KENYATAAN MEDIA SURUHANJAYA PENCEGAHAN RASUAH MALAYSIA (SPRM) – SPRM BERTINDAK BEBAS, TELUS DAN PROFESIONAL

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PSUKPP/21/0352/16(0074/2014)
10 Januari, 2014

YBhg. Tan Sri Abu Kassim Bin Mohamed
Ketua Pesuruhjaya
Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM)
Ibu Pejabat SPRM
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
Peti Surat 6000
62007 PUTRAJAYA
 
YBhg. Tan Sri,
 
KENYATAAN MEDIA SURUHANJAYA PENCEGAHAN RASUAH MALAYSIA (SPRM) – SPRM BERTINDAK BEBAS, TELUS DAN PROFESIONAL
 
Dengan hormatnya saya merujuk kenyataan media yang dikeluarkan oleh pihak YBhg. Tan Sri bertarikh 5 Januari 2014 berkenaan perkara tersebut di atas.
2.   Dimaklumkan bahawa kenyataan media yang dikeluarkan oleh pihak tuan pada 5 Januari 2013 yang mendakwa SPRM telahpun mengambil tindakan ke atas pembaziran wang rakyat yang melibatkan RM6.5 bilion melalui pendedahan yang dibuat dalam Laporan Tahunan Ketua Audit Negara 2012, saya ingin memaklumkan bahawa saya telah membuat semakan dengan YB Dr. Tan Seng Giaw dan telah difahamkan oleh beliau bahawa sehingga kini tiada tindakan tegas diambil oleh pihak SPRM ke atas mereka-mereka yang menyalahgunakan wang rakyat.
 
3.   Dalam pada itu, dalam kenyataan media yang sama juga, SPRM menyatakan bahawa SPRM tidak pernah mengeluarkan kenyataan yang SPRM sedang menyiasat isu pembelian Mercedes-Benz S300L oleh Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang.
Sekali lagi, pihak Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang bersedia untuk mengalu-alukan pihak SPRM membuat sebarang siasatan ke atas pembelian Mercedes-Benz S300L untuk kegunaan rasmi saya. Kerajaan Negeri dan saya sendiri akan memberikan kerjasama sepenuhnya kepada pihak YBhg. Tan Sri kerana Kerajaan Negeri melaksanakan urus tadbir yang bersih dan tidak ada sebarang unsur yang perlu disembunyikan.

4.   Semoga perkara ini mendapat perhatian serius daripada YBhg. Tan Sri dan maklum balas awal YBhg. Tan Sri berhubung perkara ini adalah dinantikan. Segala perhatian dan kerjasama YBhg. Tan Sri amatlah dihargai.
Sekian, terima kasih.
 
Yang ikhlas,
 
(LIM GUAN ENG)
Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang


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SPRM Bertindak Bebas, Telus Dan Profesional


Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) mengulangi tidak pernah mengeluarkan kenyataan bahawa SPRM sedang menyiasat isu pembelian Mercedes-Benz S300L oleh Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang. Justeru, SPRM juga menafikan ada menjalankan sebarang siasatan buat masa sekarang.
 
Sementara SPRM menyambut baik pendirian Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng yang mengalu-alukan sebarang siasatan isu pembelian Mercedes-Benz S300L oleh Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, SPRM juga ingin membetulkan kenyataan yang beliau keluarkan semalam.
 
Dakwaan bahawa tiada tindakan yang diambil oleh SPRM dalam isu dakwaan pembaziran wang rakyat yang melibatkan kerajaan BN, sebagaimana dibentangkan oleh Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2012, SPRM menegaskan kenyataan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang itu tidak benar dan tidak berasas sama sekali.
 
Sambil SPRM mengalu-alukan apa jua pandangan konstruktif, SPRM juga berharap YB Lim Guan Eng meneliti Laporan Tahunan-Laporan Tahunan SPRM dan juga Laporan Tahunan-Laporan Tahunan Jawatankuasa Khas Mengenai Rasuah (JKMR) dikeluarkan sebelum ini, yang turut diedarkan kepada Ahli-Ahli Parlimen. Kedua-dua dokumen ini turut memperincikan tindakan yang telah diambil oleh SPRM ke atas isu-isu berkaitan dengan Laporan Ketua Audit Negara.
 
Kenyataan-kenyataan SPRM, laporan tahunan SPRM dan laporan tahunan JKMR, yang dianggotai Ahli-Ahli Parlimen sendiri, menunjukkan SPRM telah  mengambil tindakan wajar secara bebas, telus dan profesional ke atas perkara-perkara yang dibangkitkan oleh Laporan Ketua Audit Negara, termasuk yang terbaru dikeluarkan awal Oktober 2013.
 
