Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 7.9.2013
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin should cease the Federal government’s victimisation of National laureate A Samad Said’s alleged involvement in flying the Sang Saka Malaya flag during this year’s Merdeka Day eve celebrations. By attacking Pak Samad Said as “indecent and shameful”, Tan Sri Muhyiddin is playing both prosecutor and judge by passing judgment and sentencing all in one.
The midnight arrest of National Laureate Datuk A. Samad Said under the Sedition Act is nothing short of a shocking and high-handed abuse of power. At 1230am on 4 September 2013, police arrested Pak Samad at his home in Bangsar before bringing him for questioning at the Dang Wangi Police Station. He was released two hours later.
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Press Statement DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 7.9.2013.
Last Sunday, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) demolished part of the 101-year-old Sri Muneswarer Kaliamman Hindu temple at Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur. This temple, which is the only temple for Hindus within KL’s famed Golden Triangle business hub, was built in 1911.
Due to the construction of a 30-storey building in the adjacent plot, part of the temple is being demolished to make way for an 8-feet walkway in order to comply with City Hall requirements. According to news reports, the authorities used hammers to smash the base of the statues of deities, while some have even accused DBKL officials of assaulting temple members and lawyers.
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Speech By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng To The Penang Diaspora In Hong Kong Released In Komtar, George Town On 5.9.2013
The Prime Minister can only convince the public of his sincerity and necessity of raising RON 95 petrol prices by 20 cents to save annual subsidy costs of RM 3.3 billion by also implementing open competitive tenders and fighting corruption which would save RM 51 billion annually. Without accompanying measures that demonstrates the Federal government’s commitment against corruption, the public would easily see through such fake sincerity and counterfeit necessity to cut costs.
Why should the people, especially lower-income groups, bear the pain of paying RM3.3 billion annually in increased petrol prices if no action is taken against those political bandits who steal the nation of RM 51 billion annually? In the PR 2013 General Election Manifesto, based on the experience of fiscal responsibility and fighting corruption by the PR state governments in Penang and Selangor, at least 25% annual savings can be obtained from government procurement contracts.
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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 2.9.2013
The Finance Ministry must come clean on the economic benefits and growth to Malaysians derived from the RM48.4 billion in borrowings Of 1Malaysia Development Bhd(1MDB), that has helped to increase the federal government debt to 70% of Gross Domestic Product(GDP). Such huge unexplained loan guarantees by the Federal government has caused Fitch Ratings to revise Malaysia’s credit outlook from “stable” to “negative”.
Fitch has questioned the use of “off-balance-sheet funding” through guaranteed government debt of almost RM 150 billion, that has increased the official government debt of RM 502 billion to RM 650 billion at end 2012. Fitch negative credit outlook on Malaysia may impact negatively on Malaysia in the form of higher costs of borrowings and cause a higher inflationary effect.
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