Monthly Archive for April, 2017

TRANSFORMASI KE ARAH NEGERI KEUSAHAWANAN DAN KEBAJIKAN (m/c)

1. Kewibawaan Tuan Yang Terutama Tun memang menyerlah dengan menjadi tunggak kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang yang paling lama dalam sejarah selama 16 tahun sejak mulai dilantik pada 1 hb Mei 2001. Kerajaan negeri juga menjunjung kasih kepada Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di Pertuan Agung yang sudi memperkenankan lantikan Tuan Yang Terutama Tun dalam upacara penyerahan watikah di Istana Besar semalam.

2. Dalam usaha untuk menjadikan Pulau Pinang sebagai sebuah negeri yang bertaraf antarabangsa dan pintar, Kerajaan Negeri perlu menjayakan transformasi ke arah negeri keusahawanan dan kebajikan, di mana semua rakyat diberikan peluang yang sama untuk mengecapi kemajuan ekonomi serta hasil kemakmuran juga dapat dinikmati oleh semua tanpa kira agama dan kaum. Transformasi ini bernampak hasil bila pertumbuhan per kapita GDP telah membangun daripada tercorot di bawah di antara semua negeri-negeri di Malayisa dalam tempoh 2005-2015 kepada yang paling baik mulai 2013 ke 2015. Continue reading ‘TRANSFORMASI KE ARAH NEGERI KEUSAHAWANAN DAN KEBAJIKAN (m/c)’

Penang Is The Only State In Malaysia Over The Last 10 Years From 2006-2015 Where Not A Single Square Inch Of Permanent Forest Reserves Has Been Cut (e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Continue reading ‘Penang Is The Only State In Malaysia Over The Last 10 Years From 2006-2015 Where Not A Single Square Inch Of Permanent Forest Reserves Has Been Cut (e/m/c)’

I regret some incorrect news reports of the proposed increase in penalties for domestic consumers who waste water or use water excessively, has been wrongly reported as an increase in water tariffs.(e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 24.4.2017.

I regret some incorrect news reports of the proposed increase in penalties for domestic consumers who waste water or use water excessively, has been wrongly reported as an increase in water tariffs. I reiterate that under the present proposal, water tariffs for domestic users remain unchanged.

Penang has the unfortunate record of the highest domestic water consumption rate in the country of around 286 litres per person per day in 2016. This compares unfavourable to the Malaysian national average of only 209 litres per person per day, the United Nations suggested usage of 165 and Singapore’s usage of only 148 litres per person per day. Continue reading ‘I regret some incorrect news reports of the proposed increase in penalties for domestic consumers who waste water or use water excessively, has been wrongly reported as an increase in water tariffs.(e/m/c)’

Penang is the first state to oppose Nuclear power energy plants in Malaysia and we will continue to do so(e/m/c)

Closing Speech by Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister cum Chairman of Penang Green Council on 22 April 2017 during Certificate Presentation Ceremony of Penang Green Idol 2017 at 1st Avenue:

Good evening and Happy Earth day!

First of all, thank you for gracing our event today to celebrate Earth Day with us. Earth Day is observed by many countries on April 22 each year to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide. And we are of no exception this day, every year, to demonstrate support to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.

Today, Earth Day coincides with the Final Round of Penang Green Idol Public Speaking Competition. This competition is a pre-event of the Penang International Green Carnival which will be held on 9 & 10 September 2017, we hope this learning platform equips the young with skills to speak persuasively and to listen to opinions on environmental issues and concerns, critically and constructively. Continue reading ‘Penang is the first state to oppose Nuclear power energy plants in Malaysia and we will continue to do so(e/m/c)’

Malaysia’s Economic Crisis Of Confidence Continues With March 2017 Showing The Highest Inflation Rate Since November 2008 When The World Was Reeling From The Global Financial Crisis.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 21.4.2017.

Malaysia’s economic crisis of confidence continues with March 2017 showing the highest inflation rate since November 2008 when the world was reeling from the global financial crisis. The inflation rate in March 2017 rose to 5.1%, the highest since touching 5.7% in November 2008. The only other occasion that inflation rate was higher, was in 1998 when Malaysia was also caught up in the Asian financial crisis caused by currency depreciation.

