Monthly Archive for October, 2017

30th Anniversary of Ops Lalang: The Struggle Against Repressive Legislation Continues (e/c)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 27.10.2017

30th Anniversary of Ops Lalang: The Struggle Against Repressive Legislation Continues

Today is the 30th anniversary of one of the darkest episodes of modern Malaysian history, the Operasi Lalang arrest and detention of 106 people including NGO activists, politicians and academics under the draconian Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) on 27 October 1987. At the same time, media freedom was curtailed when the newspaper licenses of The Star, Sin Chew Jit Poh and Watan were revoked.

As the first to be detained and the last released under Operasi Lalang, I have constantly reminded myself that we must never give up the struggle to free Malaysia from political persecution and repressive legislation. Although it has been 30 years since Operasi Lalang, which was the second largest ISA crackdown since the 13 May riots in 1969, our nation continues to be tormented by similar draconian laws that suppress our fundamental liberties. We therefore cannot afford to give up, because if we do then tyranny and oppression will win. Continue reading ’30th Anniversary of Ops Lalang: The Struggle Against Repressive Legislation Continues (e/c)’

槟州首席部长特别拨款-槟华国民型华文中学

张盛闻不要再自欺欺人,说华小的拨款有增加,实际上是华小的发展拨款被卡住。对华小而言,行政开销固然重要,但是最重要的还是要有发展基金,这样华小才能发扬光大,而不是让华小自生自灭。华小华校都需要发展基金 !

大家中午好!槟华女中所培育的精英,走出校园后在世界各个角落绽放异彩,而单单在州政府或旗下机构服务的槟华杰出校友就有双溪槟榔区州议员YB林秀琴、乔治市世界遗产机构总经理洪敏芝,我的机要秘书法利拉和新闻秘书张燕芬,还有珍珠快讯的锐嫔和丽萍, 她们都是槟华优秀的校友,目前为州内子民服务。 Continue reading ‘槟州首席部长特别拨款-槟华国民型华文中学’

首相纳吉应该一箭双雕,批准将吉打一间已没有学生报读并已关闭、但办校准证依然生效的培才华小,迁校至槟城新的人口密集区

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2017年10月24日在吉隆坡发表的声明:

首相纳吉应该一箭双雕,批准将吉打一间已没有学生报读并已关闭、但办校准证依然生效的培才华小,迁校至槟城新的人口密集区,让濒临关闭的华小得以延续教育下一代的使命;同时让新住宅区的学子有学校可以读,进而实践他所标榜的“华小一间也不能少”诺言。

首相拿督斯里纳吉自喻自己出任教育部长时保住了全国华校不被关闭,还说他是拨款给华小最多的首相,更放弃了赋予部长关闭华校的权力,那为何教育部不批准让因无新生而停止运作的吉中成杰培才华小迁校到槟城呢? Continue reading ‘首相纳吉应该一箭双雕,批准将吉打一间已没有学生报读并已关闭、但办校准证依然生效的培才华小,迁校至槟城新的人口密集区’

Penang State Commission of Inquiry (e/m/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 22.10.2017.

Penang State Commission of Inquiry

The Penang State Commission of Inquiry into the tragic construction site accident in Tanjung Bungah yesterday will be established by the Penang state government pursuant to our powers under section 2(3)(d) and 3(1) the Commissions of Enquiry Act 1950. The establishment and the Terms of Reference will be worked out and approved at the coming Penang State EXCO meeting next week.

This Penang state Commission of Inquiry will be set up according to the same lines as a previous Penang State Commission Of Inquiry set up in 2013 into the collapse of a section of the Second Penang Bridge on June 6 2013 that killed a motorist passing through, and the collapse of the tower at Menara Umno along Macalister Road on June 13 2013 that killed two members of the public. Continue reading ‘Penang State Commission of Inquiry (e/m/c)’

MAJLIS PERASMIAN PROJEK MENAIKTARAF LORONG BELAKANG YANG MENGHUBUNGKAN JALAN MAGAZINE KE JALAN GURDWARA

PADA 20HB OKTOBER 2017 (JUMAAT) 5.45 PETANG

Selamat petang dan salam sejahtera.

Terlebih dahulu, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada MBPP dan hadirin-hadirin yang dihormati sekalian kerana sudi meluangkan masa untuk menghadiri Majlis Perasmian Projek Menaiktaraf Lorong Belakang Yang Menghubungkan Jalan Magazine ke Jalan Gurdwara pada petang ini.

Para hadirin yang dihormati sekalian,
Continue reading ‘MAJLIS PERASMIAN PROJEK MENAIKTARAF LORONG BELAKANG YANG MENGHUBUNGKAN JALAN MAGAZINE KE JALAN GURDWARA’

Ong See Fook Was Not Only The Longest Serving Civil Servant In Malaysia (61 Years) But He Performed His Duties With Distinction(e/c)

Press Statement by Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 20.10.17

Ong See Fook Was Not Only The Longest Serving Civil Servant In Malaysia (61 Years) But He Performed His Duties With Distinction Through Loyalty, Humility and Professional Conduct Towards All Who Come To The Chief Minister’s Office Whether Ordinary Folks Or Famous Leaders.

