PROGRAM PENANAMAN 5100 POHON POKOK GOLDEN PENDA

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TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG
SEMPENA PROGRAM PENANAMAN 5100 POHON POKOK GOLDEN PENDA

7 SEPTEMBER 2018 (JUMAAT)
PADANG TAMAN SEMILANG, SEBERANG JAYA

Yang Berhormat Ahli-Ahli EXCO Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang

Yang Berhormat Ahli-Ahli Parlimen Negeri Pulau Pinang

Yang Berhormat ADUN-ADUN Negeri Pulau Pinang

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Sr Haji Rozali bin Haji Mohamud
Yang Dipertua, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

Yang Dihormati Ahli Majlis- Ahli Majlis 
Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

Yang Berusaha Puan Ir Hjh Rosnani bt Hj Mahmod
Setiausaha Perbandaran, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

Ketua-Ketua Jabatan

Kakitangan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

Rakan - rakan Media

Tuan - tuan dan puan - puan yang dihormati sekalian

Selamat pagi dan salam sejahtera.

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin merakamkan ucapan penghargaan dan tanda terima kasih yang tidak terhingga kerana sudi menjemput saya merasmikan Program Penanaman 5100 Pohon Pokok Golden Penda.

Di kesempatan ini, terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada YBhg. Dato’ YDP, dan Tuan Setiausaha Perbandaran kerana berjaya menganjurkan Program Penanaman 5100 Pohon Pokok Golden Penda 2018 yang bertempat di Padang Taman Semilang, Seberang Jaya.

Tidak ketinggalan juga saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih dan tahniah kepada yang terlibat secara langsung atau tidak langsung dalam menjayakan program ini. Perlaksanaan program ini juga adalah merupakan kesinambungan daripada Program Penanaman Pokok Teduhan yang terdahulu iaitu dari jenis Tabebuia Spp. (Tecoma) yang telah diadakan pada 27 Ogos 2017. Ianya telah dirasmikan oleh Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Lim Guan Eng, yang merupakan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang pada tahun 2017.

Pada waktu tersebut, sebanyak 3,002 batang pokok Tecoma telah berjaya ditanam. Program sebegini merupakan sebahagian daripada hasrat kerajaan untuk mewujudkan suasana persekitaran yang segar dan nyaman, memberi kesedaran bahawa menghijaukan dan memelihara alam sekitar adalah tanggungjawab semua pihak, serta memupuk minat menanam pokok dan mencintai alam sekitar bagi rakyat Malaysia.

Usaha penanaman pokok ini adalah selaras dengan komitmen Malaysua untuk memastikan bahawa sekurang-kuranya 50% daripada keluasan tanah Negara dilitupi kawasan berhutan seperti yang dinyatakan semasa Persidangan Rio pada tahun 1992.

Golden Penda merupakan pokok teduhan dari jenis Xanthostemon Chrysanthus, berasal dari Australia. Pokok Golden Penda dipilih berdasarkan sistem pengakaran yang baik dan memerlukan kerja penyelenggaraan yang minimum berbanding dengan pokok lain.

Saya difahamkan penanaman pokok Golden Penda, bukan hanya akan ditanam di Taman Semilang akan tetapi di seluruh kawasan Seberang Perai Utara, Seberang Perai Tengah dan Seberang Perai Selatan. Antara tempat-tempat yang telah dikenalpasti bagi penanaman pokok Golden Penda, adalah kawasan lapang Taman Semilang, kawasan lapang Taman Bertam Perdana, kawasan lapang Taman Pekatra Indah, Klinik Cure & Care 1 Malaysia (Bukit Mertajam), Jalan Permatang Nibong, Hospital Seberang Jaya & sekolah-sekolah yang memenangi Program Anugerah Sekolah Hijau.

Saya difahamkan sebanyak 5,100 batang pokok Golden Penda telah ditaja dan akan ditanam dalam menjayakan program ini. Sebanyak 350 batang pokok akan ditanam di kawasan lapang Taman Semilang, dan bakinya ditanam serentak di kawasan-kawasan yang telah ditetapkan.

