1st Anniversary Message Of The 13th General Elections

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1st Anniversary Message Of The  13th General Elections By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 5th May 2014.

Penang Will Promote Freedom, Build Human Talent And Deliver Good Governance To Keep The Promise Of The Malaysian Dream.

Penang will promote freedom, build human talent and deliver good governance to keep the promise of the Malaysian Dream. The Malaysian Dream is not just simply about escaping the middle-income trap to become a high-income economy of a per capita GDP of US$15,000.
The Malaysian Dream is about the rakyat not about the government or its leaders. The Malaysian dream enables everyone to acquire a reasonable standard of living if they work hard, to live with dignity as a citizen with basic human rights, treated equally under rule of law, to enjoy sustainable development that protects the environment, provide equal opportunities in education, employment and resources for themselves and their children and most importantly gives hope of a brighter future for all.
One year after the 13th General Elections filled with so much hope of a brighter future for our children Malaysia appears caught in a time-trap of lies surrounded by a “conspiracy of silence,”. The atmosphere is skin to what the poet Czeslaw Milosz’s described as, where “one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.”
It is easy to lose hope when racism and religious extremism is directed towards minorities, and when the language or hate and violence overwhelms words of compassion and respect. However  we should not give up on fighting corruption, a compromised civil service, a cowed press, and where cronies bankroll the ruling BN Federal government to pursue their private interests.
We must not lose our forward momentum towards a rules-based democracy. The rakyat must speak their minds even if truth sounds like a pistol shot, and shape their own and their children’s futures.  Public integrity, social justice, economic prosperity, democratic accountability, religious harmony and peace – all this is achievable provided we focus on values that unite us and trust those who share in the supremacy of the Federal Constitution.
Nothing is more important than education which is our lifeboat to the future. Not only can it reduce income inequality, it can provide social mobility and economic opportunity to all. Only a sound education foundation can provide ladders of opportunity and escalators to mobility. The Penang state government is adopting a 3-prong approach towards strengthening our education system:-
Giving annual funding to existing half-funded vernacular and religious schools;
Building Learning centers that focus of STEM teaching of science, technology, English and Mathematics; and
Attracting world class universities as well as adopting the German vocational school system within multi-national corporations.
These are huge challenges and success is yet uncertain. But we must be willing to try and invest in education. For only when we boldly invest in the future then can we win the future.














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PADA 26 APRIL 2014

Pertamanya saya ingin mengucapkan syabas dan tahniah kepada Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang (PBBPP) sempena penganjuran sambutan Majlis Ulangtahun ke-3 Blue Coach Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang ini.

Para hadirin yang dihormati sekalian,

Tujuan majlis ini diadakan adalah bagi meraikan ulangtahun yang ketiga pihak Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang dalam memberi perkhidmatan keretapi yang terbaik kepada para pengunjung.

Untuk makluman semua, keretapi Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang telah mula beroperasi sepenuhnya di bawah pentadbiran Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang pada  24 april 2011. Sepertimana yang diketahui umum, keretapi Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang mempunyai dua buah keretapi yang diberi nama pinang dan mutiara.

Bagi setiap satu keretapi Bukit Bendera, ianya dapat memuatkan 100 orang dalam satu masa dengan kelajuan enam hingga sepuluh meter per saat dan ianya juga mengambil masa hanya tujuh minit bagi setiap perjalanan untuk naik dan turun dari stesen atas ke bawah Bukit Bendera.

PBBPP kini dalam usaha untuk melaksanakan projek-projek bernilai RM15juta tahun ini untuk menaiktaraf Bukit Bendera sebagai destinasi utama pelancongan.

Sepertimana yang telah dimaklumkan kepada saya, pihak PBBPP juga telah bekerjasama dengan pelajar perubatan dari kolej PTPTL cawangan Sungai Petani, Kedah bagi menganjurkan kempen kesihatan di Stesen Atas Bukit Bendera pada majlis hari ini.  Oleh yang demikian, orang ramai yang hadir pada hari ini dijemput naik ke stesen atas sekiranya ingin membuat pemeriksaan kesihatan secara percuma sambil menikmati keindahan pemandangan dari stesen atas bukit bendera. 

