SIDANG MEDIA UNTUK KARNIVAL OLIMPIK PULAU PINANG

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TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI NEGERI PULAU PINANG
SEMPENA SIDANG MEDIA UNTUK KARNIVAL OLIMPIK PULAU PINANG

PADA 6 MAC 2019
DI TINGKAT 28, KOMTAR

 

YB Soon Lip Chee
EXCO Belia dan Sukan Negeri Pulau Pinang

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Seri Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi
Timbalan Presiden, Majlis Olimpik Malaysia

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Ong Poh Eng
Naib Presiden, Majlis Olimpik Malaysia

Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib
Setiausaha Agung, Majlis Olimpik Malaysia

Encik Fong Wan Hor
Pengurus Besar, Majlis Olimpik Malaysia

Encik Frederick Tan Teck An
Pengarah, Majlis Sukan Negeri Pulau Pinang

Encik Zahari bin Abdul Mubin
Pengarah, Jabatan Belia dan Sukan Pulau Pinang

Yang Berbahagia Dr. Mahanom binti Mat Sam
Pengarah, Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Pulau Pinang

Rakan-rakan media

Tuan-Tuan dan Puan-Puan

Salam Sejahtera.

Pertama sekali, bagi pihak Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, saya ingin mengambil kesempatan untuk merakamkan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan kepada Majlis Olimpik Malaysia kerana telah memilih Pulau Pinang sebagai tuan rumah sempena Karnival Olimpik Pulau Pinang 2019. Ini merupakan karnival yang julung kalinya diadakan di negeri ini bersempena dengan Sukan Olimpik Tokyo 2020.

Sebanyak 4 acara akan dipertandingkan iaitu badminton, bola tampar, sepak takraw dan tenpin bowling, di mana setiap acara merangkumi 3 kategori iaitu di bawah umur 12 tahun, di bawah umur 18 tahun dan 18 tahun ke atas. Lokasi pertandingan adalah di sekitar kawasan utama negeri ini seperti Universiti Sains Malaysia (bola tampar dan sepak takraw), Kompleks Sukan Bandaraya Relau (badminton) dan Megamall Prai & Sunshine Square (tenpin bowling).

Pendaftaran untuk menyertai pertandingan boleh dibuat secara online di laman sesawang http://event.howei.com/ bermula pada 7 Mac 2019 sehingga 30 April 2019. Yuran pendaftaran adalah seperti berikut:-

i)            Badminton

Acara Perseorangan (Single Events)

RM 40.00 seorang individu

Acara Beregu (Double Events)

RM 80.00 untuk sebuah pasukan beregu (2 orang)

Acara Beregu Campuran

(Mixed Events)

RM 80.00 untuk sebuah pasukan beregu (2 orang)

ii)          Bola Tampar

Pasukan Lelaki & Wanita Bawah 18 tahun

RM100.00 untuk seluruh pasukan (12 orang)

Pasukan Lelaki & Wanita 18 tahun ke atas

RM150.00 untuk seluruh pasukan (12 orang)

iii)        Sepak Takraw

Acara Lelaki Bawah 12 tahun

RM 50.00 untuk setiap Regu

(5 orang)

Acara Lelaki Bawah 18 tahun

RM 50.00 untuk setiap Regu

(5 orang)

Acara Wanita Bawah 21 tahun

RM 50.00 untuk setiap Regu

(5 orang)

iv)        Tenpin Bowling

Acara Terbuka Bawah 12 Tahun

RM 40.00 seorang individu

Acara Terbuka Bawah 18 Tahun

RM 40.00 seorang individu

Acara Terbuka 18 Tahun ke Atas

RM 40.00 seorang individu

Karnival ini adalah simbolik kepada kejohanan sukan yang paling berprestij kerana ianya menjadi impian setiap atlet untuk beraksi di pentas Sukan Olimpik. Acara kemuncak sudah tentu pada 23 Jun 2019 iaitu acara penyalaan simbolik cahaya olimpik atau “Flames of Olympic” di mana obor akan dibawa oleh bekas atlet-atlet Olimpik Negara dan juga bakal-bakal atlet Harapan Negara. Acara Countdown Baki Hari menjelang Sukan Olimpik Tokyo 2020 juga akan turut diadakan pada malam tersebut.

Kesemua acara ini adalah terbuka kepada rakyat Malaysia. Justeru, Kerajaan Negeri ingin mengajak semua rakyat negeri ini dan seluruh rakyat Malaysia untuk bersama-sama mengambil bahagian dalam acara-acara yang dibawakan khas sempena sambutan Hari Olimpik Sedunia. Saya amat berbangga untuk mengumumkan bahawa Majlis Olimpik Malaysia sedang mempertimbangkan penawaran hadiah cabutan bertuah yang sangat istimewa.

Akhir kata, saya percaya melalui penganjuran Karnival Olimpik seperti ini, ia sedikit sebanyak menyediakan platform terbaik kepada negeri ini untuk melahirkan lebih ramai atlet dan bakat-bakat muda sekaligus membawa negeri ini selangkah lagi ke arah menjadi Bandaraya Sukan di Malaysia.

Jadi, marilah kita semua beramai-ramai memeriahkan karnival ini dengan penuh semangat kesukanan dan semangat patriotism.

Sekian, terima kasih.

