SESI TANDATANGAN PERJANJIAN PERSEFAHAMAN ANTARA ALADDIN GROUP SDN. BHD. BERSAMA PIHH DEVELOPMENT SDN. BHD.

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UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG

SEMPENA SESI TANDATANGAN PERJANJIAN PERSEFAHAMAN ANTARA

ALADDIN GROUP SDN. BHD. BERSAMA PIHH DEVELOPMENT SDN. BHD.

6 Disember 2017

 

Terlebih dahulu saya amat berbesar hati dan ingin mengucapkan Selamat Datang kepada semua pada hari ini di mana akan menyaksikan suatu perkembangan penting ke arah prospek pembangunan industri halal di Pulau Pinang.

Suatu Perjanjian Persefahaman akan dimeterai di antara PIHH Development Sdn. Bhd. (Halal Penang) – agensi fasilitasi Halal Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang yang bertanggungjawab dan berperanan untuk mempromosi dan membangunkan industri halal di Pulau Pinang bersama Aladdin Group Sdn. Bhd. – pengendali platfom e-dagang halal premium eksklusif pertama di dunia. Objektif MoU adalah bertujuan menggalakkan usahawan dalam industri halal menguasai teknologi digital untuk memajukan perniagaan di peringkat antarabangsa.

AladdinStreet.com, laman portal rasmi antarabangsa Aladdin Group menawarkan faedah dan platfom strategik bagi mempromosi serta mengenengahkan produk dan perkhidmatan halal tempatan melalui rangkaian pasaran Aladdin Group yang diiktiraf di persada antarabangsa.

Melalui portal rasmi ini, industri halal tempatan dapat meraih faedah serta peluang merentasi sempadan (cross-border) di peringkat antarabangsa di samping fasilitasi import-eksport yang ditawarkan merangkumi rangkaian bersama 20 platfom e-dagang di seluruh dunia. Tambahan lagi, perkongsian global Aladdin Group bersama gergasi Liga Perdana Inggeris (English Premier League) yang merupakan sebahagian daripada usaha memasarkan jenama AladdinStreet.com do pasaran global.

Sesi Perjanjian Persefahaman bersama Aladdin Group hari ini menyaksikan suatu era baru dalam membangun serta mengukuhkan jaringan e-dagang dalam menawarkan kebolehcapaian (high-end accessibility) dan pendedahan kepada para usahawan halal tempatan di pasaran global.

Pulau Pinang telah merekodkan pertumbuhan progresif dalam pembangunan industri halal semenjak penubuhan Hab Halal Antarabangsa pada April 2009. Taman Perindustrian Halal Pulau Pinang (TPHPP) Fasa 1 dan Fasa 2 Zon Makanan (Food Zone) yang telah berstatus HALMAS –Halal Malaysia HDC Designated Halal Park telah mencatatkan nilai pelaburan sejumlah RM717.46 juta.

Selain itu, usaha memartabatkan industri halal telah menyaksikan pertambahan mendadak jumlah syarikat berdaftar halal di Pulau Pinang daripada hanya 55 buah syarikat pada tahun 2009 telah melonjak kepada sejumlah 948 syarikat halal sehingga pertengahan 2017.

Dengan perkembangan pesat tren terkini dalam industri e-dagang global, saya yakin Aladdin e-Pasaran (e-MarketPlace) mampu melonjakkan tahap perniagaan dan industri halal tempatan ke persada global.

Akhir kata, saya ingin merakamkan setinggi-tinggi perhargaan kepada kedua-dua pihak Halal Penang dan Aladdin Group ke arah merealisasikan usahasama ini.

Sekian, terima kasih.

MAJLIS PENYAMPAIAN BANTUAN PENDAFTARAN PELAJAR KE INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI (IPT) BAGI KEMASUKAN SESI AKADEMIK 1 TAHUN 2017/2018 (IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA) DAERAH TIMUR LAUT

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UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG

SEMPENA MAJLIS PENYAMPAIAN BANTUAN PENDAFTARAN PELAJAR

KE INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI (IPT) BAGI KEMASUKAN SESI AKADEMIK 1 TAHUN 2017/2018 (IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA) DAERAH TIMUR LAUT

04 DISEMBER 2017 (ISNIN), 8.00 MALAM
DEWAN SRI PINANG

 

Selamat petang dan salam sejahtera

Terlebih dahulu, saya ingin saya melahirkan rasa syukur kepada Tuhan kerana memberi peluang dan ruang untuk kita semua bertemu pada hari ini di dalam Majlis Penyampaian Cek Bantuan Pendaftaran Pelajar ke Institut Pengajian Tinggi (IPT) bagi Kemasukan Sesi Akademik 1 Tahun 2017/ 2018 (Ijazah Sarjana Muda). Saya ucapkan terima kasih kepada warga Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Timur Laut kerana berjaya menganjurkan majlis pada hari ini.

