Monthly Archive for October, 2015

GST The Cause Of The Economic Downturn And The RM42 Billion 1MDB As Well As The RM2.6 Billion Donation Scandal The Cause Of The Depreciation In The Ringgit.(e/c)

Budget 2016 Speech By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Parliament On 26.10.2015

GST the cause of the economic downturn and the RM42 Billion 1MDB as well as the RM2.6 billion donation scandal the cause of the depreciation in the Ringgit. By not abolishing GST, reduce petrol price, freeze toll hike and outline concrete measures to restore the value of the ringgit, the 2016 Budget will not overcome Malaysia’s economic crisis nor improve the living standards of the rakyat. The Federal government has admitted that the GST saved the government from bankruptcy and even of not having enough money to pay civil servants, caused by reduced revenue following low global commodity and petroleum prices.

GST helped the Federal government to collect an expected sum of RM39 billion next year, which would be a net extra amount of RM21 billion collected, after taking into account revenue lost following the abolition of sales and services tax to make way of GST. It is this extra RM21 billion collected from 30 million Malaysians, not from rich crony companies in petroleum or toll companies, that has saved the government.
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By Not Abolishing GST, Reduce Petrol Price, Freeze Toll Hike And Outline Concrete Measures To Restore The Value Of The Ringgit, The 2016 Budget Will Not Overcome Malaysia’s Economic Crisis Nor Improve The Living Standards Of The Rakyat.(e/c)

Speech By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Pahang State Ordinary Convention In Bentong, On 25.10.2015.

By not abolishing GST, reduce petrol price, freeze toll hike and outline concrete measures to restore the value of the ringgit, the 2016 Budget will not overcome Malaysia’s economic crisis nor improve the living standards of the rakyat. Press reports widely of Budget 2016 admitting that the GST rescued the Federal government from bankruptcy and of not having enough money to pay civil servants, caused by reduced revenue following low global commodity and petroleum prices.

GST helped the Federal government to collect an expected sum of RM39 billion next year, which would be a net extra amount of RM21 billion collected, after taking into account revenue lost following the abolition of sales and services tax to make way of GST. It is this extra RM21 billion collected from 30 million Malaysians, not from rich crony companies in petroleum or toll companies, that has saved the government. Continue reading ‘By Not Abolishing GST, Reduce Petrol Price, Freeze Toll Hike And Outline Concrete Measures To Restore The Value Of The Ringgit, The 2016 Budget Will Not Overcome Malaysia’s Economic Crisis Nor Improve The Living Standards Of The Rakyat.(e/c)’

“Penang: A High-Income Model For Malaysia Through Inclusive Growth”(e/c)

Speech by Chief Minister of Penang, Malaysia, Lim Guan Eng At Oxford University, England.
Venue: T.S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Date: 14th October 2015

PENANG AS AN ENTREPRENEURIAL STATE

1. It gives me great pleasure to once again to be at the TS Eliot Lecture Theatre at Merton College in Oxford University. The last time I was here was on the 29th of May, 2013, a few weeks after the 2013 general elections when I was hosted by the Oxford University Malaysia Club. This time, I have the honour of being hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University thanks to Datuk Seri Nazir Tun Razak.
2. Reading through the profile of this very new school in the hallowed halls of Oxford University, I cannot help but be amazed by its many accomplishments since its establishment in 2010. In the 3 years since the first class of Masters in Public Policy (MPP) students were admitted in 2012, you have now grown to a cohort of 119 students from 55 countries for the class of 2015, including two Malaysians (Mark Hew and Yew Ren Chung). Continue reading ‘“Penang: A High-Income Model For Malaysia Through Inclusive Growth”(e/c)’

Kerajaan Negeri Tidak Boleh Jalankan Vaksinasi Awam Ke atas Anjing Liar Kerana Tidak Ada Vaksin Dan Terpaksa Musnahkan Anjing Liar Mulai 15 September 2015 Sehingga Penularan Wabak Penyakit Anjing Gila Terkawal Pada 9 Oktober 2015.(m/c)

Kenyataan Media Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 12.10.2015

Kerajaan negeri tidak boleh jalankan vaksinasi awam ke atas anjing liar kerana tidak ada vaksin dan terpaksa memusnahkan anjing liar mulai 15 September 2015 sehingga penularan wabak penyakit anjing gila adalah terkawal pada 9 Oktober 2015. Adalah dikesali setengah NGO yang tidak rasional masih mengeluarkan kenyataan palsu dan fitnah bahawa kerajaan negeri sepatutnya menjalankan vaksinasi awam ke atas anjing liar lebih awal lagi dan bukan memusnahkannya, sungguhpun perintah menghapuskan anjing liar yang dikuatkuasakan pada 15 September 2015 telahpun dibatalkan pada 9 Oktober 2015.

Kerajaan negeri rela menjalankan vaksinasi awam sekiranya ada 40,000 vaksin untuk 40,000 anjing liar, tetapi pada masa itu dan sekarang, vaksin pun tidak mencukupi untuk anjing-anjing bertuan, tak payah ambil kira anjing liar. Oleh itu kerajaan negeri tidak ada pilihan lain kecuali mengeluarkan perintah memusnahkan anjing liar agar menyekat wabak penyakit anjing gila.
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Winning Malaysia’s Future Through Inclusive Economic Growth, Celebrating Diversity, Reducing Income Inequality And Investing In Education.

