaysia Being The Worst Performing Stock Market And Currency In Asia-Pacific For 2014 Despite a 6% Economic Growth Rate. (e/c)’

DAP condemns the police for delaying far longer than necessary, the release from detention of DAP Socialist Youth chief and MP for Rasah Teo Kok Seong as well as activists Adam Adli Abdul Halim and Mandeep Singh (e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 15.3.2015.

DAP condemns the police for delaying far longer than necessary, the release from detention of DAP Socialist Youth chief and MP for Rasah Teo Kok Seong as well as activists Adam Adli Abdul Halim and Mandeep Singh, by abusing Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code(CPC) in seeking a four day remand order over their involvement in the #KitaLawan rallies. The magistrate instead issued Teo a one day remand order whilst the other two were given a 3-day remand order.

According to Section 117 (2) CPC, remand order is given by magistrate to detain an accused person based on the maximum punishment for offences being investigated. If the offence under investigation is punishable with imprisonment for less than fourteen (14) years, then the remand shall not be more than four (4) days on the first application, and shall not be more than three (3) days on the second application. On the other hand, if the Continue reading ‘DAP condemns the police for delaying far longer than necessary, the release from detention of DAP Socialist Youth chief and MP for Rasah Teo Kok Seong as well as activists Adam Adli Abdul Halim and Mandeep Singh (e/c)’

1MDB Will Haunt Our Financial Capital Markets And Even Contribute To A Further Depreciation Of The Ringgit If BN Ministers Continues To Be In Denial That There Is No Bailout Of 1MDB Even After RM600 Million of A RM950 Million BN Federal Government Standby Credit Has Been Utilised By 1MDB.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 15.3.2015.

1MDB will haunt our financial capital markets and even contribute to a further depreciation of the Ringgit if BN Ministers continues to be in denial that there is no bailout of 1MDB even after RM600 million of a RM950 million BN Federal Government Standby Credit has been utilised by 1MDB. Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah is like an “ostrich in the sand” for insisting that the Government’s injection of RM950mil in standby credit for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) does not in any way constitute a bailout, because 1MDB is not a failed organisation but is only facing a short-term cash flow problem.

Clearly Ahmad forgets basic high-school accounting that bankruptcy is most commonly caused by insolvency in not having enough cash to pay your debts, even when your financial accounts shows healthy accounting profits. There are many companies that have gone bust because they are unable to meet their short-term cash obligations despite having billions of dollars in assets. Continue reading ‘1MDB Will Haunt Our Financial Capital Markets And Even Contribute To A Further Depreciation Of The Ringgit If BN Ministers Continues To Be In Denial That There Is No Bailout Of 1MDB Even After RM600 Million of A RM950 Million BN Federal Government Standby Credit Has Been Utilised By 1MDB.(e/m/c)’

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) And BN MPs Should Stop Their “Sandiwara” Of Pledging To Fight Corruption(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 9.3.2015.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) And BN MPs Should Stop Their “Sandiwara” Of Pledging To Fight Corruption When They Have Failed To Prevent The RM42 Billion 1MDB Scandal Or Taken Any Action Over The RM 52 Billion Missing Bumi Shares Scandal And The RM13.5 Billion Port Klang Free Trade Zone Scandal.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) and BN MPs should stop their “sandiwara” of pledging to fight corruption when they have failed to prevent the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal or taken any action over the RM 52 billion missing bumi shares scandal and the RM13.5 billion Port Klang Free Trade Zone scandal. If the BN MPs want to make a personal statement by showing their sincerity for upholding integrity in leadership, they can publicly declare their assets to compel Ministers and the Prime Minister to do the same.

As part of the ruling state government in Penang, all PR state assemblypersons in Penang have publicly declared their assets to demonstrate this commitment to integrity in leadership and fight corruption. Further Penang has also implemented competitive open tenders and barred family members of government leaders from doing business with the state government.
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Surat Kepada Perdana Menteri

PSUKPP/21/0353/26 Klt. 2 (1)

4 Mac, 2015

YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Menteri Kewangan Malaysia
Kompleks Kementerian Kewangan
No. 5, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 2
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62592 PUTRAJAYA

Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri,

PENGECUALIAN CUKAI BARANGAN DAN PERKHIDMATAN ATAU GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST) TERHADAP PROJEK-PROJEK KERAJAAN YANG DILAKSANAKAN UNTUK MANFAAT DAN KESEJAHTERAAN RAKYAT

Dengan hormatnya kami ingin menarik perhatian YAB Dato’ Sri tentang masalah projek-projek Kerajaan Negeri turut dikenakan Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan atau Goods and Services Tax (GST) sebanyak 6% mulai 1 April 2015.
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Speech during the Ground breaking ceremony for Public and Affordable Housing Scheme in Jalan SP Chelliah(e/m/c)

Ground breaking ceremony for Public and Affordable Housing Scheme in Jalan SP Chelliah, on Friday, 6th March at 10 am.
Speech by YAB Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang

I am honoured to be here today, to officiate the ground breaking ceremony for this much-awaited Public and Affordable Housing Scheme at Jalan SP Chelliah, George Town.

In this regard, I would like to congratulate Penang Development Corporation (PDC), Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) and Developer Zubicon Sdn Bhd for working together, in the spirit of public private sector partnership, in bringing this project to fruition, for the people of Penang.

