MAJLIS PERASMIAN PENUTUP PERSIDANGAN KLEAPS PERINGKAT NEGERI PULAU PINANG

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TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG
SEMPENA MAJLIS PERASMIAN PENUTUP PERSIDANGAN KLEAPS PERINGKAT NEGERI PULAU PINANG

22 SEPTEMBER 2018
KOMPLEKS PERDANA UITM PULAU PINANG

YB Prof Dr. Ramasamy a/l Palanisamy
Timbalan Ketua Menteri (II) Pulau Pinang

Yang Berusaha Encik Mohd Jamil Mohamed
Pengarah Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Pulau Pinang,

Datin Kathleen Chew
Pengarah YTL Foundation

Cik Lou Yeoh
Pengarah Eksekutif FrogAsia Sdn Bhd

Para pegawai daripada Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Pulau Pinang

Para guru, pelajar dan ibu bapa

Wakil-wakil media

Tuan-tuan dan puan-puan

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengambil kesempatan untuk mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih kepada pihak penganjur dari kampus Universiti Teknologi MARA (UitTM) Cawangan Pulau Pinang kerana sudi menjemput saya bagi merasmikan program pada petang yang mulia ini.

Terima kasih kepada FrogAsia kerana memilih Pulau Pinang sebagai lokasi persidangan Leaps of Knowledge (kLeaps) pada kali ini dan syabas kepada Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Pulau Pinang atas jalinan kerjasama dengan FrogAsia untuk menganjurkan persidangan kLeaps pada hari ini.

Seperti yang kita sedia maklum, pada bulan Jun 2016, Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah mengumumkan penubuhkan Perpustakaan Digital Pulau Pinang atau Penang Digital Library (PDL) sebagai galakan dan transformasi kepada generasi muda menggunakan kemudahan era digital dan teknologi.

PDL merupakan platform untuk menyediakan satu masa depan yang gemilang kepada anak-anak Pulau Pinang terutamanya bagi menguasai bidang STEM (Sains, Teknologi, Kejuruteraan, dan Matematik). Kerajaan Negeri memperuntukkan jumlah yang agar besar dalam penyediaan pusat-pusat sains seperti Penang Science Cluster (PSC), Penang Tech Dome, Penang Math Platform, CAT dan PSDC. Semua pusat ini menyediakan pelbagai tawaran kemahiran dan ada yang dijalankan secara percuma.

Selaras dengan Revolusi Industri 4.0 yang menguasai dunia kini, Pulau Pinang tidak ketinggalan untuk turut bersaing dalam dunia teknologi ini. Kerajaan Negeri kini dalam pertimbangan dan candangan untuk mewujudkan satu portfolio baru iaitu Transformasi Digital di bawah Ketua Menteri sendiri.

Saya difahamkan terdapat karnival, bengkel serta pelbagai aktiviti yang berasaskan teknologi Pendidikan. Saya gembira apabila mendapat tahu ada sekolah-sekolah di Pulau Pinang yang menyediakan platform pembelajaran terutamanya Virtual Learning Enviroment (VLE).

Konsep pembelajaran melalui permainan ataupun disebut gamification of learning dalam platform seperti persekitaran pembelajaran maya VLE ini dapat meningkatkan minat pelajar dalam pelajaran dan mendorong mereka untuk mengulang kaji pelajaran.

Tahniah kepada SJKT Bayan Lepas, SJKT Sg Ara dan SK St Mark yang menunjukkan prestasi cemerlang dalam mata pelajaran Matematik dalam Frog Championships Maths peringkat negeri bagi sekolah rendah.

Bagi sekolah menengah pula, tahniah kepada SMK Agama Al-Irshad, SMK Seri Balik Pulau dan SMK Kampong Selamat yang berjaya mencapai markah tertinggi dalam mata pelajaran Matematik semasa menggunakan program FrogPlay untuk mengulang kaji pelajaran.

Oleh itu, saya berharap agar semua sekolah, pelajar dan guru di negeri ini dapat memanfaatkan teknologi pendidikan seperti platform Frog untuk mencapai kemajuan sebanyak yang terdaya. Bagi pihak Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, kami juga akan menumpukan usaha untuk menyokong Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri dalam usaha mereka bagi memastikan semua sekolah di Malaysia menikmati manfaat pembelajaran abad ke-21.

