Monthly Archive for September, 2016

New Urgency Needed To Abolish GST Not Only To Save The Economy For Small Businesses And Wage Earners But Also Restore Malaysia’s CompetitivenessThat Dropped By 38% This Year From 18th To 25th.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 29.9.2016.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Malaysia has slipped seven places to be ranked 25th out of 140 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, compared to last year where it was placed 18th out of 138 countries. There is a new urgency needed to abolish GST not only to save the economy for small businesses and wage earners but also restore Malaysia’s competitiveness that dropped by 38% this year from 18th to 25th.

Malaysia is an economy in trouble. The ringgit has continued to weaken, brought about by lower oil prices and global corruption like the 1MDB and donation scandals. Economic growth has slowed from 5% last year to 4%. Worse, despite having a 4% economic growth rate, GST collection has declined by RM3.1 billion or 30% from RM10.2 billion in 1Q2016 to RM7.1 billion in 2Q2016. Continue reading ‘New Urgency Needed To Abolish GST Not Only To Save The Economy For Small Businesses And Wage Earners But Also Restore Malaysia’s CompetitivenessThat Dropped By 38% This Year From 18th To 25th.(e/c)’

The Prime Minister Must Admit The Failure Of His Economic Policy By Abolishing The GST In The 2017 Budget Next Month So As To Revive Economic Growth And Put Money Back Into The Pockets Of Wage Earners.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 27.9.2016.

BN continues to use lies to demonise the opposition and whitewash their abuse of power and corruption scandals especially 1MDB and the RM4.2 billion donation scandal. However, their lies can not cover up the reality on the ground that the Malaysian economy is in trouble, hurting ordinary Malaysians.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak must admit the failure of his economic policy by abolishing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) when the 2017 Budget is presented to Parliament next month, so as to revive economic growth and put money back into the pockets of wage earners. The economic situation has gone from bad to worse with some businesses complaining that they have not had a single profitable month for the 9 months of this year and wage earners not having enough money to make ends meet. Continue reading ‘The Prime Minister Must Admit The Failure Of His Economic Policy By Abolishing The GST In The 2017 Budget Next Month So As To Revive Economic Growth And Put Money Back Into The Pockets Of Wage Earners.(e/c)’

The RM 3.1 Billion Or 30% Drop In GST Collection For The 2nd Quarter Of 2016 Proves That The Rakyat Is Suffering From Poorer Business And Less Income Until The 4% Economic Growth Has No Positive Benefit To The People.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 23.9.2016.

The Customs Department stated that the government remains confident of achieving the RM39 billion Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue target this year despite a 30% decline in collection in the second-quarter of 2016 (2Q16) from RM10.2 billion in 1Q16 to RM7.1 billion in 2Q16. The RM 3.1 billion drop(30%) in GST collection for the 2nd quarter of 2016 proves that the GST had resulted in the rakyat facing poorer business and less income, until the 4% economic growth in the 2nd quarter has no positive benefit to the people.

Clearly the Federal government will face a shortfall in the expected revenue of RM39 billion as they have only collected RM17.2 billion from GST for the first half of this year, way below the targeted yearly revenue of RM39 billion. Petronas will only be paying RM16 billion to the government this year, half of the amount contributed before the drop in global oil prices. Continue reading ‘The RM 3.1 Billion Or 30% Drop In GST Collection For The 2nd Quarter Of 2016 Proves That The Rakyat Is Suffering From Poorer Business And Less Income Until The 4% Economic Growth Has No Positive Benefit To The People.(e/c)’

Without Addressing The Global 1MDB Scandal And The RM4.2 Billion Donation Scandal, What Other Anti-Corruption Measures In The 2017 Budget Can Help Achieve The Targetted Transparency International (TI) Ranking Of No. 30 By The Year 2020 From The Current Ranking Of 54 In 2015?(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 22.9.2016.

The BN Federal government had set the target of No.30 by the year 2020 in the Transparency International’s World Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Without addressing the global 1MDB scandal and the RM4.2 billion donation scandal, what other anti-corruption measures in the 2017 Budget can help achieve the targetted Transparency International (TI) Rankings of No. 30 by the year 2020 from the current ranking of 54 in 2015?

For 2015, Malaysia dropped four places to No. 54 in the survey of the CPI of 168 nations, with Malaysia’s score declining from 52/100 to 50/100. TI Malaysia has said that Malaysia’s CPI ranking would have slid even further to 59 as nations such as Barbados, Panama, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, St Vincent and Puerto Rico were not covered last year. Continue reading ‘Without Addressing The Global 1MDB Scandal And The RM4.2 Billion Donation Scandal, What Other Anti-Corruption Measures In The 2017 Budget Can Help Achieve The Targetted Transparency International (TI) Ranking Of No. 30 By The Year 2020 From The Current Ranking Of 54 In 2015?(e/c)’

MCA Should Oppose The Proposed Constituency Redelineation Exercise In Cabinet, Parliament And The Courts As Well As Call For A Ban Of All Racially-Based Parties To Prove They Are Not Liars, Unprincipled And Hypocrites.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 21.9.2016.

Is MCA President Liow Tiong Lai telling the truth when he says that MCA will oppose the proposed constituency redelineation exercise by Election Commission(EC). MCA should oppose the proposed constituency redelineation exercise in Cabinet, Parliament and the courts as well as call for a ban of all racially-based parties to prove they are not liars, unprincipled and hypocrites.

