MAJLIS MAKAN MALAM DAN PENYAMPAIAN HADIAH NUTP (NATIONAL UNION OF THE TEACHING PROFESSION)

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UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG

SEMPENA MAJLIS MAKAN MALAM DAN PENYAMPAIAN HADIAH NUTP (NATIONAL UNION OF THE TEACHING PROFESSION)

PADA 18 OGOS 2018 
DI BERJAYA HOTEL, BURMAH ROAD

Yang Dihormati saudara/i Pengacara Majlis,

Yang Berusaha Saudara Chan Thye Choon
Timbalan Presiden NUTP Semenanjung.

Yang Berusaha Sdr. Harry Tan Huat Hock
Setiausaha Agung NUTP Semenanjung

Sdr. Wang Heng Suan
Bendahari Agung NUTP Semenanjung

Barisan ahli jawatan kuasa Tertinggi NUTP Semananjung

Ahli Majlis Kebangsaan NUTP

Saudara/ saudari yang dihormati sekalian

Selamat Petang dan Salam Sejahtera.

Terlebih dahulu, saya mengalu-alukan kepada saudara dan saudari Selamat datang ke negeri Pulau Pinang, Pulau Mutiara yang indah dan damai menggamit kehadiran saudara-saudari untuk memeriah kejohanan sukan NUTP di Pulau Pinang. Juga tidak dilupakan kepada pihak NUTP yang sudi menjemput dan mengundang saya untuk majlis perasmian kejohanan sukan NUTP yang berlangsung di Pulau Pinang bagi tahun 2018 pada kali ini.

Pada kesempatan ini juga, saya merakamkan ucapan tahniah kepada semua hadirin, khususnya saudara/ saudari yang berjaya melibatkan diri dalam kejohanan sukan pada kali ini. Kita sedia maklum sukan menyihatkan tubuh dan badan kita malah juga mencerdaskan minda.

Selain dari itu, saya juga difahamkan sukan NUTP ini melibatkan secara langsung ahli-ahli NUTP di seluruh Malaysia. Maka sudah tentu bukan sekadar bersukan semata-mata tetapi memberi terjemahan kepada yang lebih meluas lagi iaitu perpaduan untuk semua dalam kalangan ahli NUTP dan bertolak ansur jika terdapat berbeda budaya.

Saudara dan saudari hadirin sekalian,

Guru sebagai pembina negara dan pembimbing generasi modal insan yang berada di institusi pendidikan masing-masing di bawah seliaan saudara dan saudari, juga tidak dilupakan dengan kemahiran- kemahiran pengetahuan dan kemahiran nilai dalam pelbagai lapangan seperti mana guru-guru peroleh. Saya juga amat mengharapkan kejayaan kepada anak didik kita seumpama itu.

Ahli NUTP dan hadirin pada malam ini, saya juga amat mengharapkan NUTP sentiasa menyokong kerajaan yang ada, semua dasar-dasar kerajaan yang membawa kebaikan untuk kesejahteraan rakyat haruslah mendapat sokongan dan membantu membangunkan bersama-sama kerajaan sedia ada hari ini.

Sekali lagi saya merakamkan setinggi-tinggi ucapan terima kepada semua ahli NUTP yang berjaya menganjurkan sukan NUTP di negeri Pulau Pinang bagi tahun 2018 ini saya percaya pihak NUTP bukan sahaja menjemput saya untuk majlis pada kali ini malah akan terus membuat engagement sepanjang masa dengan berterusan terhadap kerajaan Pakatan Harapan khususnya sokongan yang tidak berbelah bahagi.

Saya dengan ini merasmikan Kejohanan Sukan NUTP peringkat kebangsaan bagi tahun 2018 yang berlangsung di Negeri Pulau Pinang.

Sekian, terima kasih.

