Lim Guan Eng

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Lim Guan Eng

2011 Chinese New Year Message (in KL)

Posted: 31 Jan 2011 09:28 PM PST

Let us embrace the future by embracing every Malay, Indian, Chinese, Kadazan and Iban as Malaysian brothers and sisters, Malaysian sons and daughters.

In the Chinese New Year Of the Rabbit, DAP wishes all Malaysians a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous new year. DAP also expresses our condolences and sympathies to those who lost loved ones and suffered losses in the massive floods affecting Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.

To attain peace Malaysians must stand united and reject those who wish to divide us by preaching racial and religious hatred. If we want to benefit from equal opportunities and realize our human potential we must stop extremists from continually degrading others as inferiors so as to uplift ourselves.

We can only achieve harmony together. Despite our differences and diversity, Malaysians can make our common aspirations of freedom, justice, democracy and truth come true if we remember key values.

That it is not who we are that is important, but what we are that is important; not the colour of our skin that is important but the content of our character; and not our past ancestry that is important but how we connect with the present and with each other to face the future.

We can only be prosperous together. The time has come to focus on the economy, in employment, education and business opportunities as the conditions for prosperity. We must build human talent and be performance-based.

The time has come for Malaysians to choose carefully. Only a two-party system can ensure peace, harmony and that Malaysia's rich natural resources benefit 27 million Malaysians. A two-party system requires a strong opposition which can not only deny BN its customary two-thirds majority but also able to form the government.

For those who say that PR do not know how to govern, the 4 PR states of Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan have proven our ability by beating the other 10 BN states by attracting RM25 billion in investments comprising 53% of Malaysia's total investments of RM47.2 billion in 2010. For the first time in history, Penang is now the new champion of investments in Malaysia, coming out top in 2010 with RM 12.2 billion.

Malaysians can not compromise on corruption. Too much have been lost. The shocking revelations by the US-based financial watchdog Global Financial integrity of RM 888 billion illicit capital flight from Malaysia between 2000-2008 cost is shocking. This means that every Malaysian man, woman and child have lost RM 33,000 each over 9 years! Whilst our Royal Malaysian Navy commandos are heroes for their successful capture of Somali pirates in international waters recently, DAP regrets that land "pirates" are allowed to roam freely in Malaysia.

There is no reason why under the Economic Transformation Program, 19 entry point projects require RM 67 billion in investments to generate 35,000 jobs. In other words, almost RM2 million is required to create a job!

This is ridiculous and only shows the extent of leakages in the economy in the form of inefficiency, wastage and even corruption. Contrast this to the number of jobs created from total private investments for Malaysia in 2010. From a total investments of RM47,177 million in 2010 will help to generate 97,310 jobs or RM 485,000 for each job.

Only an economy free from corruption can we ensure that the people prosper and benefit. Let us embrace a future free from fear and cronyism. Let us embrace the future by embracing every Malay, Indian, Chinese, Kadazan and Iban, as Malaysian brothers and sisters, Malaysian sons and daughters.

Then only can we grow together, learn together and enjoy the success together.

Wang Tunai Kepada Mangsa Bencana Alam(Banjir)

Posted: 31 Jan 2011 09:25 PM PST


1. Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah meluluskan satu skim bantuan kepada mangsa banjir yang berpindah ke pusat pemindahan yang dikendalikan oleh JKM. Tujuan bantuan ini adalah bantuan elaun kepada mangsa banjir bagi perbelanjaan keperluan asas semasa berada di pusat pemindahan. Bantuan "one-off" sebanyak RM200 hanya diberikan kepada ketua keluarga yang diarahkan oleh Pegawai Daerah untuk berpindah.

2. Skim bantuan ini merupakan tambahan kepada bantuan yang sedia ada seperti bantuan makanan dan bantuan pemulihan selepas banjir.

3. Kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang akan membantu dalam bentuk wang tunai secara one-off sebanyak RM200 kepada setiap ketua keluarga. Antara syarat-syarat untuk pertimbangan bantuan segera wang tunai ini adalah seperti berikut:

A. Warganegara Malaysia atau pemegang kad pemaustuatin tetap yang lahir sebelum merdeka atau disahkan oleh Penghulu/ Pengerusi JKKK.