Mr Ong See Fook, aged 83, a familiar and friendly face of Chief Minister’s office at Level 28 Komtar, passed away peacefully on October 18 at 8:15pm. He is the longest serving public servant in Malaysia’s history, having served for 61 years in government service. Mr Ong began his public service career on 3 September 1956 when he was 22 years old, even before Merdeka in 1957. He served three Penang Chief Ministers, Tun Dato Seri Dr Lim Chong Eu, Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon, and myself. Continue reading ‘Ong See Fook Was Not Only The Longest Serving Civil Servant In Malaysia (61 Years) But He Performed His Duties With Distinction(e/c)’

PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT WILL HOST A FORUM AND A SCREENING OF A SHORT FILM IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1987 OPERASI LALANG DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL UNDER THE REPEALED INTERNAL SECURITY ACT.

Media Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Penang on Friday 20th October 2017

27th October 1987 will always remain a dark day in Malaysian history when the BN Government launched a massive crackdown, detaining Malaysian men and women from all backgrounds and all walks of life under the draconian Internal Security Act, Codenamed Operasi Lalang or weeding operation; the mass arrests were intended to weed out voices of dissent against the establishment, without any access to legal representation or brought to court to defend themselves against baseless charges of endangering national security. Continue reading ‘PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT WILL HOST A FORUM AND A SCREENING OF A SHORT FILM IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1987 OPERASI LALANG DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL UNDER THE REPEALED INTERNAL SECURITY ACT.’

马华大事做不了、小事做不好,就是华教被剥削和剥夺的主因。

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2017年10月20日在吉隆坡发表文告:

马华大事做不了、小事做不好,就是华教被剥削和剥夺的主因。巫青团长凯里表明支持单一源流教育,马华没谴责凯里的极端言论,却反过来谴责我,还提醒华社回顾马华在大马独立时争取华教体制的功劳,马华为了官职果然连母语前途都可以出卖。

马华大事做不了、小事做不好,就是华教被剥削和剥夺的主因。巫青团长凯里表明支持单一源流教育,马华没谴责凯里的极端言论,却反过来谴责我,还提醒华社回顾马华在大马独立时争取华教体制的功劳,马华为了官职果然连母语前途都可以出卖。 Continue reading ‘马华大事做不了、小事做不好,就是华教被剥削和剥夺的主因。’

MAJLIS PERASMIAN PEMASANGAN & MENYALAKAN LAMPU JALAN DI LALUAN TREK JOGGING SUNGAI PERTAMA

TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS PERASMIAN PEMASANGAN & MENYALAKAN LAMPU JALAN DI LALUAN TREK JOGGING SUNGAI PERTAMA, SEBERANG JAYA (BERDEKATAN SAFIRA COUNTRY CLUB)

Selamat petang dan salam sejahtera.

Terlebih dahulu, saya ingin mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Hari Deepavali kepada semua yang meraikannya pada hari ini. Terima kasih juga kerana sudi menjemput saya untuk merasmikan projek pemasangan dan menyalakan lampu jalan di trek jogging yang terletak bersebelahan dengan Sungai Pertama, Seberang Perai.

Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP) telah memulakan kerja-kerja pemasangan 20 batang (tiang konkrit) dan 11 unit lampu awam (150 watt) sepanjang 626 meter di laluan trek jogging ini. Kerja-kerja pemasangan ini bermula pada 27 September 2017 dan siap pada 13 Oktober yang lalu. Kos projek adalah sebanyak RM 60,500. Continue reading ‘MAJLIS PERASMIAN PEMASANGAN & MENYALAKAN LAMPU JALAN DI LALUAN TREK JOGGING SUNGAI PERTAMA’

Malaysian Indians Will Only Be Confident That The BN’s Malaysian Indian Blueprint Is Not A General Election Gimmick If Blue ICs Can Be Issued To Stateless Indians, One Tamil Secondary School Can Be Approved, Indian University Students Can Be Given Good Courses And Hindu Endowment Board Can Be Set Up In Every State To Look After Hindu Temples.(e/t)

DAP 2017 Deepavali Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 16.10.2017.

Malaysian Indians will only be confident that the BN’s so-called Malaysian Indian Blueprint(MIB) is not a general election gimmick if blue ICs can be issued to stateless Indians, one Tamil secondary school can be approved, Indian university students can be given good courses and A Hindu Endowment Board can be set up in every state to look after Hindu temples. Continue reading ‘Malaysian Indians Will Only Be Confident That The BN’s Malaysian Indian Blueprint Is Not A General Election Gimmick If Blue ICs Can Be Issued To Stateless Indians, One Tamil Secondary School Can Be Approved, Indian University Students Can Be Given Good Courses And Hindu Endowment Board Can Be Set Up In Every State To Look After Hindu Temples.(e/t)’

