预算案是骗人的吗?仅仅的8亿令吉拨款到现在都还无法妥当处理,要如何去处理2016年财政预算案270亿令吉的拨款

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槟州首长林冠英于20151029日在吉隆坡发表文告

预算案是骗人的吗?仅仅的8亿令吉拨款到现在都还无法妥当处理,要如何去处理2016年财政预算案270亿令吉的拨款。

预算案是骗人的吗?仅仅的8亿令吉拨款到现在都还无法妥当处理,要如何去处理2016年财政预算案270亿令吉的拨款。

2015年财政预算案拨款8亿给各源流学校拨款,教育部声称没有收到,财政部则指已将拨款交给教育部。8亿令吉,不翼而飞?这是魔术表演吗?需要我们邀请世界知名魔术师大卫。考柏菲来解决这事件!

简简单单的华校拨款需要劳师动众,动用到3个主要的中央部门来处理,可笑的是至今距离2016年仅剩2个月时间,相关部门都没法向人民作出交代。

反之,槟州希望联盟政府只有7年的执政经验,每年都能够为各源流学校捎来佳音,协助槟州董家教及师生们减轻经济负担。我们每年首4个月就会完成所有的款项分配。这说明了良好施政的重要。

槟州政府已于上个月向州内学校发出通知,要求各校提呈2016年槟州政府制度化拨款,而国阵联邦政府的2015年拨款还下落不明。

目前,半岛只有不超过10%的各源流学校从2015年财政预算案上受益。简单的拨款分配,中央部长都无法办好,这是国阵执政超过50多年来的耻辱。

马华署理总会长兼首相署部长拿督斯里魏家祥解释说,这是财政部及教育部之间的沟通问题。2大部门在10个月的时间里都无法沟通好这笔款额的分配,试问要我们的平民老百姓如何敢于寄托你们,处理更大件的事情。

身在内阁里的马华及民政党部长口口声声声称会为华裔争取权益,现在人已进了内阁,但8亿令吉教育拨款或者仅仅的5000万令吉华小拨款依旧无法解决,更显着说明他们当家不当权。

每一年财政预算案后,教育拨款都成为众华社的焦点。然而,华社及华教人士每一年都在喊同样的话,从未见到国阵有所进步。雪上加霜,今年教育5亿令吉拨款,就连各源流学校所得份额的说明都被省略,令到华社担忧有关款项无法得到公平的分配。

简单的教育拨款不曾成为槟州执政7年来的困扰。 虽然我们槟州政府资源有限,但州政府依然坚持制度化拨款给全槟125间学校,即华小丶国民型中学和教会学校,还有5所独中。至今,州政府已拨出接近6000万令吉予上述学校。

除了制度化拨款,州政府至今已宣布拨出逾43依格的地段给华校供发展用途。受惠的学校,有恒毅中学丶直落公芭养正小学丶威南日新中学丶明德正校丶益华小学丶峇六拜中山小学丶中华孔圣庙中华中学丶北海光华小学及时中正校等。

我们无数次呼吁联邦政府以人民的利益为重,然而华教课题依然没有解决,制度化拨款也迟迟没有落实。

槟州政府在施政上提倡公信丶能干及问责,每年清楚列明所拨出的款额。国阵2016年财政预算案当中的5亿令吉教育拨款没有列明各源流学校所得份额,显得缺乏透明。

同时,为何财政预算案教育拨款从20158亿令吉减到20165亿令吉?是否华校拨款也同样会被缩减从5000万减到3000万令吉。原本5000万令吉华小拨款已不足够,中央应当做的是增加款项,惠及更多的莘莘学子。

从这起课题上,就能明显看出由希望联盟执政的州政府和国阵执政的中央政最大的差别。

林冠英

 

Grand Opening of Pensonic's New Head Office

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Speech for YAB Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister Of Penang
Grand Opening of Pensonic's New Head Office
30 October 2015

This grand opening also celebrates three very important milestones for Pensonic Holdings Berhad - Pensonic Mother Company KEAT RADIO's 50th Anniversary, Pensonic Brand's 33rd Anniversary and 10th Anniversary of Pensonic Friends.

