Monthly Archive for March, 2017

Can the Prime Minister Give Assurances That Government Business Will Be Given Priority And Inform The Speaker Of The Dewan Rakyat That RUU355 Will Not Be Allowed To Be Put Up For Debate And Voted Upon In The Parliament?(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 30.3.2017.

Will BN flip-flop again on PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s Private Member’s Bill, to amend Syariah Court Powers(RUU355) widely seen as a precursor to hudud, by allowing the Dewan Rakyat Speaker to give priority for RU355 to be tabled during the current Parliamentary sitting? BN can still determine the fate of RUU by allowing RUU355 to come up for debate in Parliament and even be passed. It is not the Speaker but BN that decides.

After all, it is the government of the day that decides the business of Parliament, not the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat. The Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, being nominated by the BN Federal government, will have to go along with the direction of BN. Continue reading ‘Can the Prime Minister Give Assurances That Government Business Will Be Given Priority And Inform The Speaker Of The Dewan Rakyat That RUU355 Will Not Be Allowed To Be Put Up For Debate And Voted Upon In The Parliament?(e/c)’

DAP Endorses Annual 3 Days Paid Parental Leave To Look After Sick Children Under 12 Years Old.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 28.3.3017.

The DAP Central Executive Committee(CEC) at its meeting last night made a historic decision to adopt parental leave proposed by DAP Wanita. DAP Wanita Chief and Penang state EXCO member Chong Eng had made the proposal on the basis that many young working parents, especially those without family support in the cities, are struggling between paid jobs and caring for their children and family.

In a patriarchal society that follows the traditional model of gender division of family responsibilities, the father takes care of family livelihood whilst the mother takes care of the children and household. The burden of caring for a sick child invariably falls on the mother. Motherhood and caring for off springs are the main reason that women drop out from the career path, being paid less and discriminated in promotion. Continue reading ‘DAP Endorses Annual 3 Days Paid Parental Leave To Look After Sick Children Under 12 Years Old.(e/m/c)’

DAP wishes to reprimand the police for practicing double standards and arbitrarily exercising their powers in seeking a 4-day remand order for Hew Kuan Yau(e/c)

Press Statement by the DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Komtar, George Town on 21 March 2017

DAP wishes to reprimand the police for practicing double standards and arbitrarily exercising their powers in seeking a 4-day remand order for Hew Kuan Yau, also known as ‘Superman’ to facilitate investigations for allegedly insulting the Prime Minister and his wife.

Even though we may not agree with what he has written, it should not justify the 4-day remand order. Such an offence under the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 for insulting the Prime Minister and his wife cannot be so severe until he has to be remanded 4 days as compared to other offences such as financial scandals which have caused great financial loss to the country and harm to the people such as 1MDB, RM52 Billion scandal and the USD1 Billion donation scandal.
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Penang Future Foundation has awarded approximately 200 scholarships over the last 2 years. (e/c)

Press Statement by the Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng in Komtar, George Town on 16 March 2017

Penang Future Foundation (“PFF”) started in 2015 as the Penang State Government’s initiative to aid outstanding and deserving Malaysian youths to pursue tertiary studies in public/private universities in Malaysia. With valuable contribution from the private sector and donors who recognize the importance of education and the need to retain local talents, PFF has awarded approximately 200 scholarships over the last 2 years. Selected scholars come from a diverse range of backgrounds and are enrolled in fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Accountancy and Finance.

Entering its third year, PFF looks forward to provide more opportunities for Malaysians in our effort to overcome brain drain. With this aim in mind, PFF will be offering two categories of scholarship awards beginning year 2017. Under this revamped structure, prospective students may apply to be either a ‘PFF Penang Scholar’ or ‘PFF Mutiara Scholar’. Continue reading ‘Penang Future Foundation has awarded approximately 200 scholarships over the last 2 years. (e/c)’

MAJLIS PERASMIAN MULA KERJA PENGECATAN SEMULA BLOK 38, PANGSAPURI CENTURY

UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PERASMIAN MULA KERJA PENGECATAN SEMULA BLOK 38, PANGSAPURI CENTURY, JALAN PANTAI JEREJAK

Di sini, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada pihak Penang Development Corporation (PDC) yang sudi bekerjasama dengan Perbadanan Pengurusan (MC) untuk memastikan majlis pengecatan semula projek di Blok 38, Pangsapuri Century, Jalan Pantai Jerejak pada hari ini dapat direalisasikan. Di dalam hal ini, PDC sebagai pengurus projek telah melaksanakan tanggungjawab sosial korporat (CSR) meskipun mengetahui Blok 38.

