DAP wishes a Merry Christmas to all Malaysians. DAP also expresses our deepest condolences to the 14 persons in a bus who were killed in a horrific accident in Muar and pray that the other injured can recover.(e/c)

DAP Christmas Day Message By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 24.12.2016.

This year has been a challenging one with an economic downturn which is expected to continue next year. However, Malaysians should not give up on pursuing a democracy that promises them both freedom and economic prosperity, which must include economic opportunity, employment, education, social security, adequate health care and human security.

A democracy that promises both freedom and economic security must work for 30 million Malaysians, not just for the wealthy or the power elites and their cronies. The European Union once offered a vision of this democracy with their ‘four freedoms’, the freedom of movement of goods, people, services and capital over borders. However economic stagnation and social disruption, exacerbated by the refuges crisis has caused the four freedoms to unravel and perhaps even break down. Continue reading ‘DAP wishes a Merry Christmas to all Malaysians. DAP also expresses our deepest condolences to the 14 persons in a bus who were killed in a horrific accident in Muar and pray that the other injured can recover.(e/c)’

BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA’S MEASURE REQUIRING EXPORTERS TO CONVERT 75% OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROCEEDS TO RINGGIT MALAYSIA HARMS THE INVESTMENT CLIMATE IN PENANG AND MALAYSIA(e/c/m)

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21 December 2016

Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed
Minister of International Trade and Industry
Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Menara MITI, No. 7,
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,
50480 KUALA LUMPUR

Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri,

BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA’S MEASURE REQUIRING EXPORTERS TO CONVERT 75% OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROCEEDS TO RINGGIT MALAYSIA HARMS THE INVESTMENT CLIMATE IN PENANG AND MALAYSIA

The Penang State Government wishes to highlight to Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri the recent announcement by the Financial Markets Committee (FMC), in collaboration with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) on the initiative to develop the onshore financial market, which has caused concern to the State Government and exporters that FMC’s measure will harm the investment climate and reduce Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into Malaysia.
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Deepest Condolences

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 22.12.2016.

The Penang state government extends its deepest condolences to the RMAF pilot Major C. Kayamboo who died in an air crash at the RMAF base at Teluk Air Tawar, Butterworth yesterday. Major Kayamboo will be buried at the Batu Lancang cemetery today.

The Penang state government hopes that the bereaved family will bear their great loss with patience and will provide a contribution of RM30,000 in recognition of Major Kayamboo’s sacrifice.

The Penang state government wishes speedy recovery to 3 other Royal Malaysian Air Force officers and personnel injured in the crash. The state government would be giving each of the injured personnel RM5,000 each as recognition and appreciation for their service and dedication to the country.

LIM GUAN ENG

Guarantees 1.6 Million Penangites And Investors Continuous Water Supply Without Any Water Rationing Until 2030(e/c)

Winter Solstice Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 21.12.2016.

The Penang state government wishes a Happy Winter Solstice and hopes that the tradition of family reunions will be celebrated in the spirit of goodwill, respect and love amongst 1.6 million Penangites of different faiths, ethnicity and cultural backgrounds.

The Winter Solstice celebration is only meaningful when all communities are assured that the basic infrastructure and amenities such as water, electricity, telecommunication and digital connectivity are supplied without interruption. Water supply is turning into a critical issue in Malaysia as a result of climate change. Climate change causes long drought that dries up water dams and reduces our water tables. Continue reading ‘Guarantees 1.6 Million Penangites And Investors Continuous Water Supply Without Any Water Rationing Until 2030(e/c)’

Rebirth Of The New Penang Symbolised By The Rebirth Of The New Komtar(e/c)

Speech By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng During The Opening Of The The Top @Komtar On 18.12.2016.

REBIRTH OF THE NEW PENANG SYMBOLISED BY THE REBIRTH OF THE NEW KOMTAR WITH THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE RM200 MILLION THE [email protected] PROJECT.

First let me thank YB Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz for representing the Deputy Prime Minister, who told me he wanted to come but could not at the last minute because of an important assignment given by the Prime Minister. Continue reading ‘Rebirth Of The New Penang Symbolised By The Rebirth Of The New Komtar(e/c)’

Opening Of Penag Science Cafe @ Alma

SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG DURING THE OPENING OF PENANG SCIENCE CAFÉ @ALMA ON 17 DECEMBER 2016

I am very happy to announce today the official launch of Penang Science Café @Alma. This is an effort under the Penang Science Cluster, a strategic initiative of the Penang State Government in collaboration with both industry and academia.