Saya yakin bahawa para guru, pelajar dan ibu bapa di Pulau Pinang amat komited dalam memastikan penerapan teknologi pendidikan abad ke-21 dalam kehidupan masing-masing. Saya dapat melihat minat dan semangat mereka dalam menaik taraf pencapaian pendidikan, dan saya berharap agar semua yang diusahakan mereka akan berjaya.

Saya berharap agar pihak FrogAsia dan Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Pulau Pinang dapat meneruskan program sebegini pada masa akan datang.

Akhir kata, saya merasmikan Majlis Penutup Persidangan Leaps Of Knowledge (Kleaps) Peringkat Negeri Pulau Pinang Tahun 2018.

Sekian, terima kasih.

DIGITAL COLLABORATION & TRANSFORMATION CONFERENCE (DCTX) 2018

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang  

for Digital Collaboration & Transformation Conference (DCTX) 2018

22 September 2018
Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort, Batu Ferringhi

Mr. Goh Peng Ooi, Founder and Group Executive Chairman
Dr Raymond Kwong, CEO & Group Managing Director

Ladies & gentlemen

Good morning to everyone.

Thank you for inviting me to join you today. To our overseas guests, welcome to Penang! My heartiest congratulations to Silverlake Group on your 30th anniversary and I am pleased to join you all in celebrating the success stories of Silverlake customers who are in the forefront of Digital Financial Innovation and Inclusion. I shall attempt to summarize the development of digital innovation and transformation in 3 key areas.

According to global technology research firm, IDC. By 2020, total I.T investments by Malaysian financial services institutions will reach nearly USD1.4billion, 23.4% of which will be from new-to-enterprise technologies and business models.

Without a doubt, technology will be a key driver of innovation in the financial industry, bringing us to - FinTech or Financial Technology, which all of you are familiar with and some of you are leading similar programs in your institutions. The introduction of FinTech may has disrupted traditional businesses such as payment, lending or advisory, but the same technology has also made financial services invisible like air – essential, everywhere, effortless. Financial services can now be seamlessly delivered and adjusted to a consumer lifestyle or a business’ operations.

A.I & Automation, Big Data Analytics, Blockchains, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things and other digital technologies are becoming the new catalysts for development of innovative business models beyond banking. Retailers are merging their online-offline shopping experience on cloud environment, Insurers are using machine-learning to better identify frauds and shorten the claim process.

Apart from the private sectors, our government agencies are embracing technologies. We welcome changes that can help increase efficiency, better promote financial inclusion and provide lowering the cost of services.

We are continuously adapting policies to consider the impact of the technology-driven world. At times, we may seem slow in responding but this is for a good reason: as policy maker, we need to anticipate the technological risks to the business operations and impact to the society. It is not always about the latest new technologies that promise to change the world, but the most appropriate technology to fulfil the objectives.

However, technology is just one aspect in our new connected economy. Technology is not an end itself but a means to an end. Technology brings efficiency in collaboration; allowing you to become the platform of financial services, integrating value-adding services from partners in a secured manner.

I am sure “Open Banking” is not new to all of you here. Either driven by regulation (e.g. EU starting from Jan 2018) or market forces, banks are starting to allow third parties access into their customers’ financial data. We are seeing technologies such as Open APIs, to facilitate partnership and the flow of data between banks, fintech and partners. This ultimately benefits the consumers with a better experience.

We are fully supportive of open innovation to promote healthy competition in the financial sector. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has established the Open API Implementation Group to formalize the open API standards so that as an industry, we can agree on a benchmark while having the flexibility to experiment and create unique differentiators.

Malaysia has been playing an active role in facilitating collaboration. One of the ways is through Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre or known as MaGIC. MaGIC has been bringing together corporates, emerging start-ups, regulators and all like-minded entities to re-define status quo, cope with disruption and simply - how can we do things better and faster.