Syabas dan tahniah diucapkan kepada tuan-tuan dan puan-puan yang menyertai Program Penanaman Golden Penda 2018.
Tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekalian,

Program Penanaman 5,100 Pokok Golden Penda ini sejajar dengan hasrat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang menjadikan Pulau Pinang bersih, hijau, selamat dan sihat. Diharapkan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai memperbanyakkan lagi kawasan-kawasan hijau yang berlatar belakangkan landskap yang menarik dan cantik di Seberang Perai ini.

Hadirin yang saya hormati sekalian,

Sebelum mengakhiri ucapan, sekali lagi saya ingin mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, ahli majlis dan hadirin sekalian yang turut terlibat dalam menjayakan majlis kita pada pagi ini. Sesungguhnya saya amat berharap agar perjuangan menghijaukan bumi kita khususnya negeri Pulau Pinang akan terus berkembang subur demi manfaat generasi kini dan akan datang.

Sekian, terima kasih.

RISE: INI KALILAH SPECIAL SCREENING

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang

Rise: Ini Kalilah Special Screening

6th September 2018, 7.45pm, The TOP PENANG

Mr Fred Chong
Producer of the movie from WebTVAsia

Tan Sri Richard Koh
Only World Group (OWG) Chief Executive Officer and owner of The Top

Congratulations to Mr. Fred Chong of WebTVAsia, creator and producer of the movie “Rise: Ini Kalilah” for making an impactful film in such a short time. It is my pleasure to attend this evening’s special screening at the iconic location of The Top, KOMTAR, Penang. Thank you to the venue sponsor Tan Sri Richard Koh, who’s also the main sponsor, for the production of this movie.

“Rise Ini Kalilah” is a 100-minute feature film inspired by Malaysians from all walks of life, where it recorded the real stories leading up to and on the historical day of May 9th, 2018. This movie tells how Malaysians from around the world, coming together to make sure their ballots papers go into the ballot boxes, to vote for a change of a new country.

Produced by award-winning producer Mr. Fred Chong, this is also the first feature film that incorporates 3 renowned directors from 3 different races: Mr Saw Teong Hin from “Puteri Gunung Ledang”, Mr Nik Amir Mustapha from “Terbaik Dari Langit” and Mr Prem Nath from “Vere Vazhu Ille” to embark on a challenging production with only 3 months turnaround time.

Thank you to these 3 renowned directors and loving Malaysians, who are able to spend their valuable time with us here this evening. Casted in this movie are also a blend of multiracial local talents, including Remy Ishak, Mira Filzah, Sangeetha Krishnasamy, Jack Tan, Shashi Tharan and Jenn Chia. We are happy that 2 of the casts, Jack Tan and Moon Yoong are also here with us this evening, together with our friends and supporters in Penang.

This is a truly a Malaysia style movie which is election-inspired, unity-themed drama and is going to be screened in local cinemas from 13th Sept 2018 onwards. This movie is the best gift to celebrate our Malaysia Day. Joint production with Prodigee Film and Filmmaker Studio, this is a truly multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-lingual film, telling the story of 6 individuals on the day of May 9th, on how Malaysians from all around the world unite together to vote out the corrupted and kleptocracy government.

This is a story of Malaysians who created history on May 9th, 2018. Even though you may not be playing any role in the movie, but it reflects even if not our story, but the story of our friends, relatives or schoolmates on that polling day. This is a historical day that all of us will remember for the rest of our life. The hard work to fight all the way just to cast a vote to make changes to the nation and show our love for our country.

We have chosen a new Malaysia. We all wrote part of the history on this day. Kudos to all Malaysians, and WebTVAsia who produced the movie.

WebTVAsia, one of the homegrown digital media companies in Asia, spanning 11 countries, also manages content creators that commands 20 billion minutes of video consumption every month. I look forward to seeing WebTVAsia collaborate with our Penang-based digital companies in the near future.

