DAP 2012 Merdeka Day Message(en/bm/cn)

DAP 2012 Merdeka Day Message by DAP Secretary-General and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 30 August 2012.

For Malaysia To Win The Future We Must Not Only Invest In Human Talent But Also Implement People-Centric Policies That Match Ability And Opportunity.

As Malaysia’s celebrates our 55th Merdeka celebrations, the critical question is how can Malaysia escape the middle-income trap and become a high-income and developed economy by 2020. The 2012 Wealth Report, recently released by Knight Frank and CitiPrivate Wealth, identified the key drivers of growth as human capital, a dynamic business environment, capital mobility, openness to trade and foreign direct investment.

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Now The Court Has Ruled Hishamuddin Irrational, He Should Apologise To Bersih And Focus On Real Criminals Instead Of Harassing Legal Bodies. (en/cn)

DAP lauds the High Court decision yesterday that has unequivocally quashed the declaration by Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein that the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) is an unlawful society.

In this landmark decision, High Court Judge Datuk Rohana Yusuf ruled that “the decision to outlaw Bersih impinges on the right guaranteed under the Federal Constitution and should not be taken in a just and lackadaisical manner.”

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Monthly Minimum Wage Of RM 1,100 Inclusive of Allowances, Must Be Accompanied By Accelerated Structural Reforms in Our Economy, Create More Higher Productivity Jobs, And Increasing Women Participation In The Work Force.(en/cn)

2012 Penang May Day Speech by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng during the celebration of Labour Day at Dewan JKKK Taman Inderawasih Perai near Butterworth, Penang on 1 May 2012:

The Penang State Government regrets that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has set the minimum wage far below the level of RM1100 per month as suggested by PR at RM800 for Sabah, Sawarak and RM900 for Peninsular Malaysia.

Penang State Government has achieved the minimum monthly wage of RM 1,100(including allowances and cost of living) but excluding overtime. In other words all government servants in all state agencies and government GLCs as well as MPPP and MPSP get much more than RM 1100 monthly. Last year the lowest paid road sweeper and drain cleaner were given an extra monthly incentive of RM150.

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Easter Message (en/cn)

Tan Sri Muhyidin Yassin Should Stop Boasting That Malaysian Kids Receive A Better Quality Of Education Than United States, Germany And United Kingdom But Admit That Malaysian Education Is In A State Of Crisis That Requires Immediate Rescue If Malaysia Does Not Want To Lose Out To Thailand And Vietnam.

DAP wishes all Christians Happy Easter. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead gives birth of a new life that gives mankind the hope cleansing our sins and enjoying eternal life. To do so, Christians are expected to adopt a life of simplicity, humility, service and sanctity(holiness).

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The World Economic Report’s Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012 Actually Contradicts Tan Sri Muhydin Wild Boasts And In Fact Confirms That The Education System In United States, United Kingdom and Germany Is Still Better Than Malaysia.(en/cn)

Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, was quoted as saying that according to the World Economic Report’s Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012(Report), our children received a better quality of education than the children in the United States, Germany and United Kingdom. This is a grossly inaccurate statement designed purely for political propaganda that would only diminish the prestigious position of a Deputy Prime Minister.

Not only is Tan Sri Muhyidin is in a state of denial by covering up the significant challenges, weaknesses and even defects in the Malaysian education system, he has made Malaysia an international laughing stock by claiming to be better than US, UK and Germany. If so, Tan Sri Muhyidin should answer why there is not a single Nobel Prize winner who is a Malaysian and neither is there a single Malaysian university amongst the Top 200 Universities in the world? Or when given the choice, why more Malaysian students want to study in US, UK and Germany than in Malaysian universities?

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Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor’s Attendance at a Perkasa Fund-Raising Event on Saturday Night Demonstrates UMNO’s and the Prime Minister’s Political Commitment and Personal Obligation to Perkasa(en/cn).

