Speech during Broadcom Global Distribution Warehouse Opening Ceremony (e/c)

Good morning. I am pleased to be present today at the opening ceremony of Broadcom Global Distribution Warehouse at Batu Kawan Industrial Park. This Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by this top American developer and global supplier of products based on analog and digital semiconductor technologies, marks the continued growth of investments into Penang.

Penang – E&E Sector Growth and Hub of Global Distribution

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has projected that the global semiconductor sales will increase by 11.5% to reach USD377.8 billion this year, and the Asia Pacific region will experience the highest growth of 12.4%. Out of the RM59 billion approved investment recorded from 2008-2016, RM14 billion or 24% were from US investors, which makes US the largest FDI contributor to the Penang economy. Continue reading ‘Speech during Broadcom Global Distribution Warehouse Opening Ceremony (e/c)’

Takziah buat mangsa kebakaran Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah

Kenyataan media Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng pada hari Khamis 14 September 2017 di Kuala Lumpur.

Tidak ada kata-kata yang boleh diucapkan untuk menggambarkan kesedihan kita semua ketika menerima khabar tragedi kebakaran yang meragut nyawa anak-anak Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah di Kuala Lumpur awal pagi tadi.

Laporan awal memberitahu bahawa mangsa yang terkorban semuanya masih remaja, antara usia 13 hingga 17 tahun. Continue reading ‘Takziah buat mangsa kebakaran Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah’

American Investment Continues To Flow Unabated Into Penang(e/m/c)

Press Conference Statement by Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister in Komtar, George Town on 14 September, 2017

American Investment Continues To Flow Unabated Into Penang

The recent public announcement on the New York Stock Exchanged-listed Boston Scientific Corp commencing operations at its first Asian factory in Penang in Batu Kawan Industrial Park is a strong vote of confidence in Penang as a location of choice for investment. This is the 19th global manufacturing facility for the medical device giant, and its first in Asia.

According to its vice-president and general manager of manufacturing and distribution for Malaysia Dave Mitchell, the company has injected “hundreds of million of ringgit” into the new plant, with plans to add as many as 400 new local jobs over two years. He added “the company ultimately selected the Penang site for its high-skilled workforce, infrastructure to support manufacturing and business friendliness”. Continue reading ‘American Investment Continues To Flow Unabated Into Penang(e/m/c)’


Kenyataan Media oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang di KOMTAR, George Town pada 12 September 2017

Saya bagi pihak Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang ingin merafak sembah takziah kepada Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Hajah Haminah, Sultanah Kedah Darul Aman, kerabat Diraja dan seluruh rakyat Negeri Kedah Darul Aman di atas kemangkatan Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Al-Haj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah Sultan Negeri Kedah Darul Aman pada jam 2.30 petang, hari Isnin 11 September 2017 bersamaan 20 Zulhijjah 1439H di Istana Anak Bukit, Alor Setar, Kedah. Continue reading ‘MERAFAK SEMBAH TAKZIAH ATAS KEMANGKATAN KEBAWAH DULI YANG MAHA MULIA TUANKU SULTAN NEGERI KEDAH DARUL AMAN’

Halimah Yacob Has Succeeded For Singapore Where Even The United States Failed In Electing The First Woman President(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 12.9.2017.

DAP congratulates Halimah Yacob in being elected to Singapore’s highest office, as its first ever woman President. She has succeeded for Singapore where even the United States failed in electing a woman President.

Apart from breaking the glass ceiling for women, she is also a Malay and Muslim, a minority in Singapore. She also wears a tudung(hijab) without any restriction. This augurs well both for inclusion and diversity, granting equal opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, gender or background.
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Founder Institute Penang Graduation Day(e/c)

Founder Institute Penang Graduation Day – Batch # 2 @CAT Wisma Yeap Chor Ee 9 September 2017

Speech by YAB Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang


A very good morning to all of you.

