Khalid Abu Bakar Should Be Ashamed That Instead Of Showing Any Remorse For Failing To Find Those Who Caused The Death Of Teoh Beng Hock

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Press Statement by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 22 July 2014.

Khalid Abu Bakar Should Be Ashamed That Instead Of Showing Any Remorse For Failing To Find Those Who Caused The Death Of Teoh Beng Hock, The Inspector-General of Police(IGP) Is Now Trying To Divert Attention For His Failure By Taking Action Against Lim Kit Siang For Sedition.

Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Abu Bakar has never ceased to serially baffle and confuse Malaysians when he forgets his statutory role as a IGP but talks instead like an extremist UMNO politician. Khalid Abu Bakar should be ashamed that instead of showing any remorse on the police behalf for failing to find those who caused the death of Teoh Beng Hock, the IGP is now trying to divert attention for his failure by taking action against Lim Kit Siang for sedition.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that DAP Parliamentary leader Lim Kit Kit Siang had committed an offence under the Sedition Act by stating that Teoh was murdered and that the real perpetrators had yet to be arrested in an article in The Rocket, published on July 16. The IGP claimed that Lim Kit Siang’s article on the fifth-year anniversary of Teoh Beng Hock's death was attempting to incite people to think that Teoh Beng Hock was killed.

Teoh, 30, the political secretary to Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the fifth floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after he had given a statement at the office of the Selangor branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on the 14th floor of the building. What is wrong for Kit Siang to write in his article “Malaysians will not rest until justice is done for the killing of Teoh Beng Hock” and both DAP and Pakatan Rakyat will continue to highlight the injustice of Teoh Beng Hock's unresolved murder?

Is it now a crime in Malaysia to seek for justice to be done and that the killers be punished?

Clearly the IGP is callous and inhumane for not feeling or understanding the pain and loss to the family members and friends from the death of an innocent man. Teoh Beng Hock’s family had rejected in no uncertain terms any suggestion or implication that Teoh caused his own death because he was happily about to get married and become a father. It is the duty of the authorities, including the police, to solve this murder and find Teoh’s killers.

By wanting to punish and act against Kit Siang under the Sedition Act for stating that Malaysian will not rest until justice is done for the killing of Teoh Beng Hock, the IGP might as well act against the entire party leadership of the DAP and all our 37 MPs and 105 State Assemblypersons who take a similar principled position. Khalid should decide whether he wants to act responsibly and professionally in his statutory role as IGP by stopping such a politically motivated witch-hunt against Kit Siang or else Khalid should resign as IGP and be the extremist UMNO politician if he so wishes.


LIM GUAN ENG

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槟城州首席部长林冠英于2014年7月22日在乔治市光大发表的文告

全国总警长卡立阿布巴卡本应该为他无法找出是谁导致赵明福冤死而有一丝愧疚感到可耻,但他如今却反倒过来企图为他的失败转移视线,以煽动罪名对付林吉祥。

丹斯里阿都卡立阿布巴卡一直不停的让马来西亚民众困惑及混淆,因为他的言行犹如巫统极端政治人物,却一直忘了自己作为全国总警长的职责。全国总警长卡立阿布巴卡本应该为他无法找出是谁导致赵明福冤死而有一丝愧疚感到可耻,但他如今却反倒过来企图为他的失败转移视线,以煽动罪名对付林吉祥。

全国总警长丹斯里阿布巴卡说,行动党国会领袖林吉祥在《火箭报》7月16日出版,关于赵明福是被谋杀,真凶还未被逮捕的言论已经构成了煽动罪。全国总警长认为林吉祥在赵明福身亡五周年的文章煽动人们以为赵明福是被杀害的。

赵明福,得年30岁,曾为雪兰莪行政议员欧阳悍华的政治秘书,于2009年7月16日在位于沙亚南Masalam大厦14楼反贪委员会雪兰莪分局录完口供后,被人发现横死在该大厦五楼露天走廊。林吉祥文章中“赵明福遭杀害的正义未获得伸张,马来西亚人不会罢休”及行动党与民联继续关注赵明福被杀害所遭到毫无正义可言的冤案一直未解,到底犯了什么错?

如今,马来西亚在罪案之前,正义是不是应该得以伸张,杀人者是不是应该受到严惩?

很明显,全国总警长是麻木不仁,毫无人性,他完全无法体会及理解家人及朋友因为明福冤死所遭受的痛苦与无助。明福家人完全无法接受语义不明指称他自己导致自己死亡的说法,因为明福当时正快乐的要结婚及成为人父。有关当局,包括警方有职责解决这件凶案及找出杀害明福的凶手。

全国总警长既然因为“赵明福遭杀害的正义未获得伸张,马来西亚人不会罢休”的言论,要以煽动罪对付林吉祥,那他就得同时对付秉持同样原则与立场的全体行动党领袖、37名国会议员及105名州议员。卡立阿布巴卡需决定他是否要负责任及专业的执行他身为全国总警长的职责,
停止这项充满政治动机的猎巫行动对付林吉祥,否则,卡立就必须辞掉其全国总警长的职位,称心地当起他那极端巫统政治人物。

Request For Proposal For Joint Development of 4.23 Acres of Land at Site Known as PT 330 Sandiland Foreshore, Section 11E, Jalan C.Y. Choy, Georgetown, Northeast District, Penang.

