Monthly Archive for October, 2016

Tan Sri Adenan Satem Should Set A Deadline To Pull Out Of BN If The BN Federal Government Refuses To Accede To Sarawak’s Demands For Autonomy As Guaranteed In The 1963 Malaysian Agreement Leading To The 1963 Federal Constitution.(e/c)

Speech By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Sarawak 18th State Annual Convention In Sibu On 30.10.2016 Read Out By DAP National Vice-Chairman Chong Chien Jen.

DAP is proud to be the authentic and genuine pro-Sarawak political party to consistently defend, preserve and promote the rights of Sarawakians against the onslaught of BN in encroaching on the constitutional status of Sarawak. This principled stand on behalf of Sarawakians is proudly amplified by DAP leader Lim Kit Siang, leading DAP MPs to vote against the 1976 amendments to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution, which diluted, diminished and reduced the historic role of Sarawak in forming Malaysia.

The 1976 Federal Constitution amendments had downgraded the status of Sarawak from being an equal partner with Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia to being a mere one of the 14 states comprising the Malaysian Federation. To reverse the downgrade of Sarawak’s status, Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution must be amended back its original status to restore the rightful position of both Sabah and Sarawak that was agreed upon in 1963. Continue reading ‘Tan Sri Adenan Satem Should Set A Deadline To Pull Out Of BN If The BN Federal Government Refuses To Accede To Sarawak’s Demands For Autonomy As Guaranteed In The 1963 Malaysian Agreement Leading To The 1963 Federal Constitution.(e/c)’

DAP Deepavali Message by DAP(e/c)

DAP Deepavali Message by DAP Secretary-General And Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 29 October 2016

DAP wishes to extend Deepavali greetings to all Malaysian Hindus. At the same time, we wish to reiterate our deepest condolences to the families of the 6 victims of the Johor’s Sultanah Aminah Hospital, who died during a tragic fire at the Intensive Care Unit on 25 October 2016. DAP also wishes to extend our sympathies to Selangor residents celebrating Deepavali without water supply following sabotage of the water sources by traitorous criminals out to harm the health of the people.

Further the rise in cooking oil prices have caused a shortage of cooking oil, showing how Malaysians continue to suffer from the negative impact of the RM52 billion 1MDB and RM4.2 billion donation scandals. BN Federal Ministers are ridiculous to say that the cooking oil shortage would allow us to eat less cooking oil and thus stay healthy. Continue reading ‘DAP Deepavali Message by DAP(e/c)’

The Penang State Government 2017 Deepavali Message(e/c/t)

The Penang State Government 2017 Deepavali Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 27.10.2016.

Promise Of Economic Prosperity Of Ordinary Malaysians Hijacked By RM52 Billion 1MDB And RM4.2 Billion Donation Scandals As Well As The Imposition of GST.

The Penang state government wishes all Hindus a Happy Deepavali, Unfortunately this year’s celebrations have been affected by the shortage of cooking oil caused by the removal of cooking oil subsidies. Cooking oil prices will rise just like other basic commodities and services such as toll rates.

The promise of economic prosperity of ordinary Malaysians hijacked by RM52 billion 1MDB and RM4.2 billion donation scandals as well as the imposition of GST. Unfortunately this fact has been covered up not just by acts of racism and religious extremism but also with lies of economic non-performance against the Penang state government.

First, it is untrue that investors have fled or reduced their investment in Penang. For the comparative 8-year period from 2008-15 compared to 2000-7, Penang’s manufacturing investment increased by 87% to RM54.9 billion from RM24.9 billion, with job creation increased by 17 % to 128,317 job opportunities from 106,583. Unemployment rate for Penang is one of the lowest in the country at 1.6% creating a shortage of 20,000 workers.

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Speech By CM At REHDA 42nd Annual Dinner (e/c)

SPEECH BY YAB CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT REHDA 42nd ANNUAL DINNER ON 24TH OCTOBER 2016 AT G HOTEL

I wish to congratulate the organizing committee for the excellent manner in organizing REHDA’s 42nd Annual Dinner Celebration.