 

 

 

THE OPENING OF NIU EBIKE SHOWROOM

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG

AT THE OPENING OF NIU EBIKE SHOWROOM

3RD MARCH 2019

GROUND FLOOR, GURNEY DRIVE, PENANG

 

YB Phee Boon Poh
State Executive Council member

Encik Asri Ahmad
General Manager Operations, Mforce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd

Mr. Kasper Zhao - Overseas Market Director - NIU International Company's Limited

Mr. Lim Hock Chye - Vice President, Malaysia Motorcycle & Scooter Dealers Association

Members of The Media

Distinguished Guests

Ladies & Gentlemen

First and foremost, I would like to express my appreciation to Mforce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd for inviting me to grace and officiate the Grand Opening of NIU EBike showroom here in Gurney Plaza, one of the top shopping destinations in Penang.

I would like to congratulate Mforce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd, for another milestone in their achievement, especially in the motorcycle and scooter industries.

Penang has come a long way in its progress on manufacturing, tourism and services industries. Over the years, all these economic activities have put Penang in the world map. The healthy industry environment has also attracted continuous investment in the state.

As Penang continues to progress, it will not be spared of the increase in traffic flow. The state government will continue its effort and initiatives, in improving its infrastructures and transportation plan to ease the congestion of traffic.

The state government is looking into various means of transportation mode for the convenience of Penangnites. One of the ways is to encourage the use of public transportation. I admit there is still a lot of improvement and fine tuning to be done.

Another convenient mode of transport to move around, are the bicycles, motorcycles and scooters. They have been around and used by many in Penang. In fact, I can safely quote that almost every family in Penang owns a motorcycle or scooter.

In line with Penang’s vision of a clean and green state, it is timely and heartening to know that corporates and local companies are also doing their part in contributing to the success of achieving the aspiration.

Thus, the idea of encouraging the use of electric scooter is very much welcomed. MForce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd, with its cooperation with NIU International, have joined forces to introduce the World’s First Electric Scooter, named NIU, to Malaysians, especially Penangites, who are passionate about a green and smart state concept.

NIU Electric Scooter, as I was informed, is the No 1 Smart E-Scooter in the world, in terms of unit sold, countries riding in and with a total 1 Billion kilometers ridden globally. With the opening of its showroom, Penangites will be able to test ride and feel the comfort of riding the NIU Electric Scooter.

With that, I like to once again thank Mforce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd and NIU International for bringing the product to Penang.

I, hereby officially open the NIU Ebike showroom in Gurney Plaza and once again I would congratulate Mforce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd and NIU International. I wish them great success in their endeavor.

Thank you and have a beautiful Sunday.

THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 10TH PENANG INTERNATIONAL HALAL EXPO AND CONFERENCE (PIHEC)

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG
AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 10TH PENANG INTERNATIONAL HALAL EXPO AND CONFERENCE (PIHEC)

1 MARCH 2019
SPICE CONVENTION CENTRE

 

YB Dato’ Haji Abdul Halim Bin Haji Hussain
State EXCO for International & Domestic Trade, Consumer Affairs and Entrepreneur Development

Distinguished guests

Members of the media

Ladies and gentlemen

A very good morning to all of you here today, and welcome to the 10th Penang International Halal Expo and Conference (PIHEC). I am sure that you are as thrilled as I am to be part of this historical event. The event organiser PIHH Development Sdn Bhd, led by Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain, has chosen the theme ‘Digitalisation and the Halal Industry’ this year.

PIHEC represents the living testimony of Penang’s hope to become one of the premier halal destinations of the region. The halal industry in the state is rapidly growing, and more businesses are jumping on the bandwagon to tap the promising halal market.

I foresee that the halal industry can become a strong economic enhancer for the state by taking advantage of the opportunities and overcoming the challenges posed by globalization.

Almost a decade has passed since the first Penang International Halal Expo and Conference (PIHEC) in 2010. Back then, the number of halal certified establishments in Penang was only 55. As of November 2018, a total of 1,112 halal certified establishments was recorded!

The industry has truly grown in leaps and bounds! This can be seen in the more than RM480million invested at Phase One of the Penang Halal Industrial Park. The expansion of Phase Two will only enhance the role of the Park in making Penang a Halal Hub.

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is the state’s mission to prepare everyone; moving together towards a green and digital economy.

To guide us, the “Penang 2030: A Family-focused Green and Smart State that Inspires the Nation” initiative is our aspiration in building a comprehensive ecosystem. Penang is ready to embrace and adopt smart technology to meet the needs of Industry 4.0.

We must be innovative, imaginative and resolute, but still have an open mind to turn ideas into actions.

To that end, a forum on “The Global Blockchain Halal Industry” will be held in conjunction with the PIHEC this year to specifically look into harnessing blockchain technology to enhance operations in the Halal industry.

I believe this is the first of many steps towards making Penang a powerhouse for digital industries powered by blockchain technology and other technological innovations.

Distinguished guests,

I hope you will take this opportunity to network and learn more about the halal industry; and let us also support the 6th Penang International Halal Chefs Challenge 2019, which is held at the main arena today.

This gastronomic event, held in conjunction with PIHEC 2019, provides a platform for our local talents to showcase their skills in cooking up halal delights. I am sure you will be amazed with their impeccable culinary skills and their eye for detail.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I offer my heartiest congratulations to Datuk Abdul Halim and his team for organising this remarkable expo and conference.

And to the exhibitors, speakers and delegates, I wish you a fruitful and rewarding trade fair!

Thank you.