Penang: A High-Income Model For Malaysia Through Inclusive Growth (EN/CN)

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang, Malaysia, Lim Guan Eng At Oxford University, England.
Title: "Penang: A High-Income Model For Malaysia Through Inclusive Growth"
Venue: T.S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Date: 14th October 2015

PENANG AS AN ENTREPRENEURIAL STATE

1. It gives me great pleasure to once again to be at the TS Eliot Lecture Theatre at Merton College in Oxford University. The last time I was here was on the 29th of May, 2013, a few weeks after the 2013 general elections when I was hosted by the Oxford University Malaysia Club. This time, I have the honour of being hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University thanks to Datuk Seri Nazir Tun Razak.

2. Reading through the profile of this very new school in the hallowed halls of Oxford University, I cannot help but be amazed by its many accomplishments since its establishment in 2010. In the 3 years since the first class of Masters in Public Policy (MPP) students were admitted in 2012, you have now grown to a cohort of 119 students from 55 countries for the class of 2015, including two Malaysians (Mark Hew and Yew Ren Chung).

3. During this short period, you have also attracted a diverse group of world class researchers and scholars including Professor Sir Paul Collier, the author of the Bottom Billion; Professor Winnie Yip, director of the Global Health Policy Program here at Oxford and last but certainly not least, Professor and Dean Ngaire (“nyree) Woods, Dean of the school as well as an expert in the areas of global economic governance and global development.

4. MPP students are no doubt interested in not just learning about public policy but also discerning for themselves the types of public policies which are effective in different contexts. I want to share with you some of my experiences as Chief Minister of Penang in the past 7 years and in particular, some thoughts on how we put in place an “Entrepreneurial State” in order to achieve the status of a High Income economy through inclusive growth. And I shall approach this from the angle of good governance; dynamic smart economy that is sustainable and collaborative; social inclusion; talent building; liveability and the environment.

Penang Attaining High-Income Economy Status In 2015 Hobbled By The 30% Depreciation In The Ringgit.
5. A short introduction of Penang, the second smallest state in Malaysia with a land size of only 1,048 square kilometres and a population of 1.7 million people, with no natural resources but has progressed to achieve high-income economy status through good governance, rule of law, integrity in leadership and sheer human talent.

6. The World Economic Forum Human Capital Report defined a high-income economy as one whose Gross Domestic Product or GDP per capita reaches USD$12,467 or RM 40,841 based on the then exchange rate of RM3.27 for USD$1 in 2014. Penang was expected to achieve a GDP per capita of RM42,251 based on a population of 1,681,922 people and a GDP of RM71,063 million by this year 2015. Penang’s GDP per capita of RM42,251 would have exceeded the benchmark of RM40,841 to become a high-income economy.

7. However I wish to lay an important caveat that the precipitous drop in the value of the ringgit due to extraneous factors such as the 1MDB RM42 billion financial scandals on world currency markets, makes Penang technically not a high-income economy this year. Instead of RM40,841 as the benchmark to achieve high-income status, the drop in the ringgit means that the benchmark has been increased to RM50,000. Of course should the value of the ringgit recover, hopefully by next year when all the political and financial scandals are resolved, then Penang can be restored to our rightful status as a high-income economy.

Business of Government Is Not To Get Into Business
8. The term “entrepreneurial state” is associated with Ms Mariana Mazzucato, and she is now one of the key economic advisers to the newly elected leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn together with other economic heavyweights including Nobel Prize Winner, Joe Stiglitz; Thomas Piketty; and your very own Professor Simon Wren-Lewis, a faculty member at the Blavatnik School of Government.

9. Her primary argument is for a wealth-creating agenda based on collaboration amongst “wealth-creators” involving not just business but also workers, public institutions, and civil-society organizations. Ms Mazzucato makes a strong proposition that the state can lead the way in investing in risky areas especially in research and development, innovation as well as retraining and upskilling, which the private sector would not touch. This is a strong counterpoint to the current mainstream thinking that those who govern best govern least and let the private sector do its job.

10. In Penang, we are shaping a progressive economic policy that is investment-led, inclusive, and sustainable to create wealth through a public-private partnership that drives long-term growth and productivity. In many respects Penang is an entrepreneurial state except that we do not believe in becoming involved in market outcomes, especially competing with business in accordance with our mantra of “the business of government is not to get into business”.

11. In Penang as an entrepreneurial state, we see ourselves providing a catalytic role in providing public goods and services, basic communications infrastructure and spurring the development of key risky industries. But in other areas, especially where the private sector has a proven track record, the role of the government is to reinvent government and leave business to the private sector.

RM1.2 Billion Fish Farm Industry From The Benefits Of Reinventing Government
12. Let me illustrate this with an example which may surprise some of you.

13. Many of you who have visited Penang or are familiar with Penang would associate Penang with a number of things – a rich, diverse culture and peoples; a thriving electronics and electrical (E&E) industry; and of course, our wonderful food. But very few of you would think of fish farming when you think of Penang. It would surprise you to learn that this industry grew from basically nothing in 2008 to a RM1.2 billion ringgit (180 million pounds) industry 7 years later!