We have also introduced the Sandbox since 2016, powered by BNM’s Financial Technology Enabler Group. The sandbox helps to improve the speed of innovation by validating the quality, efficiency and security of these new products & services when integrated into the real-world and used by the consumers.

The success of Silverlake is the perfect example of collaboration where the company enrich existing solutions through ecosystem partnerships and joint R&D programs with customers.

We have all heard “Data is the new oil”, which is very true. To compete in the digital-driven future, knowing our customer is not enough. We need to have data mastery to make use of A.I and automation, sharp business acumen to understand how disruptive technologies such as Blockchain will change our business models and creativity to think outside of the traditional boundaries.

The Industry 4.0 will change the way we live, work, play and socialize. Corporates and their employees can no longer limit themselves to the conventional ways to solve a new problem or serving the next generation of consumers.Against the backdrop of global competition, diversity and inclusion will be the key attributes of successful organizations.
Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, languages and backgrounds. This competitive advantage allows us to nurture, attract and retain world-class talent. As a result, many Malaysia-based organizations have access to a highly educated and multi-lingual talent pool.

All these does not happen by chance. We have invested in various schemes to ensure our curriculums and strategies are aligned to the industry needs and creating platforms to connect organizations with the right talents. Some of the schemes are: 
-Bank Negara Malaysia’s Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme (FSTEP) 
-Multimedia Development Corporation’s (MDeC) training programmes to enhance the students’ digital competencies
-The Human Resources Ministry’s Skills Development Fund provides assistances to Malaysians pursuing programmes to upskill themselves
-Here in Penang, we have started our own development programs – from i40 – a seed funding to help high potential early stage technology startups to scale their business to become the next regional champions.
-And our “Code-on-Wheels”, an initiative to impart coding skills to students in school.

Hence, it is not surprise to learn that, out of Silverlake’s 3,000 engineers and researchers, 2000 of them are based in Malaysia.

We cannot depend on one party to build a sustainable talent development strategy. It is heartening to learn private organizations such as Silverlake, has contributed to similar effort such as Fintech Internship and “ASEAN-Coding for Life”, to boost the technology literacy of the local communities with less resources.

Together with private organizations, I am positive we can inspire, educate and prepare the next generation for the digital economy.

Like Silverlake, Penang has been through similar phases of transformation: From high-tech manufacturing to technology entrepreneur hub where our “Tech-Penangites” and enterprises are partnering to utilize technologies to gain the business competitiveness and achieve customer experience.

Armed with an innovation-culture, world-class infrastructure, strong-yet-transparent government and thriving community of skilled engineers, Penang is well-positioned as the platform for financial services institutions like yourself, to collaborate with our entrepreneurs and becoming the launch-pad to create new higher-value services in the digital economy.

Our developments have attracted global attention. Check out the BBC’s recent coverage of Penang’s transformation as we journeyed to become the Asia's next Silicon Valley. Simply type “BBC Penang” in google.

(Note: this is the BBC video we are referring to: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-42686192/the-malaysian-region-that-became-a-hardware-hub)

Today, Silverlake is recognised globally as a leading Digital Economy Transformation Solutions and Services company, with a customer base of 300 institutions, covering banking, insurance, government, retail, logistics, healthcare, education sectors across 50 countries.

The Group delivers high-end quality and state of the art solutions to help their clients remain competitive. The culmination of continuous innovation, open to collaboration and continuous investment on talent, are the reasons why Silverlake remains the top technology provider in the fast-changing technology realm.

I am extremely proud of Silverlake’s achievements and I hope their successes will serve as an aspiration for the local and global organizations in Malaysia.

I am looking forward to witness the company’s next stage of growth and expansion as the Group continues to leverage on the natural advantages of Malaysia as their headquarters to groom the next generation of leaders and developing innovative solutions and achieve services excellence for their clients.

Finally, I wish all of you a very fruitful conference, enjoy your stay in Penang.