B. Ketua keluarga atau adalah seorang ahli keluarga yang berpindah ke pusat pemindahan yang diselenggara oleh JKM.

C. Berdaftar dengan JKM di pusat pemindahan dan berada di pusat pemindahan tidak kurang daripada 24 jam dan bermalam.

D. Turut dipertimbangkan mangsa yang mengalami bencana banjir berulang selepas dua minggu dari tarikh pusat pemindahan ditutup.

E. Sekiranya berlaku kejadian banjir besar/luar biasa bantuan akan disalurkan hanya kepada isi rumah mewakili setiap rumah yang terlibat dengan banjir.

4. Statistik Bantuan Banjir

Negeri Pulau Pinang bernasib baik pada 2010 kerana peristiwa banjir jauh berkurangan berbanding dengan 2009 dan 2008. Kekurangan ini pun adalah atas usaha gigih pihak JKR, JPS, MPPP, MPSP dan Pejabat Daerah untuk menyelenggara system perparitan dan pam serta perancangan rapi oleh kerajaan negeri untuk menjalankan program tebatan banjir mulai berkesan. Lagipun tindakan tegas kerajaan negeri mengeluarkan perintah henti kerja ke atas projek landasan berkembar keretapi berjaya menghindari daripada berlakunya banjir besar yang berlaku di Kedah.

5. Jumlah Pusat Pemindahan di Negeri Pulau Pinang

Secara keseluruhan Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah mengenalpasti 11 buah pusat pemindahan yang terdiri daripada bangunan dewan orang ramai, sekolah dan pusat khidmat masyarakat.

The Penang State Government will increase its annual allocation to Chinese Primary & Secondary schools and Missionary School from RM 5.8 million in 2010 to RM 6.5 million this year

Posted: 31 Jan 2011 09:26 PM PST

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that the Penang Pakatan Rakyat State Government will increase the annual allocation of partially assisted schools to the Chinese primary (SRJK (C) ), Chinese secondary (SMJK (C)) and Missionary schools from RM5.8 million in 2010 to RM6.5 million in 2011.

Since coming to power in March 2008, the Penang Pakatan Rakyat State Government has started the “institutional allocation” to Private schools, Chinese primary schools, Chinese Secondary schools, Missionary schools and Religious Schools (Sekolah Agama Rakyat).

Penang currently has a total of 124 schools under the category of Chinese Primary, Chinese Secondary and Missionary Schools. Since not all schools in these categories have submitted their applications, the number of schools receiving allocations will vary from year to year.

Under the institutional allocation system, the Penang Pakatan Rakyat State Government has given out RM 4.5 million to 109 schools under this category in year 2009. Whilst in year 2010, the state has increased the budget from RM 4.5 million in 2009 to RM 5.8 million which has benefited 120 schools who applied. 2011 will see an increase of RM700,000 to RM 6.5 million.

To ensure the safety of the students and allow urgent repairs work to be carried out in the schools as well as fund infrastructure works under this category, the state has decided to increase the budget allocation to RM 6.5 million this year as a supplement to the budget given by Federal Government. The Penang State Government via its CAT (Competency, Accountability and Transparency) good governance policy has been able to save money from its prudent management of administration expenses to assist those partially-assisted schools.

The application period for submission of allocation expired on 18 Jan 2011 where a total of 85 Chinese Primary Schools, 10 Chinese Secondary Schools and 20 Missionary Schools have submitted their applications for this year. After the school inspection site visit by local Assemblymen / Members of Parliament and they will recommend to the Penang State Chinese and Missionary Schools Affairs Coordinating Committee chairman Chong Eng and comprising of representatives members from these schools. The committee will then meet with the the committee members to decide on the amount of allocation to be given to each schools with the final approval made by the Chief Minister.

Currently, the Local Assemblymen/ Members of Parliament have started the school inspection site visits respectively, and the committee is expected to announce the amount of allocation to each schools in March 2011.

For the past two years, the Penang Pakatan Rakyat State Government has walked the talk, delivered its promise to the schools, and to allow the school to have full control of the allocation. All the allocations approved were paid to the school board of directors’ account directly and not through middle-men. In contrast to the Penang Pakatan Rakyat State Government’s annual allocation, the previous BN State Government had given only limited allocations only during general elections or by-elections. By institutionalising allocations to schools on a yearly basis, the PR Penang state government hopes to democratise education instead of the previous practice of politicising it by only giving it during elections.

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