14. Much as I would love to claim credit, this amazing transformation was done without spending a single penny but merely dependent on reinventing government. The previous government benefitted its cronies with one or two chosen individuals being given thousands of hectares of sea, which they then sub-let to genuine operators under the classic rentier system. This is described by some as predatory capitalism.

41. Further the low unemployment rate is translated to households in Penang enjoying household income growth of 7.6% annually between 2012 and 2014. As a result of these progressive policies, our Gini Coefficient has been reduced from 0.42 in 2009 to 0.37 in 2012, an improvement of 11% over 3 years. While Penang’s Gini coefficient is better than Malaysia’s rate of 0.42, we still have some ways to go before we reach the Scandinavian levels of income inequality.


Enabling, Empowering And Enriching the People
42. Penang has consistently been rated one of the most liveable cities in Asia – the 8th in Asia according to ECA International and of course the most liveable in Malaysia. We have the best street food in the world. We have a UNESCO World Heritage site in George Town. We are committed to making Penang the first bicycle and green state in Malaysia en route to being the premier destination to invest, learn, work, play and eat.

43. The present debt crisis have shown that income inequality can not be solved by free markets. Free markets are said to be better than the state in provision of goods and services except a pro-market “rule of law”. However, investment public goods such as infrastructure, basic social services, research and development, innovative technologies can only be done by the “entrepreneurial” state, provided that the state exit at the earliest opportune moment to prevent undue interference. We are still learning to grapple about when to exit so as not to throw good money after bad or divert resources for other worthwhile ventures.

44. In the short time which I have been given, I have tried to paint vignettes of how Penang’s development is based on certain principles that are based on good governance and transparent decision making which enables them with skills and education, empowers with rights and responsibilities and enriches the people by sharing in economic wealth.

45. Whilst we are focused on providing a better life for our voters, we realise that we can only win the future by investing in education. Whilst embracing the challenges of globalisation, we will not shy away from preparing the young for the future as well as prepare the future for young.

46. I hope that in the course of your MPP program, you will get a taste of what it’s like to be involved in public policy, perhaps via your summer internship programs, in a tangible manner. I would like to invite to see for yourself what we have done in Penang.

47. Thank you and good luck!

LIM GUAN ENG

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槟州首席部长林冠英于2015年10月14日在英国牛津大学(T.S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College) 主讲“槟城:通过包容性增长(Inclusive Growth)为马来西亚打造一个高收入典范”,摘译如下:

槟城是创业才干型州属

由于马币贬值30%,槟城欲在2015年成为高收入经济的期望受阻。
根据世界经济论坛人力资本报告界定,当国内生产总值达人均收入为1万2千467美元,或4万零841令吉(以2014年1美元兑3令吉27仙为准),就能称为高收入经济体。而槟州在马币大幅贬值上付出了代价,事缘我们理应在今年走向高收入经济体,但现在却被拖回中等收入的阶段。

原本我们以4万零841令吉就能晋身成为高收入经济体,但,现在马币贬值28%,意味着标准已提高到5万2千令吉。根据原先预测,槟州今年的国内生产总值将达人均收入4万2251令吉,这个预测建基于168万1922人口,以及2015年国内生产总值710亿6300万令吉之上。按此推算,槟州的国内生产总值达人均收入4万千251令吉,易言之,我们已达4万零841令吉高收入经济体标准。
由于许多世界货币市场的外在因素如:一马金融丑闻,导致技术上槟城无法在今年成为高收入经济体。令吉的下跌意味着上述标准提高至5万令吉。当然,我们希望明年一旦政治、金融丑闻明朗化获得解决后,令吉价值回稳,槟城可以名正言顺成为高收入经济体。

政府以不做生意为本份

槟城是一个创业才干的州属,但是我们不相信干预市场结果,特别是与商业竞争,我们相信政府以从不做生意为本份。

我们把政府视为提供公共用品、服务、基本建设的催化剂,我们也刺激关键工业的发展。

政府从12亿令吉的渔产养殖业中再创造

你会惊讶,这个行业从2008年从零开始,七年后市值达12亿令吉。

政府不花一分一毫,而是通过政府再造。前朝政府拨出几千公顷的海面给一、两个朋党让他们谋利,他们通过典型的寻租出租给真正的养殖业者,就是一些人形容的掠夺性资本主义。

我们停止这种朋党资本主义,把执照发给真正的养殖场主人,限制养殖范围为8000平方公尺,年租定为3600令吉。我们创建了一个核对列表,满足所有条件才能获批准,批准结果必须三个月内公布,造就了今天价值12亿令吉的渔产业。


栽培人才避免毕业生失业

槟州经济的主要驱动器就是人才,虽然槟城失业率创全国历史新低1.2%, 我们面对人力资源短缺问题,槟州主要的雇主不断地投诉具技能的工人不足,这是对症下药提供培训避免毕业生失业。

槟州政府与槟城技术与发展中心联办德国双元制教职计划 。
州政府不只拨出200万令吉赞助这批学生的费用,这些学生每个月还可以从参与的公司获得900令吉的最低薪金。 这意味着他们领钱读书。这从教职计划源自一流员工的德国。我们要证明这种世界级的双元制教职计划可以成为高收入及高附加价值的工作,特别是在制造业。