MAJLIS PENYAMPAIAN BANTUAN PENDAFTARAN PELAJAR KE INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI (IPT) TAHUN 2018/2019

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TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG
SEMPENA MAJLIS PENYAMPAIAN BANTUAN PENDAFTARAN PELAJAR KE INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI (IPT) 
TAHUN 2018/2019 

21 SEPTEMBER 2018 (JUMAAT)
DEWAN MILLENIUM, KEPALA BATAS

YB Dato' IR. Haji Zakiyuddin bin Abdul Rahman
Timbalan Ketua Menteri (I) Pulau Pinang

YB Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy
Timbalan Ketua Menteri (II) Pulau Pinang

Tuan Haji Mohd Ali bin Haji Sebran
Pegawai Daerah Seberang Perai Tengah

Puan Marlia binti Mohd Belia
Pegawai Daerah Seberang Perai Utara

Encik Yazman bin Yahya
Pegawai Daerah Seberang Perai Selatan

Pegawai-pegawai Penyelaras KADUN

Para pelajar

Para ibubapa dan waris

Rakan-rakan media

Tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekalian

Selamat pagi dan salam sejahtera.

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengambil kesempatan untuk mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih dan syabas kepada jawatankuasa penganjur daripada Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Pejabat Daerah Seberang Perai Utara (SPU), Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) dan Seberang Perai Selatan (SPS) kerana telah bekerja keras bagi memastikan Majlis Penyampaian Cek Bantuan Pendaftaran Pelajar ke Institut Pengajian Tinggi (IPT) Tahun 2018/2019 untuk bahagian Seberang Perai ini dapat dijalankan dengan jayanya.

Seperti mana yang kita semua sedia maklum, majlis ini diadakan khusus untuk meraikan kejayaan anak-anak Pulau Pinang yang telah terpilih untuk melanjutkan pelajaran ke IPTA, IPTS dan Politeknik terpilih. Bantuan kewangan sebanyak RM1,000 akan diberikan kepada para pelajar yang akan mengikuti pengajian di universiti di Semananjung Malaysia dan RM1,200 pula akan diberikan kepada para pelajar yang mendapat tawaran belajar di universiti di Sabah dan Sarawak.

Sejak Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Harapan mengambil alih tampuk pemerintahan pada tahun 2008, program-program berbentuk bantuan seperti ini tidak pernah gagal dilaksanakan dan statistik jumlah penerima turut menunjukkan trend pertambahan setiap tahun. Kerajaan Negeri sedar meskipun jumlah kewangan yang diberikan tidak seberapa, tetapi Kerajaan Negeri berharap ia dapat digunakan sebaik-baiknya oleh para pelajar ini. Anggaplah ia sebagai salah satu bentuk penghargaan daripada Kerajaan Negeri khusus untuk rakyat Pulau Pinang.

Seramai 1,815 orang pelajar akan menerima bantuan kewangan dengan melibatkan kos sebanyak RM1,518,500. Pada hari ini, 1,263 orang pelajar masing-masing 554 dari SPU, 467 dari SPT dan 242 dari SPS akan menerima bantuan pada hari ini.

Kerajaan Negeri percaya dengan sumber asli yang terhad di negeri ini, kebergantungan kepada sumber manusia perlu dititikberatkan. Oleh sebab itu, Kerajaan Negeri sangat menjaga kebajikan anak-anak negeri ini dengan hasrat dan harapan agar para pelajar ini dapat menyumbang idea, kebijaksanaan, ilmu dan kepakaran kepada Pulau Pinang apabila tamat pengajian kelak.

Baru-baru ini Kerajaan Negeri telah memperkenalkan “Penang2030: A Family Focused Green and Smart State That Inspires Nation”, suatu visi yang bertujuan untuk membawa Pulau Pinang maju setapak lagi ke hadapan dan seterusnya menjadi model dan inspirasi untuk negara dan dunia. Pulau Pinang 2030 ditunjangi dengan 4 tema dan tema-tema ini tidak disenaraikan mengikut keutamaan, kerana kesemuanya mempunyai kepentingannya yang tersendiri.

