Menaikkan Hasil Tanah PDC Sebanyak 6 Kali Ganda Menerusi Sistem Tender Terbuka Dengan Harga Rezab oleh Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Rakyat Pulau Pinang (bm/cn)

KENYATAAN MEDIA YAB LIM GUAN ENG, KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS MENANDATANGANI PERJANJIAN PAJAKAN LOT 836 MUKIM 12 JURU SEBERANG PERAI TENGAH ANTARA PDC DENGAN WEI LEAN AQUACULTURE SDN. BHD. BAGI TUJUAN PROJEK PERTANIAN KOMERSIL.

1.1 PDC mempunyai sebidang tanah iaitu Lot 836, Mukim 12, Daerah Seberang Perai Tengah yang seluas 102.8123 ekar. Sejak 1995, PDC telah memajak tanah kepada pihak swasta tetapi bukan secara tender terbuka dengan harga rezab.

1.2 PDC telah memutuskan untuk memajak selama 15 tahun kepada pihak-pihak yang berminat bagi melaksanakan projek pertanian komersil agar dapat memberi pulangan yang lebih tinggi kepada PDC.

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Full Support For Hannah And Ramachandran’s Quest For Their Child To Be Simply Known As Malaysians(en/bm/cn).

1Malaysia Another Empty Slogan When Being A Malay First, Chinese First Or Indian First Is More Important Than Malaysian First.

The sorry spectacle of the National Registration Department (NRD) refusing to allow DAP State Assemblywoman for Subang Jaya Hannah Yeoh and her husband Ramachandran Muniandy to register her new born child as ‘Anak Malaysia’ as an official ethnicity, shows that 1Malaysia. Clearly BN is so racist that being a Malay First, Chinese, First or Indian First is more important than being a Malaysian First.

DAP is proud of both Hannah and Ramachandran for living and practicing DAP’s Malaysian Malaysia and Malaysian First spirit that we are all inextricably bound together by our common destiny as one nation. By deliberately forcing us into ethnic boxes BN is not celebrating diversity nor creating a common Malaysian identity, but opportunistically playing divide and rule politics.
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Penubuhan Pusat Dialysis CAT Pertama di Negeri Pulau Pinang Yang Ditempatkan Di Balik Pulau

Tujuan Penubuhan Pusat Dialysis

Kerajaan Negeri PR Pulau Pinang akan melancarkan inisiatif bersejarah dengan menubuhkan Pusat Dialysis CAT yang pertama di Pulau Pinang untuk memberikan rawatan kepada pesakit dengan harga RM30 bagi setiap dialysis.

Mengikut statistik, Pusat Dialysis di Negeri Pulau Pinang yang diuruskan oleh swasta ialah sebanyak 48%, NGO menguruskan sebanyak 40% dan kemudahan yang disediakan oleh Kerajaan ialah 12%.

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Would The Independent Power Producers(IPPs) Still Enjoy Huge Profits Without Gas Subsidies Of RM131.3 Billion And Compulsory Power Purchase Agreements With Tenaga Nasional Bhd? (en/bm/cn)

DAP express disgust at BN and UMNO leaders who said that deep sea fishermen should be grateful that they are still paying RM1.80 per litre of diesel and no longer enjoy the super subsidy of RM1.25 per litre which they previously enjoyed. BN is so arrogant that they have forgotten the important question why should the rakyat be grateful for diesel subsidies enjoyed by everyone and must happily accept subsidy cuts when these subsidy cuts are not imposed on the rich such as Independent Power Producers(IPPs)?

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Subsidy Reduction Can Improve The Living Standards of The People if Supported by A Minimum Wage (en/bm/cn)

Subsidy Reduction Can Improve Competitiveness, Efficiency And The Living Standards Of The People If Supported By A Minimum Wage, Increasing Real Wages And Removing Gas Mega-Subsidies For The Independent Power Producers(IPPs).

DAP does not agree with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that Malaysia provided among the largest amounts of subsidy in the world for daily essential goods such as petrol, sugar, gas, electricity tariffs and rice. In fact Malaysia provided the largest gas subsidies in the world per capita in terms of population.

