The Penang state government have engaged prominent legal practitioners who are experts on administrative law namely, Tommy Thomas, Dato Malek Imtiaz, Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo to initiate legal proceedings against Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for acting in bad faith and a mala fide manner in declaring the Penang Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) an unlawful organisation. PPS was established by the Penang state government 4 years ago and had co-operated with the police for four years without any problems. (EN/BM/CN)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 6.11.2014.

The Penang state government have engaged prominent legal practitioners who are experts on administrative law namely, Tommy Thomas, Dato Malek Imtiaz, Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo to initiate legal proceedings against Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for acting in bad faith and a mala fide manner in declaring the Penang Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) an unlawful organisation. PPS was established by the Penang state government 4 years ago and had co-operated with the police for four years without any problems.

The Penang state government will file an application in High Court for a judicial review to obtain a declaration to quash Ahmad Zahid’s pronouncement that included the seizing of its assets and properties as well as ask for damages. Even though PPS have no assets nor properties, this unlawful declaration by Ahmad Zahid has affected the reputation of its members, with baseless allegations that its members threaten peace and public order.

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Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Acted In A Mala Fide Manner Twice By Unlawfully Sanctioning The Arrest Of 157 PPS Members On 31/8/14 And Unlawfully Declaring The PPS An Unlawful Society On 4/11/14 Without Any Communication, Proper Investigation And Respect For Natural Justice (EN/CN)

Press statement by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang on 5.11.2014

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Acted In A Mala Fide Manner Twice By Unlawfully Sanctioning The Arrest Of 157 PPS Members On 31/8/14 And Unlawfully Declaring The PPS An Unlawful Society On 4/11/14 Without Any Communication, Proper Investigation And Respect For Natural Justice
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The Penang State EXCO at its meeting today resolves: –

1. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi acted in a mala fide manner twice by unlawfully sanctioning the arrest of 157 PPS members on 31/8/14 and unlawfully declaring the PPS an unlawful society on 4/11/14 without any communication, proper investigation and respect for natural justice.

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Is A Revised 2015 Budget Necessary As A Consequence From The 20% Drop In Crude Oil Prices With A New Projected Fiscal Deficit, That Is Higher Than The Projected 2015 Fiscal Deficit Of 3% Of GDP To 3.4% Of GDP? (EN/BM/CN)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 4.11.2014.

Is A Revised 2015 Budget Necessary As A Consequence From The 20% Drop In Crude Oil Prices With A New Projected Fiscal Deficit, That Is Higher Than The Projected 2015 Fiscal Deficit Of 3% Of GDP To 3.4% Of GDP?

DAP hopes that the Finance Ministry can explain the negative impact of the falling crude oil prices on the 2015 budget of RM 273.9 billion, comprising operating expenditure of RM 223.4 billion and development expenditure of RM 50.5 billion. The 2015 budget depends heavily on oil-related revenue.

In 2013, oil-related revenue of RM 63 billion accounts for 29.5% of total government revenue, comprising tax income and royalties of RM36 billion and Petronas dividends of RM27 billion. According to the Estimates of Federal Government’s Revenue 2015, oil-related revenue is calculated based on crude oil price (Tapis) of USD 110 per barrel in 2014 and USD 105 per barrel in 2015.

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By Refusing To Charge Ibrahim Ali For His Inflammatory Calls To Burn Malay And Iban Copies Of The Bible With The Word “Allah” Allegedly Distributed In A School In Penang When No Such Bibles Were Distributed, Clear Double-Standards And Selective Prosecution Of The Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) In Failing To Let The Courts Decide. (EN/CN)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 3.11.2014.

By Refusing To Charge Ibrahim Ali For His Inflammatory Calls To Burn Malay And Iban Copies Of The Bible With The Word “Allah” Allegedly Distributed In A School In Penang When No Such Bibles Were Distributed, Clear Double-Standards And Selective Prosecution Of The Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) In Failing To Let The Courts Decide.

Sabah State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak disagreement with former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s justification for Ibrahim Ali’s call to burn Malay-language Bibles follows the condemnation of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. This raises questions as to whether Sabah and Sarawak’s views are unimportant as compared to the extremists in Peninsular Malaysia supported by UMNO.

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