Saya ingin merakamkan setinggi tahniah kepada 575 orang pelajar yang berjaya dipilih untuk menerima Bantuan Pendaftaran Pelajar Ke IPT bagi Tahun 2017/2018 secara “one-off” berjumlah RM1,000 untuk penuntut IPT di Semenanjung Malaysia dan RM1,200 yang menuntut di Sabah dan Sarawak.

Sebagai makluman kepada tuan-tuan dan puan-puan, para pelajar serta ibu bapa yang hadir pada petang ini, bayaran “one-off” ini adalah yang tertinggi di Malaysia berbanding dengan negeri-negeri lain. Ia membuktikan komitmen Kerajaan Negeri terhadap pembangunan modal insan serta penghargaan kepada anda semua dalam usaha melahirkan dan menambah bakat insan di Pulau Pinang. Dan dalam masa yang sama, ianya menunjukkan keprihatianan Kerajaan Negeri dalam meringankan beban yang ditanggung oleh keluarga pelajar terutamanya ibu bapa dan waris.

Bilangan penerima bantuan Pendaftaran Pelajar Ke IPT dari tahun 2008 hingga 2017 adalah seramai 21,661 orang pelajar melibatkan jumlah perbelanjaan sebanyak RM20,042,900.00 (Ringgit Malaysia Dua Puluh Juta Empat Puluh Dua Ribu dan Sembilan Ratus Sahaja).

Bagi Daerah Timur Laut, bilangan penerima bantuan Pendaftaran Pelajar Ke IPT bagi Ijazah Sarjana Muda sahaja dalam tempoh lima (5) tahun ini dari 2012 sehingga 2017 adalah seramai 3,461 orang pelajar melibatkan jumlah perbelanjaan sebanyak RM648,878.00 sahaja. Bagi tahun 2017 sahaja, Kerajaan Negeri pada tahun ini, telah membelanjakan sebanyak RM642,200.00.

Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan,

Kerajaan Negeri mampu membuat bayaran hasil daripada pentadbiran CAT; Cekap, Akauntabel dan Telus serta kepimpinan bersih yang memberikan dividen “anti-rasuah” kepada rakyat.

Dalam Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2016 yang baru diumumkan, Pulau Pinang mengekalkan rekod cemerlang mencatat lebihan / keuntungan setiap tahun dengan keuntungan sebanyak RM89.2 juta bagi 2016, iaitu kenaikan RM17.4 juta berbanding denagan keuntungan sebanyak RM71.8 juta pada 2015. Ini bermakna keuntungan Kerajaan Negeri secara terkumpul sejak 2008 adalah RM667 juta berbanding dengan RM 105.7 juta untuk tempoh 9 tahun yang sama sebelum 2008.

Jumlah RM667 juta adalah lebih daripada jumlah RM373 juta oleh Kerajaan Negeri lama selama 50 tahun dari 1957 hingga 2007. Rizab tunai pula meningkat lebih daripada RM1 bilion kepada RM1.83 bilion, dan hutang negeri telah dikurangkan sebanyak 90%. Pengurangan hutang Kerajaan Negeri sebanyak 90% merupakan rekod yang terbesar dalam sejarah Malaysia. Inilah dividen anti-rasuah yang dapat dinikmati oleh semua.

Sidang hadirin yang saya hormati,

Sebagai lanjutan kepada komitmen kita terhadap peningkatan sumber manusia, Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang berhasrat untuk mengumumkan bayaran “one-off” sebanyak RM300 kepada pelajar Pulau Pinang tahun pertama yang diterima masuk ke sekolah vokasional tempatan di Malaysia bermula tahun 2018. Sejumlah RM2 juta akan diperuntukkan.

Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan yang saya hormati,

Akhir kata, barisan kepimpinan Kerajaan Negeri sekali lagi mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas kepada ibu bapa, waris dan kesemua mahasiswa dan mahasiswi kerana dipilih untuk melanjutkan pelajaran ke menara gading dan bertuah kerana terpilih untuk menerima bantuan kewangan RM1,000.00 / RM1,200 daripada Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang.

Sekian, terima kasih.

OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF NEW PBAPP 24-HOUR CALL CENTRE IN KOMTAR, PENANG

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG
AT THE OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF NEW PBAPP 24-HOUR CALL CENTRE IN KOMTAR, PENANG

4 DECEMBER 2017

I would like to congratulate PBAPP for successfully setting up its new and improved PBAPP 24-hour Call Centre on the 58th floor of Komtar. It is good to note that PBAPP is consistently upgrading its customer services to stay in touch with the needs and expectations of Penang’s 589,797 registered water consumers.

In February this year, I launched the “myPBA” mobile application for smart device users. This is the first “mobile app” in Malaysia that allows Penang water consumers to settle their water bills via connected smart phones or tablets. “myPBA” also keeps the people in touch with news and notices from PBAPP. If you are not using the app yet, please download it from the “Apple App Store” or the “Google Play Store”.

PBAPP has also stepped up on its Facebook postings in 2017 to provide important and precise information to consumers, 24/7, on the social media platform. And, today, we are here to launch a new PBAPP 24-hour Call Centre in Komtar that is more technologically advanced, strategically located and cost-effective.

We must remember that PBAPP is Penang’s water supplier; and water supply is a 24/7 public service. Every day, 1.72 million people and all the businesses in Penang, including multinational manufacturing operations and 5-star hotels and resorts, expect good quality treated water from PBAPP. If their water supply is interrupted, they want to know “why”; “what” PBAPP is doing about it; and, “how long” it will take for PBAPP to normalise water supply services.

In fact, PBAPP is also proactively providing accurate information to the public on water supply issues, such as “Penang Dam levels”, “Sungai Muda”, “Logging in Ulu Muda” and the “Sungai Perak Raw Water Transfer Scheme” that has been delayed by the Federal Government.

At the same time, PBAPP is promoting water saving tips and water saving devices, to encourage the people to conserve water at home and lower Penang’s high per capita domestic consumption. Penang domestic consumers use the highest volume of water at 286 litres/capita/day (l/c/d) in 2016, as compared to the national average of 209 l/c/d. In other words, Penang’s per capita domestic is 77 l/c/d or 36.8% higher than the national average.

PBAPP also used all its public information communications channels to keep the people informed and updated on water supply, in the aftermath of the violent storm that hit Penang on 5th November 2017. That said, I would like to take this opportunity to thank and commend the PBAPP team for their rapid emergency responses in support of storm recovery efforts in November 2017. For your information, PBAPP successfully completed the following emergency response operations in the period 5th November to 15th November 2017:

-Normalisation of water supply for thousands of consumers in the Jesselton, Pulau Tikus and Waterfall areas after repairing storm damage at 3 water treatment plants on 5th November;

-Deployment of 16 personnel from the 60th Water Specialist Regiment, Royal Army Engineers Regiment, Penang Squadron, to assist flood victims in Tasek Gelugor, Jalan Air Itam, Jalan Perak and the Taman Free School flats areas on 5th November;

-Normalisation of water supply for thousands of consumers in the Farlim housing area following a TNB power failure that affected the Farlim pump house on 6th November;

-Normalisation of water supply for hundreds of consumers in the Pearl Hill and Jalan Cheah Phee Cheok areas due to a pump house pipe failure on 8th November;

-Providing water tanker support during “Hari Sukarelawan Penang Bangkit” at Padang Lalang in Seberang Perai and Patani Road in George Town, on 11th November;

-Restoration of water supply for 2,214 apartments in the Green Garden Apartments compound, Paya Terubong, on 11th November; and

-Normalisation of water supply in all areas on Penang Hill after repairing the water supply system and relaying 50mm pipelines damaged by landslides on 15th November 2017.

At the same time, PBAPP also worked with MPSP to initiate emergency slope protection works at two water tank locations, in Taman Tanah Aman and Taman Seri Remia, Seberang Prai Tengah, from 10th November 2017.

Moreover, I would like to mention once more that PBAPP has stepped up to provide water bill discounts to all Penang water consumers as part of the Penang State Government’s RM105 million “Pulau Pinang Bangkit” aid campaign.

For domestic water consumers, PBAPP is providing a 50% discount off water bills and a 100% discount off the Water Conservation Surcharge, or WCS. The discount is valid for one bi-monthly billing cycle.

Domestic consumers who receive water bills for the bi-monthly cycle will see the discount in their next bill in February or March 2018.

For trade consumers, PBAPP is providing a 25% discount off water bills for two months, regardless of whether the trade consumer is billed on a monthly or a bi-monthly basis.

Trade consumers who are billed on a monthly basis will see the discount in their next water bills for the months of January and February 2018.

Trade consumers who are billed on a bi-monthly basis will see the discount in their next bills: in February 2018 or March 2018.