2. We are aware of the current unfavourable economic situation and the state government is working closely with REHDA to resolve the challenges faced by the industry whereby a series of meetings together with other stakeholders have been held by EXCO for Town & Country Planning and Housing to consider all views put forward. Towards this end, the following has been achieved in order to cushion the unfavourable economic impact upon developers:

(a) First, the use of corporate guarantees to replace bank guarantees given by developers for various contributions and charges, which has been extended from previously contributions of: (i) rezoning land value increase; (ii) additional density / plot ratio; (iii) contribution in-lieu of physical development of low and low medium cost housing and (iv) contribution of the North Coast Road development under MBPP, now to all other contributions whereby the total sum is more RM500,000.00; Continue reading ‘Speech By CM At REHDA 42nd Annual Dinner (e/c)’

Just As BN Is Not Indispensable To Malaysia, GST Is Not Indispensable To Our Economy But The Cause For Economic Slowdown And Wage Earners Not Able To Make Ends Meet.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 20.10.2016.

DAP condemns BN for removing cooking oil subsidies that will cause 1 litre of cooking oil to increase by 40 cents and 5 litres cooking oil by RM 1.90. This increase in prices for a basic commodity will only add on to the financial burden of ordinary Malaysians, already hard hit by rising prices and poor business, caused by the imposition of GST.

If not for the imposition of GST, the removal of cooking oil subsidies will not pose such a big problem for poor families. However, the removal of cooking oil subsidies without removing GST, will only widen income inequality and make the poor worse off.
Continue reading ‘Just As BN Is Not Indispensable To Malaysia, GST Is Not Indispensable To Our Economy But The Cause For Economic Slowdown And Wage Earners Not Able To Make Ends Meet.(e/c)’

Speech by CM During The Opening Of The 4th World Tourism Conference 2016(e/c)

WELCOME SPEECH BY THE HON. MR. LIM GUAN ENG CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG IN CONJUNTION WITH THE 4TH WORLD TOURISM CONFERENCE 2016

Excellencies; and Ladies and Gentlemen.
Good Morning,

Penang welcomes all speakers and delegates to the prestigious 4th World Tourism Conference 2016 in the typical Malaysian greeting, “Selamat Datang ke Pulau Pinang!”.
We are honoured to be hosting this prestigious conference and would like to extend our utmost appreciation to Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture as well as the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for choosing the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town.

Penang is an industrialised state with 49% contribution to GDP from services sector(mainly tourism and shared services outsourcing) and 45% from manufacturing(mainly electronics, medical devices and LEDs). As one of the prime tourist destinations in Malaysia, Penang is well-served with good connectivity, transportation links and world-class hotels and lodgings that offers up to 20,000 rooms. Continue reading ‘Speech by CM During The Opening Of The 4th World Tourism Conference 2016(e/c)’

In 8 Years, The Pakatan Government Succeeded Finally n Turning Around Penang, The Bottom State In The Country Under BN In 2006-2007, To Be The No. 1 National Champion In Growth Rate For Per Capita GDP In 2014-2015.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 15.10.2016.

The Penang state government wishes to vigorously rebut BN’s lies about the so-called “woeful” financial and economic performance of the Pakatan state government’s, to distort our success in turning around Penang’s economy into one of the most dynamic in Malaysia. BN cannot turn black into white and white into black when the annual Auditor-General Reports prove the following:- Continue reading ‘In 8 Years, The Pakatan Government Succeeded Finally n Turning Around Penang, The Bottom State In The Country Under BN In 2006-2007, To Be The No. 1 National Champion In Growth Rate For Per Capita GDP In 2014-2015.(e/m/c)’

Deepest condolences to the Thai Royal Family, the Thai Government and the Thai People on the passing of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 14.10.2016.

1. The Penang State Government wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the Thai Royal Family, the Thai Government and the Thai People on the passing of His Majesty, King Bhumipol Adulyadej. Thailand has lost a revered monarch who is a known peacemaker, an icon for moderation and modernity, and a unifying force for tolerance and stability. He will be missed by us all.

