MCCBCHST 2017 Dinner

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Speech By Chief Minister of Penang
At MCCBCHST 2017 Dinner
On 30 September 2017

 

 

The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) is a non-profit interfaith organisation formed in 1983. MCCBCHST is composed primarily of officials from the main non-Muslim faith communities in Malaysia and acts as a consultative and liaison body towards more open dialogue and co-operation.

For the past 4 years MCCBCHST Penang Branch has been very actively involving into unity programs and hosted projects to preserve and promote understanding, peace and harmony. The Penang State Government realizes its importance by providing MCCBCHST with an annual grant of RM50,000.

MCCBCHST have now come to another annual project Inter-Faith Dinner with great speeches by Encik Ahmad Fadzal. We are proud of Penang's tradition for tolerance and mutual respect as well as different cultures to live in peace and harmony.

The Penang State Government upholds the Federal Constitution of Islam as the religion of the Federation and other faiths been guaranteed the right of freedom of worship. The Penang State Government has increased allocations for Islam by 84% from 2008 – 2016 as compared to the previous corresponding period. Further RM 30 million has been granted to non-Muslim religion as compared to almost none over the previous period. Both Muslims and non-Muslim religions have also being granted land either free or at subsidized cost. And yet I am still classified as both anti- Malay or anti-Chinese by my political opponents.

Let me stress that I am not anti-Malay, anti-Chinese nor anti-Indian. I am only anti-corruption, anti-ignorance, anti-racism, anti-extremism, anti-discrimination and anti-poverty.

Let Penang maintain our achievement to remain a model of peace, tolerance and harmony which can be an example for other states in Malaysia.

FLAGOFF THE PENANG ULTRA 2017

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Speech by Penang Chief Minister
Flagoff The Penang Ultra 2017
30 September 2017, 9pm at Esplanade

 

Hi, Ultraladies and ultramen. Glad to see everyone here tonight.

This is the ultimate challenge for marathon runners and I am happy that Penang now is an "ultimate" state.

The main objective of this ultra-endurance race is to promote Penang  as a world recognized ultra-running and runner’s state. The Run comprises of 4 categories which are 50km Ultra, 84km Round Island, 100km Relay and 100km Challenge Solo. There are a total of 725 runners for 4 categories and 54 International runners who from 17 countries which is America, British, Brunei, China, Philippines, French, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Netherland, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.

Penang has the reputation as being the "food paradise" in the region, but Penang is not only a foodie’s haven, it is also leading the country in terms of effectively promoting healthy lifestyle choice for its residents and visitors.

Penang is leading other Malaysian states in promoting cycling and does that by trying to provide good cycling infrastructure. I am glad to know that when we flag off ultra marathon tonight, the 100km and 84km ultra runners will run thru the East Coast Cycling Lanes from Karpal Singh Drive.

The Penang State Government's progress in building the basic infrastructure to provide a safer cycling environment for the cyclists and also runners. A 39.3km bicycle lane with 3 major bridges from Straits Quay to Penang Airport is about to be completed. Right now, public can enjoy the completed 12.5km bicycle lane from Queensbay Mall to Gama Supermarket.

Ladies and gentlemen, Penang ultra marathoners are the real ultraladies and ultramen, specially the 100km challengers will hike up to Penang Hill.

This event is organised by Actife Style Concept, jointly organized by Penang Government and MBPP. Tonight is a culmination of all the hard work put in days and nights by all of them to realise one dream of holding a World Class sport event in Penang and one ambition of making Penang a sporting city of choice in Malaysia.

Have a safe Ultra-Run.

MAJLIS PELANCARAN KARNIVAL KESEDARAN DENGGI PERINGKAT NEGERI PULAU PINANG 2017

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UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG 
SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANCARAN KARNIVAL KESEDARAN DENGGI 
PERINGKAT NEGERI PULAU PINANG 2017

PADA 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
DI AEON ALMA, BUKIT MERTAJAM

 

 

1. Tahun ini adalah kali kedua kita menganjurkan Karnival Kesedaran Denggi seperti ini. Sememangnya Kerajaan Negeri memandang serius tentang kejadian kes-kes denggi terutamanya yang melibatkan kematian.

2. Isu penyakit demam denggi ini merupakan isu kesihatan awam dan alam sekitar yang tidak mustahil untuk kita tangani sekiranya kita benar-benar memberikan komitment 100%. Kita harus pastikan tiada medium untuk membolehkan pembiakan nyamuk Aedes berlaku. Hal ini dapat dicapai melalui aktiviti pembersihan seperti gotong-royong dan penghapusan bekas-bekas yang berpotensi untuk pembiakan nyamuk.

3. Tahun 2015 merupakan detik hitam wabak ini apabila mencatatkan rekod bilangan kes demam denggi yang paling tinggi bagi sejarah Negeri Pulau Pinang. Namun, hasil paduan usaha dan tenaga kerja bersama, kita telah berjaya menurunkan bilangan kes secara keseluruhan sebanyak 55.8% pada tahun 2016. Bagi tahun 2017, sehingga minggu ke 37 sebanyak 1838 kes denggi telah dilaporkan iaitu penurunan sebanyak 14% berbanding tempoh yang sama pada tahun lepas. Kejayaan ini semestinya tidak akan kita kecapi tanpa komitmen tinggi dari anda. Namun begitu, kita tidak harus merasa selesa memandangkan jumlah kematian pada tahun ini sehingga kini telah mencapai 13 orang berbanding 12 orang pada tahun yang lalu dan rekod yang paling tinggi kematian akibat denggi ialah sebanyak 19 kes kematian iaitu pada tahun 2015.

4. Seperti yang semua telah sedia maklum, bagi menangani isu denggi ini, Kerajaan Negeri telah mewujudkan Jawatankuasa Pasukan Petugas Khas Denggi Peringkat Negeri bagi mengukuhkan kerjasama antara agensi-agensi yang terlibat dalam kawalan denggi. Program COMBI iaitu ‘Communication For Behavioural Impact’ ini adalah salah satu strategi yang digerakkan oleh sukarelawan yang peka dan prihatin di kalangan masyarakat setempat untuk melaksanakan aktiviti pencegahan denggi. Setakat ini kita telah ada sebanyak 109 pasukan COMBI di seluruh Pulau Pinang. Tahniah kepada mereka yang bergiat aktif dalam pasukan COMBI ini.

5. Bagi membanteras denggi, Kerajaan Negeri juga akan memperkenalkan penggunaan ‘artificial intelligence’ untuk meramal kejadian wabak denggi dengan kos sebanyak RM424 000 setahun. Dengan adanya teknologi baru ini, kita mampu meramal lokaliti-lokaliti yang berpotensi tinggi mengalami wabak denggi. Dengan itu, usaha pencegahan boleh dijalankan di lokaliti-lokaliti tersebut dengan penglibatan aktif daripada masyarakat setempat.

6. Saya berharap penglibatan masyarakat dalam pencegahan denggi ini dapat lebih dipergiatkan lagi bagi membendung denggi di Pulau Pinang. Selain itu juga, saya ingin menasihatkan mana-mana individu yang mengalami demam harus mendapatkan rawatan awal sebelum keadaan menjadi lebih kritikal.

7. Akhir kata, pencegahan adalah paling berkesan bagi memerangi denggi. Ingat, TIADA AEDES, TIADA DENGGI.

Sekian terima kasih.