Speech By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Johor State Ordinary Convention In Batu Pahat On 11.10.2015.

Under Pakatan Harapan, DAP offers a winning future for Malaysia that is prosperous, free and fair to all our 30 million citizens. Penang is a model of how we can win Malaysia’s future through inclusive economic growth, celebrating diversity, reducing income inequality and investing in education.

When we first took over in 2008, our first order of priority was to prove that a clean government can perform better than a corrupt government. That is implemented through our CAT governance based on Competency, Accountability and Transparency. Hence, while financial scandals and Malaysia have become almost synonymous, Penang is proud to maintain its unblemished record.
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Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Tidak Kurangkan Peruntukan Tahunan RM1.75 Juta Kepada Sekolah Agama Rakyat (SAR) Yang Merupakan Tambahan Kepada Peruntukan Puluhan Juta Untuk Hal Ehwal Islam.

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 11.10.2015.

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Tidak Kurangkan Peruntukan Tahunan RM1.75 Juta Kepada Sekolah Agama Rakyat (SAR) Yang Merupakan Tambahan Kepada Peruntukan Puluhan Juta Untuk Hal Ehwal Islam.

Permainan fitnah terhadap saya berdasarkan perkauman dan ekstrimis dengan menggunakan isu agama kini bermaharajalela di Pulau Pinang untuk memecah-belahkan perpaduan rakyat di kalangan majmuk di Malaysia. Ia kini menjadi lebih runcing dengan dakwaan bahawa kerajaan negeri telah hentikan bantuan kepada SAR, Ketua Menteri memberikan RM200 seorang kepada 3 penguatkuasa Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang (MBPP) untuk menarik laporan polis mereka dihina semasa jalankan tugas, saya keluarkan fatwa agama dan tweet halaukan semua yang tidak setuju dengan saya. Ini adalah palsu dan pembohongan sama sekali. Continue reading ‘Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Tidak Kurangkan Peruntukan Tahunan RM1.75 Juta Kepada Sekolah Agama Rakyat (SAR) Yang Merupakan Tambahan Kepada Peruntukan Puluhan Juta Untuk Hal Ehwal Islam.’

Penang State Government Will Appeal To The Court Of Appeal Against The High Court Decision Disallowing Leave To File A Judicial Review Against The Home Ministry’s Decision Banning The State’s Voluntary Patrol Team(PPS) As Illegal.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 8.10.2015.

The Penang state government will appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court decision disallowing leave to file a judicial review against the Home Ministry’s Decision banning the state government’s Voluntary Patrol Team(PPS) as illegal. The Penang state government is surprised by the Penang High Court decision today disallowing leave without the merits of the case being heard by the courts.
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Vocational Students EXEMPTED From Paying Fees And PAID To Study At RM900 Per Month.(e/c)

Speech by the Chief Minister of Penang At The Signing Ceremony of The German Dual Vocational Training Programme between PSDC and The Industry in Penang 6 October 2015:

On the 18th of September, the State Government signed a RM 2 million sponsorship agreement with the Penang Skills and Development Centre (PSDC) to support the German Dual Vocational Training programme in Penang. I am proud to say that Penang is the first State government to have initiated the German Dual Vocational Training and is even supporting its development in kind and in money.

Once again Penang Leads, In other words, these students are exempted from paying fees and with the monthly stipend of RM900 from the participating companies here, they are practically paid to study. Continue reading ‘Vocational Students EXEMPTED From Paying Fees And PAID To Study At RM900 Per Month.(e/c)’

Enabling, Enriching And Empowering Labour To Escape The Middle-Income Trap Towards A High-Income Economy.

Speech by DAP Secretary-General, MP For Bagan Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng at the DAP Labour Colloquium in Ipoh on 3 October,2015.

Only a resilient and dynamic local workforce can liberate our nation from the shackles of the middle income trap to address income inequality and through a rising tide achieve high-income economy status. A resilient and dynamic local workforce must be productive and equipped with the necessary skills to face the challenges of globalisation.

DAP believes that this can only be achieved through the 3Es of enabling, empowering and enriching the workforce. I am therefore honoured by the invitation extended by DAP National Vice-Chair M. Kulasegaran to be part of this Labour colloquium that aims to address one of the key issues of social justice which is the empowerment of Malaysian workforce.
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This is the 3Es of enabling, empowering and enriching the people!(e/c)

Speech by YAB Mr. Lim Guan Eng, The Chief Minister of Penang PDCMC INSTALLATION NIGHT 2 October 2015

First and foremost, I am honoured to be invited to the installation ceremony of PDCMC this evening. I thank PDCMC for extending the honour for me to officiate this event.

PDCMC, a newly established working group of PCCC, was formed last year in September 2014 to represent Penang based property industry players. 1 year after its establishment, PDCMC has managed to secure 150 numbers of new membership from both its membership strength and especially from the public.

PDCMC has successfully generated members from smaller SMEs such as budget hotel, office, commercial and kindergarten players to big players in the industry such as the developers. Other members also consist of the professional like lawyers, bankers, accountants, real estate agents, licensed valuers, and insurers. I understand that in ensuring that the members are well represented, 8 Sub-Committees were formed and are headed by a knowledgeable and experienced market player in their respective industry namely Development, Construction, Building material, Property management, Property services, SME, Heritage and Tourism as well as Local government. Continue reading ‘This is the 3Es of enabling, empowering and enriching the people!(e/c)’