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Press conference chaired by YAB Mr Lim Guan Eng., Chief Minister Penang and Chairman PDC on Monday, 21st July at 12.30 noon at KOMTAR Level 28, Conference Room.

Request For Proposal For Joint Development of 4.23 Acres of Land at Site Known as PT 330 Sandiland Foreshore, Section 11E, Jalan C.Y. Choy, Georgetown, Northeast District, Penang.

Penang’s quest for the provision of quality and affordable housing will receive another boost with the Request for Proposals for the development of 4.23 acres of land at the Sandiland Foreshore, at Jalan C.Y. Choy. The proposed mixed development project will comprise components of medium cost apartments, low medium cost flats and related commercial facilities.

The Chief Minister Incorporated (CMI) which is the registered proprietor of the Sandiland Foreshore land, in support of the State government’s efforts to develop more affordable homes,  has appointed PDC to develop and/ or manage the development of the land.

PDC, acting for and on behalf of CMI is now requesting for proposals from incorporated local companies to undertake the design, build and complete the whole development on the Land in accordance with the Conditions of Tender as stated below:

Title                         
Leasehold 99 years subject to condition and restrictions in interests to be imposed by the State Government.

Developments Components

The Development Components consist of:-
(a) Medium Cost Apartments – not more than 482 units with the breakdown as below:-

(i) 241 units at minimum 1000 sq ft at ceiling price of RM400,000.00;

(ii) 161 units at minimum 900 sq ft at ceiling price of RM300,000.00; and

(iii) 80 units at minimum 800 sq ft at ceiling price of RM200,000.00

(b) Low Medium Cost Flats – minimum 321 units:-

(i) Minimum 700 sq ft at ceiling price of RM72, 500.00.

(c) All Medium Cost Apartments and Low Medium Cost Flats  are provided with the following finishes and facilities:-

(i)      For Low Medium Cost:
Floor tiles for toilet, kitchen, living room, wall tiles for toilet and kitchen;

For Medium Cost:
Floor tiles for toilet, kitchen, living and bedroom.
Wall tiles for toilet and kitchen.

(i) Common areas equipped with safety features – CCTV;

(ii) Access card at entrance gate and inside the lift; and

(iii) Façade treatment reflecting high end finishes eg. at windows and doors.

(d) Commercial Content

(i) Maximum total built up for the commercial content should  not be more than 90, 014 sq ft ; and

(ii) SOHO, Service Apartments, Business Suites, Medical Suites or any other development which are similar to SOHO will not be allowed.

Project Completion
The Successful Tenderer shall at its own cost and expense design, build, construct and complete the development on the proposed site within 60 months from the date of the Joint Development Agreement.

Land Price
The Reserve Price for the Land Premium is RM125.00 per square feet.

RFP Documents
Any companies who are interested to participate in this RFP can purchase the RFP document for One Thousand Ringgit Malaysia (RM1,000.00) during office hours at PDC starting from 22nd July 2014 (Tuesday) till 3rd September 2014 (Wednesday).

The State Government and PDC wish to reiterate that the RFP exercise is in line with the State’s CAT policy to ensure accountability and transparency, so that we can achieve high quality products and services even for affordable housing with competitive pricing through the open tender system.

This mixed development project is testimony of the State Government’s commitment to the provision of housing to the people, following closely the launching and implementation of the SP Chelliah and the Batu Kawan AHS projects. Also in the pipeline this year are the AHS projects at Teluk Kumbar and Kampung Jawa, which will further add to the services and facilities provided by the State Government and the PDC to the people of Penang. 

The development of affordable housing and commercial facilities at the Sandiland Foreshore, which is a stone’s throw from the George Town World Heritage Site, represents pockets of sustainable and viable development by the State Government and PDC, which will complement the nearby KOMTAR Tower upgrading and revitalisation programme, the Penang Heritage Centre project at Komtar Phase 5, and BIDS (Business Improvement Districts) project, which are carried out for the benefit of the people of Penang. 

Ground Breaking Ceremony of GAMA Bicycle Hub

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Speech by YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister On 19.7.2014 During Ground Breaking Ceremony of GAMA Bicycle Hub

First of all, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to GAMA for inviting me to officiate the ground breaking of this project. I would also like to congratulate GAMA Supermarket & Departmental Store Sdn Bhd for the continued expansion of their business over the last 3 decades. Now their latest development is to create another landmark project for the people of Penang; that is the First Bicycle Hub in Penang that is seamlessly integrated into a commercial development.

