Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 19.5 2013
Newly-minted Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low should not adapt so quickly from President of Malaysian Transparency International to BN spokesman by being adept in BN’s culture of lies in explaining why Cabinet members should not publicly disclose their assets. Paul Low lied when the said that Penang Chief Minister and state exco members’ public declaration of assets whilst positive was ‘informal’ because officials who fail to declare their assets would not be penalised, or if the declaration is significantly inaccurate in reflecting a person’s wealth.
I wish to remind Paul Low that when he was Malaysian Transparency International President, he had lauded the Penang state government’s leaders for being the first government in Malaysia to publicly declare their assets. Instead of adopting a similar measure to uphold public integrity in the Federal government, why is he taking a different position now?
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Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 17.5 2013
New Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar vows to return the streets to the people while making public safety and security his top priority will be tested not be mere words but by factual success in reducing increasing crime in the country. Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar also faces an additional challenge to disprove negative public perception that he is politicising the police force for BN by now focusing on arresting criminals and not PR leaders
Public safety was a general election issue with the people expressing concern over rising cases of snatch thefts, wayside robberies and shootings despite claims that the crime index dipped 7.6% in 2012, with 153,811 cases recorded compared with 166,295 in 2011, a drop of 12,484 cases. With many victims from crimes no one believed the claims by the police or Home Minister Datuk Hishamudin Tun Hussein Onn of a decrease of 27% in the crime rate from 2009 to 2012, compared with a 33% increase between 2004 and 2008.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 17.5 2013
DAP ADUN Sungai Pinang Teng Chang Khim and Seri Kembangan ADUN Ean Yong Hian Wah are confirmed two of the DAP Selangor State EXCOs with the rest pending announcement after discussions with PR Selangor component parties.
Teng has requested that he be allowed to switch from the Speaker’s post to State EXCO and I have acceded to his request. Ean Yong will be retained as Selangor state EXCO for a second term.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 15.5.2013.
By continuing to blame the Chinese community and 51% Malaysians that rejected BN and supported PR, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants to be a minority Prime Minister for only 47% of Malaysians. Malaysians are shocked by race-baiting that can only be described as hate crimes by UMNO leaders, Utusan Malaysia, an ex-judge and even a pro-Chancellor of a public university.
Such disgraceful conduct by so-called intellectuals reminds us of how Hitler suborned some sections of the educated elite in Germany to support his racist supremacy theories. Now UMNO supporters are proposing a boycott of some Chinese businesses. Is this the national reconciliation that Najib is talking about? UMNO has to decide whether it wants to adopt 1 Malaysia or continue down this dangerous path of no return.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 14.5.2013.
Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Arshad dares to call for the abolition of Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools because with assured UMNO support behind him, he knows he will neither be sacked as pro-Chancellor Of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) nor charged for making such seditious remarks. Abdul Rahman’s call for the abolition of Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools in favour of a single stream school is seditious and a BN MP Mark Koding was even convicted of sedition in 1982 for making the very same suggestion in Parliament in 1978.
Rahman blamed vernacular schools as the barrier towards racial unity in the country, and causing increasing racial polarisation that led to BN losing the popular vote 47% to PR’s 51% in the recent general elections. Clearly BN supporters are choosing easy victims to blame by targeting the Chinese community, vernacular schools and the DAP.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 13.5.2013.
On the 44th anniversary of the tragic May 13 riots in 1969, Malaysians continue to be reminded how they have made the right choice in the 13th General Elections to reject the racist BN and UMNO. 51% of Malaysians have chosen to support PR and reject the racist hatred of BN and UMNO, exemplified by UMNO’s paper Utusan Malaysia’s call for May 13 to be celebrated as a holy day, as if to celebrate the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of innocent Malaysians.
Even though a majority of Malaysians comprising Malays, Indians, Chinese, Kadazan and Ibans have rejected BN’s politics of hatred and fear, UMNO leaders continue to spew racial hatred towards non-Malays. Today we have the defeated UMNO candidate for Shah Alam Zulkifli Noordin lying that DAP wanted Malays to die and Lim Kit Siang caused the May 3 riots in Kuala Lumpur, even though Lim was in Sabah during the period.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 12.5.2013.
UMNO President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak can only prove that UMNO is not a racist party when UMNO wipes out corruption, opens its membership to all races, adopts the 1 Malaysia slogan and stop the campaign of hatred and fear against non-Malays. Datuk Seri Najib has blamed BN’s failure to win more seats and a 2/3 majority in the 2013 General Elections on DAP’s racist policies.
Can Najib show proof what are the DAP policies that are racist? I doubt that Najib can show any proof when DAP upholds the Federal Constitution on the queston of:-
• Islam as the religion of the Federation whilst other religions have freedom to practice their faith,
• Bahasa Malaysia as the official language whilst other mother-tongue languages can be used and promoted, and
• safeguarding the special position of Malays and bumis whilst protecting the legitimate interests of other races in Malaysia under Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.
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Speech By DAP Secretary-General And Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Special Conference For 38 MPs And 107 State Assemblymen In Kuala Lumpur On 11.5.2013.
Only polls reform that respects “one-man,one-vote, onve-value” principle can save malaysian democracy, integrity, freedom of choice, equal opportunity, social welfare and justice for all. The 13th general elections is historic in that this is the first time that BN lost the popular vote and that an opposition coalition of PR won a clear majority of popular vote of 50.9% over BN’s 47.4%(the rest spoilt votes and independent).
