Monthly Archive for June, 2016

The 2 charges against me under the Malaysian anti-corruption Commission Act (MACC) and Penal Code for corrupt practice is a clear act of political persecution motivated solely to destroy me as Penang Chief Minister. (e/m/c)

Press Statement by Lim Guan Eng on 30 Jun 2016:

The 2 charges against me under the Malaysian anti-corruption Commission Act (MACC) and Penal Code for corrupt practice is a clear act of political persecution motivated solely to destroy me as Penang Chief Minister. I had explained to MACC that the purchase of the bungalow from Ms Phang Li Koon is above-board, an arms-length transaction on a willing buyer and seller basis without any coercion or special favours granted from me or the state government.

Ms Phang is a friend of my wife and has no active business relationship with the state government. She is not a housing developer and the bungalow she sold me for RM2.8 million was built in the 1980s.
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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT FOUNDER INSTITUTE GRADUATION SESSION(e/c)

SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT FOUNDER INSTITUTE GRADUATION SESSION AT @CAT WISMA YEAP CHOR EE 28 JUNE 2016

ACCELERATING TECH & CREATIVE STARTUPS

Firstly, I am very pleased to be here this afternoon to witness this momentous occasion. Congratulations to each and every one of you. You should be very proud of yourselves for accomplishing this goal, persevering through one of the most challenging 14-weeks experience to become the first ever Founder Institute Penang graduates.

FOUNDER INSTITUTE PROGRAMME

Founder Institute (FI) is one of the world’s largest entrepreneur training and idea stage accelerator program originating from the Silicon Valley, offering weekly curriculum for 14-weeks of company-building sessions designed to help tech entrepreneurs to build every aspect of their business, from the core idea to the product and revenue model. After a highly successful test launch at the end of 2015 and early 2016, the Penang Chapter was officially formed and is now being led by local startup leaders Chan Kee Siak (Founder & CEO, Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd) & Heislyc Loh (Founder & CEO, CoRate) together with a selected group of top mentors who provide their advice and critical feedback. The official Penang program commenced on 15th March, 2016 and ended 2-weeks ago on 14th June, 2016, held at Penang @CAT, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee. Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that accepts founders with day jobs and shares equity with all participants. Continue reading ‘SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT FOUNDER INSTITUTE GRADUATION SESSION(e/c)’

在承认统考文凭课题上,我们华社到底还要走多久,才能走完那“一哩路”?

槟州首席部长林冠英于2016年6月28日在吉隆坡发表声明:

在承认统考文凭课题上,我们华社到底还要走多久,才能走完那“一哩路”?马华一再尝试点燃人民的希望,到最后却又交不出成绩,令华社非常失望。因此,促请马华不要再自欺欺人,坦然承认自己“当家不当权”这个事实。

马华和民政在政府承认独中统考文凭课题上已经纠缠了数十年,教育部副部长张盛闻也承认自己加入马华已有16年并参与教育工作。令人愤怒的是,数十年了我们华社至今仍周旋在统考课题上,裹足不前。这显示,马华民政根本就只会讲不会做,满口谎言欺骗人民。 Continue reading ‘在承认统考文凭课题上,我们华社到底还要走多久,才能走完那“一哩路”?’

MAJLIS PELANCARAN APLIKASI “AppSejahtera”

PADA 25 JUN 2016
Selamat pagi dan salam sejahtera diucapkan kepada semua hadirin. Saya mengalu-alukan kedatangan semua pihak ke Majlis Penyerahan Bantuan Sumbangan Jenazah OKU kepada waris dan majlis Pelancaran Applikasi “Apps Sejahtera”. Kerajaan Negeri begitu komited menjalankan pelbagai program kebajikan sejak tahun 2009 untuk memastikan rakyat berkongsikan kemakmuran dan kesejahteraan serta menikmati hasil penjimatan yang telah dilakukan oleh Kerajaan Negeri menerusi program bayaran “EMAS”.

Bermula dengan Program Penghargaan Warga Emas sebanyak RM100 dan Sumbangan kepada Waris Warga Emas Meninggal Dunia sebanyak RM1,000 pada 2009, keprihatinan Kerajaan Negeri diteruskan lagi dengan Program Bantuan Ibu Tunggal (2011) sebanyak RM100, Program Bantuan OKU (2011) sebanyak RM100, Program Anak Emas (2011) sebanyak RM200, Program Skim Pelajar Emas (2012) sebanyak RM100 dan Program Ibu Emas (2014) sebanyak RM100 yang telah berjaya dilaksanakan. Setiap program bantuan tersebut juga mempunyai modul khusus yang dibangunkan di dalam sistem i-Sejahtera. Kerajaan Negeri telah membangunkan sistem i-Sejahtera pada tahun 2009 bagi memudahkan urusan pengendalian, kemaskini dan pengumpulan data.