Tema pertama adalah meningkatkan daya huni sebagai peningkatan kualiti kehidupan (Increase liveability to enhance quality of life) – yang mana isu-isu awam seperti perumahan, keselamatan, kebajikan dan sebagainya akan dititikberatkan. Tema kedua adalah menaiktaraf ekonomi untuk meningkatkan pendapatan isi rumah (Upgrade the economy to raise household income) di mana sektor-sektor utama di negeri ini seperti industri pembuatan, pertanian dan pelancongan akan diberi perhatian sewajarnya agar ekonomi dan pendapatan isi rumah rakyat negeri ini dapat dinaiktaraf. Tema ketiga ialah memperkasa rakyat bagi meningkatkan penyertaan masyarakat (Empower people to strengthen civic participation). Salah satu inisiatif di bawah tema ketiga ini adalah menyediakan lebih banyak platform agar masyarakat dapat bersama-sama dengan Kerajaan Negeri untuk peningkatan dan pembangunan sosial. Dan terakhir tema keempat ialah melabur dalam persekitaran infrastruktur dan kemudahan awam bagi meningkatkan daya tahan dalam pelbagai keadaan (Invest in the built environment to improve resilience) di mana teknologi-teknologi pintar dan infrastruktur digital akan digunakan sebaik-baiknya untuk megimbangi pembangunan mampan negeri Pulau Pinang.

Sepanjang sepuluh (10) tahun yang lepas, Pulau Pianng sememangnya telah mempunyai banyak perancangan, strategi dan blueprint bagi tujuan penambahbaikan. Sehubungan itu, terdapat keperluan untuk meneruskan pelaburan untuk meningkatkan kualiti pembangunan bandar, memelihara persekitaran, menarik bakat-bakat baru seperti anak-anak muda di sini dan seterusnya meningkatkan bidang pengetahuan dan industri kreatif selain keperluan penambahbaikan untuk meningkatkan kualiti hidup. Kerajaan Negeri merasakan, kebanyakan negeri masih belum dapat keluar dari perangkap pendapatan kelas menengah rendah (middle-income trap) termasuklah negeri Pulau Pinang. Kadar pertumbuhan pekerjaan dan populasi yang masih di tahap sederhana serta halangan dalam bidang pelaburan dan kadar pertumbuhan pendapatan yang perlahan inilah yang menjadi penghalang kepada bakat-bakat baru di negeri ini.

Adalah menjadi harapan saya dan juga barisan kepimpinan Kerajaan Negeri yang baru ini agar kerjasama yang lebih erat dan baik dapat dijalinkan dengan Kerajaan Pusat yang baharu ini. Inilah masanya untuk kita melihat semula perancangan-perancangan yang tertangguh dan merealisasikannya mengikut kesesuaian semasa. Kita amat yakin bahawa Pulau Pinang akan terus berkembang dan seterusnya dapat membina reputasi sebagai pusat kecemerlangan untuk menarik minat bakat-bakat baru dan terbaik selaras dengan revolusi digital IR4.0, meningkatkan pelaburan dalam bidang baharu dan merealisasikan impian untuk keluarga hidup dalam persekitaran yang bersih, hijau dan selamat serta memiliki peluang Pendidikan dan pekerjaan.

Akhir kata, marilah kita semua bersama-sama berusaha dan bekerjasama untuk menggembleng tenaga, menyumbang idea dan bakat demi negeri tercinta ini.

Sekian, terima kasih.

PAN ISLAND LINK 1 (PIL 1) TOWNHALL SESSION

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SPEECH FOR CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG

Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) Townhall Session

20 Sept 2018

Setia SPICE Convention Centre

Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change – YB Yeo Bee Yin
Deputy Chief Minister I – YB Dato’ Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman
Deputy Chief Minister II – YB Prof Dr P. Ramasamy s/o Palanisamy
Penang State Excos
Director-General of the Department of Environment (DOE) – Dato’ Dr Haji Ahmad Kamarulnajuib 
Elected Penang State Assemblypersons
Representative from the Project Delivery Partner
Heads of Department in the Penang State Government
Ladies and Gentlemen

Good evening to everyone and thank you for sharing your time with us to attend this townhall session on the proposed Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) Highway project.

