Pongal Festival Message

Pongal Festival Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 14.1.2012

On behalf of the Penang State Government, I would like to wish all our Hindu friends a very auspicious and prosperous Pongal Festival.

The Pongal Festival was traditionally celebrated by farmers to give thanks for the harvest. Today, we share in the spirit of Pongal to celebrate the rakyat who work hard and with honesty to earn a living for their families.

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Proposing To Issue a Gazette Notification Exempting All Local Authorities In Penang From Applying Section 15 of the Local Government Act 1976 (en/cn)

Press Conference Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 13 January 2012.

Proposing To Issue a Gazette Notification Exempting All Local Authorities In Penang From Applying Section 15 of the Local Government Act 1976 Before Seeking A Court Declaration To Compel Elections Commission To Conduct Local Government Elections.

In 1956, George Town became the first local council in the country to have a fully elected council with the president elected from among the councillors. In 1965, local government elections in Malaysia were suspended. The official reasons given was that the country was facing the threat of Confrontation initiated by Indonesia.

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Asset declarations for public officials(en/bm/cn)

Press Conference Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 13 January 2012.

Yesterday the Penang state government publicly declared the assets of Penang State EXCO members. Today, the Penang state government officially uploads the information of their assets on our government website: http://www.penang.gov.my/. Penang State EXCO members holding positions of public trust believe that the rakyat has a right to demand accountability from public officials.

The public declaration of assets fulfils the personal obligation of PR leaders and political commitment of the Penang PR State government towards reinforcing leadership with integrity in line with the CAT principles of Competency, Accountability, Transparency principles.
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Penang State EXCO members publicly declared their assets (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 12.1.2011.

Today, the Penang State EXCO members (excluding ex-officio of State Secretary, State Financial Officer and State Legal Advisor) publicly declared their assets. This fulfils the personal obligation and political commitment of the Penang PR State government. I had proposed 6 integrity measures to ensure a cleaner leadership with integrity in line with the CAT (Competency, Accountability, Transparency) principles.

The 6 integrity measures are as follows:
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Confirmation By Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) That Malaysia Will Go Bankrupt By 2019 (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 11.1.2012

Confirmation By Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) That Malaysia Will Go Bankrupt By 2019 With Debt To GDP Ratio Of 100% Demonstrates The Importance Of Change Of Government At The Next General Elections For PR To Save Malaysia From Bankruptcy

Malaysia will become a fully indebted nation before the end of the decade at the current rate of massive borrowing and irresponsible spending by the BN Government.

The Federal government debt to GDP (Gross Domestic Product) ratio has increased yearly from 53.1% in 2010, 53.8% in 2011 and 54.8% in 2012. This is extremely alarming and nearly touching the national debt ceiling of 55%.
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THE MALAYSIAN DREAM OF CHANGE, MODERATION AND HOPE (en/bm/cn)

Opening Speech By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The DAP National Conference In Shah Alam, Selangor On 8 January 2012.

THE MALAYSIAN DREAM OF CHANGE, MODERATION AND HOPE

After nearly 4 years since the political tsunami of 8 March 2008, we now stand on the horizon of a General Election that is set to become the most critical General Election in the history of Malaysia.

For the first time, we will be contesting as part of a grand coalition called Pakatan Rakyat. For the first time, we will be contesting not merely to deny Barisan Nasional’s two-thirds majority but to win power. For the first time, Malaysians will have an alternative that is united, viable and proven.

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Kerajaan Persekutuan Bermain Politik Dengan Tidak Salurkan Semua Projek Pembangunan Kepada Pejabat Daerah Negeri Tetapi Kepada Pejabat Pembangunan Negeri Persekutuan

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng di Komtar, George Town Pada 4.1.2012

Adalah dikesali bahawa kerajaan Persekutuan bermain politik dengan wang rakyat dengan tidak salurkan semua projek pembangunan kepada pejabat daerah negeri tetapi diberikan kepada Pejabat Pembangunan Negeri Persekutuan(PPNP). Pemberian wang kepada PPNP bercanggah dengan semangat dan prinsip demokrasi kerana PPNP yang dikuasai oleh BN tidak dipilih oleh rakyat sebaliknya BN ditolak oleh rakyat pada pilihanraya besar 2008.

Bukan sahaja PR telah menangi majority 2/3 dengan 29 daripada 40 buah kerusi negeri tetapi juga menang 11 daripada 13 buah kerusi Parlimen di Pulau Pinang. Jelas sekali wang sumbangan oleh Pulau Pinang dalam bentuk cukai pendapatan dan kastan tidak diberikan balik kepada rakyat Pulau Pinag. Sebaliknya semua wang sumbangan dikuasai penuh oleh BN sungguhpun telahpun ditolak peringkat negeri dan Parlimen oleh rakyat Pulau Pinang.
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2012 New Year Message(en/bm/cn)

2012 New Year Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 31 December 2011.

Let Us Embrace A Future Of A Cleaner, Greener & Safer Penang That Rewards Those Who Works Hard, Works Honestly And Works Smart.

For nearly 225 years since Penang first appeared on the world map, the fortunes of Penang has risen and fallen. Penang has prospered when we realise that for a state without any natural resources, we need to rely our human resources and develop human talent. Penang has declined when we forget that it is the energy, expertise and entrepreneurship of our people that makes Penang so unique.

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