Penang Targets RM 6.1 Billion Investments In 2011 To Attract High Value-Added, High-Tech, Knowledge Based Companies(en/bm/cn)

Penang Targets RM 6.1 Billion Investments In 2011 To Attract High Value-Added, High-Tech, Knowledge Based Companies That Engender High-Income, Technology Transfer and Innovative Industries.

The Penang State Government is targeting to achieve RM6.1 billion investments for this year, which is 50% of the record RM 12.2 billion in 2010 and topped the investment charts for the first time in Malaysia. A lower figure has been set to attract high value-added, high-tech, knowledge based companies that engender high-income, technology transfer and innovative industries. Additionally the Gartner September 2010 report indicates that worldwide semiconductor revenue growth is expected to decrease from 31.5% in 2010 to 4.6% in 2011. This means that the growth rate will taper off.

Continue reading “Penang Targets RM 6.1 Billion Investments In 2011 To Attract High Value-Added, High-Tech, Knowledge Based Companies(en/bm/cn)”

2011 DAP Wesak Day Message (en/cn)

2011 DAP Wesak Day Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 17.5.2011

This year’s Wesak Day’s theme as announced by the Malaysian Buddhist Association of, “Cultivate Loving Kindness, Foster Harmony” reminds us that love and blessings is not just for Buddhists but for all mankind including Muslims, Christians and Hindus.

Only if we cleanse hatred from our hearts and fill our soul with love can we find peace, balance and harmony with our lives and with each other. For this reason DAP calls on all Malaysians to stand up for peace and harmony by uniting against extremists and harmony that wants to see Malaysia burn with hatred and violence.
Continue reading “2011 DAP Wesak Day Message (en/cn)”

UMNO’s Refusal To Act Against Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali Confirms UMNO’s Protection And Support For Perkasa (en/cn))

UMNO’s Refusal To Act Against Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali’s Incendiary Crusade Against Christians Because Perkasa Does Not Represent All Malays Confirms UMNO’s Protection And Support For Perkasa To Incite Hatred Against Christians And Create Enmity Amongst Peace-Loving Malaysians.

UMNO’s refusal to act against Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali’s incendiary crusade against Christians by reason that Perkasa does not represent all Malays confirms UMNO’s protection and support for Perkasa to incite hatred against Christians and create enmity amongst peace-loving Malaysians. This is a weak excuse by UMNO because if action is only taken based on the strength of your representation not the nature and ill-intent of your violence, why then act against terrorists because they also do not represent all the Malays?

Continue reading “UMNO’s Refusal To Act Against Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali Confirms UMNO’s Protection And Support For Perkasa (en/cn))”

2011 Penang Wesak Day Message By Penang Chief Minister(en/cn)

2011 Penang Wesak Day Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 16.5.2011

Wesak Day is celebrated by wishing blessings not just for Buddhists but for all mankind including Muslims, Christians and Hindus. Praying for peace and harmony, prosperity and justice, public accountability and good governance is not enough. Malaysians must also act by speaking up together that as we see each other as Malaysian brothers and sisters who firmly reject hatred, unequivocally abhor extremists and universally condemn violence.

Penangites are very concerned at the specific targeting of the Christian community with dangerous lies by the UMNO-owned newspaper Utusan Malaysia that DAP and Christian priests want to set up a Christian state and appoint a Christian Prime Minister. Instead of taking action against Utusan Malaysia for spreading such dangerous lies, the BN government and Home Ministry has allowed these dangerous lies to continue until Perkasa’s Ibrahim Ali is launching a crusade against Christians.

Continue reading “2011 Penang Wesak Day Message By Penang Chief Minister(en/cn)”

PENANG TO GET ANOTHER 750 FREE WIFI HOTSPOTS

PENANG TO GET ANOTHER 750 FREE WIFI HOTSPOTS — State government’s latest initiative will see free Wi-Fi coverage areas doubled to 1,500

Penang, Friday (May 13, 2011) – The Penang government has intensified its efforts to provide free broadband access in the island by adding another 750 free Wi-Fi hotspots in public areas throughout the state as part of phase two of its ‘Penang Free Wi-Fi’ initiative.