社会包容性

自2008年开始,槟州政府在除贫方面提供生活在贫穷线下790令吉的家庭“加额”补贴,换句话说,如果一个家庭月入500令吉,州政府将补贴290令吉。此举成功地消除了州内的赤贫。

但是,我们意识到现金补贴形成“依赖”恶习,也破除不了贫穷的恶性物质循环。因此,槟州政府正从无条件现金补贴转型至“条件式补贴”,接受州政府补贴的家庭必须确保他们的孩子身体健康、注射疫苗、上学、学业成绩进步。

很多人会惊讶,我们把40%的中低收入者吸纳为垃圾清理工人。在马来西亚没有公民会在肮脏、艰难及危险的环境中成为垃圾清理工人。但是我们为垃圾清理工人提供月薪1300令吉(比最低薪金还高出400令吉),2500个空缺却接获超出10倍人数的申请。他们都是大马公民不是外国人。与其把合约交给私人承包商来聘请外国劳工担任垃圾清理工人,我们指示威省市政局从承包商手中收回工作,让他们以更高薪水聘请本地工人。这项计划让我们比从前花费超出40%或3000万令吉,但是至少我们养活2500个家庭,而不是让私人承包商享有利益。

在包容性增长方面,我们也必须确保环境可持续。州政府是全马第一个禁止免费塑料袋的州属,在2014年槟城达致32.8%的再循环率,全马居冠,我们放眼2020年达40%再循环率,为全国目标的两倍。我们也计划在全州铺建脚车道。

我们也设立了一个10亿令吉的公众基金来兴建可负担房屋,我们通过公开招标、价格者得的方式,拍卖槟岛的一块土地获得这笔创建基金。我们的公开招标也获得大马总稽查司及国际透明组织的表扬。

我们能够为40%的低下层提供这么多的社会福利计划,是因为我们明显地改善政府的财务。我们的现金储备增加50%,债务减免90%,财政预算在2008年至2013年期间出现盈余达4亿5300万令吉,当中我们把2亿8700万令吉用在社会福利计划,帮助有需要的人及弱势群体。我们将12%的年度预算用在这些社会包容性计划。

低失业率也意味着槟城的家庭收入在2012年至2014年之间增长7.6%。随着我们推出上述进步的政策,槟州的基尼系数从2009年的0.42下跌至2012年0.37,三年内进步了11%。虽然我们的基尼系数比全国的0.42表现还好,但是我们要达到北欧式的收入平等还有很长的一段路。

启迪民智、赋权予民、富国强民

槟城持续被ECA International列为亚洲第八名的宜居城市。我们有全世界最美味的街头美食。我们拥有联合国世界文化遗产城。我们立志打造槟城成为全马第一个脚车绿州,能让人们踏遍投资、上学、工作、玩乐及饮食目的地。

目前的债务危机已经显示自由市场不能解决贫富悬殊的问题。自由市场可说是比政府分配商品及服务好,除了亲市场的“法治”。但是,公共货物的投资如基建 、基本社会服务、研究及发展、创新技术只能通过企业才干型州属才能出现,州政府也必须在适当时机退出市场以避免不适当的干预。我们还在学习什么时候才是政府放手的良机,以免赔了夫人又折兵,、花钱来填无底洞,或把资源转移到其它更有价值的事业。

林冠 英

 

Chief Minister of Penang (Incorporation) signs Management Collaboration Agreement with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Think City Sdn Bhd

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16 October 2015
George Town, Penang

Chief Minister of Penang (Incorporation) signs Management Collaboration Agreement with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Think City Sdn Bhd

Both The Right Honourable Chief Minister of Penang, Mr. Lim Guan Eng and His Highness the Aga Khan will be witnessing the signing of a Management Collaboration Agreement between Chief Minister of Penang (Incorporation) (“CMI”), Think City Sdn Bhd (“Think City”) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (“AKTC”) today in the picturesque heritage hamlet of Chantilly, France.

The genesis of this Management Collaboration Agreement is derived from a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) signed between AKTC and Think City in November 2013, under which AKTC provided technical assistance for the protection, development and enhancement of Penang’s historic George Town which was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008. This Management Collaboration Agreement serves to expand the scope of that existing partnership and extend the collaboration period for another three years.

The earlier 2013 collaboration between AKTC and Think City saw the deliverance of a Strategic Master Plan (“SMP”) and identification of significant conservation and development projects within the old city of George Town. A public exhibition of the proposed projects was carried out in early 2014. They are now being incorporated into the George Town Special Area Plan. Accompanying the SMP are recommendations for the policies and actions to be pursued with regard to land use, conservation and development, traffic, infrastructure, and institutional management.

As the Management Collaboration Agreement marks the second phase of the collaboration; CMI, AKTC and Think City are expected to contribute significantly to the regeneration of George Town, particularly through the establishment of a project implementation vehicle known as George Town Conservation and Development Corporation (“GTCDC”), and the training of young professionals in the conservation and sustainable development of the city heritage.