I was told this new building will function as a Global Operations Hub to support our country's vision of establishing a manufacturing centre, that will serve as the heart of the entire supply chain. Built on a multi-brand marketing platform, this Hub is expected to form a strong Malaysian presence in the ASEAN and Middle East markets.

Pensonic grows in tandem with Penang's strong economic performance. Despite misleading and untrue press reports of investors and factory sites fleeing Penang or closing down, investment in Penang has remained strong. Far the 7 year period between 2008-2014 Penang recorded an investment of RM48.2 billion, which is 93% higher than the RM24.9 billion recorded over a similar 7 year period from 2001- 2007.

Country's Support

Ladies and Gentlemen

On behalf of the Government, I would like to congratulate Pensonic for its rapid growth of 207% through export sales between year 2011 and year 2014. No doubt, this is attributed to Pensonic's branding efforts, excellent leadership, product innovation and cost efficiency. Thank you very much!

 

REHDA 41st ANNUAL DINNER

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SPEECH BY YAB CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AT REHDA 41st ANNUAL DINNER ON 28TH OCTOBER 2015 AT G HOTEL

It is my privilege and honour to join members and associates of REHDA Penang who have collectively contributed significantly to the real property and housing industry in Penang. I wish to congratulate the organizing committee for the excellent manner in organizing REHDA’s 41st Annual Dinner Celebration.

We hope that REHDA can assist in fulfilling the state government’s aspirations of providing quality housing at affordable prices for the benefit of all the people of Penang.

The state government is aware of escalating property prices in Penang and has initiated pro-active steps to provide quality housing at affordable prices. The Penang State Government is actively pursuing the challenge of providing affordable housing which will see 22,515 homes being built over the next 5-7 years with another similar number to be built by the private sector.

The Federal Budget is disappointing for the affordable housing sector because it fails to address the 2 main issues haunting home buyers and developers in Malaysia as well as the stubbornly discriminatory and oppressive refusal of the Minister for Housing to grant approvals of Advertising Permits and Developers License (APDL) to private developers. The 2 main issues bedevilling the housing industry is the high rejection rate of application for housing loans, especially for lower and middle-income groups buying their first homes.

Many low-cost or low medium cost houses and affordable homes remain vacant not because of insufficient applicants but because they could not get loans. Why can't the loan requirements be relaxed for these houses to help first-time buyers? At present, the commercial bank’s rejection rate for housing is at about 50% to 60%.

We can build all the affordable homes we want but all our efforts would come to nothing if the rakyat who are in need of affordable homes are unable to get loans. The Penang state government has proposed that Bank Negara and commercial banks come up with specialized bank loan packages with low interest rates and easier approval process for affordable housing applicants.

The high loan rejection rejection is compounded by the refusal to lift the ban of Developer Interest Bearing Scheme (DIBS) for affordable homes and implement the government financial guarantee of commercial bank's loans for low-cost or low medium cost homes. As if these difficulties are not enough, the Housing Ministry have refused to approve APDL application within 2 weeks as is the practice.

There are now 47 APDL applications outstanding as at July this year, the longest a year in the waiting. This is unfair to developers and intended to punish Penang. That is why for the 3rd year running there is also nothing in the 2016 Budget for Penang!

In our pursuit to be an international intelligent city, the Penang State government has aggressively promoted Penang as a destination of choice for investment in higher value-added technology. Many multi national corporations have now made Penang their base for research, design and development.

Penang recorded RM 8.2 billion in investments in 2014, a 110% increase compared to RM 3.9 billion in 2013. For the 7 years period between 2008-2014, Penang recorded an investment of RM 48.2 billion, a 93% increase compared to the previous 7 years period 2001 to 2007 of RM 24.9 billion.

Further we have also signed a joint-venture agreement with Sime Darby Bhd to develop a RM3 billion High Technology Small and Medium Enterprises Industrial Park. We are also promoting Penang as a hub for shared services and outsourcing, particularly in business processing outsourcing (BPO).