Sejak tahun 2010, Kerajaan Negeri telah membelanjakan sebanyak RM92,603,400.00 kepada 926,034 warga emas melalui Program Penghargaan Warga Emas, RM5,487,100.00 kepada 54,871 ibu tunggal melalui Program Bantuan Ibu Tunggal, RM18,848,800.00 kepada 188,488 para pelajar melalui Program Skim Pelajar Emas, RM11,680,400.00 kepada 58,402 bayi melalui Program Anak Emas, RM9,002,300.00 kepada 90,023 suri rumah melalui Program Ibu Emas dan RM18,896,600.00 kepada 188,966 golongan OKU melalui Program Bantuan OKU. Kerajaan Negeri juga telah membelanjakan sebanyak RM4,857,900.00 kepada 16,193 pemandu teksi melalui Bantuan Pemandu Teksi, RM624,000.00 kepada 120 pengayuh beca melalui Bantuan Pengayuh Beca, RM2,421,679.00 kepada 3,121 nelayan melalui Bantuan Nelayan (Pukat) dan RM19,891,821.00 kepada 1,235 rakyat yang tidak berkemampuan melalui Program Agenda Ekonomi Saksama (AES)
Pecahan perbelanjaan adalah seperti berikut:

PROGRAM JUMLAH PENERIMA JUMLAH BAYARAN
(RM)
Program Penghargaan Warga Emas 926,034 92,603,400
Program Ibu Tunggal 54,871 5,487,100.00
Program Skim Pelajar Emas 188,488 18,848,800.00
Program Anak Emas 58,402 11,680,400.00
Program Ibu Emas 90,023 9,002,300.00
Program Bantuan OKU 188,966 18,896,600
Bantuan Pemandu Teksi 16,193 4,857,900.00
Bantuan Pengayuh Beca 120 624,000.00
Bantuan Nelayan
(Pukat) 3,121 2,421,679.00
Program Agenda Ekonomi Saksama (AES) 1,235 19,891,821.00
JUMLAH KESELURUHAN 1,527,453.00 184,314,000.00

Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan,
Kerajaan Negeri mampu buat bayaran sebesar RM184,314,000.00 sejak tahun 2009 hasil urus tadbir CAT (Cekap, Akauntabiliti dan Telus) di mana Kerajaan Negeri telah berjaya meningkatkan lebihan belanjawan yang terkumpul sebanyak RM574 juta dalam tempoh lapan (8) tahun pemerintahan (2008-2015) berbanding dengan lebihan RM 373 juta sepanjang 50 tahun (1957-2007) di bawah Kerajaan Negeri yang lama. Rizab Kerajaan Negeri telahpun meningkat daripada RM847.45 juta pada akhir tahun 2007 kepada 1.56 billion pada akhir tahun 2015. Kesan yang signifikan juga dapat dilihat dalam pengurangan hutang Kerajaan Negeri sebanyak 90% iaitu kepada hanya RM69juta pada akhir tahun 2015.
Pentadbiran Kerajaan Negeri yang baik dalam mengagihkan bantuan tanpa diskriminasi iaitu tanpa mengambil kira latar belakang agama, bangsa dan politik. Ini memastikan setiap rakyat Pulau Pinang yang kurang berkemampuan terutamanya melibatkan hal ehwal kebajikan golongan OKU, dan pada hari ini satu majlis khas telah diadakan untuk memberikan sumbangan pengurusan jenazah sebanyak RM1000.00 kepada setiap waris penerima OKU yang telah meninggal dunia. Secara keseluruhannya sebanyak RM71,000.00 diperuntukkan kepada 71 orang waris pada hari ini.

Adalah diharapkan melalui bantuan ini dapat mengurangkan sedikit beban kepada keluarga dan serba sedikit membantu ahli keluarga dalam membuat persiapan sempena Hari Raya Aidilfitri yang akan tiba tidak lama lagi.

Dengan pembangunan sistem ini, para pengguna dapat mengakses sistem ini di mana-mana saja dan dibuka kepada orang awam khususnya pemohon (warga emas, pelajar sekolah rendah dan menengah, bantuan kepada Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU), ibu tunggal, suri rumah dan keluarga bayi) untuk membuat semakan status pendaftaran mereka disamping pengguna-pengguna sistem lainnya yang bertugas di Pejabat Daerah, Pejabat Khidmat ADUN di seluruh negeri Pulau Pinang.