Preparatory technical work has already started in two key areas: Armenian Street Park and Fort Cornwallis on the North Seafront. These activities are aimed at providing state-of-the-art solutions in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures and public spaces, promoting inward investment and spurring social, economic and cultural development for Penang. CMI is the majority shareholder of GTCDC which will feature a board of directors elected from the three partners to oversee a dedicated management team that will manage, operate and implement projects recommended by the SMP.

The AKTC is renowned internationally and recognised as one of the foremost organisations involved in matters of architecture, conservation and urban planning. Noted for their commitment in beautifying and preserving cities, landscapes and buildings, a city that attracts the interest of AKTC is deemed to have make its mark on the global heritage and cultural map, a marquee testimony of one’s pedigree and excellence. AKTC’s Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme which will be the main collaborating partner under the Management Collaboration Agreement, promotes planning, conservation and urban revitalisation in historic cities. It also undertakes the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures and public spaces in ways that can spur social, economic and cultural development.

Individual project briefs go beyond mere technical restoration to address the questions of the social and environmental context, adaptive re-use, institutional sustainability and training. Its projects include major parks in Cairo and New Delhi and urban revitalisation projects on sites as diverse as Zanzibar in Africa and Kabul. As part of the Aga Khan Development Network, AKTC undertakes cultural projects within a broad continuum of development activities that usually encompasses economic, social and cultural initiatives.

The Penang State Government hopes that George Town will attain international and intelligent status with the participation of AKTC as well as Think City. Indeed this is a dream come true for Penang!
LIM GUAN ENG

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槟城州首席部长林冠英于2015年10月16日在槟城乔治市发表的文告

槟城州首席部长机构与阿加汗文化基金会及Think City有限公司签署协同管理合约

首席部长与阿加汗殿下将见证槟城州首席部长机构(CMI)、Think City有限公司及阿加汗文化基金会(AKTC)于今日在法国风光明媚的古迹小镇尚蒂伊签署协同合作合约。

这项协同管理合约的起始于2013年11月阿加汗文化基金会与Think City所签署的文化备忘录。在备忘录之下阿加汗文化基金会提供支援,以保护、发展及优化在2008年已经被列入联合国教科文组织世界文化遗产的乔治市。这项协同管理合约,将扩大现有的合作伙伴范围,并且另再多延长合作3年。

2013年阿加汗文化基金会与Think City的合作有达致了策略大蓝图中为乔治市老城鉴定重要的古迹维护及古迹发展项目。各项计划中的项目已经于2014年公开展示。这些项目如今已经列入乔治市特别区域蓝图。策略大蓝图建议根据土地使用、维护、发展、交通、硬体设施及制度化管理等角度拟定各项政策及所采应有措施。

这项协同管理合约标识了合作关系进入第二期;首长机构、阿加汗文化基金会及Think City三方期望能携手促成乔治市重要的城市复兴工作,特别是成立了项目执行机构 - 乔治市保存及发展机构(GTCDC),并且培训年轻的专业人士维护及永续发展遗产城里的古迹。

两项主要区域的技术筹备工作已经如火如荼进行:打铜仔街公园及乔治市北岸的康华丽堡。这些工作主要是为修复及还原历史建筑及公共空间、推广向内投资、刺激槟城社经文化发展,提供当前最顶尖的方案。首长机构是乔治市保存及发展机构的最大股东,将在三方同意之下。推出董事主席人选,以掌管整个管理团队,让整个团队能管理、操作及执行策略大蓝图建议之项目。

阿加汗文化基金会是国际极富盛名,同时公认为其中一个在建筑、维护及城市规划上最重要的组织。阿加汗基金会最擅长美化、保养各城市、景观及建筑的能力,能吸引到阿加汗基金会的城市,将会在全球古迹与文化地图中崭露头角,认证为首届一指及最卓越的城市之一。阿加汗文化基金会的历史城市计划将会是这项协同管理合约的主要合作对象,该计划目的是推广企划、保存及历史古城的城市复兴。同时他们还会以刺激社会、经济及文化发展的方式,修复及还原历史建筑及公共空间,。

阿加汗的各项个别项目案例,不是单纯停留在技术修复而已,而是企图回答如何解决社会及环境的难题,如何适应、循环使用、制度的持续及培训等。他们的计划也包括了埃及开罗与印度新德里的各主要公园,在非洲东岸的桑吉巴群岛(Zanzibar)及阿富汗的喀布尔进行城市复兴。阿加汗文化基金会作为阿加汗发展网络的一员,在其广泛的社经文化发展计划中,着重在文化项目的一环。

在与阿加汗文化基金会及Think City的参与下,槟城州政府希望乔治市能成为国际及智慧型城市。槟城即将美梦成真!

林冠英

 

 

Kerajaan Negeri Tidak Boleh Jalankan Vaksinasi Awam Ke atas Anjing Liar Kerana Tidak Ada Vaksin Dan Terpaksa Musnahkan Anjing Liar Mulai 15 September 2015 Sehingga Penularan Wabak Penyakit Anjing Gila Terkawal Pada 9 Oktober 2015.(BM/CN)

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Kenyataan Media Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 12.10.2015

Kerajaan Negeri Tidak Boleh Jalankan Vaksinasi Awam Ke atas Anjing Liar Kerana Tidak Ada Vaksin Dan Terpaksa Musnahkan Anjing Liar Mulai 15 September 2015 Sehingga Penularan Wabak Penyakit Anjing Gila Terkawal Pada 9 Oktober 2015.


