BN Has Still Failed To Justify Why The North-South Highway Built For RM5.9 Billion Is NOT Toll-Free After Collecting RM37.3 Billion In Tolls And Federal Government Compensation Payments?(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 7.11.2016.

BN has still failed to justify why the North-South Highway built in 1989 and completed in 1994 for RM5.9 billion is NOT toll-free after collecting RM37.3 billion in tolls and Federal government compensation payments? Regretfully, instead of being toll-free by the end of the original concession period of 2018, the concession period has been extended by another 20 years. This means that not only our children will have to pay, but our grand-children will not escape the clutches of the North-South Highway concession operators.
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Penang’s Road To Unity And Prosperity – As An Entrepreneurial And Welfare State.(e/m/c)

Speech By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng During The DAP Penang State Annual Convention On 6.11.2016.

DAP celebrates our 50th party anniversary this year by paying tribute to the veterans members and supporters who sustained the party when we were in opposition. Your fierce idealism, unbending principles, unyielding courage and unquestioned loyalty allowed DAP to overcome persecution from an oppressive government machinery, endure bullying from media blackouts and resist sweet temptations from money politics.

By helping DAP to survive, you set the stage for DAP’s political destiny, when we won power for the first time in the historic political tsunami of 2008 and retained Penang state government in the 2013 general elections with our allies in Pakatan. Our veteran members and supporters are justifiably proud that they helped shaped DAP during our first 40 years into becoming the best opposition party in Malaysian history. Continue reading “Penang’s Road To Unity And Prosperity – As An Entrepreneurial And Welfare State.(e/m/c)”

Speech during Green Pinang Award Presentation Ceremony 2016(e/m/c)

Opening speech by Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang and Chairman of Penang Green Council during Green Pinang Award Presentation Ceremony 2016 at Jen Hotel on 4 Nov 2016:

Ladies and Gentlemen.

A very Good Evening.

First of all, I would like to express our warm welcome to all the distinguished guests to the Green Pinang Award Presentation Ceremony 2016.

Tonight, we celebrate those who had made a difference in helping Penang to go green either with good practices, promoting education awareness and introducing solutions that is economically viable. As Chairman of the Penang Green Council, I am pleased to meet all the passionate, aspiring green leaders today. All of you here in this ballroom, had made a difference in making Penang a green state by adopting environmentally sustainable lifestyle and empowering Penangites through instilling environmental awareness.

Our awards and incentives pay tribute to organisations and individuals for their significant and sustained commitment, dedication and leadership to promote the conservation of the environment. We would like to congratulate all winners of our awards and incentives. Continue reading “Speech during Green Pinang Award Presentation Ceremony 2016(e/m/c)”

Success In Postponing Toll Hikes A Small Victory Because Malaysians Still Have To Pay Indirectly RM59.77 Million Through The Federal Government, In The Form Of Compensation Payment To The 4 Toll Concessionaires. (e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 4.11.2016.

The decision by the BN Federal government to postpone toll hikes for highways until end of 2017 shows that BN had bowed to public pressure, following public unhappiness with rising prices following the hike in petrol and cooking oil prices. Works Minister Fadillah Yusof said today that the Cabinet had on October 12 decided to postpone the restructuring for toll rates in 2016 and 2017. This is in contrast to his reply to my parliamentary question on 1.11.2016 that four highways are entitled to hike toll rates next year:-
• Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL),
• Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas),
• Senai-Desaru Expressway (SDE), and
• Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE). Continue reading “Success In Postponing Toll Hikes A Small Victory Because Malaysians Still Have To Pay Indirectly RM59.77 Million Through The Federal Government, In The Form Of Compensation Payment To The 4 Toll Concessionaires. (e/c)”

Dakwaan Berlakunya Penerokaan Secara Haram Di Dalam Hutan Simpanan Kekal (m/c)

KENYATAAN AKHBAR KERAJAAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG Oleh : YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang

DAKWAAN BERLAKUNYA PENEROKAAN SECARA HARAM DI DALAM HUTAN SIMPANAN KEKAL DAN TANAH KERAJAAN BERHUTAN SERTA KAWASAN SEMULAJADI MENGAKIBATKAN PENGURANGAN KAWASAN BERHUTAN DAN BERLAKU KEJADIAN BANJIR DI NEGERI PULAU PINANG OLEH AKHBAR THE STAR DAN BERITA HARIAN

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The Expected 5% Drop Of 2016 Tax Revenue Highlights A Declining Economy Worsened By GST And Arbitrary Or High-handed Tax Audits Hounding Businesses To Make Up The Tax Revenue Shortfall.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 3.11.2016.

Inland Revenue Board (IRB) CEO Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukor Mahfar was quoted in the Malaysian Reserve on 28.1.2016 as saying that for the second consecutive year, tax revenue is expected to drop by 5% to an estimated RM115 billion from last year’s reduced RM121.23 billion collection. Muhd Shukor said the 5% drop is consistent with the drastic fall in crude oil prices from around US$110 per barrel in 2014 to the current price of US$45 per barrel, as 30% of IRB’s collection comes from the oil and gas (O&G) sector.

This tax collection shortfall coupled with the twin shocks of corruption (RM52 bilion 1MDB and the RM4.2 billion donation scandals) and the rapid depreciation of the ringgit has caused the BN Federal government to implement the GST. GST has caused hardship to the people with price rises and poor business, despite the promises by then BN Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan that GST will cause prices of goods to go down.
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The Budget 2017 Is A Gross Failure For Not Addressing The Rising Cost Of Living Caused By Up To 62% (e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 2.11.2016.

The Budget 2017 Is A Gross Failure For Not Addressing The Rising Cost Of Living Caused By Up To 62% Increase In 5Kg Bottles Of Cooking Oil, 48% Increase In Petrol Prices This Year And Impending Rise In Toll Rates Next Year As Well As Reduced Incomes Caused By GST And Depreciation Of The Ringgit.

The Budget 2017 is a gross failure for ordinary Malaysians by not addressing the rising cost of living caused by up to 62% increase in 5kg bottles of cooking oil, 48% increase in petrol prices this year and impending rise in toll rates next year as well as reduced incomes caused by GST and depreciation of the Ringgit. Malaysians are already suffering from the rise in petrol prices by 15 cents yesterday and the shocking revelation in the newspapers today that the prices of cooking oil for 5kg bottles will go up by as much as a low of RM6.95 or a high of RM9.10. Continue reading “The Budget 2017 Is A Gross Failure For Not Addressing The Rising Cost Of Living Caused By Up To 62% (e/c)”

The 15 Cents Increase In Petrol Prices Coupled With The Withdrawal Of Cooking Oil Subsidies Makes A Mockery Of The RM200 Increase In BR1M As A Classic Case Giving With The Right Hand But Taking Back Much More With The Left Hand.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan In Kuala Lumpur On 1.11.2016.

The 15 cents increase in petrol prices coupled with the withdrawal of cooking oil subsidies makes a mockery of the RM200 increase in BR1M as a classic case giving with the right hand but taking back much more with the left hand. RON95 will now be priced at RM1.95 per litre, RON97 RM2.30 per litr1e and diesel at RM2 a litre.

Since March this year, diesel prices have risen by 48%, RON95 is up 22% and RON97 is up 18%. The rise in petrol and cooking oil prices will only add on to the burden of consumers. Desperate buying of cooking oil has resulted in a shortage of cooking oil with many supermarket shelves empty. Continue reading “The 15 Cents Increase In Petrol Prices Coupled With The Withdrawal Of Cooking Oil Subsidies Makes A Mockery Of The RM200 Increase In BR1M As A Classic Case Giving With The Right Hand But Taking Back Much More With The Left Hand.(e/c)”