MAJLIS ANUGERAH PELAJAR CEMERLANG STPM TAHUN 2017 NEGERI PULAU PINANG

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UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG

SEMPENA MAJLIS ANUGERAH PELAJAR CEMERLANG STPM TAHUN 2017

NEGERI PULAU PINANG

7 APRIL 2017 (SABTU)

AUDITORIUM A, KOMTAR

 

 

Yang Berhormat Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy a/l Palanisamy

Timbalan Ketua Menteri II

 

Yang Berhormat Ahli-ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan;

 

Yang Berhormat Ahli-Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri;

 

Ketua-ketua Jabatan

 

Pengetua-Pengetua dan Guru-Guru Sekolah;

 

Para pelajar dan Ibu Bapa; seterusnya

 

Para hadirin yang saya hormati sekalian.

 

Selamat pagi dan salam sejahtera.

 

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan dan terima kasih kepada Timbalan Ketua Menteri (II) YB Prof Dr. P. Ramasamy, YB Wong Hon Wai dan Urusetia Majlis daripada Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang yang bertungkus-lumus memastikan majlis bagi meraikan pelajar-pelajar cemerlang STPM 2017 pada hari ini dapat dijalankan dengan jayanya.

 

Berdasarkan maklumat, pada tahun 2017, seramai 28 orang calon STPM telah mendapat keputusan cemerlang Purata Nilai Gred Keseluruhan (PNGK) 4.0. Jumlah ini juga sedikit berkurang daripada pencapaian pada tahun lepas iaitu seramai 47 pelajar yang mendapat PNGK 4.0. Anda semua telah mengharumkan nama Pulau Pinang dengan pencapaian anda.

 

Walaupun begitu, Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang masih berasa amat berbesar hati untuk memberikan insentif kewangan sebanyak RM1,000 seorang berserta sijil kepada setiap pelajar cemerlang. Majlis hari ini juga turut meraikan 5 pelajar terbaik daripada setiap kaum dan 5 pelajar Khas Terbaik STPM. Pelajar-pelajar ini juga akan turut menerima wang tunai sebanyak RM1000.00 seorang berserta sijil. Selain itu, Kerajaan Negeri turut akan menyampaikan anugerah kepada 3 buah sekolah yang memperolehi keputusan keseluruhan terbaik. Tahniah kepada semua.

 

Sidang hadirin sekalian,

 

Saya mengharapkan kejayaan semua pelajar-pelajar akan menjadi sumber inspirasi kepada calon-calon STPM pada tahun ini.

 

Sebagai sebuah Kerajaan Negeri yang berjiwa rakyat, kita sedaya upaya mempersiapkan diri menghadapi cabaran Revolousi Industri 4.0. Selaras dengan itu, segala usaha untuk memacu ke arah pendidikan yang berasaskan STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) amat dititikberatkan. Kerajaan Negeri telah membelanjakan RM75 juta untuk pembelajaran STEM. Kami telah menubuhkan Penang Tech Dome dengan kos sebanyak RM28 juta, Penang Science Cafe sebanyak RM23 juta, pembinaan Penang Digital Library (PDL) sebanyak RM3 juta dan sedang membina PDL Fasa 2 sebanyak RM10.8 juta, serta membelanjakan RM6 juta untuk memberikan 120,000 pelajar sekolah rendah dan sekolah menengah kelas koding yang percuma, menjadikan Pulau Pinang sebagai pusat kecemerlangan sains dan teknologi.

 

Kerajaan Negeri juga telahpun menubuhkan Penang Future Foundation (PFF) iaitu satu program biasiswa bagi memudahkan pelajar-pelajar cemerlang di universiti tempatan. PFF tawarkan kepada pelajar-pelajar cemerlang dan berkelayakan dan keutamaan adalah untuk anak jati Pulau Pinang.

 

Untuk melahirkan golongan pelajar yang cemerlang, Kita perlu menjadikan hubungan antara warga sekolah dan ibu bapa sebagai hubungan yang berasaskan rasa tanggungjawab, saling memerlukan dan sentiasa menyokong antara satu sama lain, bak kata pepatah “bagai aur dengan tebing” dan “berat sama dipikul, ringan sama dijinjing”.

 

Akhir kata, saya sekali lagi mengucapkan syabas dan tahniah kepada pelajar-pelajar yang telah berjaya di dalam peperiksaan STPM yang lalu. Tahniah juga diucapkan kepada para ibubapa, guru-guru dan juga semua pihak yang terlibat dalam memastikan kejayaan pelajar-pelajar ini. Teruskanlah berusaha untuk menghadapi pelbagai cabaran yang baru dan lakukanlah inovasi agar dapat kita langkaui sempadan kecemerlangan yang ada pada hari ini.

 

Dengan ini saya merasmikan Majlis Anugerah Pelajar Cemerlang STPM Tahun 2017 Negeri Pulau Pinang.

 

Sekian, terima kasih.

“MAJLIS PENGUMUMAN PELANCARAN PROJEK PEMBINAAN SEASIDE POCKET PARK DI ATAS TANAH KERAJAAN PLOT A, BERSEBELAHAN LOT 4658, JALAN TANJUNG BUNGAH, DAERAH TIMUR LAUT (DTL), PULAU PINANG”

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SPEECH BY YAB LIM GUAN ENG, CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG

MAJLIS PENGUMUMAN PELANCARAN PROJEK PEMBINAAN SEASIDE POCKET PARK DI ATAS TANAH KERAJAAN PLOT A, BERSEBELAHAN LOT 4658, JALAN TANJUNG BUNGAH, DAERAH TIMUR LAUT (DTL), PULAU PINANG”

6 APRIL 2018, 12.15 TENGAHARI

 

A very good afternoon to all of you.

