DAP Will Hold An Emergency Central Working Committee(CWC) Meeting Tomorrow Night On The Deteriorating Crime Situation That Is Turning Into a Full-blown Crisis In The Country And Other Related Party Issues.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 11.8.2013.

DAP will hold an emergency CWC meeting tomorrow night at DAP Headquarters on the deteriorating crime situation that is turning into a full-blown crisis in the country as well as discuss other related party issues. The spate of shootings throughout the country is unprecedented with a recorded shooting almost one per day since the end of last month.

Even though some leaders are away on holiday, DAP is holding this emergency meeting to respond to public fears for their safety that has affected business and caused tourism associations to publicly voice out on the adverse impact of violent crime on tourism in Malaysia.

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Tak Kira Kita Melayu, Cina, India, Iban Atau Kadazan Musuh Serupa Kita Semua Adalah Daripada Bangsa Jenayah, Sedangkan Kita Semua Adalah Terdiri Sebagai Bangsa Mangsa Jenayah(bm/cn)

Perutusan Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1434 Negeri Pulau Pinang Oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 10.8.2013.

Dalam suasana kemeriahan menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1434, prinsip “amar maaruf nahi mungkar” merupakan suatu pedoman yang boleh diterima pakai bukan sahaja oleh umat Islam tetapi juga oleh penduduk bukan Islam. Itulah sebabnya suatu pentadbiran yang bersih, pemimpin berintegriti dan kerajaan berjiwa rakyat merupakan formula terbaik untuk perpaduan negara dan juga memerangi jenayah.

Langkah-langkah integriti Cekap, Akauntabel dan Telus atau CAT seperti tender kompetitif terbuka, pengharaman ahli keluarga para pentadbir kerajaan daripada berurus-niaga dengan kerajaan, pendedahan penuh kontrak kerajaan dengan pihak swasta serta pengistyiharaan harta secara umum oleh semua ADUN kerajaan negeri telah berjaya mencapai kedudukan hampir sifar rasuah di Pulau Pinang. Kejayaan urus tadbir CAT memang diakui umum sejak diterima pakai pada 2008.

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espite falling far short of its 4,000 vote majority target, DAP congratulates UMNO for its victory in Kuala Besut state by-election yesterday(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 25.7.2013.

Despite falling far short of its 4,000 vote majority target, DAP congratulates UMNO for its victory in Kuala Besut state by-election yesterday. BN candidate Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abdul Rahman defeated PAS’ Azlan Yusof to retain Kuala Besut for BN with a 2,592 votes of majority, a 158 vote improvement over the 13thGeneral Elections.

The ruling government always have a clear advantage during by-elections, which allow them to concentrate their resources fully. BN was expected to win with a larger majority in this by-election, following a slew of electoral pledges that carry a total price tag of RM 477 million, By increasing its majority by 158 votes despite offering nearly half a billion ringgit in projects, the results show that nothing has really changed between the recent general elections and this by-election.

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DAP commends ordinary Malaysians, both Muslims and non-Muslims, for uniting together in disdain and condemnation of the offensive act of the Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Pristana in Sungai Buloh (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 24.7.2013.

DAP commends ordinary Malaysians, both Muslims and non-Muslims, for uniting together in disdain and condemnation of the offensive act of the Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Pristana in Sungai Buloh in placing non-Muslim students of a primary school to eat in a shower room instead of a canteen during fasting month. The makeshift dining room in the shower room is also located next to the smelly toilets.

Many are angered at such humiliation of non-Muslim students by using the pretext of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. As a Muslim ulama told me, non-Muslims can eat in front of Muslims and the Muslim will get more “pahala”(merit). Islam does not permit such actions and DAP hopes that Malaysians can differentiate between the peaceful and noble Islam from those who distort the good name of Islam to force young children to such degrading treatment.

Malaysians have a right to be angry at such irresponsible and irrational action by the school. In expressing their anger, DAP hopes that this can be channelled against the Education Ministry’s failure to inculcate respect of all religions. The Education Ministry’s failure to take into account the sensitivities of other religions is only a reflection of the attitude of the BN leaders in Federal government.

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DAP Will Direct Its 3 Selangor State EXCO Members And Selangor State Speaker To Publicly Declare Their Personal Assets To Fulfill DAP General Election Commitment Towards Transparency Accountability And Integrity.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Petaling Jaya On 9.7.2013.

DAP will direct its 3 Selangor State EXCO Members and Selangor State Speaker to publicly declare their personal assets to fulfill DAP general election commitment towards transparency accountability and integrity. DAP 3 EXCO members are Teng Chang Khim, Ean Yong Hian Wah and Ganapathi Rao whereas the Selangor State Speaker is Hannah Yeoh.

Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim announced yesterday that he will not direct its Selangor state EXCO members to publicly declare their assets acquired before being appointed as State EXCO members due to concerns of the personal security and safety of the EXCO members and their families. Tan Sri Abdul Khalid said that the refusal to publicly declare their assets was motivated by the fears of some EXCO members that their personal safety and that of their families may be compromised, if their substantial assets they held before being appointed as State EXCO members were publicly known.

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Immediately Release And Restore Democratically Elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 6.7.2013

There should be an immediate release and restoration of democratically elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The forcible removal of the democratically elected President is a naked coup d’etat by the military that violates the popular will of the majority of Egyptians who had given Morsi a popular mandate of 52% in free elections last year.

DAP expresses surprise that so-called defenders of democracy like Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, not only justifies the military coup d’etat but warns that change is dangerous and brings about instability as well as affect economic progress. Democracy is the best form of government to prevent corruption and violation of basic human rights. Economic prosperity and reducing income inequality can only be achieved by ensuring increasing transparency, accountability and competency as well freedom instead of choosing cronies, practicing nepotism and oppression.

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Shahidan Kassim’s Latest Expose That No Chemicals Were Used In The Indelible Ink But Only Food Colouring Has Reinforced Public Demands That The Entire Election Commission’s(EC) Resign (en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 29.6.2013.

Shahidan Kassim’s Latest Expose That No Chemicals Were Used In The Indelible Ink But Only Food Colouring Has Reinforced Public Demands That The Entire Election Commission’s(EC) Resign For Defrauding The People And Abuse Of Public Funds And Power.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim’s latest expose that no chemicals were used in the indelible ink but only food colouring has reinforced public demands that the entire Election Commission’s(EC) must resign for defrauding the people and abuse of public funds and power. In a parliamentary written answer to DAP MP for Segambut Lim Lip Eng, Shahidan Kassim said the indelible ink did not last a week as promised because all the chemicals in the ink were replaced by food colouring.

Shahidan’s admission debunked EC’s previous claims that silver nitrate was used in the ink and was supposed to last seven days. This latest revelation comes after Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam openly contradicted EC Chair Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof’s claims that the EC consulted the Health Ministry regarding the safety of the indelible ink by stating that the Health Ministry had never issued such a report.

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Datuk Idris Haron Must Prove That Not Only 1Malaysia Is Still Alive But That He Is A Melaka Chief Minister For All And Not Just BN Supporters(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 27.6.2013.

Datuk Idris Haron Must Prove That Not Only 1Malaysia Is Still Alive But That He Is A Melaka Chief Minister For All And Not Just BN Supporters, By Revoking His Directive To Reopen To Traffic Because That Will Destroy The Character And Identity Of The Jonker Walk Cultural Street.

Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Idris Haron has shocked not only ordinary Malaysians but also BN leaders and supporters with an act of political retaliation and vengeance that will only come back to haunt Melaka’s tourism industry but also spell the beginning of extremist politics and end of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s 1 Malaysia. By allowing traffic flow to reopen in Jonker Walk that was closed during the weekend for the past 13 years, Idris is effectively putting the 300 traders out of business in the famous Jonker Walk Cultural Street, that is a showcase of Melaka’s tourism and heritage.

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DAP expresses shock at the threat by outgoing Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia to boycott the swearing-in of PR MPs so that they will lose their eligibility as parliamentarians resulting in a by-election. (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On11.6.2013.

DAP expresses shock at the threat by outgoing Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia to boycott the swearing-in of PR MPs so that they will lose their eligibility as parliamentarians resulting in a by-election. Under Article 59(2) of the federal constitution, any elected representative who fails to take the oath within six months will be disqualified automatically and his or seat shall be vacant.

The role of the Speaker of the House is to conduct parliamentary business impartially and should not partake or interfere in political matters. It is most unbecoming of any Speaker and he has no right to boycott any parliamentarian or deliberately cause his or her disqualification by boycotting or refusing to swear him or her in. I hope that this is only a joke by Tan Sri Pandikar or else there will be serious doubts on his intentions and impartiality when he presides over Parliament.

DAP 38 MPs will neither boycott the Dewan Rakyat’s swearing-in ceremony of Members of Parliament on 24 June 2013 nor its parliamentary sittings but will use the legislative process to press for polls reform, particularly adhering to the democratic principle of “one-person, one-vote, one-value”. Boycotting the swearing-in of MPs will not be seen as a “symbolic gesture” or a bold step to protest against the stolen general elections when PR can make the point more effectively with nation-wide peaceful protest rallies.

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DAP Will Fight In Court For Malaysians Overseas Whose Passports Were Revoked By The BN Federal Government Because Of Political Involvement In Opposing The Corruption And Abuse Of Power Of BN.(en/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng and MP for Bagan in Kuala Lumpur on 5 June 2013.