My heartiest congratulations to WebTVAsia and its partners for making this film come true for all Malaysians. I hope “Rise: Ini Kalilah” will inspire all of us to strive for a better Malaysia. This movie belongs to all of us, who made our voice heard on May 9, a day that changed our country.

Thank you.

JOINT VENTURE SIGNING CEREMONY BETWEEN ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD AND PENANG PORT SDN BHD

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang

At Joint Venture Signing Ceremony between Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Penang Port Sdn Bhd

6 September 2018

E&O Hotel, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, Penang

Good Morning.


Yang Berhormat Tuan Loke Siew Fook - Minister of Transport, Malaysia

Penang State Exco Members

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Seri Hj. Saripuddin bin Hj. Kasim - Secretary General of Ministry of Transport

Dato` Hj. Baharin bin Dato Abdul Hamid - Director General of Marine Department Malaysia

Encik Mohamad Puzi bin Mohamad Nazir - General Manager of Penang Port Commission

Dato’ Syed Mohamad bin Syed Murtaza - Chairman of Penang Port Sdn Bhd

Dato' Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh - MMC Corporate Berhad Group Managing Director

Gavin Smith - Senior Vice President International, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd

Members of Media

Distinguished guests

Ladies and gentlemen

First of all, thank you for inviting me to be part of this JV Agreement Signing Ceremony between Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Penang Port Sdn Bhd. I wish to extend a special welcome to the Minister of Transport, YB Loke Siew Fook for gracing this event.

It is a great pleasure to witness this signing ceremony between RCCL and PPSB. I congratulate both parties for putting pen to paper to what I believe will be a fruitful relationship. It is a landmark agreement that turns a new chapter in the story of Penang and its continuing role in the formation of a new Malaysia.

Tourism has become one of the major drivers of international commerce, and represents one of the main income sources for many nations. Travel and tourism play an extensive role in stimulating economic sectors such as transport, food, accommodation, entertainment, handicrafts, shopping, spa, wellness, healthcare and education.

The State of Penang has always envisioned the state economy to be diverse and robust, with a strong focus on Tourism. CNN named Penang one of its 17 must-visit destinations in 2017. With the UNESCO World Heritage Site in George Town, Penang has become a major regional tourist destination receiving 7.2 million visitors in 2017 and 4.4 million for the first 7 months of this year. This is a destination that has much to offer, with global recognition.

Ladies and gentlemen,

If you sail the waters off George Town, you cannot miss Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal. It is an inseparable feature of the city and a hallmark of our maritime heritage. Today, SPCT is a leading cruise destination in Asia and plays a vital role in our tourism. Last year, it received over 1.2 million cruise visitors via Swettenham Pier.

More than a century ago, the site of Swettenham Pier was a bustling port and trading hub called Weld Quay. As the decades passed by Weld Quay became more and more of a passenger port, and people would also come to witness the grand spectacle of Muslim pilgrims leaving for Mecca on their Haj.

Now the maritime spirit of Penang carried by Weld Quay continues with Swettenham Pier, and we witness spectacles of another kind. Every year we are blessed to receive massive cruise ships at the pier, some as large as a building more than 300 metres long and 14 stories high, carrying thousands of visitors with every call.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I understand that the new expansion undertaken by this new JV will enable the largest cruise ships in the world to call. Each of those cruise ships carries more than 6,000 passengers and 2,200 crew. The maiden call of such a ship will be such a proud moment in our history. We understand the terminal will need support in terms of logistics and transport staging and Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang is already assisting by managing the logistics around the terminal better. We will support the JV’s efforts as necessary and, in line with the redevelopment of the terminal, we will look at the warehouses in the surrounding area being developed into a world class waterfront, while being careful to ensure and protect the conservation efforts in George Town.

I would like to congratulate RCCL and PPSB on the signing of this JV. With this collaboration, I would hope the story of George Town and Penang will continue in the same spirit such that the State will once again be a bustling maritime hub.

Thank you.