Sekurang-kurangnya 15 perkara yang dibangkitkan dalam Laporan Ketua Audit Negara 2012 telah pun dibuka kertas siasatan dan sedang disiasat. Tindakan-tindakan yang diambil, sama ada tuduhan di mahkamah atau khidmat nasihat, dimaklumkan kepada JKMR dan Panel Penilaian Operasi (PPO)  dari semasa ke semasa.
 
JKMR, salah sebuah badan bebas yang memantau perjalanan SPRM sejak 2009, turut dianggotai oleh wakil DAP iaitu YB Dr Tan Seng Giaw. Sekiranya memerlukan maklumat lanjut mengenai status kes dan tindakan diambil SPRM, YB Lim Guan Eng juga boleh merujuk kepada JKMR menerusi wakil DAP yang menganggotainya.
 
Justeru, SPRM ingin menegaskan SPRM menjalankan siasatan secara bebas, telus dan profesional mengikut Akta SPRM 2009 dan tidak bertanggungjawab kepada laporan-laporan media yang memetik sumber dan tidak berasas.
 
Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia
Putrajaya
5 Januari 2014
 

Penang Will Host the 30th WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 On March 14-21 2014 in PISA Stadium, Penang.

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Press Conference By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur On 11.1.2014.

Penang Will Host the 30th WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 On March 14-21 2014 in PISA Stadium, Penang.

Penang will host the 30th WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 on March 14-21 2014 in PISA Stadium, Penang. This follows the cancellation of the 2013 Women’s World Championship when both Hong Kong and Egypt rejected proposals to organise it last year.

Penang aspires to be a sporting city as part of clean, green, healthy and safe Penang. WSA’s agreement to permit Penang to host this event is recognition that Penang has the facilities, amenities and infrastructure of a fitting location for a world event as well as the experience and expertise to organise a world championship.

The cancellation last year meant world No. 1 Nicol David will keep her world crown for an extended period. The Penang state government felt that is was a real shame that Penang’s very own world squash queen will not be able to add to her already impressive collection of seven world titles earned in 2005, 2006, 2008- 2012. Malaysians, especially Penangites, are eagerly awaiting her to defend her title for a record eighth time.

For this reason, the Penang state government decided to step in to allow the 2013 championship to continue as well as give our Penangites an unique opportunity to see our very own squash queen in action, and hopefully live up to expectations by winning the World title again. The Women’s Squash Association (WSA) premier event, which may cost up to RM1 million, will involve a prize money of USD 120,000.

The venue must be of a good standard and have quality facilities for players, press officials and public, plus space for business hospitality, trade exhibitions and public/player catering. A permanent show court or demountable all-glass court must be used for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Championship.

This world championship would generates truly worldwide TV and general media coverage beginning with the championship announcement and continuing both internationally and locally until the start of the event and then throughout the championship itself.

SquashTV programming and streaming will ensure that the action is seen widely across the world. To this is added written media, websites and radio coverage generated by the WSA Media Service. An iconic, sporting, entertainment, shopping mall or other style of venue can be used for the all-glass court (PISA).

The Women’s World Championship feature a 32 player main draw played over 5 / 6 days as agreed, and a preceding maximum 64 player qualification draw played over 3 days. World class players from 20 countries will be involved.
 
 LIM GUAN ENG


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槟城州首席部长林冠英于2014年1月11日在吉隆坡花园酒店发表的文告。

槟城将于2014年3月14至21日在槟城湖内国际体育馆主办2013年第30届世界女子壁球大赛。

槟城将于2014年3月14至21日在槟城湖内国际体育馆主办2013年第30届世界女子壁球大赛。2013年世界女子壁球大赛,随着去年香港及埃及相继拒绝承办曾被迫一度腰斩。

为了符合更干净、绿化、健康及安全的城市大方向,槟城立志要成为一座爱好运动的城市。世界女子壁球总会允许槟城主办这项国际赛事,是肯定槟城的设备、相关赛事设施及基础设施可以举办世界级活动,还有槟城的经验及专业有能力主办这项世界大赛。

随着去年赛事被腰斩,意味着世界第一的妮科大卫自动获得延长保留其世界冠军头衔。槟城州政府对于槟城自家的世界壁球王后无法继2005、2006及2008至2012称霸7届世界冠军之后,无法获得在2013年凭她的场上实力卫冕世界冠军觉得说不过去,因为马来西亚人,尤其是槟城人渴望看到妮科第8度成功卫冕世界冠军。

