LAUNCHING OF E-SPORTS EXPERIENCE AT 1ST AVENUE

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SPEECH BY CARETAKER CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG LIM GUAN ENG

LAUNCHING OF E-SPORTS EXPERIENCE AT 1ST AVENUE

14 APRIL 2018, 1PM

 

Salam Sejahtera and good afternoon,

 

Welcome to Penang's inaugural E-Sports Experience brought to you by Penang Youth Development Corporation, PYDC.

 

Global E-Sports revenues will grow 38% to $906 million in 2018 and further grow to $1.65 billion by 2021, according to a report on eSports by market researcher Newzoo. In 2017, there was 14.0 million gamers in Malaysia spending a total of $587 million. This makes Malaysia #21 worldwide in terms of game revenues.

 

E-sports should be professionally organised to cater to youths. E-Sports has emerged as an international sport with professional teams and players from all over the world. The Penang state government is facilitating the healthy development of E-Sports by allocating up to RM1 million to help and train players and teams under 25 years old and to compete in E-Games.

 

The Penang Youth Development Corporation (PYDC) will be the mechanism for this RM1 million initiative.

 

Today, PYDC and The Pantheon, the first E-sports Arena in Malaysia, are bringing the first E-Sports Experience to Penang.

 

In line with the state STEM education initiative, we hope that E-Sports can be one of the platform to cultivate our youth in science and technology industry. With our efforts to succeed in the Industrial 4.0 revolution, revolving around interaction of machines, artificial intelligent, big data analytics, fintech, cloud computing and Internet of Things. Whilst we acknowledge that in this digital era, “data is king”, the state government believes that “talent is everything”.

 

The State has invested RM75 million in STEM education to establish Penang as the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Science and Technology. This RM75 million includes @CAT Penang (Accelerator for Creative, Analytics and Technology), Penang Skill Development Centre (PSDC), Penang Science Cluster (PSC), Karpal Singh Penang Learning Centre (KSPLC), Tech Dome Penang (TDP), and the Penang Digital Library (PDL).

 

That is the reason why, we invest in STEM education and E-Sports, to help make Penang a Centre of Excellence for Science and Technology.

 

Thank you.

 

LIM GUAN ENG

Ulangtahun LMNPP Ke-53 & Majlis Pelancaran Museum Community Project (MuseCOM Project)

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Ucapan YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng Sempena Ulangtahun LMNPP Ke-53 & Majlis Pelancaran Museum Community Project

(MuseCOM Project)

13 April 2018

 

Selamat Petang, Salam Sejahtera dan Salam Bersih,

 

Selaku Pengerusi Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang (LMNPP), saya merakamkan ucapan terima kasih kepada semua hadirin yang hadir pada hari ini bagi meraikan Ulangtahun Ke-53 LMNPP & Majlis pelancaran Museum Community Project (Muse-Com Project). Setelah 52 tahun beroperasi sebagai Muzium Negeri yang menyimpan khazanah sejarah dan warisan Pulau Pinang, kini Muzium Lebuh Farquhar akan mendapat nafas baru dengan projek restorasi berskala besar bagi memastikan aspek warisan bangunan ini dipelihara dan dipulihara. Muzium Negeri yang berwajah baru akan menempatkan pameran berinovatif, kreatif serta koleksi-koleksi bernilai negeri Pulau Pinang.

 

Bagi tempoh bangunan muzium dibaikpulih, pameran dan artifak sementara dari koleksi Muzium Negeri Lebuh Farquhar dan juga pameran pengenalan projek MAGnet telah dipindahkan ke Cawangan Muzium Negeri iaitu di Bangunan No. 57, Jalan Macalister. Ia akan mula beroperasi dan dibuka seperti biasa kepada pelawat serta masyarakat umum pada tahun ini. Konsep yang disampaikan di pameran muzium sementara ini lebih berunsurkan media baru yang mempunyai ciri-ciri kebudayaan dan warisan di Pulau Pinang. Pameran sementara Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang berkonsepkan “Muzium mengenai masyarakat untuk masyarakat” (A Museum About The People For The People).

 

Bayaran tiket masuk ke muzium bagi bulan April 2018 hingga Julai 2018 adalah percuma bersemperna dengan sambutan Ulangtahun Ke-53 Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang. Bayaran tiket masuk akan kembali seperti biasa pada bulan-bulan berikutnya.

 

Hadirin yang dihormati,

 

Museum Community Project (Muse-COM Project) adalah untuk memupuk hubungan antara muzium dan masyarakat serta memperluaskan perspektif warisan dan budaya Pulau Pinang. Menggunakan tempat-tempat seperti taman, ruang terbuka, dan pemandangan jalan awam sebagai tempat untuk ungkapan seni dan budaya boleh menjadi cara yang berkesan untuk mengintegrasikan sejarah dan warisan ke dalam pengalaman seharian. LMNPP telah berkolaboratif bersama Department Of Mass Communication KDU Penang university Collage bagi menjayakan projek perintis ini.

 

Untuk Permulaan Muse-COM Project, LMNPP telah memilih topik mengenai pantang larang dalam kehidupan masyarakat majmuk seharian di sekitar George Town. Persoalannya di sini adalah bahawa generasi kini mengakui dan tahu mengenai pantang larang tetapi tidak tahu sebab dan alasan di balik pantang larang tersebut, maka projek ini akan menjawab soalan dengan melibatkan orang dewasa bagi setiap komuniti untuk menerangkan makna dan rasional di balik segala pantang larang tersebut.

 

Para hadirin yang dikasihi,

 

Setinggi-tinggi tahniah kepada semua agensi-agensi yang terlibat dalam projek komuniti warisan ini, terutamanya kepada pengurusan Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang, Department Of Mass Communication KDU Penang university Collage, Badan Warisan Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh, Penang Toechew Association, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Wadda Gurdwara Sahib dan Nattukottai Nagaathar Heritage Society.