Kerajaan negeri tidak boleh jalankan vaksinasi awam ke atas anjing liar kerana tidak ada vaksin dan terpaksa memusnahkan anjing liar mulai 15 September 2015 sehingga penularan wabak penyakit anjing gila adalah terkawal pada 9 Oktober 2015. Adalah dikesali setengah NGO yang tidak rasional masih mengeluarkan kenyataan palsu dan fitnah bahawa kerajaan negeri sepatutnya menjalankan vaksinasi awam ke atas anjing liar lebih awal lagi dan bukan memusnahkannya, sungguhpun perintah menghapuskan anjing liar yang dikuatkuasakan pada 15 September 2015 telahpun dibatalkan pada 9 Oktober 2015.

Kerajaan negeri rela menjalankan vaksinasi awam sekiranya ada 40,000 vaksin untuk 40,000 anjing liar, tetapi pada masa itu dan sekarang, vaksin pun tidak mencukupi untuk anjing-anjing bertuan, tak payah ambil kira anjing liar. Oleh itu kerajaan negeri tidak ada pilihan lain kecuali mengeluarkan perintah memusnahkan anjing liar agar menyekat wabak penyakit anjing gila.

Mujurlah perintah 15hb September 2015 yang tegas telah berjaya menyekat penularannya di Pulau Pinang dengan hanya 4 kes anjing liar yang dijangkiti rabies dan tidak adapun seekor anjing bertuan yang terlibat. Ini berbanding dengan 20 kes di Perlis dan 18 kes di Kedah. Sebelum ini Kerajaan Negeri telah mewartakan penyakit anjing gila atau rabies di Negeri Pulau Pinang berkuatkuasa pada 15 September 2015 seperti yang termaktub di bawah Akta Binatang 1953 (Akta 647) setelah didapati kes Rabies telah menular ke Pulau Pinang dan disahkan pada 14 September 2015 yang lalu.

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang bersama-sama Jabatan Perkhidmatan Veterinar Negeri, Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri, Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang dan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, telah menubuhkan Jawatankuasa Pengawalan Wabak Rabies negeri Pulau Pinang. Jawatankuasa ini juga telah memulakan Operasi Pengawalan dan Pembasmian Rabies pada 16 September 2015, sehari selepas perintah dikeluarkan oleh saya mengikut Pewartaan Penyakit Rabies di Negeri Pulau Pinang.

Kerajaan negeri membatalkan perintah memusnahkan anjing liar selepas merujuk kepada Jabatan Veterinar Negeri Pulau Pinang, yang bersetuju dengan keputusan ini kerana kes terakhir anjing liar yang dijangkiti penyakit rabies adalah pada 21 September 2015, dan tidak ada kes baru selepasnya. Ini menunjukkan bahawa perintah menghapuskan anjing liar kerana tidak ada vaksin, memang berkesan dan efektik untuk mengawal wabak penyakit rabies.

Kini kami hanya tunggu kedatangan 40,000 vaksin yang dijanjikan oleh NGO selepas ia diperiksa dan disahihkan oleh Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani. Adalah diharapkan NGO tersebut boleh bersikap rasional dan faham bahawa kerajaan negeri mesti bertanggungjawab, dan tidak boleh bersikap tidak peduli atau tak buat apa-apa dan terpaksa menjalankan pemusnahan pada 15 September bila tidak ada vaksin. Susah untuk kerajaan negeri mengadakan dialog dengan mereka yang rasis, bersikap ekstrimis ataupun tidak rasional.

Semua operasi bersama penangkapan dan pemusnahan anjing liar dihentikan sejak 9 Oktober 2015 kerana Kerajaan Negeri berpandangan bahawa wabak rabies telah di kawal di Pulau Pinang. Kerajaan Negeri harap Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabeery Chik dan Kementerian agar memulakan usaha vaksinasi secepat mungkin bagi terus memastikan wabak rabies tidak berulang di Pulau Pinang. Kini perkara ini di bawah pihak Kementerian, dan pihak NGO harus membawa tuntutan kepada pihak Datuk Seri Ahmad.

Kerajaan Negeri mengambil maklum perkara ini dan atas kesediaan Kerajaan Negeri untuk mencari alternatif lain bagi mengelakkan penularan wabak ini, sehubungan itu, saya selaku Ketua Menteri mengumumkan penarikan semula pewartan penyakit rabies seperti yang termaktub di dalam Akta Binatang 1953 tetapi masih mewajibkan untuk pemilik anjing mendapatkan vaksinasi rabies, berkuatkuasa mulai 09 Oktober 2015.