It should now be crystal clear to the Malaysian people that the Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, as well as his Barisan Nasional Government, are open backers of the ultra-nationalist and racist movement, which masquerades as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in order to disguise its Government backing.

Last month, the Prime Minister told the country that the Barisan Nasional had nothing to do with Perkasa’s distribution of “white packets”, traditionally used for Chinese funerals, on Chinese New Year. But at Saturday’s event, the Perkasa leader, Datuk Ibrahim Ali, again reiterated that Perkasa would always support Najib and his administration’s policies, and even said that he was “in awe of Rosmah’s leadership”.

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The Prime Minister Should Make The RM500 And RM100 Welfare Aid An Annual Program To Prove That They Are Not Merely Political Weapons (en/bm/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 10.2.2012

The Prime Minister Should Make The RM500 And RM100 Welfare Aid An Annual Program To Prove That They Are Not Merely Political Weapons

The Federal Government’s one-off payments of RM500 to households with monthly incomes of less than RM3,000 and RM100 allowance to all primary and secondary school students should be given every year and not just before elections to prove that they are not merely political weapons to win elections.

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DAP Mengecam Kepala Babi Kedua Dalam Seminggu Sebagai Satu Tindakan Yang Kurang Ajar Dan Bertentangan Dengan Sifat Aman Dan Sejahtera Di Malaysia.(bm/en)

Kenyataan Akhbar Setiausaha Agung DAP dan Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 4.2.2012

DAP Mengecam Kepala Babi Kedua Dalam Seminggu Sebagai Satu Tindakan Yang Kurang Ajar Dan Bertentangan Dengan Sifat Aman Dan Sejahtera Di Malaysia.

Untuk kali kedua dalam seminggu, kepala babi telah dijumpai di luar perkarangan masjid. Ekoran daripada insiden yang serupa di Rawang, lagi satu kepala bagi telah dijumpai di luar pintu masuk Masjid Al-Hidayah di Sentul.

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By Refusing To Criticise The Prime Minister’s Refusal To Condemn Perkasa For Distributing “White Pows” And Not Acting Against MCA Seputih Division Committee Member Dr Tiew Chew Ming, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek Can No Longer Hide MCA’s Links And UMNO’s Open Support With Perkasa.(en/cn)

By refusing to criticise the refusal of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to condemn Perkasa for distributing “White Pows” and not taking action against MCA Seputih Division Committee Member Dr Tiew Chew Ming, MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek can no longer hide MCA’s links and UMNO’s open support for Perkasa. What is the use of condemning the racist Perkasa when Chua should also have asked why the Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib did not condemn Perkasa for blatantly trampling over the sensitivities of the Chinese community by distributing white instead of red ang pau during Chinese New Year?

Clearly the Prime Minister’s refusal to condemn Perkasa only proves UMNO’s open support for Perkasa racist objectives in creating their own version of “Asian Apartheid” by wanting to divide Malaysians into favoured “first-class” and discriminated “second-class” citizens. MCA is equally guilty by failing to act sternly against its Sri Desa Branch Chairman and Seputeh division committee member Dr Tiew Chew Ming, who has been exposed as openly assisting Perkasa by ferrying elderly citizens to Perkasa’s event and spoke publicly in defense of Perkasa.

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The Failure Of The Prime Minister To Condemn Perkasa For Their Disparaging Gesture Shows How Protective Dato’ Sri Najib Is Of Perkasa Even At The Expense Of Trampling Over The Sensitivities Of The Chinese Community.(en/cn)

To paraphrase a famous quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “The Prime Minister doth protest too much, methinks.”
It would appear that is the case today when Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak is trying to fool the public into believing that the use of “white pows” at Perkasa’s Chinese New Year gathering last Sunday has nothing to do with Barisan Nasional.

Najib also said that the incident was a learning experience for race relations in Malaysia. How can Najib dismiss this extremely disrespectful and insensitive gesture so frivolously, when white packets are traditionally used for Chinese funerals? The failure of the Prime Minister to condemn Perkasa for such a disparaging gesture shows how protective Dato’ Sri Najib is of Perkasa even at the expense of trampling over the sensitivities of the Chinese community.