 

Tidak dilupakan juga sekalung penghargaan kepada Ahli-ahli Lembaga Muzium, Ahli-ahli Jawatankuasa Balai Seni Lukis, rakan-rakan muzium yang hadir dari seluruh pelusuk tanah air, para sejarawan, artis-artis, agensi-agensi negeri, swasta mahupun persendirian yang telah bersama-sama membantu memajukan institusi ini.

 

Dengan ini saya menyempurnakan Majlis Ulangtahun Muzium Ke-53 & Majlis pelancaran Museum Community Project (Muse-Com Project)

 

Sekian, terima kasih.

LITTLE INDIA LED LIGHTING LAUNCHING

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SPEECH BY YAB CHIEF MINISTER LIM GUAN ENG

AT LED LIGHTING LAUNCHING

ON 13 APRIL 2018

 

First of all I would like to take this opportunity to inform everyone that during the Deepavali Open House Function held on 29th October 2017, I had announced that the Penang State Government would allocate a fund of RM 1 million to upgrade public facilities in the precincts of Little India. As mentioned in my Budget 2018 speech, the State Government will spend RM 1 million seed money to upgrade the public facilities in the precincts around Little India in Georgetown.

 

A welcome arch will also be built and financed by Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang. This and other projects will allow us to rebrand this area as “Beautiful Little India”! The Penang Indian Chamber of Commerce has agreed to fund related projects to make this centre of Indian cultural and religious activities a unique showcase of Penang’s diverse heritage.

 

The precinct improvement plan of Little India is to increase the quality of streetscapes, such as improving walkability, drainage improvement, installation of decorative lighting, art and wayfainding systems. The plan will also introduce regular cultural shows at key spots in Little India during the weekend to bring life into the streets of Little India. The RM1 million seed fund is handled by the Penang caretaker EXCO for Local Government YB Chow Kon Yeow.

 

Today we wish to announce that of that RM1 million, RM 550,000.00 will be for the decoration of Little India with Decorative LED Lightings which is expected to materalise within 60 days. Again this shows the Penang Pakatan government keeps its promises.

 

The Malaysian Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Penang had requested the State Government for the construction of a Permanent Arch at the Gate-way of Little India and the above project is taking shape and is under progress. YB Chow will be discussing this further with the Chamber for their funding as promised and the design of this structure to beautify “Little India”

 

Finally I once again thank the Malaysian Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Penang, Traders of Little India and all presence. Let us make “Beautiful Little India” a reality and a dream come true.

MALAYSIAN MEISTER PROGRAM LEVEL 1 (MMPL1) AGREEMENT SIGNING CEREMONY & LAUNCHING OF MMPL1 ELECTRONICS IN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

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MALAYSIAN MEISTER PROGRAM LEVEL 1 (MMPL1)

AGREEMENT SIGNING CEREMONY & LAUNCHING OF MMPL1 ELECTRONICS IN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

13 April 2018 @ 12Noon

 

Salam sejahtera and good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased and honoured to be here with all of you today. First and foremost, I would like to congratulate the PSDC for the success of the Malaysian Meister Program Level 1 (MMPL1) in Penang. I am proud that in a short span of 2 years since the initial launching of the Malaysian Meister Program Level 1 Mechatronics Program, we have trained 5 batches of apprentices and today, we are officially launching the Electronics in Automation Technology Program here.

 

Additionally, I am excited to note that this year we will see the first graduates of GDVT students in Penang. Thusfar, 22 students have completed Level 4 (Skills Diploma) and out of which, 12 students went on to pursue the Advance Skills Diploma -Level 5. While 73 students are still studying in Level 2 – 4 under the MMPL1 programme in PSDC.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

The Penang State Government recognizes the significance and the importance of this program and we committed to fully support this program since Day 1. In 2015, we signed an initial agreement to provide a RM2 million sponsorship in support of this program to pay for the tuition fees of the participating students. The agreement has since been revised to include the Electronics program and the total sponsorship now covers RM3,000 per apprentice for the Skills Diploma level and RM1,000 per apprentice for the Advanced Skills Diploma level.

 

The state is going to extend to RM6 million sponsorship when the RM2 million are fully utilized, as a mark of the state`s commitment towards the programme. Besides that, the Penang State Government has also made financial provision for marketing and promotional activities to raise awareness and promote the MMPL1 to school students, especially in the rural areas.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

It is a well-known fact that the German brand has a long legacy and association to high quality and innovation. Germany is one of the largest economies and one of the highest labour productivity levels in the world. The German dual vocational training system is the foundation of Germany’s economic success and a crucial pillar for recruiting and obtaining employees.

 

It is one of the core reasons the country has a constant stream of a trained skilled workforce. The combination of work and study has been proven as a successful model in Germany. We are learning from the German example but adapting it to our local context and setting to make it suitable for Malaysians, and we believe that it will make the same positive impact here as it has done in Germany.

 

The program is only possible with the support of all the stakeholders. I would like to personally thank all existing and new Host Companies for believing and investing into the future of your employees. I am happy to know that 6 Host Companies have already committed to participate in the upcoming new intake for the Mechatronics program, while 2 Host Companies have signed up for the new Electronics in Automation Technology program.

 

I do echo Dr Schloesser’s sentiments that more companies need to be involved in this. It is my sincere hope that the Industry will capitalize on the availability of such a special program here in Penang. I am very much looking forward to see how the first graduates of the programme will utilize their skills and knowledges within in their companies.

 

In closing, allow me to once again congratulate the PSDC and all the host companies and it is with great pleasure that I announce the official launching of the Malaysian Meister Program Level 1 Electronics in Automation Technology program.

 

Thank you.