Up to end 2010, Petronas has extended about RM131.3 billion in gas subsidy to both the power and non-power sectors. If the gas prices remain unchanged (power sector at RM10.70 per MMBTU; non-power sector at RM15.35 per MMBTU), about RM27 billion in 2011 would have to be incurred.

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DAP insists that all top SPM scorers should get an overseas PSD scholarships and not 1MDB grants(en/bm/cn)

DAP insists that all top SPM scorers should get an overseas Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships and not 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) grants to study in local public and private universities in the interests of fairplay, reward performance based on excellence not mediocrity and demonstrate the country’s commitment to retain our human talent.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz announced yesterday that 500 special education grants would be disbursed by 1MDB to the rejected applicants. The scholarships to public universities would be worth RM7,500 a year and scholarships for study of critical courses in private universities would be worth RM15,000 a year while grants for non-critical courses would be worth RM7,500.

At the same time, DAP condemns the BN government for failing to uphold transparency and accountability by making public the detailed results of all those who were awarded overseas scholarships. Continue reading “DAP insists that all top SPM scorers should get an overseas PSD scholarships and not 1MDB grants(en/bm/cn)”

5 Operational Thrusts Can Fulfil The Aspiration That People Are Not Only Safe; People Must Also Feel Safe(en/bm/cn)

5 Operational Thrusts Including Establishing The IPCMC Can Fulfil The Aspiration That People Are Not Only Safe; People Must Also Feel Safe.

Crime prevention and maintaining public order is one of the key performance indicators of good governance. For this reason, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is concerned that although the overall crime rate has gone down, based on official statistics, public perception is otherwise.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin fails to understand that people must not only be safe; people must also feel safe. No amount of statistics showing success in fighting crime will change public perception if people feel they can be attacked by criminals any time and still hear or see victims of crime.

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The Prime Minister Should Answer Tan Sri Ani Arope’s Revelation That EPU Is Responsible For The Gas Subsidy Scandal(en/bm/cn)

The Prime Minister Should Answer Tan Sri Ani Arope’s Revelation That The Economic Planning Unit(EPU) Is Responsible For The Gas Subsidy Scandal That Costs The Public RM131.3 Billion At End 2010.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should answer former Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) chief executive Tan Sri Ani Arope’s revelation that the EPU is responsible for the gas subsidy scandal that costs Malaysians RM131.3 billion at end 2010. Tan Sri Ani chose to resign from his executive chairman post rather than sign the imbalanced deals, which saw the first generation of IPPs created, such as YTL Power Services, Powertek and Malakoff during the Mahathir administration.

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World Environment Day Message 2011 (en/bm/cn)

The BN Federal Government of Malaysia Should Learn From Germany And Penang By Banning High Risk Nuclear Energy And Rare Earth Industry To Ensure Not Just Green And Sustainable Growth But Also The Health And Safety Of Our Children.

The BN Federal Government of Malaysia should learn from Germany and Penang by banning high risk nuclear energy and rare earth industry to ensure not just green and sustainable growth but also the health and safety of our children. Germany made a historic decision to close down all its nuclear power plants by 2022, despite relying on 23% of its power needs on nuclear energy.

In contrast when Germany is closing down all its power plants, the Malaysian government is intent on building 2 nuclear power plants by 2022. Continue reading “World Environment Day Message 2011 (en/bm/cn)”

Penang’s Pro-active Policies To Retain And Attract Human Talent (en/bm/cn)

Penang’s Pro-active Policies To Retain And Attract Human Talent By Relying Not Just On Good Governance, Performance-Based Reward System, Building Innovation And Creativity But Also Setting A Minimum Wage

Penang’s pro-active policies to retain and attract human talent by relying not just on good governance, performance-based reward system, building innovation and creativity but also setting a minimum wage. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala had during a meeting on 2nd June 2011 on setting the framework of the Greater Penang Masterplan(GPM), agreed that a minimum wage must be an integral ingredient of the GPM to make Penang the third megapolis of Malaysian.