MRCS ANNUAL DINNER 2018

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG
AT MRCS ANNUAL DINNER 2018

18 AUGUST 2018
ST GILES WEMBLEY HOTEL

YB Steven Sim Chee Keong
Deputy Minister of Youth & Sports cum Advisor of MRCS Penang State

Datuk Wira Dr Hj Bahari bin Datuk Abu Mansor
Deputy Chairman of National Headquarters

Dato’ Sayed A. Rahman bin Sayed Mohd
Secretary General of National Headquarters

Dato’ BJ Yeang
Chairman of MRCS Penang State

Mr Yasushi Kasatani
Organising Chairman of MRCS Annual Dinner 2018

Mr. Tetsuya Iga
Co-Organising Chairman of MRCS Annual Dinner 2018

Dato’ Lim Tiong Chin
Deputy Chairman, MRCS Penang State

Mr Loh Nam Hooi
Vice Chairman I, MRCS Penang State

Dato’ Khoo Cheok Sin
Vice Chairman II, MRCS Penang State

Distinguished guests

Members of the press

Ladies and gentlemen

I would like to thank the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Penang for inviting me to their MRCS Annual Dinner 2018 and giving me the opportunity to say a few words.

I have been associated with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society Penang for many years as they never fail to invite me to Flag-off and officiate the MRCS Heritage Walk. If time permits, I will also take part in the Heritage Walk.

I have followed the humanitarian work of MRCS Penang whose members always rise to the occasion in times of disasters and road accidents. I know that they train their members to be competent in first aid and rescue work.

The Penang State Government has always viewed the MRCS Penang as an important partner in rescue work in times of disasters. Each year, the Malaysian Red Crescent Society Penang organises activities to train its members in first aid, pre-hospital care and disaster relief; and implements several humanitarian projects for the less fortunate people in our community.

One activity which is outstanding in terms of service to the community is the ComBase project. This is the community-based ambulance service based in three centres - in Batu Maung, in Butterworth and in Permatang Tinggi. The MRCS ambulance responds to calls from the Government hospitals and attends to the road accident victims before sending them to the hospitals for further medical treatment. Upon requests, the ambulance also takes patients to hospitals for treatment or sends the patients home from the hospitals. Such patient transfer service helps the family members to ensure that their family are well taken care of from home to hospital and vice versa.

The ComBase project is professionally run and is staffed by well trained paramedics. These paramedics undergo constant training to upgrade their skills so that they can give their best to serve those who need medical care.

To carry out these activities, MRCS Penang collects funds and receives donations from individuals and corporate organisations who believe in the humanitarian work of the MRCS. This Annual Fund-raising Dinner is one of the many projects to raise funds.

The Penang Government gives encouragement and some financial support to the MRCS Penang. However, I understand that more funds are needed each year, hence the MRCS Penang actively organises fund-raising projects as part of its activities.

The goal of MRCS Penang is to always be ready and be on the alert to spring into action whenever required. The aim is to save lives and to serve those in need of help.

From the crowd here tonight, it is clear that all of you support the good work of MRCS Penang. I hope you will continue to support MRCS so that they will continue to provide ambulance service and other humanitarian work to the people of Penang.

Thank you.

The Launching Ceremony of The 12 Waves – PKT Logistics Group

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang

At The Launching Ceremony of The 12 Waves – PKT Logistics Group

18 August 2018 @ 9.00 a.m.

The 12 Waves, Bandar Cassia

Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba, PKT Logistics Group Chairman

Dato’ Michael Tio, CEO of PKT Logistics Group

YB. Zairil Khir Johari, EXCO Kerja Raya, Utiliti dan Tebatan Banjir Pulau Pinang

YB. Goh Choon Aik, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Bukit Tambun

YB. Chris Lee Chun Kit, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Tikus

YBhg. Dato' Sr Haji Rozali bin Haji Mohammad, YDP Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai

YB. Dato’ Ammar Bin Dato’ Shaikh Mahmood Naim, Setiausaha Negeri Kedah

YBhg. Dato' Rosli bin Jaafar, General Manager of Penang Development Corporation

Pn. Yusni Md Yusop, Director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

Pn. Roeslina Abbas, Director of Business Services & Supply Chain Innovation Division

Mr. Yukata Hinooka, Executive Officer, Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd.