青年及体育部长凯里指多源流教育体制阻碍国民团结,凸显巫统要推行单一元流教育的最终目标,马华教育部副部长张盛闻为了保住官职,阻止槟州首长和议员到学校给予援助,却支持巫统区部领袖进入华小宣传,简直是助纣为虐。

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2017年10月15日在吉隆坡发表文告:

青年及体育部长凯里指多源流教育体制阻碍国民团结,凸显巫统要推行单一元流教育的最终目标,马华教育部副部长张盛闻为了保住官职,阻止槟州首长和议员到学校给予援助,却支持巫统区部领袖进入华小宣传,简直是助纣为虐。

大马联邦宪法第152条文阐明,马来西亚的国语是马来语,但宪法也保障其他社群的合法权益,即无人可以被阻止使用(除了官方用途),授教或学习其他语文。 Continue reading ‘青年及体育部长凯里指多源流教育体制阻碍国民团结,凸显巫统要推行单一元流教育的最终目标,马华教育部副部长张盛闻为了保住官职,阻止槟州首长和议员到学校给予援助,却支持巫统区部领袖进入华小宣传,简直是助纣为虐。’

Stronger Basis For Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) To Arrest And Investigate Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya When He “Intervened” In His Own Ministry, As Compared To Phee Boon Poh Who Was Arrested Despite Making A Request To A Department Not Under Phee’s EXCO Portfolio.(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 15.10.2017.

There is a stronger basis for Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) to arrest and investigate Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya when he “intervened” in his own Ministry, as compared to Penang State EXCO member Phee Boon Poh who was arrested despite making a request to a department not under Phee’s EXCO portfolio. For this reason, MACC must immediately arrest and investigate Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya for improperly “supporting” a fake dentist, Nur Farahanis Ezatty Adli, who was fined RM70,000 for practicing dentistry without a license, by appealing on her behalf. Continue reading ‘Stronger Basis For Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) To Arrest And Investigate Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya When He “Intervened” In His Own Ministry, As Compared To Phee Boon Poh Who Was Arrested Despite Making A Request To A Department Not Under Phee’s EXCO Portfolio.(e/c)’

PENANG IS NO TALIBAN STATE (e/c)

SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE 45TH PENANG OKTOBERFEST 2017
ON 14 OCTOBER, 2017

H.E. Nikolas Graf Lambsdorff, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Malaysia
Dato’ Hans Peter Brenner, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany,
Honorable Consul-Generals,
State EXCO Members,
Representatives from Embassies, Consulates Offices and High Commissions

Dear fellow Malaysian and German friends, I’m happy to see all of you again to celebrate the annual Oktoberfest. Despite all the unfriendly noise towards this traditional German Festival that is happening in some other states, I’m glad that in Penang where our German community came here over hundred years ago, does not have to face this intimidation and is able to freely continue to celebrate their festival with our locals. Continue reading ‘PENANG IS NO TALIBAN STATE (e/c)’

Stringent Police Security Should Ensure That Terrorist Threats From the Islamic state ISIL Terror Group, Should Neither Disrupt Our Daily Lives Nor Prevent The Coming Royal Visit By Prince Charles And His Wife To Malaysia Next Month.(e/c)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 12.10.2017.

Stringent police security should ensure that terrorist threats from the Islamic state ISIL terror group, should neither disrupt our daily lives nor prevent the coming royal visit by Prince Charles and his wife to Malaysia next month. Inspector General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said that police have not received any terror threat to Britain’s Prince Charles’ but security will be tight for the high-profile royal event.

Fuzi was commenting on a challenge issued by an Islamic State fighter from Singapore to Prince Charles’ son, Prince Harry, a former army attack helicopter pilot, to come and fight the terror group in Syria and Iraq. Despite this, DAP has confidence that the Malaysian police when fully committed, has both the professional capacity and capability, to ensure that the Prince Charles royal visit here remains safe and trouble-free. Continue reading ‘Stringent Police Security Should Ensure That Terrorist Threats From the Islamic state ISIL Terror Group, Should Neither Disrupt Our Daily Lives Nor Prevent The Coming Royal Visit By Prince Charles And His Wife To Malaysia Next Month.(e/c)’

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) Must Arrest And Investigate Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya For Improperly “Supporting” A Fake Dentist, Who Was Fined RM70,000 For Practicing Dentistry Without A License, By Appealing On Her Behalf.

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 11.10.2017.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must arrest and investigate Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya for improperly “supporting” a fake dentist, Nur Farahanis Ezatty Adli, who was fined RM70,000 for practicing dentistry without a license, by appealing on her behalf. MACC should arrest Hilmi to determine whether Hilmi had abused his powers in trying to “help” a bogus dentist who was practicing illegally.

Hilmi had a day earlier denied that he or anyone from his ministry gave their support to an individual who was found guilty of practising dentistry without a licence. Hilmy denial was quickly exposed as a lie. Continue reading ‘Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) Must Arrest And Investigate Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya For Improperly “Supporting” A Fake Dentist, Who Was Fined RM70,000 For Practicing Dentistry Without A License, By Appealing On Her Behalf.’