Para hadirin sekalian,
Bagi memperkasakan lagi kepenggunaan sistem i-Sejahtera ini, Kerajaan Negeri melalui Pusat Teknologi dan Komunikasi Negeri Pulau Pinang (PTMKN) telah membangunkan satu aplikasi terbaru ini dinamakan sebagai “AppSejahtera”. Aplikasi ini merupakan sebuah aplikasi mudah alih yang di inovasikan dari versi web (http://isejahtera.penang.gov.my) sebagai satu kemudahan saluran perkhidmatan kerajaan dalam meningkatkan sistem penyampaian kerajaan untuk rakyat khususnya pengguna negeri Pulau Pinang.

AppSejahtera ini menyediakan kemudahan untuk membuat semakan status pendaftaran mana-mana program i-Sejahtera. Selain itu, Pengguna boleh menyemak bayaran pada tahun semasa, melihat statistik penerima terkini semua program i-Sejahtera, mendapatkan maklumat info perhubungan dan komunikasi serta lokasi DUN untuk mendaftar program, kemudahan melihat jadual bayaran semua program pada setiap tahun dan tahun semasa dengan lengkap dalam bentuk kalendar.

Aplikasi ini juga menyediakan kemudahan khas mendaftar Anak Emas secara mobile yang lebih mudah dan cepat untuk mendaftar anak yang baru lahir bagi mendapatkan sumbangan bayaran RM200 one off. Selain itu, syarat-syarat permohonan dan info Program Kebajikan Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang ada dinyatakan dalam aplikasi ini bagi memudahkan rujukan dan persediaan dokumen pemohon. Pada kini, seluruh penduduk Pulau Pinang boleh memuat turun aplikasi ini di playstore bagi pengguna Android dan istore bagi pengguna IOS.

Kemudahan ini juga boleh merentasi negeri dan agensi di mana pengguna yang berada di negeri lain yang mempunyai keluarga di Pulau Pinang boleh menggunakan aplikasi ini untuk membuat semakan dan pendaftaran untuk keluarga. AppSejahtera ini juga boleh diperluaskan ke negeri-negeri lain di Malaysia yang menyediakan kemudahan penghargaan dan sumbangan pembayaran kepada rakyat.
Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan,

Akhir kata, adalah menjadi harapan Kerajaan Negeri untuk mewujudkan sebuah negeri yang berjiwa rakyat, yang sentiasa menjaga hal ehwal kebajikan rakyatnya dalam memastikan rakyatnya hidup dalam aman, sejahtera dan baik.
Sekian, terima kasih.

Speech by Chief Minister of Penang at GDVT Engagement with the Industry(e/c)

Speech by Chief Minister of Penang GDVT Engagement with the Industry 17 June 2016 PSDC ,Penang

On the 18th of September last year, the State Government signed a RM2 million – Penang State Government sponsorship agreement with the Penang Skills and Development Centre (PSDC), to finance the German Dual Vocational Training (GDVT) programme in Penang.

Today, I am very pleased to announce that the programme has been successfully embraced by the manufacturing industry. The manufacturing industry’s participation is crucial if we are to succeed in deepening the talent pool for middle managers. German Vocational Training (GDVT) is the best in the world and we are proud to be able to bring it to Penang.
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Press Statement for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 (e/c)

Press Conference for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 16 June 2016, Level 28, Chief Minister’s Office, KOMTAR

A very good afternoon to everyone. Thank you for your presence, and welcome to the press conference for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016.

Organised by George Town World Heritage Incorporated with the support and participation of City Council of Penang Island, Penang Global Tourism, Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO, George Town Festival and 20 various local communities, this annual affair in the month of July is no stranger to all of us. Continue reading ‘Press Statement for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 (e/c)’

Abdul Rahman Dahlan Should Stop Behaving Like A Headless Chicken Trying To Chicken Out From His Own Challenge To Debate Me By Entrapping Me To Sue Him For Defamation, Where He Can Then Rely On The Excuse That The Debate Cannot Proceed Because It Is Sub Judice(e/c).

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 16.6.2016.

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan should stop behaving like a headless chicken trying to chicken out from his own challenge to debate me by entrapping me to sue him for defamation, where he can then rely on the excuse that the debate cannot proceed because it is sub judice. This is a classic tactic of cowards; similar to the explanation used by a person accused of murdering both his parents pleading for clemency because he is an orphan.