Lim Guan Eng


槟州首席部长林冠英于2015年10月12日在乔治市光大发表文告:
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州政府因为没有足够的疫苗,无法为所有野狗施打预防针,因此只能被迫将野狗人道毁灭。这项措施始于2015年9月15日,并於2015年10月9日界定狂犬病疫情受控后宣布终止。
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州政府因为没有足够的疫苗,无法为所有野狗施打预防针,因此只能被迫将野狗人道毁灭。这项措施始于2015年9月15日,并於2015年10月9日在界定狂犬病疫情受控后宣布终止。令人感到遗憾的是,即便已多番解释,许多不理性的非政府组织仍千方百计地造假,指控州政府应该在早前就为野狗施打疫苗,而非人道毁灭。

如果州政府一早拥有4万剂疫苗,我们很愿意为分布在外的4万只野狗施打,但无奈的是,不管是之前或现在,固有的疫 苗已不足应付家犬的需求,遑论流浪在外的野狗?在別无选择之下,周政务唯有祭出捕杀令,以确保狂犬病获得控制。

不幸中的大幸是,2015年9月15日颁布的行政命令成功阻止了疫情的扩散,迄今仅有4宗野狗感染狂犬病的投报,并没有一只家犬涉及其中。同比吉打及玻璃市,则已分別发现18和20宗。槟州政府是在2015年9月14日前获悉州内发现狂犬病,翌日在1953年动物法令(第647条文)下,发布槟城成为疫区。

州政府随后联同州内兽医局、卫生局、槟岛市政厅及威省市政局共同成立了一个疫情控制委员会。相关委员会旋即在2015年9月16日针对阻止狂犬病进一步扩散采取各种行动,以便及早得以控制。

自2015年9月21日最后一宗狂犬病投报后,槟州不再发现新病例。随后,州政府在取得兽医局的同意后,立刻宣布终止野狗捕杀令。这也证明了因疫苗不足而颁布的捕杀令,有效控制了狂犬病的传播。

目前,我们只能等待较早前非政府组织承诺带来的4万剂疫苗,这些疫苗必须在大马农业及农基工业部的检查与批准后方能下放。希望有关非政府组织能够理性面对,并理解州政府当时在9月15日颁布的捕杀令乃基於州府必须对人命负责任,不能采取不理不睬的态度。我们在没有疫苗的情况下,颁布捕杀令是必要的步骤。必须要明白的是,面对种族主义、极端及不理性的份子,州政府是难以和他们对话的。

所有捕杀野狗的行动,经州政府判断狂犬病疫情受控后,在2015年10月9日宣告终止。槟州政府祈愿国内农业及农基部部长拿督斯里阿末沙比利能够尽快展开施打疫苗的行动,确保槟州州内不会再有狂犬病的病例。目前,有关事项已落在农业部的身上,非政府组织应向拿督斯里阿末请愿。

为抑止疫情扩散,州政府已準备寻找各种替代方案。作为槟州首席部长,我谨此再次宣布,撤回1953年动物法令下颁布的狂犬病疫区,但狗主们仍需为家犬施打疫苗。相关宣布自2015年10月9日起生效。



林冠英

 

 

 

 

Winning The Future By MASTERING DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION & AUTOMATION

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KEYNOTE BY
YAB LIM GUAN ENG
CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG
Penang @CAT LAUNCH AT WISMA YEAP CHOR EE,
10 October 2015

Winning The Future By MASTERING DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION & AUTOMATION

Welcome to this unique gathering, which brings together key representatives from the technology, creative multimedia sector, multinational companies, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts to celebrate the official launch of Penang @CAT- Penang’s Accelerator for Creative, Analytics & Technology. This unique colonial heritage venue is the new home where the tech community in Penang can unleash their inspiration, technological aspirations and creative talents.

I still remember when the idea to have an accelerator programme in Penang was mooted during our inaugural Penang State Shared Services & Outsourcing and Creative Multimedia Content Council (PSSCC) meeting on Jan 27, we hope to stimulate the establishment and growth of tech startups in Penang. 8 months have passed and we are proud with the efforts put in by @CAT council, InvestPenang and PDC to make this happen.

Wisma Yeap Chor Ee

Since @CAT is going to be another prominent initiative in Penang, we decided to house this programme in one of the elegant historic building within the George Town’s heritage enclave, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee (WYCE). WYCE, leased out by Wawasan Open University to Penang Development Corporation (PDC) on 29th June 2014 for 30 years at a cost of over RM14 million (RM40,402 per month), has successfully realized part of the state government’s dream in promoting science and technology and creative animation cluster. In addition, the restoration costs, to be financed by PDC works out to be RM5 million. Penang @CAT will be located at level 3, Creative Animation Triggers project at Level 2 and Level 1 will be leased to Penang Science Cluster.

At State level, we have formed an Executive Council for WYCE, chaired by myself and YB Chow Kon Yeow (alternate) and members consisting of Dato’ Lee Kah Choon, Dato’ Rosli Jaafar, Loo Lee Lian and Chang Wing Mow, responsible for policy, tenant selection and provision of resources required in operation of WYCE.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Tech Startups

@CAT at WYCE will be the heart of Penang’s tech start up ecosystem where the Penang State government’s enterprising plan is to boost the local tech sector and to bring the state’s many players under one roof. @CAT aims to accelerate the establishment and growth of creative and technology based startup companies, to nurture new talents in the new sunrise fields of cloud computing, applications technology, Big Data Analytics (BDA) and Internet of Things (IoT). I believe, developing the state’s talented young people to move up the value chain and promote new creative ideas and innovative technology is our priority today.