Invited guests

Members of the media

Ladies and gentlemen

A very good morning to all of you.

I am pleased to be invited to join you in launching The 12 Waves here in Batu Kawan. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate PKT Logistics Group, particularly Dato’ Michael Tio, for successfully growing the business from strength to strength to become a leading logistics company in Malaysia with international presence in ASEAN and North Asia. Considering that PKT started off operating from just a terrace house back in 1974, what they have achieved to-date prove that success cares not about the beginning but the grit along the process.

On that note, I am delighted that PKT Logistics Group decided to drive their next phase of growth here in Penang – the Silicon Valley of the East, the dynamic import and export gateway of Malaysia’s northern region, the prominent logistic hub of the nation, and not the least, a preferred destination of investment in ASEAN.

Situated in Penang and close to the Penang airport and seaport, The 12 Waves plays a key role in supporting the cross border logistics needs of manufacturing companies such as Mazda, BMW, Peugeot, Kia and Hyundai, enabling them to assemble cars in our neighbouring state Kedah and then export them to the ASEAN region. Besides that, being situated in the fast growing Batu Kawan Industrial Park and next to the Second Penang Bridge, it is also supporting the JIT (Just-In-Time) logistics of companies such as Jabil, VAT and Boon Siew Honda.

Logistics is a thriving industry in Penang because it plays an integral role in supporting the supply chain ecosystem of our vibrant and sophisticated manufacturing sector. Just last year, Penang recorded a total approved manufacturing investment valued at RM10.8 billion, besting our 2016’s record by an astonishing 152%, and the second highest in Malaysia.

According to an article by The World Bank, three of the key factors in building a good logistics hub are connectivity, infrastructure and processes, and private sector participation. Penang is blessed to have a wide array of connectivity options on land, sea and air through our 2 internationally renowned bridges, the upcoming Penang Sentral Integrated Transport Hub, Penang Port and the soon-to-be-expanded Penang International Airport. Both our seaport and airport have been tipped to see growth in the movement of cargoes this year in tandem with the positive projection for the semiconductor and electronics industries – with the likes of Broadcom expecting to hit export value of RM65 billion or 8% of Malaysia’s total exports in 2018.

We do not lose out when it comes to our world-class infrastructures as well. The 12 Waves is one of such examples where it embodies optimum functionality, state-of-the-art technology and artistic design to create an iconic warehouse which will add further to the state’s capabilities as a major logistics hub in the region.

I was informed that The 12 Waves currently holds 2 records in the country as The Longest Warehouse in Malaysia with the length of 684 metres, with the other being the Biggest Single Storey Warehouse at 645,640 square feet. Congratulations to PKT Logistics Group for such achievements. On top of that, the company spent RM3 million to add a unique feature to this space – a Japanese Garden, curated by garden specialist flown in from Tokyo, which will be opened to the public soon.

As recent as last week, the Federal Government has announced that a low-cost carrier terminal – a second in the country – will be built in Penang to support the influx of arrivals into the state, and to be fostered upon the model of public-private partnership with AirAsia and Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad. Not only will this fast-track the development process of keeping up with our flourishing industries, but it will also make the business commercially nimble to evolve with the environment.

It is heartening to hear that the private sectors, one such as PKT Logistics Group, also support the State’s vision for grooming our talents. The 12 Waves hosts a TVET training centre to provide education to SPM leavers who are unable to afford further education but are interested to make a career in the logistics industry. I truly applaud this initiative, and I am delighted to be presenting the Certificate for Logistics Operations to 13 students from the centre shortly after this.

Besides the TVET training centre, PKT Logistics also embarked on CSR activities in Batu Kawan by introducing their Anak Belajar Ibu Bekerja or ABIB program in this hub. This program hopes to empower housewives back to work through flexible work schedule depending on their availability. I hope others will emulate this program to expand more job opportunities to housewives who wishes to join the workforce.