To jog the memory of Abdul Rahman, it was Rahman that first challenged me to a public debate televised on TV3 or RTM. When I immediately accepted, Abdul Rahman panicked and fled overseas for 10 days. When he returned home, he relied on the inspector-general of police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to save his neck, when Khalid adviced that the debate should be called off pending investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC). Continue reading ‘Abdul Rahman Dahlan Should Stop Behaving Like A Headless Chicken Trying To Chicken Out From His Own Challenge To Debate Me By Entrapping Me To Sue Him For Defamation, Where He Can Then Rely On The Excuse That The Debate Cannot Proceed Because It Is Sub Judice(e/c).’

Oppose Toll Rates Hike Of 12 Highways By Denying BN Victories In The Kuala Kangsar And Sungai Besar Parliamentary By-Elections. Which Will Only Strengthen UMNO That Has Already Been Enhanced By The New Co-operation With PAS 14 MPs. (e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 14.6.2016.

Do not let the toll rates of 12 highways be increased this year by denying BN victories in the Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar Parliamentary by-elections.

DAP is disappointed at Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof’s refusal to openly state that toll rates of eight tolled highways will not be increased this year, with four more scheduled to be increased next year. The eight highways to be increased their toll rates on 1.1.2016 are North-South Expressway, Linkedua, Kesas, Elite, LDP, Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE), Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH), and New North Klang Straits Bypass Expressway (NNKSB). Continue reading ‘Oppose Toll Rates Hike Of 12 Highways By Denying BN Victories In The Kuala Kangsar And Sungai Besar Parliamentary By-Elections. Which Will Only Strengthen UMNO That Has Already Been Enhanced By The New Co-operation With PAS 14 MPs. (e/m/c)’

UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANTIKAN AHLI MAJLIS PENGANGKUTAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG (PENANG TRANSPORT COUNCIL – PTC)

UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANTIKAN AHLI MAJLIS PENGANGKUTAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG
(PENANG TRANSPORT COUNCIL – PTC), 14 JUN 2016, DI DEWAN BOSCH KOMPLEKS MASYARAKAT PENYAYANG

Selamat Pagi dan Salam Sejahtera.

Pertama sekali saya ingin mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada Kerajaan Negeri melalui Bahagian Kerajaan Tempatan, Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang di atas kejayaan menganjurkan Majlis Pelantikan Ahli Majlis Pengangkutan Negeri Pulau Pinang. Continue reading ‘UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANTIKAN AHLI MAJLIS PENGANGKUTAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG (PENANG TRANSPORT COUNCIL – PTC)’

“国家兴亡,匹夫有责”,瓜拉江沙和大港国会选区的华裔选民不能够再相信国阵领袖

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2016年6月13日在槟城发表的文告:

“国家兴亡,匹夫有责”,瓜拉江沙和大港国会选区的华裔选民不能够再相信国阵领袖,因为国阵领袖所许下的竞选诺言是不会实现的,就比如砂州最终没有华裔第二副首长,而马华助纣为虐,根本不敢对抗已和伊斯兰党结合,并支持伊刑法的巫统。

国阵领袖所许下的诺言是不会实现的。就如刚结束的砂州州选,国阵全国领袖和砂州首长阿德南在竞选期间答应委任华裔担任第二副首长。尽管华裔选票回流,但阿德南却没有实现委任华裔副首长的诺言。由此可见,国阵领袖简直是在空口说白话。阿德南在这件事件上反口,也没有任何国阵领袖,无论是来自巫统丶马华或民政党领袖出来批评。 Continue reading ‘“国家兴亡,匹夫有责”,瓜拉江沙和大港国会选区的华裔选民不能够再相信国阵领袖’

巫统不后悔支持伊刑法、不后悔违背内阁决定、不后悔不与马华协商、简直当马华如无物。

民主行动党秘书长暨峇眼国会议员林冠英于2016年6月11日在吉隆坡发表的文告:

巫统不后悔支持伊刑法、不后悔违背内阁决定、不后悔不与马华协商、简直当马华如无物。马华不敢反击,却反过来向行动党出气。马华留在国阵也无法阻止巫统支持伊刑法,这样他们如何制衡巫统?更遑论制裁巫统。

马华总会长拿督斯里廖中莱在江沙一场活动指责行动党与伊斯兰党手牵手推动伊刑法,指哈迪提呈伊刑法动议的时候,行动党没有阻止,反之嫁祸马华推卸责任。廖中莱谎言诬赖行动党已经到了语无伦次的地步,诬指行动党不敢反对伊刑法,敢问行动党国会挺身反对哈迪提呈伊刑法动议的时候,马华在哪里?马华还对巫统唯命是从,就像不敢看、不敢听与不敢说的三只猴子。 Continue reading ‘巫统不后悔支持伊刑法、不后悔违背内阁决定、不后悔不与马华协商、简直当马华如无物。’