The total projected value of PBAPP’s “Pulau Pinang Bangkit” water bill discount is about RM15 million. This is a large sum of money, but it is a meaningful corporate social responsibility gesture that reflects PBAPP’s willingness to lend a hand when Penangites need assistance.

Please join me to record a round of applause for PBAPP.

Syabas, PBAPP!

On this positive note, I hereby officially launch the new PBAPP 24-hour Call Centre in Komtar, Penang. On behalf of the State Government, I wish PBAPP and TM ONE all the best in managing this facility as a model call centre for water services, not only in Penang, but for other water operators in Malaysia.

Thank You, and please keep up the good work.

The Penang State Christmas Open House

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang
During The Penang State Christmas Open House
on 3rd December 2017 (@ 7.30pm)
at Fort Cornwallis

WELCOME.

On behalf of the Penang State Government, we would like to warmly welcome every one of you to our Penang State Christmas Open House 2017, with the theme Grace and Truth Among Us.

As many of you know, this is an annual event jointly organised by the Penang State Government and Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) Penang. I wish everyone here a very Blessed and Joyous Christmas.

This is one reason why Christians celebrate Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the personification of Truth that has come into the world.

Together with Truth, we need Grace. For too long, people all over the world try to proclaim what they believe to be truth and stamp it upon others through violence and war. Jesus the Son of God came with both Truth and Grace. He was gentle, humble, healing, compassionate, and He came for everyone.

In our own country Malaysia, we need voices that will proclaim healing among communities, compassionate to the poor and needy, love for all and hatred towards none. We want to build bridges across communities and be friends for one another. This is the message the Christians have to share with our country and our Penang State.

In the recent rainstorm on 4-5 Nov 2015, the worst in Penang's history, we are touched by the spirit of humanity and harmony amongst races of different religious where non-Muslims & Muslims opened their doors and their hearts to each other. We witnessed suraus giving shelters to non-Muslims in Free School Flats on the island and the Bukit Mertajam Nine-Emperor God Chinese Temple giving shelter to Muslims, displaying the true Malaysian spirit that proves why George Town is an UNESCO World Heritage city.

We would like to thank the Organizing Committee, pastors, leaders and members of various churches represented here, as well as YB Wong Hon Wai and his staff, and all those who have worked tirelessly to make this event a success. Apart form the State Government sponsoring RM93,000, we wish to thank the Management of Fort Cornwallis for the use of this place for tonight's celebration.

We especially commend the churches that have prepared for many weeks to present the items that reflect the spirit of Christmas tonight.

You may notice that this year the churches in Penang are not giving out gifts to various charities as they had done in the past. They have made a deliberate decision to channel their available funds to help in the flood relief, to the families affected by the flood last month --the cleaning up of houses and their neighbourhoods, buying of food and clothing, furniture and other household necessities.

The State Government has launched a ”Penang Bounce Back” programme of RM105 million which serves to rehabilitate and rebuild the lives of the people who were affected by the worst rainstorm and floods in the history of the state. The three main challenges faced by the state following the disaster: cleaning work, repairs of damaged properties, and replacements of what can’t be repaired.

Under the ‘Penang Bounce Back’ programme, the state government will be spending RM50 million as compensation money (in the form of) one-off RM500 to each household that was affected by the floods.

The State Government also announce that the total donation collected would be totally transferred to the flood victims with an additional RM200 for each victim. This will incur an extra RM20 million. In the event the collection of donation does not reach RM20 million, the State Government will top-up the balance (to reach that figure). This effectively brings the one-off compensation money to RM700 per application.

Furthermore, as the cleaning works for most households will involve a lot of water, the Penang Water Supply Corporation has agreed that for the next water bill cycle of two months, all Water Conservation Surcharge will be exempted. All domestic consumers in Penang will also get a 50 per cent discount on their water bill while commercial consumers will get 25 per cent discount. For this purpose, PBAPP will spend RM15 million.

Thirdly, the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) will be giving a 10% discount on assessment fees for all properties. This will cost the state government RM40 million. At the same time, all lost or damaged documents such as land titles would be replaced without any charges.

All these measures which come under the ‘Penang Bounce Back’ programme will cost around RM105 million.

For non-muslim places of worship affected by flood, a maximum of RM50,000 will be available for repair works. The State Government has given RM30 million finding for RIBI since 2008. This does not include land given.

We give thanks to our Almighty God for the way the Penang people have come together, work with one another to help those in need. This is GRACE.

HAVE A VERY BLESSED CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FILLED WITH 
HOPE AND PEACE, GRACE AND TRUTH!