Monthly Archive for May, 2013

Paul Low Has Broken His Promise Of Supporting The Recommendation Of The Royal Commission of Inquiry Of Setting Up An Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Komtar, George Town On 31.5.2013.

Paul Low Has Broken His Promise Of Supporting The Recommendation Of The Royal Commission of Inquiry Of Setting Up An Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Which Is Superior To The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) That Has Proven To Be A Complete Waste Of Public Funds In Spending RM14 Million For Issuing Two Warnings And One Disciplinary Action.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low’s latest statement in which he claims that there is no need to form the IPCMC as there is already an existing mechanism to lodge complaints against the police is both hypocritical and irresponsible. According to Low, the government already has the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC), an independent oversight body on law enforcement agencies, which also looks into complaints into misconduct by police officers.

Firstly, this statement is hypocritical because Datuk Low had himself criticised the failure of the government to implement the IPCMC. As the then-President of Transparency International Malaysia, Datuk Low told a press conference after presenting the 2009 Global Corruption Report that the watering down of the proposed IPCMC into a special complaints commission “strongly indicates the government’s inability to regulate the gatekeepers”.

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Musa Aman Must Explain The Reasons Why Nurul Izzah Was Denied Entry Into Sabah And Deported and How Many More PR MPs Will Also Be Barred.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 31.5.2013.

DAP is condemns the barring of entry and deportation of PKR vice-president and MP for Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah Anwar from Sabah yesterday. According to Nurul, there is a blacklist consisting of other MPs will are also denied entry into Sabah. As this list is the prerogative of Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, we would like to know who else is on the proscribed list?

Musa Aman must explain the reasons why Nurul Izzah was denied entry into Sabah and deported and how many more PR MPs will also be barred. Such an act not only disrespects basic human rights but also goes against the very grain of democracy. Worse, it also brings into question how a Malaysian can be treated worse than a foreigner in their own country.

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DAP lauds the historic appointment of Subang Jaya ADUN Hannah Yeoh as the first women Speaker in Malaysian history.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 30.5.2013.

DAP lauds the historic appointment of Subang Jaya ADUN Hannah Yeoh as the first women Speaker in Malaysian history. DAP congratulates her appointment as Selangor State Assembly Speaker together with 3 other DAP EXCOs Sdr. Teng Chang Khim, Sdr. Ean Yong Hian Wah and Sdr. V. Ganapathi Rao.

DAP has created history by making path breaking appointments that breaks glass ceilings for both women and Indians. DAP elected the first Indian Speaker in Malaysian history in Sdr. V. Sivakumar as Perak State Assembly and the first Deputy Chief Minister in Malaysia in Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy as Penang Deputy Chief Minister.

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Malaysia’s Ill-Earned Reputation As The World Champion Of Illicit Fund Outflow Per Capita Testifies To BN’s And Bank Negara’s Failure To Wipe Out Corruption And Prevent Money Laundering In Malaysia.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng And MP For Bagan In Kuala Lumpur On 30.5.2013.

Malaysia’s ill-earned reputation as the world champion of illicit fund outflow per capita testifies to BN’s and Bank Negara’s failure to wipe out corruption and prevent money laundering in Malaysia. When I was in London, I was sad to read in the New York Times that unlicensed money remitting services in Malaysia are alleged to have been a part of a US$6 billion (RM18.3 billion) online money laundering operation in US.

The New York Times said the money laundering scheme operating under Liberty Reserve had millions of customers worldwide, which were “overwhelmingly criminal in nature”, conducted 55 million transactions over the past seven years. In the largest online money-laundering case in history, Liberty Reserve relied solely on “third-party exchangers” to accept or make payments for them, which are usually “unlicensed money-transmitting businesses without significant government oversight or regulation, concentrated in Malaysia, Russia, Nigeria and Vietnam”.

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The Penang State Government Is Willing To Communicate With The Singapore Government To Plead For Leniency For Malaysians, Especially Penagites, Who Had Gathered To Seek Malaysian Electoral Reforms Which Had Resulted In BN Winning Despite Losing The Popular Vote 47% to 51%.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In George Town, Penang On 30.5.2013.

The Penang state government is willing to communicate with the Singapore government to plead for leniency for Malaysians, especially any Penangite, who had gathered to seek Malaysian electoral reforms which had resulted in BN winning despite losing the popular vote 47% to 51%. The Penang state government is trying to determine whether there were any Penangites amongst the 21 Malaysians arrested for conducting two protests on May 8 and 11.