Penang has signed a RM 11.3 billion joint-venture agreement with Temasek, Singapore’s national sovereign wealth fund with a portfolio worth SGD266 billion, to develop a high-tech industrial park in Batu Kawan and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) hub called BPO Prime in Penang. With a GDV of RM1.3 billion, the new BPO Prime will create thousands of high-paying jobs in the services sector and spur the growth of our knowledge economy cluster.

Besides being one of the largest global electronics manufacturing hub, Penang is also a tourist destination with a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our talented and friendly people, good food and cultural heritage are our treasures that attract investors and tourists to Penang. Recently we were listed by Lonely Planet as the No.4 charismatic city in the world, beating out cities like Bombay, Manchester, Rotterdam and Rome!

We are also carving a niche as a leading provider of medical tourism for healthcare and currently have several major private hospitals that provide high-quality yet affordable healthcare to both local and foreign patients.

The state government listens to all and believes in advocating a better quality of life for the people of Penang through consultation and dialogue. The Penang State Government continues to uphold accountability in the affairs of the state as well as public policies.


We have established an outcome based administration and governance based on the principles of competency, accountability and transparency. We have taken the important steps of institutionalizing the fundamentals of rule of law, good and clean governance, as well as integrity in leadership.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate REHDA for taking the lead in assisting the less fortunate inmates from charitable homes through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. I strongly urge all developers and associates present here this evening to inculcate a CSR culture in all your companies. It has been demonstrated that it is possible to be profitable while also being socially and environmentally responsible.

In conclusion, I would once again want to thank REHDA for your invitation and your efforts in working closely together with the State Government to develop Penang. Together we look forward towards a brighter future for Penang.


Thank You

 

SEMPENA MAJLIS PENYERAHAN SUMBANGAN BANTUAN PENGURUSAN JENAZAH WARIS OKU TAHUN 2015

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TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG
SEMPENA MAJLIS PENYERAHAN SUMBANGAN
BANTUAN PENGURUSAN JENAZAH WARIS OKU TAHUN 2015

24 OKTOBER 2015
AUDITORIUM F, TINGKAT 5, KOMTAR

Saya ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan selamat menyambut Ma’al Hijrah kepada mereka yang beragama Islam dan selamat datang kepada semua penerima sumbangan yang terpilih pada hari ini. Terlebih dahulu, saya ingin mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada Yang Berhormat Tuan Phee Boon Poh, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kesihatan, Kebajikan, Masyarakat Penyayang dan Alam Sekitar, Tuan Pengarah Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Negeri atas penganjuran Majlis ini.

Hari ini Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang akan menyampaikan Sumbangan Bantuan Pengurusan Jenazah Waris OKU sebanyak RM1000 kepada waris OKU yang telah meninggal dunia. Di kesempatan ini juga, saya ingin mengucapkan takziah kepada semua waris-waris di sini yang baru kehilangan ahli keluarga tersayang.


Hadirin yang dihormati sekalian,

Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Harapan Pulau Pinang yang memerintah sejak 2008 adalah Kerajaan yang “Competent, Accountable and Transparent” dalam melaksanakan urus tadbir dan amanah rakyat. Pencapaian Pulau Pinang dipuji oleh Transparency International sebagai Kerajaan pertama di Malaysia yang memperoleh pengiktirafan tersebut.

Dalam tempoh lapan tahun Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Harapan memerintah Pulau Pinang, Kerajaan berupaya membela secara saksama dan memberikan keadilan kepada semua rakyat tanpa mengira kaum, agama, jantina atau latar belakang politik. Kerajaan Negeri mampu menjalankan program sosial kerana dapat mencatatkan rekod pertumbuhan ekonomi yang mampan dan inklusif sehingga Oxford University baru baru ini juga turut menjemput saya untuk menerangkan:

a)Macam mana dapat menikmati lebihan belanjawan setiap tahun sebanyak RM473 juta dalam tempoh 6 tahun di antara tahun 2008-2013 berbanding dengan lebihan RM373 juta untuk 50 tahun memerintah di antara 1957-2007. Jelas sekali 6 tahun memerintah lebih berkesan daripada 50 tahun.

