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I would like to thank and congratulate Penang Hill Corporation for organizing the second Penang Hill Heritage Forest Challenge 2015 in collaboration with Penang Amateur Athletic Association, the ADUN Air Putih , the JKKK Bukit Bendera, and the Penang Hill Residents’ Association. This event is also fully endorsed by the Penang State Committee for Youth and Sports, and Women, Family and Community Development, under the charge of YB Chong Eng.

As chairman of Penang Hill Corporation, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the participants. I am sure there's a great sense of achievement for all of you who have reached the top, after slogging 14 KM all the way up from Botanical Garden to the top.

For this year, the organizers have arranged the routes to be slightly longer compared to last year to make the Hiking Challenge more interesting by exploring new routes among the vast hiking trails in Penang Hill. As this 14 km challenge from Taman Rekreasi Kuari, Botanical Garden to the top of Penang Hill encompasses a heritage route which is 200 years old, we named it as Penang Hill Heritage Forest Challenge.

Last year a record of 1.365 million visitors come up to Penang Hill. This year the figure is expected to hit the 1.45 million.

On 8th February the Viewing Deck or Skywalk costing RM9.05 million (inclusive of lift) was opened to the public where you can have a 360° and bird’s eye view of George Town from 800 meters above sea level.

A couple of new projects are already in the pipeline to add new attractions to Penang Hill and this will be announced later.

In line with the motto of a cleaner, greener, healthier and safer Penang, the Penang Hill Corporation is making Penang Hill attractive to our citizens who like to hike to exercise in the cool fresh air here by introducing promotion rate on train tickets between 6.30 to 9.00 am in the morning. (Except public holiday, school holiday)



Penang Chinese Chamber Commerce-New Building Launching

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Speech by The Right Hornorable Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang

I want to congratulate the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) for the completion works for their historical building with its unique architecture nestling right at the heart of George Town, the UNESCO world heritage site. PCCC plays a crucial role in Penang’s history.

Even this building has a history of 98 years. It has witnessed an era of change and transformation of Penang. The Chamber’s forefathers who had the vision to establish this organization a century ago and bought this building, had it preserved until today.

After spanning a good 98 years of vicissitudes, it is truly heartening to see the PCCC complete the restoration project for the necessary repair and alteration works. If the landmarks within the heritage site of George Town could learn from PCCC in repairing and restoring their historical aesthetical appearance, I believe George Town would be an even more charming city.

In fact, we have seen an upsurge in the number of tourists since George Town was listed as an UNESCO world heritage site. Not only are the tourists drawn by our world-renowned street food, they are also here to experience the notable historical architecture and the rich cultural atmosphere. Further, our strong record and outstanding preservation of historical and heritage buildings have attracted international attention from filmmakers as far as China, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and even Europe.

The famous 10-part British drama series costing 10 million pounds, “ Indian Summers” was filmed in Penang. Having attracted 5 million viewers, the second season will begin filming next month, further helping to promote Penang as a Pearl of the Orient. Indeed Penang is appealing not just to Asians but also to Europeans, who can find something familiar about Penang during their sojourns here.

The increased fame and the meticulous preservation of our heritage site is due to the collective effort of the local schools, societies, religious organizations and private enterprises. In this respect, coupled with the PCCC’s relentless support to the Penang government, we are all the more inspired to protect and defend the status of historical buildings within the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the legacy of all Penangites and every one of us is responsible for its preservation, protection and promotion.

Remember only when we know the past then can we connect with the present to confront the challenges of the future together.

I would like to thank the Chamber again for their support in our efforts to transform Penang into an international and intelligent city. Only when we forge close ties that benefit the people through public private partnerships, can Penang prosper and sustainable development be maintained. I believe the close collaboration between commercial enterprises and governmental bodies in our current context is essential and indispensable for the economic growth and overall prosperity.

Thank you.

-- CN Version --



YBhg Dato’ Lim Kok Cheong, JP, President of The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM); 马来西亚中华总商会总会长拿督林国璋

Dato’ Seri Choot Ewe Seng, President of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce;槟州中华总商会会长拿督斯里祝友成硕士

Executive Adviser of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PCCC), YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tan Kok Ping, JP; 槟州中华总商会执行顾问丹斯里拿督斯里陈国平
Distinguished guests, fellow members of the Chinese Chambers of Commerce, members of the media; Ladies & Gentlemen.