因此,槟城州政府决定毛遂自荐让2013年世界女子壁球大赛重生,同时让槟城人有个特别的机缘能现场亲睹我们槟城的壁球王后,希望能在江东父老面前再次举起世界冠军头衔。世界女子壁球总会的顶级赛事的举办费介于100万令吉,这将包括了12万美金的奖金。

赛事场地必须水准优良,能提供选手优良的设备、媒体负责人及公共管理负责人,同时可以提供公务住宿、展览场地、公众及选手的饮食地点。世界女子壁球大赛的八强、半决赛及冠军战必须是在永久式壁球场或是可拆卸式玻璃壁球场地中举行。

这项世界女子壁球大赛的宣布将会获得全世界国内外的国际性电子及各媒体广泛报导,直到该赛事主办那一天。

网上壁球电视台(SquashTV)将会确保世界各地的球迷能一起欣赏这项赛事,世界女子壁球总会将会在各相关纸媒、各相关网站及电台发布这项消息。槟城湖内国际体育馆,一座可以集合体育运动、娱乐、展场等综合型地标,将会安装全玻璃壁球场主办这项世界大赛。

届时,世界前32名种子选手将在5至6天内竞技争冠,之前3天,最多会有64位选手进行入选赛。这项赛事会有来自20个国家的世界级选手参与。

 

林冠英

IKEA’s Entry Into Batu Kawan Is A Vote Of Confidence For Penang And A Boost To Making Seberang Perai As The Future Choice For Investments, Tourism & Habitat For Sustainable Living

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PRESS CONFERENCE BY YAB TUAN LIM GUAN ENG ON FRIDAY 10 JANUARY AT 10.30AM, LEVEL 28, KOMTAR

IKEA’s Entry Into Batu Kawan Is A Vote Of  Confidence For Penang And A Boost To Making Seberang Perai As The Future Choice For Investments, Tourism & Habitat For Sustainable Living
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George Town 10th January 2014.
The State Government and PDC’s strategic plans for Batu Kawan will receive an additional boost with the sale of 245 acres of land for the purpose of development of an integrated shopping mall, anchored by an IKEA store to be developed by Ikano Pte Ltd, and mixed development of offices and residences to be developed jointly by Aspen-Ikano (a joint venture company to be formed by Aspen Vision Land Sdn Bhd and Ikano Pte Ltd).

At the press conference, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, in welcoming this new investment by Aspen and Ikano, said the 245 acres development in Batu Kawan will include:
• 30 acres for the development of IKEA Store and phase 1 of the Shopping Mall
• 45 acres for the development of phase 2 of the Shopping Mall; and
• 170 acres for mixed development purposes (Remaining Parcels)
The total land cost for the project is RM 483,951,600 and payment is to be made within 60 months from the date of Agreement. A RM 5 million non-refundable deposit has also being paid to PDC.

Also present in the press conference were PDC General Manager Dato’ Rosli Jaafar, Aspen Group Founder and Group CEO Dato’ M Murly, Aspen Group Co-Founder & Chairman Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff, Executive Directors Dr. Lim Su Kiat and Mr Lee Peng Cheong and General Manager Ir Woo Kok Weng.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng informed that the entire commercial and mixed developments on the 245 acres of land are expected to be completed within 10 years from the date of Agreement. Notwithstanding that, the IKEA Store is to be developed and completed within the time frame mutually acceptable by both parties. The time frame that all parties are targeting at is about 5 years or sooner, depending on various surrounding, economic and demand factors.

Aspen and Ikano are expected to submit their development plans to Local Authorities this year and estimated to commence development activities by end of the year or early next year. In line with Aspen’s vision and strategies, a major part of the residential component will cater for the mass market with affordably priced and quality eco-friendly homes

This development is in line with PDC’s policy to promote and sell land to attract catalyst projects to Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan. In doing so, PDC plans to provide services that will help complement the Industrial development sector for example in developing commercial centres, premium designer outlets, specialist hospital and international schools.

Over the past years, the state government and PDC have been successful in wooing marquee investors to develop key projects in Batu Kawan.

The success story is inclusive of the planned development of  educational investments and facilities such as KDU University College, University of Hull which will establish their school of Engineering, Accountancy, Law, Business Studies and Logistics.

To complement this rapid development, the state government and PDC have also planned for the development of 11,800 units of public housing (less than RM 72,000 per unit) and affordable housing (between RM 72,000 – RM 250,000 per unit), thus setting the road map to make Batu Kawan a quality residential area for the future.