2. The devastating news came quite abrupt to us in Penang for it was only just last week that Crown PrincessMaha Chakri Sirindhorn had made a return visit to Penang for the second time in two years to foster closer friendship with the people of Penang. We also wish to extend our solemn condolences to HM Queen Sirikit and Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and their families over the loss of their beloved King. Continue reading ‘Deepest condolences to the Thai Royal Family, the Thai Government and the Thai People on the passing of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (e/c)’

BANTAHAN TERHADAP SYOR KAJIAN SEMULA PERSEMPADANAN BAHAGIAN-BAHAGIAN PILIHAN RAYA BAGI NEGERI-NEGERI TANAH MELAYU UNTUK KESELURUHAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG(m/c)

BANTAHAN-BANTAHAN AWALAN
Bantahan-bantahan yang difailkan tertakluk kepada dan tanpa menjejaskan hak kami untuk bergantung kepada isu-isu berikut yang hendaklah ditentukan dalam forum yang betul kerana boleh menjejaskan bidang kuasa (jurisdiction) Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya (SPR) untuk menjalankan siasatan tempatan di bawah seksyen 4, 5 dan 6 Jadual Ketiga Belas Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Oleh itu Pihak kami ingin membuat bantahan-bantahan awalan berikut:- Continue reading ‘BANTAHAN TERHADAP SYOR KAJIAN SEMULA PERSEMPADANAN BAHAGIAN-BAHAGIAN PILIHAN RAYA BAGI NEGERI-NEGERI TANAH MELAYU UNTUK KESELURUHAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG(m/c)’

UMNO didesak meminta maaf kepada seluruh rakyat negeri ini atas tindakan seorang Ahli Parlimen mereka menaja sebuah parti Cina yang baru untuk mengalahkan DAP dan Pakatan Harapan dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang supaya negeri Pulau Pinang boleh menjadi seperti Macau dengan membina pusat kasino judi.(m)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng pada 13.10.2016 di George Town, KOMTAR

UMNO didesak meminta maaf kepada seluruh rakyat negeri ini atas tindakan seorang Ahli Parlimen mereka menaja sebuah parti Cina yang baru untuk mengalahkan DAP dan Pakatan Harapan dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang supaya negeri Pulau Pinang boleh menjadi seperti Macau dengan membina pusat kasino judi.

Parti Cina baru ini yang merupakan parti tajaan pemimpin UMNO itu dan dikenali sebagai Penang Front Party (PFP) di mana Penasihat Parti tersebut merupakan Pengerusi RISDA iaitu Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin. PFP didakwa telah mendapat sokongan lebih 100 NGO Cina di mana senarai penuh NGO Cina tersebut masih belum didedahkan sehingga sekarang. Continue reading ‘UMNO didesak meminta maaf kepada seluruh rakyat negeri ini atas tindakan seorang Ahli Parlimen mereka menaja sebuah parti Cina yang baru untuk mengalahkan DAP dan Pakatan Harapan dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang supaya negeri Pulau Pinang boleh menjadi seperti Macau dengan membina pusat kasino judi.(m)’

Penang’s 2015 Economic Growth Rate Of 5.5% In 2015, Is Higher Than Malaysia’s Growth Rate of 5%, But Lower Than Penang’s 8% Economic Growth Rate Recorded in 2014, Due To The Imposition of GST And The Corruption In The RM 53 Billon 1MDB And RM4.2 Billion Donation Scandal.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 9.10.2016.

1. The Penang state government regrets the false claims by irresponsible elements, that Penang’s economy is in crisis because of factory closures and mass retrenchments. Nothing could be further from the truth. For the comparative 8-year period from 2008-16 compared to 2000-7, Penang’s manufacturing investment increased by 87% to RM54.9 billion from RM24.9 billion with job creation increased by 17 % to 128,317 job opportunities from 106,583.