The state government has established the Public Housing Fund and Affordable Homes Fund, the largest by a state government in Malaysian history, worth RM 500 million to build 22,545 public housing units ( less than RM 72,500 ) and affordable housing units ( less than RM 400,000 ). Continue reading ‘Speech during the Ground breaking ceremony for Public and Affordable Housing Scheme in Jalan SP Chelliah(e/m/c)’

Najib Should Answer Daim’s Accusation Questioning How Come The Value Of The Ringgit Depreciated So Precipitously And The Bursa Malaysia Performed The Worst Amongst All Regional Stockmarkets If There Was Such Brilliant Economic Stewardship.

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 1.3.2015.

If the Merdeka Centre polling survey is correct, only 18% of the Chinese community as compared to 58% of the Malay community are satisfied with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s performance. The level of Chinese support could have been reduced further if the survey, which was conducted in January, had been carried out this month following Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s racist call on the Malays to boycott Chinese traders with outrageous lies that the Chinese trader were the cause of prices not going down and that the Chinese oppressed the Malays.

Najib should be happy to still get even 10% support from the Chinese community when he had openly allowed such overtly anti-Chinese, racist and extremist sentiments to be expressed by his Cabinet member without being punished. Such racist and extremist remarks by Ismail Sabri antagonised not only the non-Malay community but moderate Malays, who were shocked at such scapegoating to detract attention from the BN Federal government’s failures to manage the economy well.
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To Help UMNO Win Permatang Pauh Parliamentary Seat, UMNO Will Not Contest In Cempaka To Please PAS And Distance Itself From Ibrahim Ali’s Deplorable Attacks On Tok Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat Even After Nik Aziz’s Death.

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 16.2.2015.

UMNO Pulau Pinang is clearer stronger than UMNO Kelantan. This is demonstrated by UMNO Kelantan Chairman Mustapa Mohamed suggesting that UMNO should not contest in the Cempaka state seat that is vacant following the death of PAS spiritual leader and former Kelantan Menteri Besar Tok Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat. Mustapa’s rationale for opting out of contesting is to focus on flood repairs and rehabilitation work, sounded so weak and unconvincing that even pro-UMNO Perkasa President Ibrahim Ali criticised it as hypocritical.

In contrast to Kelantan UMNO’s reluctance, UMNO Pulau Pinang Chairman Zainal Abidin Osman is going all-out to contest Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat because UMNO Penang is confident of doing well. This suggestion of contesting in one out of two by-elections is a calculated political strategy to maximize UMNO’s strength, concentrate its resources and divide PR by pleasing PAS. To help UMNO win Permatang Pauh Parliamentary seat, UMNO will not contest in Cempaka to please PAS and distance itself from Ibrahim Ali’s deplorable attacks on Tok Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat, even after Nik Aziz’s death.
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The following resolutions were passed unanimously by the DAP Central Executive Committee(CEC) at a meeting yesterday evening on 13.2.2014(e/m)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 14.2.2015.

The following resolutions were passed unanimously by the DAP Central Executive Committee(CEC) at a meeting yesterday evening on 13.2.2014:

1. DAP extends our deepest condolences to the family, PAS and their members of former Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Tok Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, on 12.2.2014. The late Tok Guru was highly regarded by all Malaysians, adored by Muslims and well respected by non-Muslims for his personal integrity, courage and humble lifestyle as well as deep humanity and multi-religious harmony. Tok Guru will be missed for his abiding faith in Islam, unyielding resolve to face up to the might of Barisan Nasional and UMNO; his belief in the future of Pakatan Rakyat and determination to strengthen Pakatan Rakyat to fight BN’s widespread abuse of power and corruption.

2. DAP declares its full support for Parliamentary Opposition Leader Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim in facing a 5-year imprisonment sentence, as part of a political conspiracy to end his political career and prevent a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy through constitutional means from BN’s dictatorship. DAP urges Malaysians to turn their sorrow and tears of Anwar’s imprisonment into strength to intensify the struggle towards freedom, justice, truth and democracy. Let the coming Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election be the first salvo towards the campaign not just for Anwar’s freedom but also the liberty of Malaysia. Continue reading ‘The following resolutions were passed unanimously by the DAP Central Executive Committee(CEC) at a meeting yesterday evening on 13.2.2014(e/m)’

How Can Liow Tiong Lai Accept Ismail Sabri’s Meaningless Expression of Regret That Did Not Retract Nor Say Sorry To The Chinese Community For Ismail’s Lies Maligning The Chinese Community For Oppressing The Malays And That Chinese Traders Are To Be Blamed For Not Reducing Prices?

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 13.2.2015.

DAP condemns Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for refusing to end the racist controversy for his vicious falsehoods against the Chinese community. While this is not surprising coming from a racist UMNO Minister, it is sad that MCA President Liow Tiong Lai has meekly accepted Ismail Sabri’s illogical rationale that appear to justify Ismail’s attacks against the Chinese community.

How can Liow Tiong Lai accept Ismail Sabri’s meaningless expression of regret that did not retract nor say sorry to the Chinese Community for Ismail’s lies maligning the Chinese community for oppressing the Malays and that Chinese traders are to be blamed for not reducing prices?
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