The Penang free Wi-Fi intiative is implemented by open tender to all companies listed on Bursa Malaysia in 2 stages. The first stage is the qualifying stage where the listed company has to provide 750 Wi-Fi hotspots at its own cost without any financial contribution from the state government.

Continue reading “PENANG TO GET ANOTHER 750 FREE WIFI HOTSPOTS”

The Prime Minister Can Only Convince Malaysians By Replacing The Editors And Reporters Involved (en/bm/cn).

The Prime Minister Can Only Convince Malaysians That Utusan Malaysia Does Not Enjoy Full Legal Immunity And UMNO Disagrees With Utusan Malaysia For Printing Dangerous Lies Of A Christian Conspiracy To Set Up A Christian State By Replacing The Editors And Reporters Involved.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak can only convince Malaysians that Utusan does not enjoy full legal immunity and UMNO disagrees with Utusan Malaysia for printing dangerous lies of a Christian conspiracy between DAP and Christian pastors to set up a Christian state by:-

– directing Utusan Malaysia to withdraw and apologise for the false report;
-replacing the editors and reporters involved in such dangerous lies that can burn 1Malaysia

Continue reading “The Prime Minister Can Only Convince Malaysians By Replacing The Editors And Reporters Involved (en/bm/cn).”

Surat kepada Hishammuddin :Tindakan Keras Ke atas Laporan Palsu Utusan Malaysia (bm/en/cn)

YB Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein Onn,
Menteri Dalam Negeri,
Kementerian Dalam Negeri Malaysia. 11 Mei 2011

Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri,

Tindakan Keras Ke atas Laporan Palsu Utusan Malaysia Tentang Konspirasi Di Antara DAP Dan Paderi-paderi Kristian Di Pulau Pinang Untuk Menubuhkan Sebuah Negara Kristian Dan Melantik Perdana Menteri Beragama Kristian.

Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang secara rasmi ingin meminta Yang Berhormat Menteri mengambil tindakan keras ke atas lapuran palsu yang dibuat oleh Utusan Malaysia pada muka depannya tanggal 7hb Mei tentang konspirasi di antara DAP dan paderi-paderi Kristian di Pulau Pinang untuk menubuhkan sebuah negara Kristian dan melantik Perdana Menteri beragama Kristian.

Ini diputuskan secara sebulat suara oleh Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang (EXCO) yang bermesyuarat pada pagi ini berikutan pengakuan dua ADUN UMNO daripada Pulau Pinang Hilmi Yahya (BN-Teluk Bahang) dan Muhammad Farid Saad (BN-Pulau Betong) dalam mesyuarat Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang pada 10 hb Mei 2011 bahawa kedua-dua mereka tidak percaya konspirasi Kristian ini oleh Utusan Malaysia.
Continue reading “Surat kepada Hishammuddin :Tindakan Keras Ke atas Laporan Palsu Utusan Malaysia (bm/en/cn)”

Utusan Malaysia’s Dangerous Lies Of Conspiracy Is A Desperate Attempt By UMNO To Distract Attention From Economic Mismanagement And Policy Failures That Has Caused The Prices Of Petrol And Sugar To Rise.(en/bm/cn)

Utusan Malaysia’s Dangerous Lies Of A Conspiracy By DAP And Christian Pastors To Set Up A Christian State And Christian Prime Minister Is A Desperate Attempt By UMNO To Distract Attention From Economic Mismanagement And Policy Failures That Has Caused The Prices Of Petrol And Sugar To Rise.

The BN government’s announcement today that the price of sugar will be increased by 20 sen to RM2.30 a kg has exposed the real malicious motive for UMNO-owned Utusan Malaysia’s dangerous lies of a so-called conspiracy by DAP and Christian pastors to set up a Christian state and a Christian Malaysian Prime Minister. Such lies could be printed on the front-page of Utusan Malaysia even though no Malaysian Christian had ever sought to be Malaysian Prime Minister.