What is unique about this high inflation rate is that there is no global or regional financial crisis unlike in 1998 or 2008. This hike in inflation rate is specific only to countries facing socio-economic crisis caused by autocratic governments lacking accountability, entrenched corruption, failed economic policies and financial mismanagement without transparency. Continue reading ‘Malaysia’s Economic Crisis Of Confidence Continues With March 2017 Showing The Highest Inflation Rate Since November 2008 When The World Was Reeling From The Global Financial Crisis.(e/c)’

Lebih Setahun, PERDA Masih Tidak Jawab Dalam Skandal Kerugian RM15.2 Juta Dalam Penjualan Tanah Tanpa Tender Terbuka Dan Mengapa Hanya Memohon Membina 27 Buah Rumah Kedai Dan Tidak Ada Sebuah Pun Rumah Kos Rendah?(m/c)

Kenyataan Akhbar Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 17.4.2017.

Lebih Setahun, PERDA Masih Tidak Jawab Dalam Skandal Kerugian RM15.2 Juta Dalam Penjualan Tanah Tanpa Tender Terbuka Dan Mengapa Hanya Memohon Membina 27 Buah Rumah Kedai Dan Tidak Ada Sebuah Pun Rumah Kos Rendah?

Adalah dikesali bahawa BN suka membuat fitnah bahawa kerajaan negeri Pakatan Harapan Pulau Pinang tidak menjalankan tender terbuka, bila yang tidak mengamalkan tender terbuka adalah kerajaan BN sendiri. BN mudah lupa bahawa Pulau Pinang merupakan satu-satu negeri dalam sejarah Malaysia yang dipuji oleh Transparancy International semata-mata kerana dasar tender terbuka. BN janganlah lagi cuba menegakkan benang yang basah. Continue reading ‘Lebih Setahun, PERDA Masih Tidak Jawab Dalam Skandal Kerugian RM15.2 Juta Dalam Penjualan Tanah Tanpa Tender Terbuka Dan Mengapa Hanya Memohon Membina 27 Buah Rumah Kedai Dan Tidak Ada Sebuah Pun Rumah Kos Rendah?(m/c)’

MAJLIS ANUGERAH PELAJAR CEMERLANG STPM TAHUN 2016 NEGERI PULAU PINANG

17 APRIL 2017 (ISNIN) KOMPLEKS MASYARAKAT PENYAYANG

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kerana sudi menjemput saya untuk merasmikan majlis Anugerah Pelajar Cemerlang STPM Tahun 2016 pada hari ini. Saya juga ingin mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada YB Timbalan Ketua Menteri (II), Profesor Dr. P. Ramasamy, YB Wong Hon Wai dan juga Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang kerana berjaya mengadakan majlis ini saban tahun demi memberi pengiktirafan kepada anak-anak negeri Pulau Pinang yang telah membuktikan kecemerlangan mereka dalam bidang akademik.
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Sea reclamation Works Holding Up The Feasibility Study For The Under Seabed Tunnel Project Is On The Butterworth Side And Reclamation Work Has Still Not Commenced Despite Being Awarded By The BN Penang State Government In 1999.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 2.4.2017.

Sea reclamation works holding up the feasibility study for the under seabed tunnel project, is on the Butterworth side and reclamation work has still not commenced despite being awarded by the BN Penang state government in 1999. This Butterworth sea reclamation project is entirely different from the present reclamation project now undertaken by E&O Bhd group on the island since last year.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof should not mix up the E&O reclamation project on the island with the one on the mainland, located near to Penang Port in Butterworth involving 650 hectares, granted to Rayston Consortium Sdn Bhd. To date, Rayston is still carrying out its land reclamation master plan and the state government can only hope that they can complete it over the next 6 months. Continue reading ‘Sea reclamation Works Holding Up The Feasibility Study For The Under Seabed Tunnel Project Is On The Butterworth Side And Reclamation Work Has Still Not Commenced Despite Being Awarded By The BN Penang State Government In 1999.(e/c)’