b)Macam mana dapat mengurangkan hutang kerajaan negeri sebanyak 90% sedangkan kebanyakan negara mengalami beban hutang kerajaan yang meningkat 100% termasuk Kerajaan Persekutuan Malaysia.

c)Macam mana dalam keadaan pengangguran tinggi, kadar pengangguran di Pulau Pinang dapat dikurangkan kepada 1.2%, yang terendah dalam sejarah Malaysia – sebenarnya menghadapi kekurangan pekerja.

d)Macam mana dapat mengurangkan jurang ketidaksaksamaan pendapatan di antara yang kaya dan yang miskin dengan Gini Coefficient yang terendah di Malaysia sekadar 0.37 pada 2012

Program sosial dan pemberian wang sumbangan ini telah diperuntukkan melalui hasil lebihan bajet Negeri, membolehkan sumbangan sebanyak RM1000.00 setahun diberikan kepada Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU); warga emas, ibu tunggal, pelajar tahun 1 dan 4 dan Tingkatan 1 dan 4 serta Bantuan “One-Off’ sebanyak RM1,000.00 setahun ke atas urusan jenazah, pelajar yang belajar di IPTA dari Negeri Pulau Pinang sejumlah RM1,000.00 setahun dan penghargaan Anak Emas Pulau Pinang mulai 1hb Januari 2011 sejumlah RM200.00 sekali sahaja telah dapat dilaksanakan dan mendapat sambutan yang amat menggalakkan daripada orang ramai.


Hadirin yang dihormati sekalian,

Saya ingin memaklumkan seramai 8,664 klien OKU yang berdaftar dengan Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Negeri Pulau Pinang melalui sistem i-sejahtera Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang dengan mendapat sumbangan RM100 dan secara keseluruhannya, Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah membelanjakan sejumlah RM866,400.00 untuk sumbangan kepada OKU yang berdaftar melalui sistem i-sejahtera bagi tahun 2015. Tempoh pembayaran ini adalah mulai 16 Oktober 2015 sehingga 27 Oktober 2015 dibuat melalui bank GIRO-BSN. Manakala, pada majlis hari ini juga, bagi sumbangan pengurusan jenazah seramai 53 orang waris OKU akan menerima bantuan tersebut dengan peruntukan berjumlah RM53,000.00. Setiap waris akan menerima sebanyak RM1000.00 tunai seorang.

Kerajaan Negeri juga amat prihatin terhadap rakyat yang tidak berkemampuan dengan menyalurkan bantuan kewangan bulanan kepada yang layak melalui Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat di bawah Agenda Ekonomi Saksama(AES). Sebanyak 1909 orang penerima telah mendapat manfaat daripada bantuan ini dengan peruntukan berjumlah RM5,032,674.00. Mangsa bencana juga tidak dilupakan. Sebanyak 32 kes bencana telah dilaporkan dan menerima sumbangan berjumlah RM86,790.00.

Ia juga sebagai tanda Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Harapan tidak pernah melupakan atau meminggirkan golongan OKU di Negeri Pulau Pinang dan Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Harapan sentiasa peka dan mencari jalan untuk membantu semua rakyat Pulau Pinang lebih-lebih lagi golongan OKU.


Hadirin yang dihormati sekalian

Di kesempatan ini juga, saya ingin mengucapkan tahniah di atas usaha JKM dan semua ADUN usaha membantu rakyat mencapai hidup yang sejahtera. Komitmen dan kesungguhan yang tinggi dalam merencana hasrat Kerajaan adalah sangat dipuji.

Akhir kata, saya dengan berbesar hati merasmikan Majlis Penyerahan Sumbangan Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang iaitu Sumbangan Bantuan Pengurusan Jenazah Waris OKU sebanyak RM1000 kepada waris OKU yang telah meninggal dunia.

Sekian, terima kasih.