Penangites have waited for many years for IKEA to open for business. Penang is proud that IKEA has chosen Batu Kawan as the first IKEA store outside Kuala Lumpur. With IKEA’s presence, the state government hopes that PDC will succeed in its efforts to make Batu Kawan a more attractive place for those from the island to live, learn, work and play.

With an integrated commercial, advanced manufacturing and services hub together with good universities setting up shop in Batu Kawan, Seberang Perai Selatan would be as good as those from other parts of the state. The total value of IKEA investments will be made known when their key management personnel visits me next month.

The state government is confident that the entry of IKEA into Batu Kawan is a vote of confidence for Penang and a boost to making Seberang Perai as the future choice for investments, tourism and habitat for sustainable living. 

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槟州首席部长林冠英于2014年1月10日在乔治市光大记者会发表声明:


宜家家居(IKEA)进军峇都加湾,展示他们对槟城的信心,也是威省做为未来投资、旅游、永续生活选项的强心剂。

槟州政府及槟州发展机构为峇都加湾进行的策略计划,我们将出售245英亩的土地给IKANO Pte Ltd ,发展以宜家为主的综合性购物广场,以及由Aspen-Ikano(由Aspen Vision Land Sdn Bhd 及Ikano Pte Ltd合资)的办公室及住宅区计划。

在记者会上,首长欢迎这项由Aspen 及Ikano合资的新计划,上述245英亩的发展将包括:
• 30英亩的宜家家居及购物广场第一阶段。
• 45英亩做为购物广场第二阶段
• 170英亩做为综合发展用途(剩余地段)

上述发展计划总值4亿8395万1600令吉,他们将在签约后60个月内缴清。此外,他们也已经缴付了500万令吉不可退还的订金给槟州发展机构。

出席记者会的还包括槟州发展机构总经理拿督罗斯里加法、Aspen集团创办人及集团总裁拿督M慕尔里、Aspen 集团联合创办人及主席拿督斯里纳兹尔、执行董事Dr. Lim Su Kiat,Lee Peng Cheong及总经理Woo Kok Weng。

首长也被告知有关245英亩的地段将在签约后10年完成所有的商业及综合发展计划。尽管如此,宜家家居将在双方可以接受的时限内完工,大家都希望是五年或是更早,取决于周围的环境、经济及需求因素。

Aspen及Ikano将在今年呈交他们的发展计划给地方政府,预计将在今年氏或明年初动工。配合Aspen的愿景及策略,他们的住宅区计划将提供大众化、价格可负担及环保素质的家居选择。

这项发展也与槟州发展机构的政策一致,即将土地推广及出售给具催化峇都加湾桂花城的发展计划。槟州发展机构计划提供那些能促进工业发展的服务,如发展商业中心、品牌设计商铺,专科医院及国际学校。

过去几年,州政府及槟州发展机构成功地吸引了许多引人注目的投资者前往峇都加湾。
成功的例子包括教育投资及设备如:KDU大学学院、赫尔大学,他们位于峇都加湾的校区将着重于工程、会计、法律、商业及物流科系。

为了辅助峇都加湾的迅速发展,州政府及槟州发展机构也计划举建1万1800个公共房屋(价格低于7万2000令吉)及可负担房屋(每间介于7万2000至25万令吉) ,为峇都加湾打造成为未来高素质住宅区制订蓝图。

槟城人已经等待宜家家居等了很多年。槟城感到光荣,因为宜家家居选择了峇都加湾做为吉隆坡地区以外的第一个商场。有了宜家家居,州政府希望槟州发展机构能够成功地让峇都加湾成为更具吸引力的地方,让槟岛人也能在此生活、学习、工作及休闲。

随着威南峇都加湾将集合优秀大学、综合性商业区、高端制造业及服务中心,它的前景将与槟州其它地区一样备受看好。宜家家居的主要管理层下个月造访时将公布他们的总投资额。

州政府有信心,宜家家居(IKEA)进军峇都加湾,展示他们对槟城的信心,也是威省做为未来投资、旅游、永续生活选项的强心剂。

Penang Recorded The Highest Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) In Malaysia Of RM 2.3 Billion As At 30 April 2011

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Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 27 June 2011.

Penang Recorded The Highest Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) In Malaysia Of RM 2.3 Billion As At 30 April 2011.

Penang recorded the highest FDI in Malaysia of RM2.3 billion as at 30 April 2011 far exceeding other states. Penang recorded a total of RM3.24 billion leaping from No. 4 in March to No. 2 in April. The increase of RM1.4 billion in one month from RM1.8 billion in March 2011 is the second good news for Penang following the announcement by Robert
Bosch Solar last week of a RM2.2 billion to set up a 3rd generation solar plant for photovoltaic production.