2. As such, Penang still faces a shortage of workers of at least 20,000 and has one of the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 1.5%, as compared to the national unemployment rate to 3.1%. In the manufacturing sector, factory closures and new factory openings, retrenchments and job gains, are part of the industry. At the end of the day, Penang has more factory openings than closures, more job gains than retrenchments. Continue reading ‘Penang’s 2015 Economic Growth Rate Of 5.5% In 2015, Is Higher Than Malaysia’s Growth Rate of 5%, But Lower Than Penang’s 8% Economic Growth Rate Recorded in 2014, Due To The Imposition of GST And The Corruption In The RM 53 Billon 1MDB And RM4.2 Billion Donation Scandal.(e/c)’

Projek “THE HABITAT PENANG HILL”

UCAPAN SIDANG MEDIA YAB KETUA MENTERI TUAN LIM GUAN ENG BAGI PROJEK ‘THE HABITAT PENANG HILL’, PULAU PINANG

Pembangunan Projek ‘The Habitat Penang Hill’ sedang dilaksanakan di atas Bukit Bendera, Pulau Pinang iaitu di dalam kawasan Hutan Simpan Bukit Kerajaan dengan keluasan 10.04 ekar dan di bawah pemantauan sepenuhnya oleh Kerajaan Negeri. Pembangunan projek ini merupakan salah satu inisiatif Kerajaan Negeri untuk melindungi hutan simpan di samping membantu menjadi sumber pendidikan kepada penduduk tempatan dan antarabangsa. Ianya juga dibangunkan di bawah konsep ‘Public Private Partnership’ (PPP) di mana Kerajaan Negeri menyediakan lokasi projek dan khidmat nasihat manakala pembangunan projek dibiayai oleh pihak swasta. Continue reading ‘Projek “THE HABITAT PENANG HILL”’

TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PERASMIAN PERPUSTAKAAN DIGITAL PULAU PINANG

Hari ini adalah bersejarah untuk Pulau Pinang kerana kita menyaksikan perasmian Perpustakaan Digital Pulau Pinang ini iaitu perpustakaan digital yang pertama di Malaysia.

Benarkan saya mengimbas kembali sejarah penubuhan Perpustakaan Digital Pulau Pinang (Penang Digital Library) ini. Continue reading ‘TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PERASMIAN PERPUSTAKAAN DIGITAL PULAU PINANG’

DAP mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya tindakan ganas Israel menahan kapal layar yang membawa sekumpulan wanita dalam misi keamanan antarabangsa Gaza(e/c)

Kenyataan media oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng, di Kuala Lumpur pada 7.10.2016

DAP mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya tindakan ganas Israel menahan kapal layar yang membawa sekumpulan wanita dalam misi keamanan antarabangsa Gaza, serta menuntut Amerika Syarikat memberi tekanan terhadap Israel untuk membebaskan mereka, termasuk wakil tunggal Malaysia, Dr Fauziah Mohd Hasan

DAP mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya tindakan ganas Israel menahan kapal layar yang membawa sekumpulan wanita dalam misi keamanan antarabangsa Gaza, serta menuntut Amerika Syarikat memberi tekanan terhadap Israel untuk membebaskan mereka, termasuk wakil tunggal Malaysia, Dr Fauziah Mohd Hasan. Continue reading ‘DAP mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya tindakan ganas Israel menahan kapal layar yang membawa sekumpulan wanita dalam misi keamanan antarabangsa Gaza(e/c)’

DAP Does Not Oppose The Principle of Political Funding Reforms But Yet Cannot Fully Support The Proposed Reforms (e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 6.10.2016.

DAP Does Not Oppose The Principle of Political Funding Reforms But Yet Cannot Fully Support The Proposed Reforms Because It Legitimatises Money Politics As Well As Whitewash The RM53 Billion 1MDB Scandal And The RM4.2 Billion Donation Scandal By Absolving BN From All Responsibility.

DAP does not oppose the proposed political funding reforms by the National Consultative Committee on Political Financing (NCCPF) led by federal minister Paul Low but finds it difficult to support what is seen as a political gimmick, which does not contribute to greater transparency on the income and expenditure of political parties to check money politics.
Continue reading ‘DAP Does Not Oppose The Principle of Political Funding Reforms But Yet Cannot Fully Support The Proposed Reforms (e/c)’