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Chua Soi Lek Has Failed His Own Test On Whether MCA Should Be In Or Out Of Cabinet and Government (en/bm/cn)

MCA’s Failure To Ensure Overseas Scholarships Are Given To The 86 Top SPM Students Proves That Chua Soi Lek Has Failed His Own Test On Whether MCA Should Be In Or Out Of Cabinet and Government – There Is No Difference!

DAP will not bow to threats from MCA, which is adopting Perkasa’s methods of using race, to cover up their failure to fulfil their promises to obtain overseas scholarships for the 86 top SPM students. Deputy Education Minister Datuk Wee Ka Siong had described this year’s awards as “the most nonsensical ever” where top SPM students were given scholarships for diploma courses whilst those with lower grades got overseas scholarships.

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MCA Has Failed The 86 SPM Top Scorers And Destroyed Their Dreams Again (en/bm/cn)

MCA Has Failed The 86 SPM Top Scorers And Destroyed Their Dreams Again By Breaking Their Own Promise Of Awarding Them PSD Overseas Scholarships Given To Other Top SPM Scorers.

DAP express grave disappointment at the BN Federal government’s decision that the 86 SPM top scorers who failed to qualify for this year’s Public Service Department (PSD) scholarship grants will not be give overseas scholarships but instead be given places in local private colleges and universities. It was only on May 27 that MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek announced to the press that he had told the prime minister in a meeting that top SPM students should be given scholarships to study abroad despite Putrajaya’s claim that it did not make any such promise.

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A Minimum Wage Package Must Be An Essential Aspect Of Greater Penang Masterplan (en/bm/cn).

First and foremost, I wish to express my warm greetings and appreciation to YB Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala and his team for being here today to present an overview of Greater Penang Masterplan(GPM) We are grateful that the State and Federal Government are able to work closely together in bringing about a programme of change and transformation for the people of Penang. The formulation of GPM shall encapsulate initiatives and ambition to bring sustainable economic growth with social equality that is essentially:-

-Pro-growth
-Pro-jobs;
-Pro-talent
-Pro-welfare; and
-Pro-poor.

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Historic Water Restructuring Agreements Between Penang State Government and the Federal Government (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 1 June 2011.

Historic Water Restructuring Agreements Between Penang State Government and the Federal Government Demonstrates The Commitment Of Penang PR Government To Have A Mature Working Relationship With The BN Federal Government That Is In The National Interest And Beneficial To The People.

The State Government of Penang and the Ministry of Finance have come to an agreement where the state government will agree to the migration of its core assets in Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang(PBAPP) in exchange for a complete restructuring exercise of the outstanding federal loans owed by Penang. The Ministry Of Finance represents the Federal Government and Pengurusan Aset Air Berhad (PAAB), a company under the Minister of Finance Inc. PAAB will assume responsibility for water supply projects through the National Water Services Industry Restructuring Initiative.

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BN Deluding Themselves And Deceiving The People If They Say There Will Be Only 0.27% (en/bm/cn)

BN Deluding Themselves And Deceiving The People If They Say There Will Be Only 0.27% Inflation Following Power Tariff Hikes, Ending Free Electricity To 900,000 Consumers Using Less Than RM20 Monthly By End 2011 And Withdrawal Of Diesel Subsidy.

BN deluding themselves and deceiving the people if they say there will only be 0.27% inflation following power tariff hikes, ending free electricity to 900,000 consumers using less than RM 20 monthly by end 2011 and withdrawal of diesel subsidy. How can the government state that inflation will rise by only 0.27 % when everyone feels the price increase in basic household commodities is higher than 0.27%?

The withdrawal of diesel subsidies has led to the announcement by transport operators of the rise in transport costs and prices of fishes soaring because fishermen find it too expensive to put their boats out to sea. For BN to state that inflation will only rise by 0.27% is not reflective of reality and is typical of rich men quoting meaningless statistics to justify wrong policies that hurt the poor and ordinary Malaysians.
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