I have written in statement dated 22 May 2018 that the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has since April 2017 made payments on behalf of 1MDB amounting to RM6.98 billion. The figure has yet to include another RM954 million to be paid before the end of this year. These payments are tantamount to a major bailout of 1MDB.
Former Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Razak wrote on his Facebook on Friday evening that it is “wrong to call it a bail out of 1MDB”.
Continue reading “Dato’ Seri Najib Razak must be held responsible and accountable for the 1MDB scandal (e/c)”
The former Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Razak has issued a statement criticizing the present Government’s announcement that our debt is now RM1 trillion. He said it “will just unsettle the financial markets, alarm the credit rating agencies and investors confidence in our institutions such as our Bank Negara Malaysia”.
We would like the explain that the new Government will carry out our administration based on the principles of competency, accountability and transparency (CAT). We want to establish the true baseline on the state of financial affairs, diagnose the problems and then prescribe all necessary remedies. Continue reading “Explaining the facts behind Malaysia’s RM1 trillion of liabilities (e/c)”
Payments made by MOF on behalf of 1MDB
This statement is to confirm reports published today by The Wall Street Journal and Reuters on payments made by Bank Negara Malaysia and Khazanah to the Ministry of Finance, which were then utilized to service debt obligations of 1MDB. Continue reading “Payments made by MOF on behalf of 1MDB(e/c)”
My first day has started with a serie of meetings with all senior Treasury officials led by Deputy Treasurer-General, Datuk Siti Zauyah Mohd Desa and separately with the Auditor-General, Tan Sri Madinah binti Mohamad and her team.
Both of them briefed me on the current status on the nation’s finances and the shocking revelation that they were not able to access certain accounts and reports. There were also complaints that certain “red” files that were only accessible to certain parties which impeded officials and auditors from carry out their professional responsibilities with integrity. Continue reading “My first day has started with a serie of meetings with all senior Treasury officials(e/c)”
I have been informed by the Deputy Treasurer-General, Datuk Siti Zauyah binti Mohd Desa that among the most urgent items to be resolved in my first days of office is the payment of interest for 1MDB borrowings. This is because the amount of RM143.75 million is due to be paid by 1MDB on 30 May 2018.
I have also been informed that Arul Kanda remains as the President and CEO of 1MDB until 30 June 2018. Arul Kanda has to date insisted that 1MDB is fully able to service its debt obligations. Therefore, I have given instructions for Arul Kanda to brief and clarify if 1MDB is able to pay the above sum due next week. Continue reading “Payment of Interest for 1MDB (e/c)”
I have been asked when I will be bidding farewell to Penang when I assume my new post as Malaysian Finance Minister in Putrajaya. I will not be doing so, simply because I will not be leaving Penang. How can you leave Penang when Penang will always be my home and my family’s sanctuary?
I have said that you can take me out of Penang but you cannot take Penang out of me. The obvious reason is that we are all proud to be Penangites, Saya anak negeri Penang, “Wah si Penang lang”. We are proud at what Penang has been able to achieve since Penangites took the courageous step to vote for change and replace the BN state government with Pakatan in the heady days of the first political tsunami of 8 March 2008. Continue reading “Loving Penang and Malaysia (e/m/c)”
Kenyataan Media oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng pada 17.05.2018 di Kuala Lumpur:
DAP mengecam sekeras-kerasnya malapetaka terbaru di Jalur Gaza yang mengakibatkan jumlah kematian yang tertinggi sejak tahun 2014. Tentera Israel telah menembak mati sekurang-kurangnya 60 rakyat Palestin yang tidak bersenjata termasuk remaja, sementara 2,771 orang lain tercedera dengan 116 orang dalam keadaan kritikal. Pembunuhan 60 rakyat Palestin Tidak Bersenjata di Jalur Gaza oleh Rejim Israel Hanya Membuktikan Sekali Lagi Israel Adalah Pengganas Yang Tidak Berperikemanusiaan. Itulah sebabnya Israel tidak ada kawan sebenarnya di dunia kerana tidak ada sesiapa nak bersama dengan pengganas.
Continue reading “Pembunuhan 60 Rakyat Palestin Tidak Bersenjata Di Jalur Gaza Oleh Rejim Israel Hanya Membuktikan Sekali Lagi Israel Adalah Pengganas Yang Tidak Berperikemanusiaan(e/c)”
Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng in conjunction of the World Press Freedom Day in Kuala Lumpur on 3 May, 2018
This is not fake news: Pakatan Harapan Government will free the media and repeal all laws and policies that stifle the media.
