华文小学制度化拨款模拟支票移交仪式

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槟州首席部长林冠英致词稿
华文小学制度化拨款模拟支票移交仪式
2015年3月5日,中午12点30分,Auditorium A


很高兴我们又在这个喜气洋洋的新春佳节见面了。

制度化拨款不知不觉已迈入第七个年头,每一年我们都如约兑现承诺,每年年头将拨款直接汇入董事会或家教协会的户头,至今已移交5580万令吉,再加上我个人的特别拨款,所拨出的款项就超过6000万令吉,这7年来从没食言。可是,不久前,我却从报章报导上获知威南5所华小即武吉淡汶敬群小学、新邦安拔文明小学、华都小学、高渊培德小学及高渊港口毓英小学,迟至今年尚未收到2014年度中央政府的拨款。马华总会长拿督斯里廖中莱承诺,将为这些学校争取回去年遗漏发出的拨款,连同今年度拨款补回给学校。

去年的拨款今年才姗姗来迟,今年的拨款又要等到年底,这到底是什么制度?我对中央政府迟迟不落实制度化拨款的政策感到非常不满,槟州政府的制度化拨款实施了7年,这7年里造惠多少学校,我想,在座的各位都清楚。我希望中央政府不要再忽视槟州政府和华教人士的呼吁了。

州政府的制度化拨款是在每年年头,即一年还没过完就分发出去了,而中央政府的去年拨款却要今年才补发,今年的拨款则要在年底才给,这哪里行啊?到底怎么算啊?因为,去年的预算是不能带到今年来用的,是否去年没拨就表示拨款没有了?

不知道马华署理总会长拿督魏家祥是否还记得他在2012年向华社许的承诺──在2016年前解决师资荒的问题,让华小从此不须再聘用临教?今天已经2015年3月5日了,这问题仍旧悬而未决,而魏部长最近在报章上针对这个问题时的回应,也不过是在带大家兜圈子。我要代表华社清清楚楚地告诉魏部长和中央政府,我们要的是一个政策性的解决方案,一个可以一劳永逸解决问题的方案,希望他们不要再敷衍了事。我衷心期待魏部长说到做到。

6%的消费税将在下个月1日实施,这就意味着你们所收到的拨款将被扣除6%。比如某某学校今年获得10万令吉,因为购买扩建及维修等工程的材料而被扣除6%的消费税,所以,真正获得的就只有9万4000令吉。因此,我希望利惠学校的事项如扩建或提升校舍工程等都能豁免消费税,这样可以减轻校方的负担。

各位,

制度化拨款所拨出的款项是人民的血汗钱,因此,在审核上我们都非常严谨。那些要进行扩建或重建工程的学校,都必须呈上图测,同时必须要有动工准证,我们才能批准。因为州政府的拨款有限,必须以急需为优先考量。

今年,我们将拨出423万5000令吉给85间华小,获得最高拨款的是直落公芭养正华小,共获得30万令吉。

所拨出的款项中,2.7%即11万5000令吉是拨给正在或即将兴建新校舍用途的学校,2间受惠的学校为直落公芭养正华小和大同华小。

校 名 数额(令吉 )
大同华小 6万5000
直落公芭养正小学 5万
总数 11万5000


拨款中的80万5000令吉(19.0%)是用在维修学校建筑结构方面,如屋顶、天花板泄漏、水槽破裂等,33万5000令吉(7.9%)则是用作会构成安全威胁用途,如消灭白蚁及维修电缆等用途。20万7000令吉(4.9%) 用作装置遮阳板等装修用途,79万1000(18.7%)用来维修学校设备,如维修厕所及沟渠排水系统,15万9000(3.8%)则是建设有盖走廊等用途,36万5000令吉(8.6%)用来维修篱笆、门、围墙等,86万1000令吉(20.3 %)提升学校设备, 如视听室、科学室、课室、食堂等,19万4000令吉(4.6%)用来购买用具如科学室用具,其他的用途是4万3000令吉(9.5%)。

由章瑛行政议员领导的槟州华校事务协调委员会于去年10月提早让各校做出申请。和往年一样,今年度的制度化拨款同样是依据申请准则,以急需为优先考量。拨款除了以急需为主,同时也优先考虑郊区、微型华小及贫穷社区的学校。

国、州议员在截止日期后,在当地华社、董家教与校方的协助到学校进行实地考察,鉴定各校提出申请之急需项目,以及视察去年向州政府申请拨款作为维修校舍或添购设备等事项的进展工程。各州议员及华协会委员在进行校园实地考察工作后呈上审核表格,并在1月26日及28日及30日向委员会汇报考察的结果。华协委员经过会议讨论后,才决定制度化拨款的分配。