Akhir kata, saya juga ingin mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada pihak PBBPP kerana telah berbesar hati menjemput 300 orang dari rumah anak-anak yatim dan rumah jagaan orang-orang tua di sekitar Pulau Pinang bagi bersama-sama kita meraikan majlis sambutan pada hari ini. Saya difahamkan bahawa majlis ini merupakan salah satu program khidmat masyarakat PBBPP pada tahun ini.


Sekian, terima kasih.

The recently announced rehabilitation and revival of Majestic Heights abandoned project will not only benefit the long awaited 370 house buyers of phase 2A but good news to 7,658 applicants who wish to own an affordable house within the North East distric

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Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng In Majestic Heights Development Site on 27.4.2014

The recently announced rehabilitation and revival of Majestic Heights abandoned project will not only benefit the long awaited 370 house buyers of phase 2A but good news to 7,658 applicants who wish to own an affordable house within the North East district. The Majestic Heights project is the largest abandoned housing scheme in Penang declaring its status as abandoned project on 31 December 2003 and has caused hardship and financial loss to the house buyers over the last 11 years.

After a series of discussion with PLB Land Sdn Bhd, the white knight for the said project, the Penang State Government is looking at not only solving the woes of the long awaited buyers of the Majestic Heights abandoned project but to provide shelter to those who wish to own their first house in the North East district of Penang.

Apart from completing the abandoned Majestic Heights phase 2A project within 18 months upon commencement of work, approximately 64 acres of land within the same development site will be developed into affordable housing scheme providing 7,658 of affordable homes of less than RM 400,000.00 to the qualified applicants registered under the State Housing Department. The affordable housing scheme is scheduled to complete in 6 years starting from the date of commencement of work.

Build-up size (per unit)
Price (RM) (per unit)
No. of Proposed Units
750 square feet
850 square feet
1,000 square feet

Situated in the ideal geographical location linking the heart of George Town and the Bayan Lepas Industrial Area, traffic management will be an important factor follow by the vast development. To this end, the Penang State Government will construct paired road from the development site to Bukit Gambir in order to provide enhanced accessibility to the residents in the said area and to ease up the traffic burden for road users.

Apart from the rehabilitation and revival of phase 2A, the State Government is still in discussion with PLB Land Sdn Bhd on how to resolve both abandoned Phase 2B and Phase 3A of Majestic Heights. Phase 2B and Phase 3A was abandoned in its foundation and initial stage. Phase 2B consist of 542 units and Phase 3A involves 558 units. Buyers for the said projects are encouraged to form pro-tem committee in order to expedite the procedure. The State Government has tasked Penang State EXCO member for Housing YB Jagdeep Singh Deo to initiate and oversee the revival of this abandoned housing project.


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槟州首席部长林冠英于2014年4月27日在垄尾大华高原工地发表的声明 :

近期公布的振兴大华高原组屋搁置计划,不只为引颈长盼多时的370单位的2A购屋者受惠, 同时也为7千658名平民屋(或可负担房屋)申请者捎来好消息,这些申请者终于得以在东北县拥有可负担的房子了。大华高原组屋为槟城史上最大规模的被搁置房屋发展计划,自2003年12月31日宣布发展计划被搁置后,购屋者在这11年来蒙受经济损失,备受困扰。

经过多番与此计划的白武士 – PLB 国云集团谈论,槟州政府不只是要解决大华高原组屋被搁置计划之购屋者的问题,我们也期望能够让无壳一族,得以在东北县拥有他们人生的首间房子。
除了需在动工后的18个月内完成被搁置已久的大华高原2A计划,在同一发展地段的64英亩地皮,也将会被发展为7千658 单位、屋价低于40万令吉的平民屋,以让那些已经向州政府房屋部申请,并符合资格者购买。这项可负担房屋计划,将会在动工后的6年内完成。

面积 (每单位)
价格(RM) (每单位)
750 平方尺
850 平方尺
1,000 平方尺

除了振兴大华高原组屋2A发展计划,州政府也正积极地与国云集团(PLB Land Sdn Bhd)商议,以解决大华高原另两个被搁置的2B及3A计划。这两项计划是在打桩的初期即被搁置迄今。2B共有542单位,而3A 则有558 个单位。这两项计划的购屋者,受促成立购屋者临时委员会,以加快相关的程序。槟州政府已委任房屋委员会主席佳日星跟进这两项房屋计划的复兴工作。