Even before Parliament was dissolved on 7th March to make way for Malaysia’s 14th general election to be held on 9th May, the tightly-controlled mainstream media have been openly campaigning for Barisan Nasional, with their distortion and lies. Continue reading “Pakatan Harapan Federal Government Will Free The Media, And Repeal Laws And Policies That Stifle The Media #NotFakeNews(e/c)”
Speech By Penang Pakatan Harapan Chairman And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The Launch Of the Pakatan Harapan Penang 14th General Election Manifesto At The Penang Chinese Town Hall On 25.4.2018
I Love Penang
Ever since Pakatan took power on 8, March 2008, we have exceeded all expectations in establishing good governance and clean leadership, building public infrastructure, developing human talent, promoting arts and culture, embracing sustainable development, undertaking community projects through 4P(public, private, people and professional) Partnership, wiped out hard-core poverty as well as uphold a harmonious society that respects differences in faiths and beliefs. Continue reading “Speech By Penang Pakatan Harapan Chairman And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The Launch Of the Pakatan Harapan Penang 14th General Election Manifesto(e/m/c)”
在民间不断的质疑以及巨大的政治压力之下，看守首相拿督斯里纳吉终于开金口替马华灭火，清楚表明国阵若能在第14届全国大选中再次获得人民的委托，国阵政府将“承认”独中统考文凭，而非“考虑承认”，前提是国文科必须获得优等以及历史科及格。 Continue reading “过去的种种作为，人民已知道国阵并不可信，国阵委实不必继续消费统考议题，许下承诺又没有达成。若有诚意，国阵应该将其竞选宣言修改至和希望联盟一样，即采用“akan mengiktiraf”，而非“dipertimbangkan”。”
Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 24.4.2018.
BN Penang candidates announced today, must explain to their voters why the BN Manifesto has no plans for the Light Rail Transit(LRT) from Penang to Seberang Perai, which “moves people, not vehicles. Or why the BN manifesto does not talk about abolishing toll for all vehicles in the first Penang Bridge. BN Penang Chairman Teng Chang Yeow has not only stubbornly refused to explain why he opposes the construction of a LRT in Penang, except to say that BN is intent on cancelling the Penang Pakatan state government’s proposal to finance and build our own LRT. Continue reading “BN Penang Candidates Must Explain Why The BN Manifesto Refuses To Abolish Toll For All Vehicles In The First Penang Bridge And Has No Plans To Build The Light Rail Transit(LRT) From Penang To Seberang Perai To Alleviate Traffic Congestion.(e/m/c)”
马华坚称boleh dipertimbangkan就是承认，那较早前槟州政府写信予联邦政府的文化及旅游部要求在大马第十一计划下批准升旗山增建一项缆车计划，对方回信将会进行pertimbangan，那岂不是意味着联邦政府将会批准，州可以开庆功宴庆祝？但问题是新的缆车在哪里？请问这项耗资2亿5000万令吉，连贯升旗山与直落巴巷的缆车计划是否获得批准了？答案当然是否定的，因为回函只是写着“考虑”。 Continue reading “幸好，希盟也有执政槟州政府的经验，槟州政府曾经在跟联邦政府申请批准各事项的时候，收过将会“考虑”(pertimbangan)的回函，不然可能就会被国阵宣言的“Dipertimbangkan”欺骗，让马华民政蒙混过关。”
Press Conference Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The Announcement of Penang 14th General Election Candidates In Penang On 21.4.2018.
DAP’s “I Love Penang” Team for the 14th General Election will fight for a Penang loved by all for being clean, green, safe and healthy. Pakatan Harapan is proud of the singular success of the Penang state government in transforming a state, once derided as the dirtiest state in Malaysia before 2008, into one of the cleanest states in Malaysia and one of the cleanest cities in ASEAN. Continue reading “DAP’s “I Love Penang” Team For The 14th General Election Will Fight For A Penang Loved By All For Being Clean, Green, Safe And Healthy.(e/m/c)”
SPEECH BY YAB LIM GUAN ENG “MAJLIS PELANCARAN PROJEK PUSAT HARMONI (HARMONY CENTRE), JALAN SCOTLAND, DAERAH TIMUR LAUT, PULAU PINANG” 19 APRIL 2018 (THURSDAY), 9.30 AM
Cultural and religious diversity and tolerance in Malaysia are the hallmarks of a harmonious and progressive society. Only a harmonious and progressive society can a state be international and intelligent. Continue reading “SPEECH BY YAB LIM GUAN ENG “MAJLIS PELANCARAN PROJEK PUSAT HARMONI (HARMONY CENTRE)(e/c)”
Press Statement By Caretaker Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 17.4.2018.
BN Penang is not only short of ideas by adopting a manifesto that is a copycat of Penang state government policies but is cruel in allowing Penangites to choke to death in traffic congestion. The lack of ideas, ideals and principles in BN was the reason why Penang was in decline when BN was in power under Dr Koh Tsu Koon as Penang Chief Minister. Continue reading “BN Penang Is Not Only Short Of Ideas By Adopting A Manifesto That Is A Copycat Of Penang State Government Policies But Is Cruel In Allowing Penangites To Choke To Death In Traffic Congestion.(e/c)”