Over the last 40 years, Penang’s economic success has been driven by manufacturing sector. It will still be the state’s core business and in addition to the convergence of the manufacturing, services and public sector, the establishment of @CAT will unleash new synergies in both new and existing industries. If Penang is to win the future, we have to invest not only in education but also master disruptive technology, innovation and automation. The @CAT is one of our initiatives to master these difficult challenges especially in BDA, cloud computing and IoT.

The recent trend of the global semiconductor industry has been shifting towards the Internet of Things (IoT) where wearable technologies, machines, software and sensors that use cloud computing to communicate with each other is in rising demand. This is where the Penang @CAT fits in as we also believe in venturing into IoT and creative multimedia industry that bonds technology and arts together, could ultimately transform Penang in achieving the vision of becoming an international and intelligent city.

In this 21st century, millennials generation are powerful, creative, controversial and the future game changers in the marketplace. We want to help to develop the innovation-driven millennials who want to build their own businesses and tech startups through the platform of @CAT.

@CAT (Accelerator for Creative, Analytics & Technology)

@CAT will occupy the entire top floor of WYCE. The accelerator programmes shall help students, individuals and startup entrepreneurs gain access to mentors, training, shared facilities and space, professional assistance and other value added services that will position them on the fast and right track towards budding their success.

Next, @CAT will also offers various packages for co-working space that are accessible with competitive rates from as low as RM25 daily and up to RM200 monthly and equipped with full facilities and support. In addition, this unique place will also be a magnet for various tech-community driven organizers to house their events to aid startup entrepreneurs and tech community to network, incubate and accelerate their ideas as well as enhance their business and technical skill. The flexible function and event space would be able to cater up to 100 people and is perfect for inspirational bootcamps, webcamps, seminars and private networking events.

I believe Penang has a unique tech start-up scene made up of a close community of local start-ups and founders involved in various activities ranging from e-commerce, mobile applications, IoT, and many more. As our local tech start-ups are scattered all over Penang, this @CAT space will serve as a platform and launch pad in bringing the tech-startup community under one roof and provide the necessary support and services to build a strong ecosystem.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Upcoming programmes and events at @CAT

I am excited to announce some of the lineups of our upcoming @CAT Accelerator Programmes and community events for this year such as
Startup Weekend George Town - 16th Oct to 18th Oct 2015
IoT Accelerator Lite - 23rd November to 4th December 2015 (Co-organized by MDeC, @CAT & TE4P), which I believe Dato’ Ng Wan Peng will share further during her session
Pre Start-up Program – 2nd week of December 2015
Founder Institute (Penang Chapter) on startups trainings – 8th March to 24th May 2016, which will also be shared further by Mr. Chan later

As for the supply of talent for start-up company goes, Penang has already started with the ‘Coding Shophouse’ programme early June this year. This programme, an initiative by Mr Douglas Khoo an entrepreneur himself, is aimed at providing opportunities to Penang’s tech and non tech community in learning programming and improving career marketability. As a start, 15 students have already graduated from the 3-months first batch course which focused on ‘Ruby on Rails’, a web application framework. I understand that the 2nd intake is scheduled to take place early next month (November 2015), which this time will turn its focus on the foundation and basics of HTML & CSS, a 2 months course.

In addition to this, to unleash the inner power of our young Penangites, Penang @CAT plans to offer more education and enrichment in programming and coding classes, in various popular languages such as Java, Python, Objective-C, C#, SQL and etc. Engaging into IT related activities, trainings and exposures that feed the people’s passions in becoming an aspiring web developers or tech entrepreneurs.

This morning, in conjunction with our landmark launch, we are proud to have GDG DevFest George Town 2015, an international tech community event supported by Google as the first ever event to be held at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee. This program will be extended till 6.00pm and has attracted over 200 attendees.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

@CAT Council & Advisors

Today’s opening of @CAT has been made possible by the advice of the newly formed @CAT council, consisting of Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, COO of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and successful entrepreneurs such as the founder of Jobstreet, Mark Chang, founder of Exabytes, Chan Kee Siak and founder of Qunar.com, Douglas Khoo, Curry Khoo and investPenang as the project lead.

In laying the foundations of transforming Penang into high-income knowledge economy, we will strive to enhance capacity, capability and competency in Penang’s creative industry. We believe that Penang has the 3Ts to establish a creative cluster, the Talent, Technology and Tolerance of new ideas. We believe that our most passionate value of freedom will allow @CAT to produce world-class content and be a national hub for multi-media information and digital content services.

Moving Forward

I want to see in Penang, groups of young generations exploring creative and tech enterprises. In terms of the business standpoint we are proud to have many successful accomplished homegrown local companies like Jobstreet, Exabytes, Piktochart, Vitrox Technologies etc. Piktochart, an infographic design app company has crossed the US$1 million turnover milestone but what’s more crucial is that it currently boasts over 2.7 million registered users; Vitrox, manufacturer of machine vision inspection systems born in 2000 have reported revenue of MYR 38.9 million today, Exabytes, a webhosting and e-commerce solutions provider has recorded RM32 million in revenue and Jobstreet as you are all aware of, an online job portal was acquired by Australia’s SEEK Ltd for more than RM1.7 billion.