原本州政府要协助州内传统商家起诉联邦政府,要求取消消费税,但是之后才发现州政府无法为传统商家拔刀相助,因为法律专家汤米汤姆斯(Tommy Thomas)认为州政府没有法律立足点起诉联邦政府征收6%消费税。所以,我们现在只能靠人民的力量来取消消费税。












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21 MAC 2015

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin merakamkan kesyukuran kepada Tuhan kerana memberi kesempatan kepada kita semua untuk berkumpul pada hari ini bagi merasmikan Program Mammo Penang.

Kemudahan Pemeriksaan Mammogram percuma ini merupakan sebuah program sayangi wanita yang telah dirancang oleh kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat semenjak tahun 2013 lagi. Jumlah penduduk Negeri Pulau Pinang sehingga tahun 2013 adalah berjumlah hampir 1.7 juta orang. Daripada jumlah tersebut seramai 810,000 orang adalah wanita dan wanita yang berusia 35 tahun dan ke atas adalah sekitar 10% daripada 520,000 orang iaitu kira-kira 52,000 orang merupakan sasaran peserta program ini. Program ini diadakan khusus untuk pengundi-pengundi yang berdaftar di Pulau Pinang

Umum mengetahui bahawa, kanser payudara merupakan penyakit yang amat berbahaya kepada golongan wanita yang menjangkau umur 40 tahun dan ke atas. Pengesanan di peringkat awal mampu mencegah komplikasi dan kemudaratan kesan daripada penyakit kanser ini.

Perkhidmatan ini turut menyediakan perkhidmatan pengangkutan pergi balik dari pusat khidmat Adun ke pusat Pemeriksaaan Mammogram ini.

Program ini diadakan pada hujung minggu iaitu pada hari Sabtu dan Ahad khusus untuk membolehkan golongan surirumah yang tidak mempunyai kemudahan pengangkutan sendiri untuk turut sama mengambil peluang untuk membuat pemeriksaan tanpa membazirkan masa menunggu dan berbaris.

Di sini saya juga ingin merakamkan ucapan tahniah sekali lagi kepada Pihak BP Diagnostik Sdn Bhd kerana telah terpilih sebagai pengendali program Mammo Penang ini dengan nilai kontrak RM2,246,400 untuk 3 tahun.

Kerajaan Negeri juga ingin merakamkan penghargaan dan ucapan terima Kasih di atas kerjasama dan sumbanngan pihak Bridged Wanita bagi menjayakan program Mammo Penang ini bersama-sama pejabat ADUN dan Kadun setiap kawasan. Adalah menjadi tanggungjawab mereka untuk mendapatkan seramai 40 orang peserta untuk setiap sesi pemeriksaan.

Pihak Kerajaan Negeri bersama-sama pihak BP Diagnostik Sdn Bhd telah bersetuju untuk memeterai kontrak selama tiga (3) tahun untuk perkhidmatan ini. Sebagaimana telah dimaklumkan sebentar tadi program ini akan berjalan pada setiap hujung minggu iaitu pada hari Sabtu dan Ahad di dua buah pusat pemeriksaan iaitu di Menara Penang Garden dan juga di Pusat Pemeriksaan BP Diagnostik Sdn Bhd di Bukit Mertajam. Ini bermakna setiap kawasan ADUN berpeluang untuk sekurang-kurangnya 3 kali setiap tahun untuk menghantar pengundi-pengundi mereka untuk menikmati perkhidmatan ini. Takwim pemeriksaan telahpun disediakan sehingga hujung tahun ini bagi membolehkan pejabat ADUN bersedia dan mendapatkan peserta dari kawasan masing-masing.

Pemilihan Syarikat BP Diagnostik sebagai pengendali program ini bukanlah dibuat secara tergesa-gesa dan secara tangkap muat sahaja. Syarikat ini terpilih selepas menjalankan sistem tender terbuka berdasarkan kemampuan mereka dari segi kemampuan profesional dan peralatan yang mereka miliki. Pemilihan ini dibuat dengan teliti dan latar belakang syarikat yang memiliki lebih dari 50 pusat diagnostik di seluruh negara dan juga memiliki lebih dari 200 pusat pemeriksaan juga di seluruh negara.

Akhir kata saya dengan ini melancarkan Program Mammo-Penang ini dan berharap agar program ini akan dapat memberikan manfaat kepada semua rakyat Pulau Pinang amnya dan golongan wanita Khasnya.

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