Once again, please accept my heartiest congratulations on the occasion of your launching of The 12 Waves. I wish PKT Logistics Group a total success in your upcoming endeavours. 

Thank you.

PENANG I4.0 SEED FUND RECOGNITION DAY

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG
AT PENANG I4.0 SEED FUND RECOGNITION DAY

16 August 2018
@CAT Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, George Town, Penang

Dato’ Rosli Jaafar
General Manager of Penang Development Corporation (PDC)

Dato’ Loo Lee Lian
Chief Executive Officer of InvestPenang (IP)

Members of the Penang i4.0 Seed Fund Steering & Evaluation Committee

Members of the startup community

Members of the press

Ladies & Gentlemen

Good afternoon.

I am pleased to be present at the Penang i4.0 Seed Fund Recognition Day this afternoon. Our session today serves to celebrate another milestone in the achievements of the recipient companies while at the same time also signifies another chapter in the journey of these companies in maximising their full potential using the seed fund that is awarded to them.

On 10 March 2018, the Penang State Government established the Penang i4.0 Seed Fund with an allocation of USD 1 million. We want to create awareness and increase participation in the Industry 4.0 revolution and digital economy that is shaping our world today. The i4.0 Seed Fund provides funding for qualified high potential early stage technology start-ups and we hope that this fund can enhance the growth of Penang’s tech ecosystem.

I am pleased to note that in the first round, a total of 16 companies have been successfully awarded with the funding from the Penang i4.0 Seed Fund. The total amount awarded to these 16 recipient companies today involves an allocation of RM1.67 million. These companies are involved in a wide range of business activities that includes health assistance software, e-commerce and inventory systems, membership platform, tech design, job matching, backend support services, drive-thru services, monetisation assistance for gamers and combinations of IoT, sensors and tracking systems.

The quantum breakdown provided is as follows: a total of 9 companies were awarded RM50,000 while another 7 companies are awarded with a quantum of more than RM50,000.

I wish to congratulate these 16 recipient companies, and hope that this funding will catalyse their growth, providing greater dynamics to scalability of business and they will be able to reach their target customers better.

It is also important to keep in mind that this funding is a mean to an end and is not the end itself. It marks another milestone in the journey of each of your company and the Evaluation Committee and secretariat will work closely with you to achieve the defined milestones. Relevant mentorship and linkages will also be facilitated from time to time.

I was also informed that the Stream #2 application was closed two weeks ago, and a total 114 applications were received. Their applications will be evaluated and shortlisting for pitching will be made soon. The recipients for the Stream #2 and future streams will serve as friendly competitors to each of you in your respective fields, and we hope that this friendly competition will energise more innovation to take place.

Penang has come a long way in facilitating and developing the start-up ecosystem. This October will mark the third anniversary of the launch of this RM23 million @CAT Penang Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, which we launched on 10 October 2015. Since its inception, @CAT Penang has served as Penang’s catalyst in accelerating emerging tech start-ups & entrepreneurs to gain access to our co-working space & shared facilities, tech community events and entrepreneurship development programs. An accumulative total of 1,700 co-working space applications were approved from Oct 2015 – July 2018 and over 250 tech community events & entrepreneurship development programs combined were held at @CAT Penang. As for the talent supply for start-up companies are concerned, long term e-commerce and coding workshops will continue to be conducted, aimed at providing job opportunities to the local tech and non-tech community in learning programming and improving career marketability.

Moving forward, we will also launch the ‘Penang Innovation Platform’ by end of this year. This platform is a crowd-sourcing platform that will connect problem owners and problem solvers, enabling enterprises, government agencies and multinational corporations with business challenges to develop innovative solutions by collaborating with start-up companies with technology expertise in different fields.

Today, we mark another milestone by awarding the first batch of Penang i4.0 Seed Fund recipients and I wish to once again congratulate all the 16 recipient companies. We look forward to your success and long-term growth.

Thank you.