This Seaside Pocket Park project will provide basic functions and facilities for the public. There will be :

  1. 9,000 square meter of green park (2acres)
  2. A boardwalk
  3. An open concrete stage

The design vision of Seaside Pocket Park is to create an urban coastal park to promote sustainable development and establish community accessibility to nature.

The 2 acres Seaside Pocket Park will cost the state government RM500,000. This project will be managed by Chief Minister of Penang Incorporated (CMI) and BETA Architect has been appointed as the consultant of the project to prepare the conceptual plans and design.

The Seaside Pocket Park is expected to undergo a 16-weeks construction period and is targeted to complete in December 2018.

 

With this, I would like to officiate the launch of Seaside Pocket Park. Thank you.

THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW ADVENTIST HEART CENTRE PENANG ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG

AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW ADVENTIST HEART CENTRE PENANG ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

2 April 2018

 

 

Good morning.

Thank you for inviting me to grace the Official Opening of the newly expanded Adventist Heart Centre. 

According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia, the healthcare sector has seen robust growth over the past decade. This sector is also one of the highest multipliers in the economy in Malaysia.

According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, heart disease has remained the principal cause of death among Malaysians over the past 10 years, recording 13.2 percent in 2016. In 2015, 15,000 heart patients were recorded in Penang alone, and the figure is expected to increase between 2,000 to 3,000 annually.

On the global front, the World Heart Federation stated that Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is responsible for claiming 17.5 million lives annually, and by 2030, the World Health Organisation expects this figure to top 23.6 million victims.

The newly expanded 8,700 square-foot Adventist Heart Centre with an estimated cost is RM3.3 million, which is more than double the size of the existing space, will greatly enable its 5 cardiologists and 2 cardiothoracic surgeons to position the hospital to meet the rapidly increasing demand for cardiac care services. 

Statistics from Penang Global Tourism (PGT) revealed that in 2016, Penang received 347,100 healthcare travellers and contributed to about RM458,262,629 in revenue. For 2017, the number of Penang's foreign patients arrival rose to 382,164 and this accounted for RM550,274,088 in medical tourism receipt. This revenue accounted to 42.33% of health tourism market in Malaysia. 

The Penang Adventist Hospital also conducts charitable treatment of heart problems and I hope this can be escalated. Finally, congratulations to Penang Adventist Hospital on the Official Opening of your newly expanded Adventist Heart Centre. 

Thank you.

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION PROJECT LAUNCHING CEREMONY:THE ARTISANS AND PRACTITIONERS OF GEORGE TOWN

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG

AT VIDEO DOCUMENTATION PROJECT LAUNCHING CEREMONY:THE ARTISANS AND PRACTITIONERS OF GEORGE TOWN

01.04.2018 (SUNDAY)

MAJESTIC THEATRE, GEORGE TOWN 

A very good morning to all of you, Salam Bersih and welcome to the launching ceremony of the Video Documentation Project on The Artisans and Practitioners of George Town. Let me congratulate George Town World Heritage Incorporated, together with Image Farm and Majestic Theatre for successfully organising this public screening featuring 30 outstanding artisans and practitioners of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

I wish to thank these unsung heroes and heroines whose devotion to their trades and crafts have safeguarded the cultural heritage of George Town. 

We are grateful that these artisans have agreed to be interviewed and share with the video project team their techniques, skills, and insider insights during the video documentation process. The videos that we will be watching today document the history, daily life, working methods and the working environment of the heritage traders. The videos provide a window for the public to visualise the life of a heritage trader and to understand the background to their craft. 

This video documentation project launching ceremony is our stepping stone to invite more people to join us in appreciating the contributions of the unsung heroes and heroines of cultural heritage. We hope to raise awareness and urge more people to stop taking heritage for granted, as knowledge from the past helps us to define who we are today, and where we want to go in the future. 

The Penang State Government through George Town World Heritage Incorporated is committed to safeguard valuable craftsmanship and knowledge by recognising them as the living heritage of George Town. We walk the talk through our 4P (Public-private-people-professional) partnerships to initiate inclusive programs for all communities despite their race, cultural or political differences. For example, the Penang State Government has committed a total of RM3mil towards the Heritage Habitat Seed Fund to assist the community in the George Town World Heritage Site to safeguard their continued habitation of their rented heritage premises.

We also have in place the state-initiated pilot programme called the ‘Artisan-in-Residence Programme’ to safeguard the cultural heritage of the George Town World Heritage Site. It provides an opportunity to rebrand and innovate traditional products. 

Also, through the recently launched Sia Boey Rejuvenation Project, the old Sia Boey Market will be renovated and made into a flexible space to be used to host temporary or seasonal markets, cultural and educational events. 

These initiatives will provide the venue and platform for us to promote cultural heritage knowledge and products to more people. It is through these holistic approaches that we can successfully safeguard cultural heritage with impactful results. 

With this, I end my speech by thanking everyone for attending today’s event and let’s work collectively in safeguarding our cultural heritage. I wish all of you a happy Sunday watching the video documentaries featuring the artisans and practitioners of George Town. 

 Thank you.