For Penang to continue to grow, we need talented and innovative people in science and technology. As you know, the % and standards of students taking up science in upper Secondary Schools is dropping year by year. This is evident from the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) rankings in 2012 released by The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) on student performance in mathematics, reading, and science, scores for Malaysia over the past decade, where our 15 years old secondary school students performed in the bottom third when ranked with over 70 other countries, even losing to other emerging countries like Vietnam and Thailand. Continue reading ‘Opening Of Penag Science Cafe @ Alma’

谴责《星洲日报》及《光明日报》就同一课题,只刊登马华攻击行动党之文告,而不刊登由首长兼行动党秘书长之声明,根本是助纣为虐。

槟州首席部长、民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2016年12月16日在吉隆坡发表的声明:

我在本周三(2016年12月14日),就马华知知丁宜州议员许福光,在玻璃市州立法议会通过2016年(修正)伊斯兰法行政法案时选择放弃投票权利一事,发表声明,要求无法捍卫世俗体制、没有兑现承诺的马华总会长廖中莱,若有原则,应该辞职谢罪。

唯,从12月15日至 16日,我的声明并没有获得《星洲日报》或《光明日报》的采用。尽管媒体编采人员有权筛选有意刊登的内容,但让人感到遗憾的是,就同一课题,马华陈德钦所发表的声明,却获得这两家媒体的刊登(分别刊登于今日PP08版及B6版)。

此举证明了上述两家媒体,与《马来前锋报》已没有什么分别,只选择录用对国阵有利、攻击反对党的新闻,却选择不采用行动党领袖的文告。

当然我不会像对待《马来前锋报》般的态度来对待这两家华文媒体,但我也在此说明,每一个人的容忍度都是有底线的,特别是对于助纣为虐之辈。要强调的是,这已不是这些媒体第一次在不刊登我的文告的同时,却刊登攻击我的文告。

这将是我最后一次针对类似偏差待遇而发表的声明。

林冠英

Misrepresentation given by some BN-controlled newspapers(e/c)

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 16.12.2016.

I wish to correct the misrepresentation given by some BN-controlled newspapers that Penang Development Corporation earned RM 1.7 billion from selling land since 2008. This is untrue. From 2008-2015, PDC sold RM 1.94 billion worth of land for industrial and mixed development purposes. PDC recorded a net profit of RM 147 million from the land sales of RM 1.94 billion. Continue reading ‘Misrepresentation given by some BN-controlled newspapers(e/c)’

马华知知丁宜州议员许福光,在玻璃市州立法议会通过2016年(修正)伊斯兰法行政法案时选择放弃投票权利,他辩称这是“离席抗议”,还向媒体亲口证实,离席抗议是获得中央允许的。

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2016年12月14日在吉隆坡发表文告:

作为马华“中央之首”的廖中莱,之前言之凿凿地强调,身为马华总会长,他将不惜一切保护我国的中庸治国理念及多元体系,这是其责任,官职并不重要,重要的是维护宪法的根基。现在,许福光没有尽全力捍卫马华的价值,而就这起事件上,马华也只是给予警告而已。我们要问的是,那下次在国会通过断肢法时,廖中莱是不是也仅仅被警告而已?廖中莱明显的并没有兑现自己的承诺,无法捍卫世俗体制,若廖总会长有原则,应该辞职谢罪。 Continue reading ‘马华知知丁宜州议员许福光,在玻璃市州立法议会通过2016年(修正)伊斯兰法行政法案时选择放弃投票权利,他辩称这是“离席抗议”,还向媒体亲口证实,离席抗议是获得中央允许的。’

MAJLIS PENYAMPAIAN BANTUAN PENDAFTARAN PELAJAR KE INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI (IPT) BAGI KEMASUKAN SESI AKADEMIK 1(bm)

Dividen Anti-Rasuah Sebanyak RM413 Juta Yang Diberikan Secara Wang Tunai Kepada 1.6 Juta Rakyat Pulau Pinang Sejak Tahun 2008

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih dan sekalung penghargaan kepada warga Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Daerah Barat Daya (DBD) dan Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Daerah Timur Laut (DTL) kerana berjaya menganjurkan Majlis Penyampaian Cek Bantuan Pendaftaran Pelajar ke Institut Pengajian Tinggi (IPT) Bagi Kemasukan Sesi Akademik 1 Tahun 2016/2017 (Ijazah Sarjana Muda 2016).

Selamat datang dan tahniah diucapkan kepada 280 orang pelajar daripada Daerah Barat Daya (DBD) dan 608 orang pelajar daripada Daerah Timur Laut (DTL) dan ibu bapa serta waris yang diraikan pada hari ini kerana telah terpilih untuk menerima sumbangan cek berjumlah RM1,000.00, sebagai bantuan pendaftaran kemasukan ke IPT bagi kemasukan sesi akademik 1 tahun 2016/2017 (Ijazah Sarjana Muda 2016).
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槟州首席部长林冠英給槟州独中教职员的公开信

