One-Month Interim Raya Bonus For PBAPP Personnel(e)

SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG FAMILY DAY FOR PBAPP’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONS CONTINGENT

On behalf of the Penang State Government, I would like to congratulate the PBAPP contingent again for winning the title of ‘Champion Contingent of the National-level Worker’s Day Gathering 2017’.

We know that this win was the result of voluntary participation by 80 employees of the PBAPP family.
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MAJLIS PERASMIAN DAN PELANCARAN PENANG SUOQ RAMADAN 2017

TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PERASMIAN DAN PELANCARAN PENANG SUOQ RAMADAN 2017

Selamat petang dan salam sejahtera.

Saya berasa amat berbesar hati pada petang ini dapat bersama–sama berhimpun bagi menjayakan Majlis Perasmian dan Pelancaran Penang Suoq Ramadan 2017.

Program Penang Suoq Ramadan ini merupakan program tahunan yang dianjurkan oleh Kerajaan Negeri sempena menyambut bulan Ramadan. Program ini buat pertama kalinya telah dilancarkan pada tahun 2011 dan diteruskan pada setiap tahun dengan mencatatkan jumlah peningkatan yang amat memberangsangkan. Continue reading ‘MAJLIS PERASMIAN DAN PELANCARAN PENANG SUOQ RAMADAN 2017’

尊敬的独中教职员的一封信

槟州首席部长林冠英于2017年5月19日在光大乔治市发给槟城独中教职员的公开信

尊敬的独中教职员,

有句话说得好——“Mother gives birth to a child, teacher gives life”,老师在我们人生扉页中的确扮演不小的角色。身为人类灵魂工程师,您的启发和影响造就现在的我们,所以才诞生这句话——生我者为母,赋予我生命者为师。

所谓“春蚕到死丝方尽,蜡炬成灰泪始干”,为人师表的您处处为学生着想,除了言教,还得以身教来立德树人,您所扛的责任和压力远超过一般教书匠所应承担的范围。 Continue reading ‘尊敬的独中教职员的一封信’

Press Announcement on Gold and Jewellery Cluster at Batu Kawan Industrial Park (BKIP) led by Penang Goldsmith Association(e/m/c)

Good afternoon. I am pleased to be present today at the announcement of Gold and Jewellery Cluster at Batu Kawan Industrial Park. The investments of these five companies of the Penang Goldsmith Association involved in the of gold and jewellery industry will add shine and glitter not only to Penang as the hub for gold and jewellery but also to Batu Kawan Industrial Park as the emerging centre of technology activities in Penang.

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Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Must Fully Explain To Restore Public Confidence, especially Johoreans, On The Failed And Aborted Sale Of 60% In The 482 Acre Bandar Malaysia For RM7.42 Billion.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 4.5.2017.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak must fully explain to restore public confidence, especially Johoreans, on the failed and aborted sale of 60% in the 482 acre Bandar Malaysia for RM7.42 billion. Najib had abruptly cancelled his own programme to visit Bandar Malaysia, when the deal with the Sino-Malaysian consortium comprising Iskandar Waterfront Holdings (IWH) and China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) fell through. Continue reading ‘Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Must Fully Explain To Restore Public Confidence, especially Johoreans, On The Failed And Aborted Sale Of 60% In The 482 Acre Bandar Malaysia For RM7.42 Billion.(e/c)’

May Day Message(e/c)

Penang State Government 2017 May Day Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 1.5.2017.

For this year’s Labour Day, the Penang state government would like to reiterate our commitment towards a pro-poor, pro-jobs and pro-growth development policy for the people of Penang. We acknowledged the negative impact of the 1MDB financial scandal and the USD 1 billion donation scandals, leading to the drop in the value of the ringgit and the imposition of GST. GST must be abolished to curb rising inflation and higher costs of living.

Penang is a good example of a healthy financial administration with annual budget surpluses and low debt, without relying on the GST. To alleviate the financial burden of the people, a 6% discount of the assessment rates is given to all property owners for 2017. Those living in low-cost, low-medium cost and kampung houses, will be given full exemption of assessment rates for 2017. Continue reading ‘May Day Message(e/c)’

TRANSFORMASI KE ARAH NEGERI KEUSAHAWANAN DAN KEBAJIKAN (m/c)

1. Kewibawaan Tuan Yang Terutama Tun memang menyerlah dengan menjadi tunggak kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang yang paling lama dalam sejarah selama 16 tahun sejak mulai dilantik pada 1 hb Mei 2001. Kerajaan negeri juga menjunjung kasih kepada Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di Pertuan Agung yang sudi memperkenankan lantikan Tuan Yang Terutama Tun dalam upacara penyerahan watikah di Istana Besar semalam.