在这里,我再次感谢华协会, 国、州议员及董家教三大机构的合作,让我们制度化拨款的工作可以顺利完成。

各位,

教育工作者为槟州政府栽培人力资源,为了感激及表扬他们协助州政府将槟城打造成一个培育、提升、吸引及留住国际人才的区域中心,州政府从2012年开始拨每人200令吉回馈金给独中教职员,当时有364位教职员获得共7万2800令吉回馈金。2013年则拨出7万9600令吉回馈金给398位独中教职员,而2014年则拨出13万5000令吉给450名,每人获300令吉。

槟州政府强调民主化教育,就算部分的董事来自其他政党,槟州政府也一视同仁拨款,根据学校急需拨给有关学校,因此,我也希望中央政府不要政治化教育,即时落实制度化拨款和制度化的教育系统,并认真看待和解决资荒的问题。

谢谢!

 

 

SILVER JUBILEE ANNUAL HOME DINNER

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 OPENING SPEECH BY YAB TUAN LIM GUAN ENG

SILVER JUBILEE ANNUAL HOME DINNER

The Silver Jubilee Home was established in 1935 and will be 80 years old this year. The Home is well supported by generous donors from all walks of life and now it is one of the most established old folks home in Malaysia. Being a free home,it has helped many poor and needy old folks to be able to lead a decent life.

There are currently 165 residents in the Home of various races. The Home provide various activities for the residents like xiang gong exercise, karaoke singing sessions, Astro channels for T.V. viewing. A recreation centre has been set up and is managed by a qualified Occupational Therapist. The centre has a library,handcraft room,kitchen for cooking and baking , television viewing area,board games and also a table-tennis table.

The Rehabilitation Centre provide daily therapy exercise sessions for the residents and is managed by a qualified Physiotherapist. Dental care is provided by Klinik Kesihatan Air Itam and medical consultation by volunteer visiting doctors.

The CNY dinner is held annually at the Home to bring together all the staff and the volunteers of the Home as a show of appreciation for their services to the Home.

Let us ensure that when Penang becomes an international and intelligent city, we can showcase our old folks home here as an example of Penang attaining world-class standards, even in charity and care.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Ambulance Hand Over Event

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Speech by YAB Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang
during Ambulance Hand Over Event
on 01 March 2015, 3pm
at Koleksi Vipasana, 170 Beach Street, 10300 Penang

Let me first begin by congratulating Koleksi Vipasana for this auspicious event, the handover of one unit of fully equipped Class A ambulance to St John Ambulance Malaysia Pulau Pinang.

I am very proud that Koleksi Vipasana have stood out to pool their resources to serve the community better. I must sincerely thank Koleksi Vipasana for doing a great service to the people of Penang.

Since 2006, Koleksi Vipasana had undertaken various CSR initiatives. Past CSR initiatives undertaken are namely, the raising of funds to purchase 6 motorised wheel chairs for the Penang Cheshire Home in 2008 as well as the raising of funds to purchase 2 dialysis machines for the Penang Rotary Foundation in 2007, 3 dialysis machines for Penang Fo Yi Haemodialysis Society, 3 dialysis machines for Province Wellesley Renal Medifund in 2009 and one unit of Class A ambulance to St John Ambulance Malaysia Pulau Pinang in November 2011, which cost RM263,000. A total of RM1.3 million collected by Vipasana to various charity organizations since 2006.

Today’s event is the handover of another unit of Class A ambulance to St John Ambulance. This current unit is a commuter type which is much bigger for long distance travelling and it is the first commuter ambulance for St John Ambulance Malaysia, Penang Branch.

The project to purchase a Class A fully equipped commuter ambulance has took Koleksi Vipasana approximately 2 years to realize. Funds were raised through direct donations from the devotees of Kruba Akliyachat, customers and friends. The total amount collected was RM 300,000. This has shown that Penang people care. I was told that all donations were made payable to St John, directly and solely for such purpose without deducting a single cent for their expenses and as for today’s function, all expenses are fully borne by Koleksi Vipasana.

Let me congratulate St John Ambulance Malaysia, Penang Branch to have another fully equipped new ambulance to serve the communities of Penang and also to take over the service and maintenance of this ambulance.

I hope more organizations will come out with more ambulances to help the St John Ambulance Malaysia Rescue team to carry out their job and duty to the community.