I was pleased to witness the graduation of the 1st batch last year which successfully produced a total of 7 tech entrepreneurs, 2 of them whose projects were successfully funded by Cradle Fund.
Continue reading ‘Founder Institute Penang Graduation Day(e/c)’


Opening Speech by Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister cum Chairman of Penang Green Council on 9 September 2017 during the Opening Ceremony of Penang International Green Carnival 2017 at Setia SPICE Arena:

Good Afternoon and welcome to Penang International Green Carnival 2017, the biggest platform for environmental education in Northern Malaysia. The carnival’s theme this year – “Against Climate Change Together (Acct), Now!”, aims to raise environmental awareness and motivate people to tackle the cause and effect of global warming and create a net impact on fighting climate change.

Penang Future Foundation Dinner (e/c)

Speech by The Right Honourable Chief Minister of Penang, Penang Future Foundation Dinner,8 September 2017, Suffolk House

The evening ahead of us marks the State Government’s continuous commitment through the Penang Future Foundation scholarship programme, in providing outstanding and deserving Malaysian students with financial support to pursue their tertiary education locally. As Chairman of the PFF Selection Committee, it is my utmost pleasure to note that PFF continues to make a difference in the lives of its 190 scholars from the 2015 and 2016 batches. Continue reading ‘Penang Future Foundation Dinner (e/c)’

Press Announcement : “Inventions Exhibition” by Chief Minister of Penang

Press Announcement : “Inventions Exhibition” by Chief Minister of Penang

Tech Dome Penang will have a special Inventions Exhibition brought all the way from the National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This is their first international exhibition that is organized in Tech Dome and we are very proud that the prestigious National Science and Technology Museum has chosen Tech Dome.

This project takes up a total development cost of approximately RM 420,000. This exhibition will be held this year from Oct 1 – Dec 31 (3 months). Continue reading ‘Press Announcement : “Inventions Exhibition” by Chief Minister of Penang’

60th Merdeka Anniversary Message (e/m/c)

60th Merdeka Anniversary Message By The Penang State Government In Komtar on 31.8.2017

Keranamu Malaysia

We Love Malaysia and Penang :

because we refuse to hate each other

because we refute lies that buries truth

because we repudiate fear of differences and diversity

because we renounce bribes that corrupt our soul

because we resist autocrats who stifle freedom

because we reject kleptocrats who deny justice

because we will not permit them to steal our children’s future as they have stolen ours

We love Malaysia and Penang because we respect our different faith and cultures

We Love Penang simply because Penang is clean, green, safe and healthy

We love Malaysia that gives life and joy, a promise of hope for a better tomorrow

Love Malaysia!

PENANG CHIEF MINISTER Continue reading ’60th Merdeka Anniversary Message (e/m/c)’

60th Anniversary Merdeka Message (e/m/c)

60th Anniversary Merdeka Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 30 August 2017.

Malaysians Should Be Both Political Lifechangers And Economic Gamechangers To Reclaim Our Merdeka Promise As A Nation With A Heart That Loves Each Other, Values Principles And Upholds Our Fundamental Rights In The Federal Constitution.

As we celebrate our 60th Merdeka anniversary, whilst we remember the victorious struggle over the British colonialists, the struggle continues more urgently to establish, in the words Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman, “a new nation inspired by the ideals of justice and liberty”.

Therefore as we look forward to the next 60 years, Malaysians should be both political lifechangers and economic gamechangers to reclaim our Merdeka promise as a nation with a heart that loves each other, values principles and upholds our fundamental rights in the Federal Constitution.

The struggle of our politics are still divided by race and religion. Malaysians whether separated by geography or demography, whether old or young, male or female should consider what it is he or she wishes for the country today. Malaysians should take heart in the fact that despite the country’s many travails, we can empower themselves individually.

That is their right, and that is their duty. After all, political power rests with the Rakyat. We must reclaim the promise of Merdeka as established in the Federal Constitution – the right to enjoy democracy, freedom, justice, rule of law, the right to live with dignity and prosperity.

A government should be people-centric, focused on enabling, empowering and enriching the people. We will enable our citizens with adequate skills and knowledge that they need. We will empower our people with rights, opportunities and freedom. We will enrich lives by securing equitable development for all.

We do not want Malaysia to be known as a global kleptocracy. Neither do we want a Malaysia that is autocratic or one that fails to live up fully to its potential. Let us thus reclaim the promise of Malaysia as a great nation known world-wide as a nation with a heart.