I remember more than a month ago, I launched the Penang Vision 2030, outlining a 12-year plan to develop a family-focused, green and smart state. To achieve this, the State Govt is aligning our efforts to implement measures aimed at: 
a. Increasing liveability;
b. Upgrading the economy by strengthening the State’s economic engines;
c. Empowering the people; and
d. Investing in a built environment to improve physical and digital connectivity.

The Penang Transport Master Plan (or PTMP) is critical in achieving these outcomes by ensuring sustainable transport planning to alleviate congestion and sustain Penang’s economic growth in the next 5 decades.

Our endeavour for a sustainable transport master plan began in 2011, when the State Govt commissioned the Halcrow Study, in recognising that the rise in traffic volume in the island is impeding growth and the need for a long-term solution. The study was subsequently adopted in 2013, as reference point to guide the implementation strategy.

In 2014, a Request For Proposal (RFP) was called to look into ways to enhance the recommendations outlined in the Halcrow study and to appoint a Project Delivery Partner for the implementation of the improved measures. This was carried out by allowing RFP bidders to work with internationally reputed and qualified consultants to carry out detailed studies to come up with improved solutions for the State. Not only that, post appointment of PDP, a series of engagements with State and Federal agencies were conducted to again review and fine-tune the proposal.

This subsequently formed the Penang Transport Master Plan, where it is substantiated by studies prepared not only to seek the required approvals such as EIA, SIA, TIA, Hydraulics and MTRA, but also those that looked into its feasibility in terms of technical and economic aspects and to ensure it is alignment with the State’s vision, such as:

a. The need for long-term holistic planning and achieve the State’s 60:40 mode share target;
b. Constructability with minimal social disruptions; and
c. Takes into account the future growth of Penang with a funding model.

The Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) Highway is an important component in PTMP, because building public transport alone will not work. To alleviate the current traffic congestion, there is a need to disperse exisitng heavy traffic along Penang Island’s only North-South spine road – the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway (also known as LCE). The 2nd spine road will serve to divert regional traffic from high density employment and residential hubs located in Bayan Lepas to Gurney Drive.

The LCE has been overloaded for some time now with Level Of Service F (force flow) because the island’s central hilly terrain forces all exisitng traffic to move eastwards along already congested local roads (like Jalan Tg Tokong, Jalan Paya Terubong, Jalan Tun Dr Awang) to the LCE. If a new 2nd spine road is not provided soon, traffic condition will worsen.

Upon completion of PIL 1, vehicles may access the highway at the 5 strategically located interchanges forming a Ring Traffic Dispersal System on the island. To reduce potential inconvenience to the public, a portion of the highway will be built through the hills using a safe and proven construction method.

When PIL 1 Highway is fully opened to vehicles, not only will congestion on LCE be reduced, but public transport services such as feeder buses will function more efficiently without having to wade through the congestion.

 Ladies & gentleman, the objective of today’s townhall is to serve as a platform to gather the public’s views on the proposed PIL 1 project. This is in line with the State Government’s commitment towards transparency, open communication and commitment to listen to and understand the concerns of the rakyat.

In fact, such open discourse forms the basis of the State Government’s public engagement agenda and has been actively carried out to share accurate and verified information to stakeholders on the ground since early 2016. To-date, more than 16,000 members of the public have been engaged on the PTMP.

The State Government will not stop here. Engagements will be continued at selected areas where the proposed PIL 1 alignment traverses. This will be carried out until such a time a significiant number of Penangites are aware of the benefits of PIL 1 and understand the safety measures which will be strictly established and enforced under the EIA mitigation measures and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) during construction.

Since the PIL 1 EIA Report submission to the DOE on 7th May 2018 and public display of the report commenced on 11 July 2018, certain quarters have voiced their concerns. This townhall shall serve as an avenue to respond to these concerns by the panel of consultants and subject experts here today. It is the State Government’s intention to address these issues with effective measures and ensure the rakyat is provided with validated and latest details by qualified professionals in the relevant disciplines with vast experience in its implementation.

It is my fervent hope that the public will take full advantage of the townhall and the opportunity to ask questions, especiall in relation to the environment and the mitigation measures with regards to the PIL 1 highway.

Thank you and I wish you a fruitful evening.