Seperti mana yang kita semua sedia maklum, Pangsapuri Century mempunyai satu blok bangunan 9 tingkat yang telah siap dibina pada tahun 1993 oleh pihak swasta dan mengandungi 143 unit kediaman dan 13 unit komersil. Continue reading ‘MAJLIS PERASMIAN MULA KERJA PENGECATAN SEMULA BLOK 38, PANGSAPURI CENTURY’

Malaysians Should Register As Voters To Protect The Democratic Gains Of The March 8 Political Tsunami And Save Malaysia From Corruption, Abuse Of Powers And Those Wanting To Steal Our Children’s Future.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng On The 9th Anniversary Of The Political Tsunami Of The 12th General Election In Kuala Lumpur On 8.3.2017.

On the 9th anniversary of the political tsunami of the 12th general election, Malaysians should register as voters to protect the democratic gains of the March 8 political tsunami and save Malaysia from corruption, abuse of powers and those wanting to steal our children’s future. Malaysians have seen a burst of hope following the political tsunami which saw BN losing its 2/3 parliamentary majority for the first time in history as well as 5 states to the opposition. However, BN’s destructive policies continue to threaten us, causing hardship to ordinary Malaysians that require a concerted national mobilisation to save our country.

Malaysians, especially youths, have only 2 weeks left to do so if we want to vote in the coming 14th general election. Malaysians need to vote to save our country from economic ruin caused by mammoth corruption such as the RM52 billion 1MDB financial scandal, RM4.2 billon donation scandal, RM4.3 billion FELDA-FGV scandal. This has led to the depreciation of the ringgit to its lowest point and the implementation of the much despised GST, that has failed to prevent inflation. Continue reading ‘Malaysians Should Register As Voters To Protect The Democratic Gains Of The March 8 Political Tsunami And Save Malaysia From Corruption, Abuse Of Powers And Those Wanting To Steal Our Children’s Future.(e/c)’

To Boldly Change the Game (e/c)

TO BOLDLY CHANGE THE GAME : AN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MESSAGE BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG, MR LIM GUAN ENG 8 MARCH 2017

On this day, the 8th of March 2017, I am proud to represent the State Government of Penang in honouring International Women’s Day in the spirit of the international theme for this year, “Be Bold for Change”, and the related local (state-level) theme of “Game Changer”.

The state government is proud in striving towards the empowerment of women. In terms of political achievements, I note with pride that 2017 has seen a marked increase in the number of women appointed to as local councillors in Penang. In January 2017, a total of eight women or 33% of all 24 councillors were appointed to the Penang Island City Council (MBPP), and three women (12%) to the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), raising the total representation of women in both councils from 12% last year to 23% this year. Also significant is the mandatory requirement of at least one woman member in every Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung(JKKK) in order for it to be allowed to come into operations. Continue reading ‘To Boldly Change the Game (e/c)’

Malaysia Must Increase Its Female Labour Force Participation Rate From The Present 54% in 2015 To 60% To Succeed In Our Transformation Into A Developed Country And High-Income Economy.(e/c)

DAP International Women’s Day Message By DAP Secretary-General and MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng On 7.3.2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

Women plays a critical role in the economic development of a country and is described as the final barrier towards a developed and high-income economy. Developed countries and high-income economies have an average female labour force participation rate of at least 60%.

For this reason, Malaysia must increase its female labour force participation rate from the present 54% in 2015 to 60% to succeed in our transformation into a developed country and high-income economy. To succeed in this effort, the Federal government must encourage women to work not just with better pay and also equal promotion prospects, but also with incentives to allow their children to be taken off whilst they work. Continue reading ‘Malaysia Must Increase Its Female Labour Force Participation Rate From The Present 54% in 2015 To 60% To Succeed In Our Transformation Into A Developed Country And High-Income Economy.(e/c)’

Abdul Rahman Dahlan Should Not Appeal But Accept The Kuala Lumpur High Court Decision With An Open Heart(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 5.3.2017.

Abdul Rahman Dahlan Should Not Appeal But Accept The Kuala Lumpur High Court Decision With An Open Heart To Allow The House Buyers To Reclaim Their Rights And Entitlement To Full Compensation From The Housing Developer For Compensation For Late Delivery.

Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan should not run away from explaining why the Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled that he abused his powers in favour of housing developers over house buyers, by using a false analogy that the Penang State Government also grants extension of time for our own contracts. Abdul Rahman was the Minister of Housing who had granted a 12-month extension to a developer to complete the project, thereby allowing the developer to record huge savings and purchasers to lose out on their claims of liquidated damages for late delivery. Continue reading ‘Abdul Rahman Dahlan Should Not Appeal But Accept The Kuala Lumpur High Court Decision With An Open Heart(e/c)’