2. Dalam usaha untuk menjadikan Pulau Pinang sebagai sebuah negeri yang bertaraf antarabangsa dan pintar, Kerajaan Negeri perlu menjayakan transformasi ke arah negeri keusahawanan dan kebajikan, di mana semua rakyat diberikan peluang yang sama untuk mengecapi kemajuan ekonomi serta hasil kemakmuran juga dapat dinikmati oleh semua tanpa kira agama dan kaum. Transformasi ini bernampak hasil bila pertumbuhan per kapita GDP telah membangun daripada tercorot di bawah di antara semua negeri-negeri di Malayisa dalam tempoh 2005-2015 kepada yang paling baik mulai 2013 ke 2015. Continue reading ‘TRANSFORMASI KE ARAH NEGERI KEUSAHAWANAN DAN KEBAJIKAN (m/c)’

Penang Is The Only State In Malaysia Over The Last 10 Years From 2006-2015 Where Not A Single Square Inch Of Permanent Forest Reserves Has Been Cut (e/m/c)

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I regret some incorrect news reports of the proposed increase in penalties for domestic consumers who waste water or use water excessively, has been wrongly reported as an increase in water tariffs.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 24.4.2017.

I regret some incorrect news reports of the proposed increase in penalties for domestic consumers who waste water or use water excessively, has been wrongly reported as an increase in water tariffs. I reiterate that under the present proposal, water tariffs for domestic users remain unchanged.

Penang has the unfortunate record of the highest domestic water consumption rate in the country of around 286 litres per person per day in 2016. This compares unfavourable to the Malaysian national average of only 209 litres per person per day, the United Nations suggested usage of 165 and Singapore’s usage of only 148 litres per person per day. Continue reading ‘I regret some incorrect news reports of the proposed increase in penalties for domestic consumers who waste water or use water excessively, has been wrongly reported as an increase in water tariffs.(e/m/c)’

Penang is the first state to oppose Nuclear power energy plants in Malaysia and we will continue to do so(e/m/c)

Closing Speech by Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister cum Chairman of Penang Green Council on 22 April 2017 during Certificate Presentation Ceremony of Penang Green Idol 2017 at 1st Avenue:

Good evening and Happy Earth day!

First of all, thank you for gracing our event today to celebrate Earth Day with us. Earth Day is observed by many countries on April 22 each year to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide. And we are of no exception this day, every year, to demonstrate support to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.

Today, Earth Day coincides with the Final Round of Penang Green Idol Public Speaking Competition. This competition is a pre-event of the Penang International Green Carnival which will be held on 9 & 10 September 2017, we hope this learning platform equips the young with skills to speak persuasively and to listen to opinions on environmental issues and concerns, critically and constructively. Continue reading ‘Penang is the first state to oppose Nuclear power energy plants in Malaysia and we will continue to do so(e/m/c)’

Malaysia’s Economic Crisis Of Confidence Continues With March 2017 Showing The Highest Inflation Rate Since November 2008 When The World Was Reeling From The Global Financial Crisis.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 21.4.2017.

Malaysia’s economic crisis of confidence continues with March 2017 showing the highest inflation rate since November 2008 when the world was reeling from the global financial crisis. The inflation rate in March 2017 rose to 5.1%, the highest since touching 5.7% in November 2008. The only other occasion that inflation rate was higher, was in 1998 when Malaysia was also caught up in the Asian financial crisis caused by currency depreciation.

What is unique about this high inflation rate is that there is no global or regional financial crisis unlike in 1998 or 2008. This hike in inflation rate is specific only to countries facing socio-economic crisis caused by autocratic governments lacking accountability, entrenched corruption, failed economic policies and financial mismanagement without transparency. Continue reading ‘Malaysia’s Economic Crisis Of Confidence Continues With March 2017 Showing The Highest Inflation Rate Since November 2008 When The World Was Reeling From The Global Financial Crisis.(e/c)’

Lebih Setahun, PERDA Masih Tidak Jawab Dalam Skandal Kerugian RM15.2 Juta Dalam Penjualan Tanah Tanpa Tender Terbuka Dan Mengapa Hanya Memohon Membina 27 Buah Rumah Kedai Dan Tidak Ada Sebuah Pun Rumah Kos Rendah?(m/c)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 17.4.2017.