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Datuk Seri Rais Yatim Should Not Lie Like Utusan Malaysia But Prove Which Penang State Official Function He Attended Sidelined Bahasa Malaysia.(en/cm/cn)

Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim has made a dangerous statement with his false claim that at an official function he attended in the Penang, only Mandarin and English were spoken. Rais should not lie like Utusan Malaysia but prove which Penang state government official function he attended sidelined Bahasa Malaysia

I suspect that the official function that Rais is referring to is a function in Han Chiang College in Penang where he was the guest of honour representing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on 29 September 2011. I would like to remind Rais that Han Chiang College is a privately run college and the function was organised by Han Chiang and NOT by the state government.
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Happy 48th Malaysia Day! (en/cn)

Let Us Ensure That Not A Single State Nor Citizen Is Left Behind!

48 years ago Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore took the bold step to form Malaysia. Singapore subsequently left 2 years later in 1965 but both Sabah and Sarawak remained. Unfortunately all the economic and social indicators show that Sabah and Sarawak continue to be left behind whilst Singapore has soared to surpass Malaysia in 2010 as the 3rd largest economy in ASEAN after Indonesia and Thailand.

Why did 7% continuous economic growth for more than 25 years leave behind not only oil-rich states like Sabah and Sarawak but also Terengganu? The “Growth Commission” Report (2008) by Economics Noble Laureate Michael Spence identified Malaysia as one of the 13 countries in the world that enjoyed sustained growth of 7% for more than 25 years based on 5 common characteristics:-
1. fully exploited world economy;
2. maintained macroeconomic stability
3. exhibited high savings and investment;
4. relied on markets to allocate resources; and
5. committed and credible governments

The answer why Sabah, Sarawak or Terengganu is left behind is corruption in Peninsular Malaysia, endemic and entrenched in Sabah and Sarawak. Continue reading “Happy 48th Malaysia Day! (en/cn)”

Malaysia Day Message For Penang (en/cn/bm)

Malaysia Day Message For Penang By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 15.9.2011

The Next 6 Months Will Determine Whether The Boldest Political Experiment Of Establishing A People-centric Government Will Prevail Or Perish From Penang?

The next 6 months will determine whether the boldest political experiment in the 2008 general elections of establishing a people-centric government will prevail or perish from Penang. Over the last 3 and a half years, there is a not only a cleaner, greener and safer Penang but also witnessed a change of mindset and renewed confidence.

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DAP insists that all top SPM scorers should get an overseas PSD scholarships and not 1MDB grants(en/bm/cn)

DAP insists that all top SPM scorers should get an overseas Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships and not 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) grants to study in local public and private universities in the interests of fairplay, reward performance based on excellence not mediocrity and demonstrate the country’s commitment to retain our human talent.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz announced yesterday that 500 special education grants would be disbursed by 1MDB to the rejected applicants. The scholarships to public universities would be worth RM7,500 a year and scholarships for study of critical courses in private universities would be worth RM15,000 a year while grants for non-critical courses would be worth RM7,500.

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The Public Is Not Interested Who Is Trying to Play The Hero (en/bm/cn)

The Public Is Not Interested Who Is Trying to Play The Hero But The Real Hero Is The One Who Can Ensure That All Top Students Can Receive PSD Scholarships.

UMNO and MCA’s public spat over who is right in the granting of the PSD scholarships does not resolve the fundamental question of gross injustice felt by many top students who did not receive the scholarships. The public is not interested who is trying to play the hero but the real hero is the one who can ensure that all top students can receive PSD scholarship.

The public is terribly confused with the differing accounts given by both UMNO and MCA even though both have Ministers in the same Cabinet. This lack of direction and mass confusion would have been comical if not for the fact that innocent top students have become unfortunate victims of this struggle between UMNO and MCA.

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