槟州首席部长林冠英于2016年12月10日在光大乔治市发给槟城独中教职员的公开信

尊敬的独中教职员,

槟城之所以能够成为企业州,国内生产总值的增长从2007年的全国垫底到2015年的全国冠军,是因为槟州希联政府具备了三项主要条件,即良好及廉洁施政、建设硬体设施与基础设施及着重于培养人才。

办好教育,培养多元人才是国家繁荣的根本,因此,尽管教育隶属联邦的权限,但州政府从未放弃,在资源有限的情况下尽全力发展人力资本。每年在教育补助计划下,不仅拨出850万令吉给华校、独中及教会学校,还发放现金奖挹独中教职员,同时直接拨地发展华教。 Continue reading ‘槟州首席部长林冠英給槟州独中教职员的公开信’

KENAIKAN ELAUN PENGERUSI DAN SETIAUSAHA JAWATANKUASA KEMAJUAN DAN KESELAMATAN KOMUNITI (JKKK)–(e/c)

Negara Malaysia dan Pulau Pinang menghadapi krisis ekonomi dalaman ekoran pendedahan skandal 1MDB sebanyak RM52 billion, penurunan nilai mata wang ringgit secara mendadak, kenaikan harga barangan daripada minyak masak ke minyak petrol, pelaksanaan GST dan “siasatan rakus” audit cukai oleh Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri. Kesemua faktor ini telah mengurangkan aliran dana dalam pasaran kewangan dan ekonomi yang menyebabkan perniagaan menurun dan kekangan wang belanja bagi rakyat. Suasana dijangka menjadi lebih teruk lagi pada tahun 2017.

Justeru, Kerajaan Negeri akan memperbanyakkan program dan projek pembangunan berimpak tinggi kepada rakyat pada tahun 2017. Antaranya ialah projek jalan sebanyak RM57.57 juta dan projek tebatan banjir Kerajaan Negeri berjumlah RM220 juta. Selain itu, Kerajaan Negeri juga memberi pengecualian cukai pintu kepada semua penghuni rumah kos rendah, rumah sederhana rendah dan rumah kampung/ bertanah, potongan cukai pintu sebanyak 6% untuk semua hartanah lain dan pengecualian bayaran GST bagi perkhidmatan MBPP dan MPSP yang akan menjimatkan 1.6 juta rakyat Pulau Pinang sebanyak RM55.19 juta. Program-program kesejahteraan rakyat seperti inisiatif Pulau Pinang bebas denggi turut akan dilaksanakan.
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Speech at AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016(e/c)

Speech by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang at AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016

Introduction

I wish to thank the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) for organizing and inviting me to speak at the AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016 today. Also, the presence of many industry captains is a strong testimony that Penang remains a vital investment and reinvestment locations for many of these American Multinational companies.

On July 1st this year, Mr. Joseph Y. Yun, former Ambassador of United States to Malaysia, and I marked the US 240th Independence Day at a Gala Dinner in Penang. The recently concluded US elections which saw the election of Mr. Donald Trump as the next US President. We regret and are concerned at his anti-free trade policies. Continue reading ‘Speech at AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2016(e/c)’

A New Deal for Malaysians (e/c)

Speech by DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng at the DAP National Conference in Shah Alam on 4th December 2016

I would like to first welcome and salute DAP National Delegates who gather here today at an extraordinary time of Malaysia and the world. We celebrate 50 years of DAP this year after an extraordinary journey that took us from the wilderness of opposition to a partner in government, from the prison cells to the corridors of power. And most importantly, we have proven we can govern better than functioning as an opposition party.

We fought many opponents, some who even jailed us yet these very opponents are our new allies. Indeed there are no permanent friends nor enemies, only permanent principles. And the abiding principle that unites us is to save a Malaysia that is in mortal danger, her economy in crisis, her innocent people suffering from authoritarian abuses of power and corruption, and our nation turning into a kleptocracy. Continue reading ‘A New Deal for Malaysians (e/c)’

UCAPAN PENGGULUNGAN(m/c)

UCAPAN PENGGULUNGAN YAB KETUA MENTERI TUAN LIM GUAN ENG PERSIDANGAN DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG
MESYUARAT KEDUA PENGGAL KEEMPAT DEWAN UNDANGAN NEGERI KETIGA BELAS

PENGENALAN

1. Terlebih dahulu, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat yang telah mengambil bahagian dalam sesi perbahasan Bajet 2017, khususnya yang membabitkan perkara-perkara di bawah bidang kuasa portfolio Jawatankuasa MMK yang saya pengerusikan. Banyak perkara yang telah ditimbulkan semasa perbahasan dan Kerajaan Negeri akan memberi perhatian terhadap semua teguran dan berusaha melaksanakan cadangan yang sesuai yang telah dikemukakan. Ini bertujuan untuk memastikan pelaksanaan Bajet 2017 dapat mencapai matlamat yang dinyatakan dalam Ucapan Bajet pada 15 November 2016 lalu.

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