A human heart for values of right over wrong, not values centred on money or corruption; a heart for basic principles over selfish political leaders who refuse to share power; a heart for hard work over those cronies whose connections enrich them; a heart for excellence over mediocrity; a heart that celebrates diversity over extremism; a heart that cherishes institutions protecting basic human rights and not grant dictators the right to abuse power; a heart that unites us all through our love for each other and our country.

Let Malaysia celebrate our 60th anniversary as a nation by daring to change ourselves into a nation with a heart, that loves our children regardless of race, religion or background.

Perutusan Oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP Merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan Sempena Sambutan Hari Kemerdekaan Ke-60 Malaysia, Di Kuala Lumpur, Pada 30 Ogos 2017

Rakyat Malaysia sepatutnya bukan sahaja perlu menjadi ‘Pengubah-kehidupan’ atau ‘Lifechangers’ Politik dan ‘Pengubah-permainan’ atau ‘Gamechangers’ Ekonomi Dalam Mendapatkan Semula Janji Kemerdekaan Kita Sebagai Satu Negara Dengan Hati Yang Saling Menyayangi Antara Satu Sama Lain, Menghargai Prinsip dan Menegakkan Hak Asasi Kita Dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

Dalam pada kita menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan Ke-60, di samping memperingati perjuangan memperolehi kemenangan ke atas penjajah British, perjuangan yang lebih penting diteruskan untuk menubuhkan, iaitu sebagaimana kata-kata Bapa Kemerdekaan Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, “sebuah negara yang diinspirasikan oleh ideologi keadilan dan kebebasan.”

Oleh itu, kita mengharapkan dalam 60 tahun akan datang lagi, rakyat Malaysia sepatutnya bukan sahaja perlu menjadi ‘lifechangers’ politik dan ‘gamechangers’ ekonomi dalam mendapatkan semula janji Kemerdekaan kita sebagai satu negara dengan hati yang saling menyayangi antara satu sama lain, menghargai prinsip dan menegakkan hak asasi kita dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

Perjuangan politik kita masih terbahagi di antara bangsa dan agama. Rakyat Malaysia yang terpisah oleh faktor geografi atau demografi, sama ada tua atau muda, lelaki atau wanita, sepatutnya mempertimbangkan apa yang mereka hajatkan bagi negara kita pada hari ini. Rakyat Malaysia sepatutnya sedar walaupun negara telah mengharungi banyak kesusahan dan rintangan, kita mampu memperkuasakan setiap individu.

Itu adalah hak mereka, dan itu adalah tanggungjawab mereka. Apa-apa pun, kuasa poltik terletak pada Rakyat. Kita perlu mendapatkan semula janji Kemerdekaan sebagaimana yang termaktub dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan – hak untuk menikmati demokrasi, kebebasan, keadilan, peruntukan undang-undang, hak untuk hidup dengan penuh bermaruah dan mewah.

Sebuah Kerajaan seharusnya bersifat people-centric, berfokus kepada memperkasakan, memperkuasakan dan memperkayakan rakyat. Kita akan memperkasakan rakyat dengan kemahiran yang mencukupi dan pengetahuan yang diperlukan. Kita akan memperkuasakan rakyat kita dengan hak, peluang dan kebebasan. Kita akan memperkayakan kehidupan rakyat dengan pembangunan sama rata untuk semua.

Kita tidak mahu Malaysia dikenali di dunia sebagai kleptokrasi. Kita juga tidak mahu Malaysia yang autokratik atau sebagai sebuah negara yang tidak mampu memenuhi kemampuan atau potensinya sendiri. Justeru, marilah kita mendapatkan semula janji untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebagai sebuah negara yang dikenali seluruh pelusuk dunia sebagai sebuah negara dengan satu hati.