BN had received 51.4% of the popular vote in the 2008 general elections, dropeed 4% to only 47.4% in 2013 general elections. In contrast, PR recorded 47.6% in 2008 general elections and recorded an increase of 3.2% in popular voe to 50.9% in 2013. However the gerrymandering of constituencies that made a mockery of the essential representative democractic principle of “one-man, one-vote, one-value” by BN during the past 56 years, allowed BN to win power despite losing the popular vote.
How can PR that won 50.9% of the popular vote received only 40% of the seats? PR won an additional 7 seats from 82 to 89, not even coming lose to 110 out of the 222 seat Parliament.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 10.5.2013
DAP’s urgent priority of polls reform that respects the “one-man, one-vote,one-value” principle will not be undermined by BN’s underhand tactics to try to split up PR by inviting DAP to join BN as DAP’s struggle is for principles not positions, for people-centric policies and not personal interests. Clearly BN’s latest tactics is designed to split up the unity within PR.
DAP has no interest in joining BN for posts because if we had wanted to, we could have done so during the last 40 years. However DAP refused to join BN and held steadfastly to our ideals, principles and policies of a fairer, freer and democratic Malaysia. DAP leaders had not only forgone the perks and privileges of high office, but sacrificed their personal liberties by being jailed and detained.
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Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Semasa Menyaksikan Upacara Mengangkat Sumpah Di Dewan Sri Pinang George Town Pada 9 Mei 2013.
Barisan EXCO pimpinan kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang 2.0 akan memperkasakan rakyat dengan pengetahuan dan pendidikan, memperkuasakan rakyat dengan hak dan tanggungjawab serta memperkayakan rakyat tanpa kira kaum, agama dan latar belakang politik. Saya percaya bahawa pasukan baru ini akan mencerminkan hasrat murni PR untuk bersuara untuk semua, bertindak adil kepada semua dan membantu semua.
Pada masa yang sama, saya ingin ucapkan terima kasih kepada 3 Ahli EXCO lama YB Law Choo Kiang, YB Wong Hon Wai dan YB Lydia Ong atas khidmat dan sumbangan yang diberikan kepada kerajaan negeri selama 5 tahun ini. Mereka terus akan diberikan peranan penting oleh kerajaan negeri untuk sama-sama menjadikan Pulau Pinang lebih bersih, hijau, sihat dan selamat.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 9.5.2013.
DAP is not surprised that MCA and Gerakan are behaving in a childish manner by petulantly closing down their service centers in retaliation for the devastating defeats in the recent general elections. MCA was left with 7 parliamentary seats whilst Gerakan had only 1 parliamentary seat. Such a reaction by Gerakan and MCA losing in the general elections is akin to a child throwing tantrum for not getting what he or she wants.
Carrying out threats of closing down service centers will not impress voters, whether Chinese, Indians or Malays who had already dismissed them as irrelevant and had already made up their minds to reject BN. This is indicated by PR winning the popular vote of 51% compared to BN’s 47.4%, the first time that an opposition coalition had won more than 50% of the popular vote(see below).
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 8.5.2013.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should not ask why Chinese voters did not support MCA but whether even Malay voters would vote for a party led by such a “famous” leader like Chua Soi Lek? By continuing to blame Chinese voters or claim that Chinese voters were misled by DAP to vote against BN, Najib is showing contempt not only for democratic right of freedom of choice but also insulting the intelligence of all Malaysian voters.
The recent general elections saw a Malaysian tsunami causing PR to win the popular vote of 51% for the first time in history. Despite gathering more votes than BN from support by all communities, BN continues to blame the Chinese voters. The Chinese form only 25 per cent of Malaysia’s 29 million population of which less than half have registered to vote.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 8.5.2013
DAP expresses support for Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to be retained as Selangor Menteri Besar for a 2nd term. Tan Sri Khalid should continue as Menteri Besar after leading PR to a resounding victory at the recent general elections by winning a 2/3 majority with 44 out of 56 state seats in Selangor from the previous 36 seats.
Even though DAP won 15 seats together with PAS 15 and PKR’s 14, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim should be recognized for his integrity and stewardship of Selangor. This had enabled PR to beat back a determined effort by BN led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak himself to win back Selangor. DAP Selangor is also in full support of Tan Sri Khalid as the Selangor Menteri Besar.
LIM GUAN ENG
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Press Statement By Penang PR Chairman And Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On8.5.2013
Penang PR increased its popular vote by 7.7% for state seats from 58% in 2008 general elections to 65.7% in 2013 general elections. BN received 32% of the popular vote, with the remainder spoilt and independent votes. The swing of 7.7% towards PR is large by normal electoral swings of 3-4%and proves Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wrong that PR failed to get non-Chinese support.
For parliamentary seats PR increased its share by 4% from 63% in the 2008 general elections to 67% in 2013 general elections. BN received around 31% with the remainder spoilt votes.(see table below) Continue reading “Penang PR Increased Popular Vote By 7.7% For State Seats From 58% In 2008 General Elections To 65.7% In 2013 General Elections Proving Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Wrong That PR Failed To Get Non-chinese Support.(en/bm/cn)”
Press Conference Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng After The Swearing-In Ceremony By Penang Governor At Sri Mutiara, Penang on 7.5.2013
We are extremely grateful to the people of Penang not only for proving that Penangites can neither be bought by the blatant and shameless money politics nor threatened with violence that had occurred in the last few days of the GE13 campaign in Penang. Clearly Penangites valued a government that performed and delivered over the last 5 years much more than those who only appeared during the last 5 days of the campaign to buy votes or threaten voters.
We are humbled and thank the people of Penang for their support. Just as we have delivered in the previous 5 years, we shall continue to do so for the next 5 years in preparing not only the future for the young but preparing the young for the future. We are prepared to build upon our successes to make Penang Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Healthier than ever.
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