Opening Remarks @ PSAP & PIAP(e/c)

Opening Remarks by The Rt. Hon Mr. Lim Guan Eng,Chief Minister of Penang @ PSAP & PIAP
On June 9, 2016 at Jen Hotel

Dato-Dato,

Members of Penang Services Advisory Panel and Penang Industry Advisory Panel,

A very good afternoon to everyone,

On behalf of the state government, I would like to thank everyone for taking your time to attend this meeting. This has been the 8th year since PSAP and PIAP was established, and I am grateful for the continuous support from the members of both panels to support the state government. Continue reading ‘Opening Remarks @ PSAP & PIAP(e/c)’

Is The Refusal To Give Approval For Building The 3rd Penang Bridge Due To BN Fears That Pakatan Will Succeed Where BN Failed By Building A Toll-Free Bridge To Showcase Our People-Centric Development Against BN Crony-Centric Development?(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In George Town, Komtar On 10.6.2016.

Is The Refusal To Give Approval For Building The 3rd Penang Bridge Due To BN Fears That Pakatan Will Succeed Where BN Failed By Building A Toll-Free Bridge To Showcase Our People-Centric Development Against BN Crony-Centric Development?

Penang State EXCO member for Public Works Lim Hock Seng is fed up at repeating his explanations to the so-called 4 questions from the Minister Of Urban Wellbeing, Housing And Local Government as well as BN strategic director Abdul Rahman Dahlan about the Penang state government’s RM 3.7 billion under seabed tunnel project awarded by open tender. However, I have directed Lim to be patient like a teacher with a slow student and respond again tomorrow. Continue reading ‘Is The Refusal To Give Approval For Building The 3rd Penang Bridge Due To BN Fears That Pakatan Will Succeed Where BN Failed By Building A Toll-Free Bridge To Showcase Our People-Centric Development Against BN Crony-Centric Development?(e/m/c)’

马华称阿莎丽娜不代表国阵简直是自欺欺人,难道指示阿莎丽娜让哈迪提呈伊刑法动议的正副首相也不代表国阵?

民主行动党秘书长暨峇眼国会议员林冠英于2016年6月9日在吉隆坡发表的文告

马华称阿莎丽娜不代表国阵简直是自欺欺人,难道指示阿莎丽娜让哈迪提呈伊刑法动议的正副首相也不代表国阵?

马华对于自己无法捍卫宪法又说话不算话不敢应诺辞官及退出国阵,现下急得如热锅上的蚂蚁乱了方寸,竟然搬出一套荒谬的说法称首相署部长拿督斯里阿莎丽娜并不代表国阵。

这种言论与浮罗交怡国会议员国会议员纳瓦威的“薪水来自政府,与人民无关”言论一样让人感到愚蠢。马华想要以这下流的谎言解套国阵联邦政府让哈迪提呈伊刑法动议,再次侮辱人民的智慧。

Continue reading ‘马华称阿莎丽娜不代表国阵简直是自欺欺人,难道指示阿莎丽娜让哈迪提呈伊刑法动议的正副首相也不代表国阵?’

谁毅然与伊党主席哈迪断交?谁站在国会殿堂之上公然反对伊刑法动议挪前提呈?谁因为反伊刑法而成为伊党及哈迪众矢之的箭靶?都不是马华,而是坚守原则的行动党

民主行动党秘书长暨峇眼国会议员林冠英于2016年6月8日在吉隆坡发表的文告

谁毅然与伊党主席哈迪断交?谁站在国会殿堂之上公然反对伊刑法动议挪前提呈?谁因为反伊刑法而成为伊党及哈迪众矢之的箭靶?都不是马华,而是坚守原则的行动党。

马华对于与伊党哈迪合谋在国会提呈伊刑法动议的巫统实在难以割舍又没有办法, 所以倾全力以似是而非的论调攻击及污蔑行动党。

行动党一直坚守原则,只要触及原则底线,我们不惜断交,因此当哈迪要违背宪法在国会通过在吉兰丹实施伊刑法的时候,行动党义无反顾与哈迪断交。道不同,不相为谋,行动党与伊斯兰党分道扬镳。马华呢?不但不敢与巫统说不,更别说断交退出国阵。

Continue reading ‘谁毅然与伊党主席哈迪断交?谁站在国会殿堂之上公然反对伊刑法动议挪前提呈?谁因为反伊刑法而成为伊党及哈迪众矢之的箭靶?都不是马华,而是坚守原则的行动党’