Utusan’s lies were designed as a desperate attempt by UMNO to distract attention from economic mismanagement and policy failures that has caused the prices of petrol and sugar to rise. Ordinary Malaysians are heavily burdened by the rise in cost of living which has made the poor’s livelihood more difficult. Oddly the price rises would invariably come after a big victory by BN whether in by-elections or state elections.
Continue reading “Utusan Malaysia’s Dangerous Lies Of Conspiracy Is A Desperate Attempt By UMNO To Distract Attention From Economic Mismanagement And Policy Failures That Has Caused The Prices Of Petrol And Sugar To Rise.(en/bm/cn)”

Joint Statement by the Christian Pastors of Penang with the Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng (be/bm/cn))

KOMTAR, Penang 9th May 2011

1. DAP and the Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng have never asked Christian Pastors to pray to seek God’s divine intervention to establish Malaysia as a Christian state or have a Christian Prime Minister.

Continue reading “Joint Statement by the Christian Pastors of Penang with the Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng (be/bm/cn))”

UMNO Inspired Demonstration In Butterworth Shows The Dangerous Political Games Of UMNO (be/bm/cn)

UMNO Inspired Demonstration In Butterworth Shows The Dangerous Political Games Of UMNO Not Just Opposing A Toll-Free Alternative Road But Playing With Fire Through Blatant Lies That DAP Wants To Create A Christian State And A Christian Prime Minister To Win Malay Support At Any Cost.

The UMNO inspired demonstration in my constituency of Bagan(Butterworth) yesterday shows that dangerous political games of UMNO in not just opposing a toll-free alternative road that cost less than RM 2.5 million. What is more risky to the country’s racial and religious harmony is that these UMNO-inspired demonstrators used the blatant lies that DAP wants to create a Christian state and Prime Minister to condemn me.

It is utterly irresponsible of UMNO to play with fire by spreading such lies through their newspaper Utusan Malaysia just to win Malay support at any cost. Many Christian leaders have expressed utter dismay at these provocative lies and denied vehemently that there are groups of Christian pastors working with DAP to create a Christian state and Prime Minister.

Continue reading “UMNO Inspired Demonstration In Butterworth Shows The Dangerous Political Games Of UMNO (be/bm/cn)”

DAP Would Not Allow MCA to Cloud MCA’s Failure Of Performance With Racial Sentiments And Fear But Focus On Change To Deliver A People-Centric Government That Addresses Rising Costs And Improve The Rakyat’s Economic Livelihood.(En/CN)

The next general elections will be won on the performance, integrity of leadership and the ability of BN and PR to deliver on its promises. DAP would not allow MCA to cloud MCA’s failure of performance with racial sentiments and fear but focus on change to deliver a people-centric government that addresses rising costs and improve the rakyat’s economic livelihood.

DAP regrets that MCA has continued to make personal attacks against the DAP to hide its flaws, cover-up its defects and pretend that MCA is multi-racial when it is not. Even though MCA is a chauvinistic Chinese party, MCA does not even defend the rights and interests of the Chinese. History has proven that MCA is only interested in personal enrichment, pursuing positions and posts at the expense of principles and people’s rights.

Look at the numerous financial scandals involving MCA and topMCA leaders from the RM1.4 billion Deposit Taking Co-operatives scandal in 1986 to the RM12.85 billion Port Klang Free Trade Zone scandal recently. MCA allows DAP leaders to be branded as disloyal when DAP fights for freedom, truth justice and democracy and yet are not ashamed when MCA leaders are exposed for being permanent residents in foreign countries.
Continue reading “DAP Would Not Allow MCA to Cloud MCA’s Failure Of Performance With Racial Sentiments And Fear But Focus On Change To Deliver A People-Centric Government That Addresses Rising Costs And Improve The Rakyat’s Economic Livelihood.(En/CN)”

MCA Trying To Hide Its Ineffectiveness In Improving The Livelihood Of The People(en/cn)

MCA Trying To Hide Its Ineffectiveness In Improving The Livelihood Of The People And Complete Failure To Prevent Rising Costs As Shown By The 20 Cents Increase In RON 97 Petrol To RM2.90 Per Liter

Former Wanita chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz’s rejection of Utusan Malaysia and Perkasa’s 1 Melayu, 1 Bumi movement because it will threaten Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s 1 Malaysia is not echoed by other top UMNO leaders. In fact, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin has refused to disagree with the 1Melayu,1 bumi movement or even repeat Najib’s evasive answer of it being a only personal opinion of Utusan Malaysia’s editors.