Lebih Setahun, PERDA Masih Tidak Jawab Dalam Skandal Kerugian RM15.2 Juta Dalam Penjualan Tanah Tanpa Tender Terbuka Dan Mengapa Hanya Memohon Membina 27 Buah Rumah Kedai Dan Tidak Ada Sebuah Pun Rumah Kos Rendah?

Adalah dikesali bahawa BN suka membuat fitnah bahawa kerajaan negeri Pakatan Harapan Pulau Pinang tidak menjalankan tender terbuka, bila yang tidak mengamalkan tender terbuka adalah kerajaan BN sendiri. BN mudah lupa bahawa Pulau Pinang merupakan satu-satu negeri dalam sejarah Malaysia yang dipuji oleh Transparancy International semata-mata kerana dasar tender terbuka. BN janganlah lagi cuba menegakkan benang yang basah. Continue reading ‘Lebih Setahun, PERDA Masih Tidak Jawab Dalam Skandal Kerugian RM15.2 Juta Dalam Penjualan Tanah Tanpa Tender Terbuka Dan Mengapa Hanya Memohon Membina 27 Buah Rumah Kedai Dan Tidak Ada Sebuah Pun Rumah Kos Rendah?(m/c)’

Sea reclamation Works Holding Up The Feasibility Study For The Under Seabed Tunnel Project Is On The Butterworth Side And Reclamation Work Has Still Not Commenced Despite Being Awarded By The BN Penang State Government In 1999.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 2.4.2017.

Sea reclamation works holding up the feasibility study for the under seabed tunnel project, is on the Butterworth side and reclamation work has still not commenced despite being awarded by the BN Penang state government in 1999. This Butterworth sea reclamation project is entirely different from the present reclamation project now undertaken by E&O Bhd group on the island since last year.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof should not mix up the E&O reclamation project on the island with the one on the mainland, located near to Penang Port in Butterworth involving 650 hectares, granted to Rayston Consortium Sdn Bhd. To date, Rayston is still carrying out its land reclamation master plan and the state government can only hope that they can complete it over the next 6 months. Continue reading ‘Sea reclamation Works Holding Up The Feasibility Study For The Under Seabed Tunnel Project Is On The Butterworth Side And Reclamation Work Has Still Not Commenced Despite Being Awarded By The BN Penang State Government In 1999.(e/c)’

Can the Prime Minister Give Assurances That Government Business Will Be Given Priority And Inform The Speaker Of The Dewan Rakyat That RUU355 Will Not Be Allowed To Be Put Up For Debate And Voted Upon In The Parliament?(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 30.3.2017.

Will BN flip-flop again on PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s Private Member’s Bill, to amend Syariah Court Powers(RUU355) widely seen as a precursor to hudud, by allowing the Dewan Rakyat Speaker to give priority for RU355 to be tabled during the current Parliamentary sitting? BN can still determine the fate of RUU by allowing RUU355 to come up for debate in Parliament and even be passed. It is not the Speaker but BN that decides.

After all, it is the government of the day that decides the business of Parliament, not the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat. The Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, being nominated by the BN Federal government, will have to go along with the direction of BN. Continue reading ‘Can the Prime Minister Give Assurances That Government Business Will Be Given Priority And Inform The Speaker Of The Dewan Rakyat That RUU355 Will Not Be Allowed To Be Put Up For Debate And Voted Upon In The Parliament?(e/c)’

DAP Endorses Annual 3 Days Paid Parental Leave To Look After Sick Children Under 12 Years Old.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 28.3.3017.

The DAP Central Executive Committee(CEC) at its meeting last night made a historic decision to adopt parental leave proposed by DAP Wanita. DAP Wanita Chief and Penang state EXCO member Chong Eng had made the proposal on the basis that many young working parents, especially those without family support in the cities, are struggling between paid jobs and caring for their children and family.

In a patriarchal society that follows the traditional model of gender division of family responsibilities, the father takes care of family livelihood whilst the mother takes care of the children and household. The burden of caring for a sick child invariably falls on the mother. Motherhood and caring for off springs are the main reason that women drop out from the career path, being paid less and discriminated in promotion. Continue reading ‘DAP Endorses Annual 3 Days Paid Parental Leave To Look After Sick Children Under 12 Years Old.(e/m/c)’