Until today GAMA's location is still known as the epicentre of the city as it fronts the one and only 5 road intersections OR more popularly called GOH PAH TENG in Penang. Therefore it was most appropriate that GAMA offered to integrate the First Bicycle Hub in Penang in its complex. Penang can now boast of a Bicycle Hub, in fact the FIRST ONE in Penang.

The bicycle hub will consist of a dedicated basement for secured bicycle park with the capacity for 111 bicycles, a bicycle repair centre, a biker’s café, a state of the art gym complete with changing rooms. All these will be housed in 25,000 sqft of built up area within the new car park block that will be built and is expected to complete at the end of 2016 and open to its customers in early 2017. It has always been the vision of the State to create a Cleaner Greener Penang and Safer Healthier Penang with facilities that allow one to cycle to and back from work.         

This project will complement the programme of the 12.5 km dedicated bicycle lane along the east coast from Queensbay Mall to George Town scheduled for completion at the end of this year. Of the 12.5 km route, 10.7 km will be along the coast, and the bulk of the cost of this section will be borne by 5 property developers and Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia. The remaining 1.8 km of the route and a bridge across Sungai Pinang will be undertaken by the MPPP. This Bicycle Hub will be THE CITY CENTRE NODE, the perfect meeting point for cyclists.

GAMA will now be making headway into its new phase in line with the State's vision of making Penang an International and Intelligent City. Over the next 2 years GAMA will be undergoing a major facelift and a  new carpark.

I am very proud to announce that this Bicycle Hub which will be constructed at the cost of approximately RM 5 Million and will be 100% funded by GAMA Supermarket & Departmental Store Sdn Bhd. This truly generous gesture by GAMA has indeed helped to make the state’s vision come of a bicycle state true. GAMA, congratulations and thank you on behalf of the people of Penang.

Without further ado, I wish GAMA all the success in the future and I hereby officiate the ground breaking of the new car park block and Bicycle Hub for GAMA.

槟州首席部长林冠英給​独中教职员的公开信

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尊敬的独中教职员,

谢谢您,真的辛苦了!

这些年来,您孜孜不倦、默默地为槟州培育人材,建立人力资本,槟州民联政府不仅仅铭记于心也付诸行动,从2012年开始,每年拨200令吉回馈金给每位教职员,以示表扬和鼓励。   

前年,州政府共拨出7万2800令吉给 307位独中教师和57位职员;去年则拨出7万9600令吉给398名教职员。今年,全槟5所独中的教职员总人数比去年增长了13%至450人,即菩提独中30人、韩江中学128人、钟灵独中106人、日新独中139人和槟华女子独中47人。 

尽管如此,以民为本的槟州政府并没有因为受惠人数增加而减少回馈金数额,反之,将今年的回馈金调涨100令吉,每位教职员将各获得300令吉的回馈金,总额为13万5000令吉。

独中教职员的贡献没获得联邦政府的肯定,也无法享有如同主流教育的教职员一般的福利,这点,我们深深体会也非常遗憾。

在过去的第12届州议会,我们秉持能干、公信及透明原则贯彻预算行政,以解决任何滥权、舞弊及贪污的作风。州政府取得数项成绩,破记录年年有余,储备资产从2008年增加50%达11亿9200万令吉,债务缩减至95%,并善用这些盈利:

. 派发援助金给贫穷者、乐龄人士、残障人士、宝贝计划、快乐学生、优秀学生、单亲妈妈、宗教导师津贴、家庭主妇、廉价屋维修、伊斯兰教堂官员津贴、教育援助、福利援助、大专生援助、医药援助、免费巴士、德士司机、渔民及其它社会援助
. 每年拨款给华小、淡小、教会学校及宗教学校
. 在公开场所提供免费无线上网
. 免费提供巴士穿行乔治市,以及“停车换乘”载送工作人士往返槟岛及威省
. 在州内兴建基础设施,纾缓交通阻塞
. 成为首个拨出5亿令吉可负担房屋基金的州属,兴建1万9172个高素质房屋,并由新加坡建屋局管理
. 在2013年成为第一个扫除贫穷的州属,确保槟城每个家庭每月收入至少达770令吉,高于全国763令吉贫穷线

槟州政府将为槟州子民提供最好的一切,包括带来更有效率、符合全民要求的服务传递系统。我与整个领导阵容将会秉持“能干、公信、透明”原则,全力以赴,廉洁地承担人民的委托及信任,为槟州进步及人民福利谋福祉。

我们推行公开竞争招标,公布首长、行政议员及州议员财产,成为第一个获国际透明组织称赞的州政府。作为以民为本的政府,州政府将延续“三有政策”,那就是“有成长”,强化经济成长;“有工作”,制造工作机会;“有济贫”,保障社会经济正义。

再一次跟您说声:谢谢您!

林冠英
首席部长