Whilst the Penang state government acknowledges and respect the right of the Singapore government to determine and take action based its own laws and affairs, I believe that the Singapore government would not reject efforts to plead for leniency. Such effort is based on humane grounds and should not be seen as foreign interference in Singapore affairs.

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Malaysia’s Ill-Earned Reputation As The World Champion Of Illicit Fund Outflow Per Capita Testifies To BN’s And Bank Negara’s Failure To Wipe Out Corruption And Prevent Money Laundering In Malaysia.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng And MP For Bagan In Kuala Lumpur On 30.5.2013.

Malaysia’s ill-earned reputation as the world champion of illicit fund outflow per capita testifies to BN’s and Bank Negara’s failure to wipe out corruption and prevent money laundering in Malaysia. When I was in London, I was sad to read in the New York Times that unlicensed money remitting services in Malaysia are alleged to have been a part of a US$6 billion (RM18.3 billion) online money laundering operation in US.

The New York Times said the money laundering scheme operating under Liberty Reserve had millions of customers worldwide, which were “overwhelmingly criminal in nature”, conducted 55 million transactions over the past seven years. In the largest online money-laundering case in history, Liberty Reserve relied solely on “third-party exchangers” to accept or make payments for them, which are usually “unlicensed money-transmitting businesses without significant government oversight or regulation, concentrated in Malaysia, Russia, Nigeria and Vietnam”.

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A Stronger Pakatan Rakyat Means A Stronger Future For Democracy, Justice, Freedom, Integrity And Performance-Based Culture In Malaysia.(en/bm/cn)

Speech By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng At Merton College, Oxford University, England On 28 May 2013.

A Stronger Pakatan Rakyat Means A Stronger Future For Democracy, Justice, Freedom, Integrity And Performance-Based Culture In Malaysia.

1. Malaysia is at the cusp of change. The question is if we are at the tipping point why then did we not tip over? Malaysia did tip over as PR won the 2013 general elections, not BN. BN won despite losing, due to the insurance provided by unfair gerrymandering implemented more than 40 years ago.

2. Many people have asked, what are the implications of Pakatan winning 51% of the popular vote? Will it lead to a more unstable BN government since Najib is being seen as a minority Prime Minister leading a minority government? Will there be a ‘Malaysian Spring’ as a result of the on-going protests against the election results? Yes there will be a Malaysian spring but a peaceful one, sprung for a common cause to free Malaysia from poverty, ignorance, fear and corruption.

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PR Promises A Malaysian Spring To Free Malaysia From BN’s Winter Of Fear, Corruption, Money Politics And Poverty.(en/bm/cn)

Speech by Lim Guan Eng to the Pakatan Rakyat’s Supporters Club in London on Saturday, 25th of May, 2013.

1. 5.6 million voters in Malaysia who supported and voted for Pakatan Rakyat know that BN would have lost this election to Pakatan Rakyat, if not for the 4Ms of-

· Money politics to buy votes by the BN,
· Manipulation of the electoral system by a biased Election Commission,
· unfair Media coverage; and
· abuse of government Machinery.

2. Nowhere else in the world would a coalition of parties which won 51% of the popular vote in a first-past-the-post system not only fail to enjoy a ‘seat bonus’ – that is win more than 51% of the parliament seats – but only manage to win 40% of seats.

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Embracing Change To Win The Future: Challenges and Development of Pakatan Rakyat As A Government-in Waiting In Accordance With The Will Of The Majority 51% Of Malaysians To Rule Putrajaya

Speech By Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In London School of Economics In London On 24.5.2013

Salutations: Moderator Professor Danny Quah,

1. First of all, I would like to say thank you to all the students present here today who are preparing for their exams. I have been informed that this week is the start of your exams here at LSE and I am sure that all of you, being higher achievers, are already well prepared which is why you are here attending my talk this evening. Nonetheless, I would like to wish you all the best and good luck for your exams.

2. I stand here today as a proud Malaysian. I am proud of the 11.2 million Malaysians who stood in the hot sun for many hours waiting to exercise their democratic right. I am proud of the old, the young, the not so young or old, West Malaysians and East Malaysians, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Orang Asli, Eurasian, Melanau, Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu, Kadazan, Murut, Bajau and everyone else who turned out to vote. 84.5% of Malaysians cast their vote on the 5th of May, a record in Malaysian electoral history. 86.8% of voters in Penang cast their vote, also a record.