I hope, with the Penang @CAT programme in place, we would be able to increase the number of successful startups originating and developing from Penang.

And today we are also proud to announce our Penang @CAT official website, www.acatpenang.com, tailored for the general public especially startups entrepreneurs – contain information on accelerator programme, tech events, co-working space etc.

Before I end my speech, I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations and appreciation to investPenang, PDC, MDeC for collaborating and distinguished speakers from Magic, Cradle, Founder Institute (Penang Chapter) for sharing in this event and I wish to thank all of you for finding time to attend this important launching ceremony. I wish to also thank the General Manager of Invest Penang Ms Loo Lee Lian for providing @CAT with the essential content and software. Also PDC General Manager Dato’ Rosli Jaafar for making the Wisma Yeap Chor Ee physically ready. It is our greatest wish that Penang @CAT will continue to walk and grow alongside our tech startups in efforts to make Penang prosperous.

I invite other government agencies such as MaGIC and Cradle to actively work in force together with us to nurture Penang’s new generation of tech entrepreneurs. We have always envisaged Penang as a platform for dream makers to make your dreams come true. Let us make Penang @CAT our dream platform where we establish convergence in manufacturing, services and the local internet community to create new synergies in new and existing industries.

It is my pleasure to declare the @CAT at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee and website officially launched.

Thank you.


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槟城州首席部长林冠英于2015年10月10日在叶祖意大厦推介@CAT新创加速器的讲词


掌握突破性的科技、创新与机器之上,才能赢得未来。

欢迎各科技、创意多媒体领域、跨国厂商、企业及科技达人共聚一堂出席“槟城创意、分析与科技新创加速器”的设立。

猷记得今年1月27日槟城共享服务外包及创意多媒体内容委员会的会议上希望能在槟城成立科技新创,8个月后的今天我们很荣幸看到投资槟城及槟州发展机构促成“槟城创意、分析与科技新创加速器”(简称@CAT新创加速器)的成立。

叶祖意大厦

既然“@CAT新创加速器”将成为槟城重要的创举,因此地点就此计划选在充满历史气息的乔治市古迹大楼 – 叶祖意大厦。槟城宏远大学在2014年6月29日以30年1400万令吉(每月4万402令吉)的租约租给槟州发展机构。这阶段性实现了州政府要推广科学、科技与创意动画圈的梦想。另外,槟州发展机构挹注了500万令吉作为修复该大厦,“@CAT新创加速器”位于该大厦三楼,CAT创意动画进击区位于二楼、一楼则是租给槟城科学圈。

在州政府方面,我们成立了以我及曹观友主导的叶祖意大厦执行委员会,成员有拿督李家全、拿督罗斯里、吕丽莲及张文茂。该委员会将负责该大厦的决策方向、租户遴选及所需的操作资源。

Ladies and Gentlemen,

科技新创

位于叶祖意大厦的@CAT新创加速器将成为槟城科技新创生态系统的核心,州政府的折项商业计划,立意是要促进本地科技领域,并且将这些槟城科技达人共聚在同一屋檐下。@CAT新创加速器的宗旨是加速成立及发展更多的创意及科技新创公司,培育更多在云端电脑、手机程式、大数据分析及物联网,这些新兴领域的科技达人。我坚信,如今培育州内科技新达人,以提升整体价值、创意点子及创新科技将是我们责无旁贷的首要任务。

过去四十年槟城的制造业占据了重要的地位,如今制造业固然重要,但已经与服务业及公共领域作出有效的汇合,随着@CAT新创加速器的成立,新与旧的领域将带来更大的加乘效应。槟城若要赢得未来,我们不只要投资在教育方面,更要挹注在突破性科技、创新及机器之上,才能赢得未来。@CAT新创加速器就是要掌握这些艰难的挑战,特别是大数据分析、云端电脑及物联网这些崭新领域。

如今全球半导体工业已经转向物联网(IoT)发展,各种穿戴式科技、机器、软件及利用云端科技感应彼此联系的需求急剧提高。槟城@CAT新创加速器之所以会出现,是因为我们坚信投资在物联网及结合科技与艺术的创意多媒体工业,将会使槟城无与伦比的转型为国际及智慧型城市。

在这21世纪,千禧年一代将充满着力量、创意、矛盾,他们将是改变未来市场游戏的人。我们将协助这些充满创新的千禧一代,在@CAT新创加速器,发展他们的事业及科技新创。


@CAT新创加速器

@CAT新创加速器 将设立在叶祖意大厦顶层。加速器计划协助学生、个人及新创企业家获得咨询、训练、共享配备与空间、专业支援及其他附加价值的服务,以让他们能快速走上成功的正轨。

@CAT新创加速器将提供共享的工作空间及完善设施及支援,租金配套从每天25令吉及每月200令吉不等。这地方也将吸引各科技达人社交圈共聚于此,举办科技新创企业家的联谊会、咨商会、加速点子、商业执行及技巧等的会议,可同时容纳100名参与者,


@CAT新创加速器近期活动企划


乔治市新创周末 - 2015年10月16日至18日
物联网小型加速器 - 2015年11月23日至12月4日
新创准备课程 2015年12月第二周
Founder Institute 新创训练 – 2016年3月8日至5月24日