Satu hati manusia untuk menilai kebenaran daripada kesalahan, tidak menilai berpaksikan wang dan rasuah; satu hati untuk prinsip-prinsip asas daripada kepentingan pimpinan politik yang enggan untuk berkongsi kuasa; satu hati untuk kerja keras daripada kroni-kroni yang mempunyai hubungan untuk memperkayakan sesama mereka; satu hati untuk kecemerlangan daripada kebiasaan; satu hati yang meraikan kepelbagaian daripada ekstremisme; satu hati yang menghargai institusi yang melindungi hak asasi kemanusiaan dan tidak membenarkan diktator-diktator mempunyai hak untuk menyalahgunakan kuasa; satu hati yang menyatukan kita semua melalui kasih sayang untuk sesama kita dan negara.

Biarkan Malaysia menyambut ulang tahun ke-60 sebagai sebuah negara dengan beraninya untuk mengubah diri kita kepada sebuah negara dengan satu hati, yang mana menyayangi anak-anak tanpa mengira bangsa, agama dan latar belakang.






这是人民的权力也是人民的义务,因为政治权力本来就属于人民所决定。我们要寻回已经列在联邦宪法中的独立承诺- 人民享有民主、自由、正义、法治的权力及有尊严与昌盛之下生活的权力。









Continue reading ‘双溪里武华小风波不只是一个民主问题,因为不让人民一州之长拜访学校,也是因为联邦政府没有尽本分,无法给足够的发展拨款和合时的分配,反而要学校等到一年后才拿到钱。’

Kerajaan Persekutuan Mesti Berani Melaksanakan Syarat-Syarat Penjualan Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang Kepada MNMC Demi Kepentingan Awam, Khususnya “Capital Dredging” Mendalamkan Kawasan Perairan Yang Berharga RM 353 Juta.(e/c)

Kenyataan Media Oleh Y.A.B. Lim Guan Eng, Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan di KOMTAR, George Town Pada 28 Ogos, 2017.

Kerajaan persekutuan mesti berani melaksanakan syarat-syarat penjualan pelabuhan Pulau Pinang kepada MMC demi kepentingan awam, khususnya “Capital Dredging” mendalamkan kawasan perairan yang berharga RM 353 juta.

Adalah dikesali syarat-syarat ini masih belum dilaksanakan seperti dalam jawapan bertulis kepada soalan Parlimen saya pada 08/08/2017:- Continue reading ‘Kerajaan Persekutuan Mesti Berani Melaksanakan Syarat-Syarat Penjualan Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang Kepada MNMC Demi Kepentingan Awam, Khususnya “Capital Dredging” Mendalamkan Kawasan Perairan Yang Berharga RM 353 Juta.(e/c)’

Speech by Chief Minister of Penang At The Launching of Penang STEM (e/c)

Today marks an important chapter for Penang State Government in our effort to cultivate Science and Technology to encourage and awareness of Industry 4.0. I’m proud to be launching the island version of Penang STEM after having launched the mainland version last week with much success.

Klaus Schwab, the Chairman of World Economic Forum issues a warning that Industry 4.0 is fundamentally different from previous revolutions. It is not just a change in digital technology. It is a fusion of technologies and their interaction across the physical, digital and biological domains. It will fundamentally change the way we work and the way we live. Continue reading ‘Speech by Chief Minister of Penang At The Launching of Penang STEM (e/c)’

BN Should Declare That They Would Demolish All Illegal Structures And Hawkers in Penang To Allow The People To Decide Who Is Right And Has No Shame.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On19.8.2017.

Gerakan President Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong should remember that all the false and favourable reports in the BN-controlled media did not save Gerakan from losing all its Penang seats in both the 2008 and 2013 general elections. To blame the Pakatan state government for the problem of illegal structures, hawkers, Chinese and Hindu temples, churches and factories(or illegal situation) ignores the fact that they existed before 2008 and was a sad legacy of BN’s weak and indecisive leadership.

This was admitted today by BN Penang Chairman Teng Chang Yeow that the illegal situation was a result of development during 50 years of BN’s rule of Penang. Teng did not deny that Barisan National failed to solve the problem but like Mah Siew Keong, refused to say whether they agreed with Pakatan’s solution. When Pakatan took over the Penang State government in 2008 we were forced to deal with this legacy of illegal situation inherited from Barisan National. Continue reading ‘BN Should Declare That They Would Demolish All Illegal Structures And Hawkers in Penang To Allow The People To Decide Who Is Right And Has No Shame.(e/c)’