DAP will fight in court for Malaysians overseas whose passports were revoked by the BN Federal government because of political involvement in opposing the corruption and abuse of power of BN. DAP will not stand idly by and watch Malaysians persecuted and victimised merely for exercising their fundamental human rights of expressing their political beliefs.

According to news reports, Immigration Director-General Datuk Alias Ahmad has confirmed that the Immigration Department would revoke the passports of 6,564 Malaysians who have been blacklisted for tarnishing the image of the country overseas, including those who took part in demonstrations overseas. Alias had earlier denied a Malay daily report quoting him as citing Section 8 of the Immigration Act 1959/63 or the Passports Act 1966 to support the decision to cancel the passports of blacklisted Malaysians.

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Malaysia Should Not Follow The Singaporean Model To Regulate Online Portals Because This Violates The Malaysia MSC Bill Of Guarantees That There Will Be No Internet Censorship.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 4.6.2013.

Malaysia should not follow the Singaporean model to regulate online portals because this violates the Malaysia MSC Bill of Guarantees that there will be no internet censorship. DAP regrets that newly-minted Communications and Multimedia Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek is starting off his tenure by breaking BN’s earliest promise of not censoring the internet in wanting to regulate online portals. Where is BN’s “Janji ditepati”?

Ahmad Shabery should be granting freedom to the media and the press instead of trying to further choke off any limited space of press freedom found in the internet. Why should Malaysia follow Singapore in regulating online portals when Singapore performed worse than Malaysia in press freedom?

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The Penang State Government Is Willing To Communicate With The Singapore Government To Plead For Leniency For Malaysians, Especially Penagites, Who Had Gathered To Seek Malaysian Electoral Reforms Which Had Resulted In BN Winning Despite Losing The Popular Vote 47% to 51%.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In George Town, Penang On 30.5.2013.

The Penang state government is willing to communicate with the Singapore government to plead for leniency for Malaysians, especially any Penangite, who had gathered to seek Malaysian electoral reforms which had resulted in BN winning despite losing the popular vote 47% to 51%. The Penang state government is trying to determine whether there were any Penangites amongst the 21 Malaysians arrested for conducting two protests on May 8 and 11.

Whilst the Penang state government acknowledges and respect the right of the Singapore government to determine and take action based its own laws and affairs, I believe that the Singapore government would not reject efforts to plead for leniency. Such effort is based on humane grounds and should not be seen as foreign interference in Singapore affairs.

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A Stronger Pakatan Rakyat Means A Stronger Future For Democracy, Justice, Freedom, Integrity And Performance-Based Culture In Malaysia.(en/bm/cn)

Speech By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng At Merton College, Oxford University, England On 28 May 2013.

A Stronger Pakatan Rakyat Means A Stronger Future For Democracy, Justice, Freedom, Integrity And Performance-Based Culture In Malaysia.

1. Malaysia is at the cusp of change. The question is if we are at the tipping point why then did we not tip over? Malaysia did tip over as PR won the 2013 general elections, not BN. BN won despite losing, due to the insurance provided by unfair gerrymandering implemented more than 40 years ago.

2. Many people have asked, what are the implications of Pakatan winning 51% of the popular vote? Will it lead to a more unstable BN government since Najib is being seen as a minority Prime Minister leading a minority government? Will there be a ‘Malaysian Spring’ as a result of the on-going protests against the election results? Yes there will be a Malaysian spring but a peaceful one, sprung for a common cause to free Malaysia from poverty, ignorance, fear and corruption.

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PR Promises A Malaysian Spring To Free Malaysia From BN’s Winter Of Fear, Corruption, Money Politics And Poverty.(en/bm/cn)

Speech by Lim Guan Eng to the Pakatan Rakyat’s Supporters Club in London on Saturday, 25th of May, 2013.

1. 5.6 million voters in Malaysia who supported and voted for Pakatan Rakyat know that BN would have lost this election to Pakatan Rakyat, if not for the 4Ms of-

· Money politics to buy votes by the BN,
· Manipulation of the electoral system by a biased Election Commission,
· unfair Media coverage; and
· abuse of government Machinery.

2. Nowhere else in the world would a coalition of parties which won 51% of the popular vote in a first-past-the-post system not only fail to enjoy a ‘seat bonus’ – that is win more than 51% of the parliament seats – but only manage to win 40% of seats.

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2013 DAP Wesak Day Message: Malaysia Must Not Be Myanmar 1990 Revisited (en/bm/cn)

2013 DAP Wesak Day Message By DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 24.5.2013.

Democracy gives power to the majority and respects the legitimate rights of the minority. Democracy does not give the minority to oppress the majority or else we will have the situation like the South Africa racist government practicing apartheid in repressing the majority black population.

In Malaysia no opposition coalition has ever won more popular vote than BN nor won more than 50% of the popular vote. This has allowed BN to conduct a gerrymandering exercise that allowed BN to win more parliamentary seats than their popular vote.

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