The Penang State Government advocates a caring society to look after the welfare of the poor, weak, defenseless and disadvantaged. The state government spent RM 287 million in cash aid and disbursements since 2008 or 12% of our annual budget surpluses since 2008. In fact the Penang state government recorded RM 453 million in budget surpluses over a 6 year period from 2008-2013. This is bigger than the RM 373 million in accumulated surpluses over 50 years from 1957-2007. In other words, the Penang State Government's performance over the last 6 years is better than the previous 50 years.

Let the work of Vipasana be a part of our efforts towards transforming Penang into an international and intelligent city – where our community work and charitable efforts must also scale world-class standards. Let there be no doubt that the state government appreciates your efforts especially in putting others before self. Individually, we became a more complete person when our society is better.

With active non-NGOs like Vipasana, I believe that we can work together to aid the underprivileged. Together, we can create unity, tolerance, social justice and equal opportunities for all, in order to achieve a more sustainable and promising future. Penang as liveable city that is clean, green, safe and healthy is ideal for those with energy, expertise and entrepreneurship.

Thank you.

 

大山脚明德正校宏源楼开幕典礼

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槟城首长林冠英致词稿

大山脚明德正校宏源楼开幕典礼

日期:2015228

时间:早上10

大家好。非常高兴今天再次出席明德正校宏愿楼开幕典礼,这是一场值得大家欢庆及骄傲的典礼。本人也感到十分荣幸到来为宏愿楼主持开幕,这是一场不简单的仪式,一场汇聚不少华社心血的开幕仪式。

今天是年初十,我要趁着这新春的美好时刻,恭祝槟州各界人士羊年大吉大利,羊年行好运。

回顾4年前,明德正校从槟岛旧学校的8位学生,至搬迁以来就迅速发展。目前已有600位学生。现在更有了这座(时尚)宏愿楼,且可堪称为最华丽的学校之一,我本身对此深感敬佩。董事会们在三年内发动2次的建校扩建工程,工程耗资近千万,精神可嘉,创举精神可是建校榜样。我在此代表全体槟州子民感谢明德正校董事会全体同仁的用心。

各位,槟州民联政府在协助州内华小发展向来都是排在第一位,我们知道华小对马来西亚华社的重要性,那是一场含血含泪的抗争,它的存在及地位是绝对不容许任何人剥削掉的,这一场战,槟州政府绝对会陪伴及支持华社一路走下去,不止确保华小的存在,且还要确保它持续性的发展。

槟州政府深深体会到大家的苦处。虽然教育是联邦政府的责任,但是,我们会尽我们所能,每年制度化拨款650万令吉给华小、国民型中学及教会学校,同时也分发200万令吉给州内的5所独中,6年来已拨出近6000万令吉。在制度化的拨款下,槟州政府能确保所有拨款,一分也不少存入校方的户头,不会假手予第三方中间人。

槟州政府有能力拨出这些款项,主要是坚持公信、能干与透明的施政方针(CAT),为政府自2008年以来,每年都带来盈余。这6年来我们已经创下的4亿5300万令吉的盈余,甚至比前朝过去50年,即从1957年至2007年的总预算盈余3亿7300万令吉还要高!这证明了民联执政槟州6年来,比国阵政府执政50年,做得更好。

2008年我们已经共拨出了3630万令吉给华校及教会学校及1100万令吉给槟州5家独中。同時,州政府已经协助拨出34英亩土地给华校当校地,其中包括0.6英亩土地充作明德正校草場用途。全国华裔已苦等了50年,中央政府应向民联政府看齐制度化拨款給华教,毕竟华教对国家经济发展贡献良多。

2009年至2014年,州政府6年来共拨出59万令吉予明德小学。

历年拨款款额如下:

2009 --1万令吉

2010 --1万令吉

2012 -- 10万令吉

2013 -- 7万令吉

2014 -- 40 万令吉

总额:59万令吉

华小这么多年来在我国都面对各种严峻挑战及逼迫,但就因为有一群像今天在座的热心人士,你们无私奉献的精神让华小没有萎缩,且一直在进步,今天这场开幕典礼就是最好的认证。教育是国家未来的基石,我们不欢迎任何企图打压华小的人,我们要求的是互相尊重的国民,唯有彼此尊重,同理相待,那才是我们期盼的马来西亚。

各位,今天的明德正校可谓抗战成功,目睹这所学校的发展,我由衷的感动,再次谢谢所有的善长仁翁,特別是董事会的努力,你们确实做得很捧。明德正校于去年荣获槟教局颁发的卓越表现董事会表扬证书,,可谓受之当之无愧。

最后,敬祝大家新年快乐,顺心如意。