MCA claimed that the EC will further divide the races and promote racial extremism because the minority lose their political rights while the majority will dominate the voting process and the direction of the country. The crucial question remains whether MCA dares to sacrifice their Ministerial posts to leave BN to uphold this principle. The answer is that for the past 60 years MCA has continued to disappoint by persistently abandoning its principles for positions in office. Continue reading ‘MCA Should Oppose The Proposed Constituency Redelineation Exercise In Cabinet, Parliament And The Courts As Well As Call For A Ban Of All Racially-Based Parties To Prove They Are Not Liars, Unprincipled And Hypocrites.(e/c)’

Kerajaan negeri menegur pihak pengurusan Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd(PBAPP) kerana gagal mengatasi masalah kebocoran paip besar 900mm di Pantai Jerejak dengan segera serta gagal memberikan maklumat betul bilakah bekalan air akan disambung balik.(m/c)

Kenyataan media Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng, pada 20.9.2016 di Komtar, George Town.

Kerajaan negeri menegur pihak pengurusan Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd(PBAPP) kerana gagal mengatasi masalah kebocoran paip besar 900mm di Pantai Jerejak dengan segera serta gagal memberikan maklumat betul bilakah bekalan air akan disambung balik. Kerajaan negeri agak tidak puas hati tentang respons dan kerja pembaikan dan akan mengarahkan satu laporan penuh.

Kerajaan negeri akan meneliti laporan ini dan mengesyorkan langkah yang diambil untuk memperbaiki system sedia ada yang ketara gagal memenuhi keperluan semasa untuk membuat pembaikan secepat mungkin serta pemberian maklumat yang tepat kepada pengguna dan orang awam. PBAPP kena ingat bahawa ramai pengguna di seluruh Daerah Barat-Daya terjejas dengan kebocoran paip 900 mm ini serta kilang-kilang di kawasan FIZ. Continue reading ‘Kerajaan negeri menegur pihak pengurusan Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd(PBAPP) kerana gagal mengatasi masalah kebocoran paip besar 900mm di Pantai Jerejak dengan segera serta gagal memberikan maklumat betul bilakah bekalan air akan disambung balik.(m/c)’

Adakah Malaysia sudah menjadi Negara Polis apabila pihak polis tidak boleh ditegur lagi sehingga Ketua Polis Negara (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar dengan angkuhnya memberi amaran kepada Ahli Parlimen Kulai, Teo Nie Ching, supaya tutup mulut hanya kerana bertanya mengapa siasatan lambat dibuat?(e/c)

Kenyataan media Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng, pada 20.9.2016 di Kuala Lumpur.

Adakah Malaysia sudah menjadi Negara polis apabila pihak polis tidak boleh ditegur sehingga Ketua Polis Negara (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar dengan angkuhnya memberi amaran kepada Ahli Parlimen Kulai, Teo Nie Ching, supaya tutup mulut hanya kerana bertanya mengapa siasatan lambat dibuat?

Tindakan IGP memberi amaran terhadap Teo Nie Ching, semata-mata kerana wakil rakyat tersebut mendesak polis menjalan siasatan segera berhubung satu dakwaan ugutan terhadap pemimpin Bersih 2.0, membuktikan kebebasan bersuara yang sudah pun terhad di Malaysia kini semakin terhakis.
Continue reading ‘Adakah Malaysia sudah menjadi Negara Polis apabila pihak polis tidak boleh ditegur lagi sehingga Ketua Polis Negara (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar dengan angkuhnya memberi amaran kepada Ahli Parlimen Kulai, Teo Nie Ching, supaya tutup mulut hanya kerana bertanya mengapa siasatan lambat dibuat?(e/c)’

Fitnah Jahat BN Ke atas Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Ialah Seperti Anjing Menyalak Bukit Dan Tidak Akan Menutup Skendal Rasuah Terbesar Di Dunia Sehingga Amerika Syarikat Bertindak Merampas USD1 Bilion Aset Mereka Yang Terlibat Dengan 1MDB.(m/c)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Pada 5.9.2016 Di Komtar, George Town.

Fitnah jahat BN ke atas kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang ialah seperti amjing menyalak bukit dan tidak akan menutup skendal rasuah terbesar di dunia, sehingga Amerika Syarikat bertindak merampas USD1 bilion aset mereka yang terlibat dengan 1MDB. UMNO memang berhak untuk mahu merampas balik kuasa Pulau Pinang dalam pilihanraya besar yang akan datang.

Tetapi janganlah ingat rakyat begitu bodoh sehingga percaya fitnah jahat BN bahawa BN adalah parti bersih sedangkan Pakatan dan DAP adalah yang korup. Dakwaan terbaru adalah kes yang melibatkan ayah kepada ADUN DAP Sungei Pinang Lim Siew Khim. BN tidak mahu menyebut bahawa pihak yang didakwa membayar “duit kopi” tidak berjaya diluluskan rumah kos sederhana rendah oleh kerajaan negeri kerana mereka tidak layak. Continue reading ‘Fitnah Jahat BN Ke atas Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Ialah Seperti Anjing Menyalak Bukit Dan Tidak Akan Menutup Skendal Rasuah Terbesar Di Dunia Sehingga Amerika Syarikat Bertindak Merampas USD1 Bilion Aset Mereka Yang Terlibat Dengan 1MDB.(m/c)’