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2013 Penang Wesak Day Message (en/cn)

2013 Penang Wesak Day Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 24.5.2013.

Whilst Penang Will Implement Policies That Embrace Change To Win The Future, We Must Never Give Up The Idea Of Penang As An Oasis Of Multi-Cultural Harmony And Mutual Respect That Is Both Inclusive And Diverse.

Penang is proud of our 250 year old history that respects all faiths and diversity. This singular success of Penangites from different races and religions living together in harmony and prosperity was recognised by UNESCO in awarding George Town World Heritage City status.

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2013 DAP Wesak Day Message: Malaysia Must Not Be Myanmar 1990 Revisited (en/bm/cn)

2013 DAP Wesak Day Message By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 24.5.2013.

Democracy gives power to the majority and respects the legitimate rights of the minority. Democracy does not give the minority to oppress the majority or else we will have the situation like the South Africa racist government practicing apartheid in repressing the majority black population.

In Malaysia no opposition coalition has ever won more popular vote than BN nor won more than 50% of the popular vote. This has allowed BN to conduct a gerrymandering exercise that allowed BN to win more parliamentary seats than their popular vote.

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By Questioning Dr Chen Man Hin Over A Baseless Allegations When Pro-BN Leaders Are Permitted To Make Seditious Lies, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar Is A Willing Political Tool Of BN (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On23.5.2013.

By Questioning Dr Chen Man Hin Over A Baseless Allegations When Pro-BN Leaders Are Permitted To Make Seditious Lies, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar Is A Willing Political Tool Of BN That Not Only Practices Double-Standards But Also Displays Contempt For The Majority The People That Voted 51% For PR.

DAP is shocked and condemns the police for opening an investigation into DAP National Advisor Dr Chen Man Hin for allegedly conspiring to create public disorder when he innocuously used the term “Malaysian Spring” in a private email correspondence more than a year ago. Has the police nothing better to do than to investigate under Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code, an 86-year old medical doctor and former MP who had served the nation selflessly, with the ridiculous charge of plotting to overthrow the government through street demonstrations similar to those in the Arab Spring?

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Ceupacs Mistaken To Join Utusan Malaysia’s Boycott Of Air Asia And Air Asia X As Ceupacs Should Not Be A Racist Organisation But Serve All Malaysian Civil Servants Regardless Of Race And Religion.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 22.5 2013.

Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman should behave like a Ceupacs President for all and not participate in Utusan Malaysia or UMNO’s racist acts. Clearly Datuk Omar forgets that there are Malay civil servants who are not racists and that there are non-Malays serving civil servants too.

Datuk Omar had joined Utusan Malaysia in calling for a similar boycott of Air Asia and Air Asia X, stating that the power of 1.4 million civil servants can give an impact on AirAsia, especially in the school holidays. Ceupacs is gravely mistaken to join Utusan Malaysia’s boycott of Air Asia and Air Asia X, as Ceupacs should not be a racist organisation but serve all Malaysian civil servants regardless of race and religion.

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Police Must Act Against Thugs Who Tried To Disrupt The Right Of Malaysians To Hold A Candlelight Vigil Demanding The Release Of Student Adam Adli Abdul Hamid.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 21.5 2013

Police Must Act Against Thugs Who Tried To Disrupt The Right Of Malaysians To Hold A Candlelight Vigil Demanding The Release Of Student Adam Adli Abdul Hamid.

Police must act against thugs who tried to disrupt the right of Malaysians to hold a candlelight vigil demanding the release of student Adam Adli Abdul Hamid. A group of pro-BN supporters physically manhandled the candlelight vigil, attended by some 30 people in front of Universiti Sains Malaysia that included two journalists Malaysiakini Low Chia Ming and Nanyang Siang Pau Brian Lai.

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Is Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Willing To Engage In A Public Debate With Either Me, Lim Kit Siang Or PR Leader Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng And MP For Bagan In Kuala Lumpur On 21.5 2013

Is Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Willing To Engage In A Public Debate With Either Me, Lim Kit Siang Or PR Leader Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim Whether His Extremist And Divisive Remarks Is Democratic And Part Of National Reconciliation After The General Elections?

Will Home Minister Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi prove his courage and willingness to face DAP leader and MP for Geylang Patah Lim Kit Siang’s censure motion by giving a full day parliamentary debate? Lim Kit Siang had announced that he would move a censure motion against Ahmad unless the Home Minister apologises for asking Malaysians not wanting to accept Malaysia’s existing general election system and preferred another system to migrate to another country.

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