DAP regrets that instead of mounting a campaign against Utusan Malaysia provocative, extremist and dangerous ideology, MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has chosen instead to label DAP as real racists. What happened to MCA’s previous loud calls to boycott Utusan?
Continue reading “MCA Trying To Hide Its Ineffectiveness In Improving The Livelihood Of The People(en/cn)”

MCA’s “Empty Fortress” An Empty Threat As MCA Has Never Resisted The Temptations Of Privilege And Perks Associated With Posts And Positions To Fight For Principles Of Right And Wrong.(en/cn)

The swearing-in of Datuk Lee Kim Shin as Sarawak assistant infrastructure development and communications minister yesterday has exposed the BN’s “empty fortress” strategy to frighten the Chinese voters to vote for BN or else there will be no Chinese representation in government as an empty threat. This empty nest strategy is hoped to force the Chinese community to turn and run away from DAP.

Clearly such threats are made before elections but when posts and positons are offered after elections, as happened to SUPP Datuk Wong Soon Koh and Datuk Lee Kim Shin, BN leaders will never be able to resist the temptation of the perks and privileges available to fight for principles of right and wrong. What is sad is that MCA President Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek had allowed both Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin to racialise the Sarawak elections results instead of a democratic call for change..

Continue reading “MCA’s “Empty Fortress” An Empty Threat As MCA Has Never Resisted The Temptations Of Privilege And Perks Associated With Posts And Positions To Fight For Principles Of Right And Wrong.(en/cn)”

Media Yang Bebas Dapat Tegakkan Demokrasi, Keadilan, Kebenaran, Dan Integriti Yang Kurangkan Rasuah Dan Penyelewengan.(bm/cn)

Utusan Hari Kebebasan Media Oleh Setiausha-Agung DAP Dan Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Bagan Lim Guan Eng Di Kuala Lumpur Pada 3.5.2011.

Media Yang Bebas Dapat Tegakkan Demokrasi, Keadilan, Kebenaran, Dan Integriti Yang Kurangkan Rasuah Dan Penyelewengan.

Sempena Hari Kebebasan Media Sedunia, DAP menuntut agar Kerajaan Persekutuan segera memansuhkan Akta Mesin Cetak dan Penerbitan 1984 yang memaksa semua penerbitan membaharui permit setiap tahun serta yang memberi kuasa penuh kepada pemerintah untuk menggantung atau membatalkan permit tanpa sebarang alasan kukuh.

Desakan ini bukan sesuatu yang baru. Sejak ia diperkenalkan DAP telah dari awal lagi menentang undang-undang yang zalim ini, sebagaimana tuntutan DAP supaya Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA), Akta Rahsia Rasmi (OSA) dan Akta Hasutan turut dibubarkan.
Continue reading “Media Yang Bebas Dapat Tegakkan Demokrasi, Keadilan, Kebenaran, Dan Integriti Yang Kurangkan Rasuah Dan Penyelewengan.(bm/cn)”

DAP Will Work With PR To Launch A 5-Year Plan To Change The State Government To Return Sarawak To Sarawakians Based On 3 Main Operational Thrusts (en/cn).

Despite falling short of the effort to deny BN its 2/3 majority, PR did creditably by doubling opposition seats to 16. The popular vote of BN also fell from 63% in 2006 state general elections to 55%. Unfortunately one of the injustice of constituency delineation leaves the opposition at an unfair disadvantange is that despite BN winning only 55% of the popular vote, BN could still win 77% of the seats.

This unfair victory of BN winning 77% of the seats despite getting only 55% of the popular vote is one of the key reasons why Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud refuses to step down. However the nervousness of Taib at this reduced victory can be seen when he had to get himself sworn in as Chief Minister at near midnight. Why get sworn in in such great haste in the dark and stormy night and not wait a few days later to do it properly in broad daylight?

Is Taib afraid that Putrajaya will intervene and prevent Taib from taking charge of Petra Jaya?
Continue reading “DAP Will Work With PR To Launch A 5-Year Plan To Change The State Government To Return Sarawak To Sarawakians Based On 3 Main Operational Thrusts (en/cn).”