Lim Guan Eng

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Lim Guan Eng

As I Have Explained The Sale By Open Tender Of The 1.1 Acre Taman Manggis Land Sales, Teng Chang Yeow Should Explain The Cheap Sale Of Over 2,000 Acres of State Land But Also Why 1,600 Acres Of Reclaimed Land Off Butterworth Were Given Free To Rayston?(en/cn)

Posted: 07 Sep 2012 02:43 AM PDT

As I have explained the sale by open tender of the 1.1 acre Taman Manggis Land Sales, BN Chairman Teng Chang Yeow should explain the cheap sale of over 2,000 acres of state land but also why 1,600 acres of reclaimed land off Butterworth were given free to Rayston Consortium(Butterworth) Sdn Bhd or Rayston when he was part of the previous BN government. BN has clearly run out of political capital when it resorted to not only attacking members of my family but also even my landlady.

BN had lodged reports with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission claiming that I had actually owned the house I was renting. Now they turn around and admit my landlady owned the house but she has a share in the Taman Manggis land. First, my landlady did not bid for the land. She is also not part of any company bidding from the land.

As the Taman Manggis land is by open tender, anyone can bid. Even my landlady or Tan Sri Syed Moktar can also bid and will be awarded if they pay the highest price. BN has no shame in harrassing my landlady when she did not even bid for the 1.1 acre piece of land?

Instead of talking of 1.1 acre piece of land, BN should answer for the nearly 4,000 acres of state land sold without open competitive tender as follows:-

a) In the Tanjong Tokong Reclamation, under Agreements dated 1990 & 1999, the developer was given the right to reclaim and develop 980 acres of land off Tanjong Tokong at the price of RM 1 per square foot!

b) 750 acres of land in Batu Kawan was sold in 2004 at between RM3.05 to RM 4 per square feet.

c) As for the Jelutong Expressway, under Agreements dated 1997, 2002 & 2003, the developer was given the right to reclaim 325 acres of land in exchange for constructing the Jelutong Expressway at an estimated cost of RM300 million and cash payment of RM25.4 million. In other words, the total cost is RM325.4 million for 325 acres or the cost of reclaimed land at Jelutong Expressway is RM 1 million per acre or over RM 20 per square feet. What's more the developer can pay RM 25.4 million over 10 years from 2005 up to 2015 – surely a record for length of payment period.

d) 1,600 acres of reclaimed land off Butterworth was given to Rayston free. Rayston only had to pay RM50 million reclamation cost and build a highway which they are paying through toll collections.

Teng should also explain why 18.7 acres land in Midlands Court and the site of Prangin Mall was sold by tender but not to the highest bidder. Instead for both sites, the 2nd highest bidder was selected. Finally if BN is sincere about building low-cost housing, why is it that BN did not fulfill its promise and plans to build two 17-storey block of low-cost flats on the present 1st Avenue and Traders Hotel sites? This caused financial losses to the people of Penang and were amongst the many reasons Gerakan lost all its seats and BN was rejected in the 2008 general elections.

Clearly, BN is using the Taman Manggis issue to try to save BN Penang Chair Teng Chang Yeow for failing to show proof that myself, Chow Kon Yeow, Phee Boon Poh, Wong Hon Wai and Ng Wei Aik has a personal interest in the hospital project. BN is desperately clutching at straws by even attacking my landlady even though she did not bid for the land. Teng knows he is lying because the sale of the Taman Manggis land was conducted by open competitive tender where anyone bidding the highest price will be awarded to build a private hospital.

Unless Teng answer, the state government would no longer respond to BN's lies and attacks.

—-Mandarin Version —–


我已经解释山竹园1.1英亩地段是公开招标出售,邓章耀也应该解释为什么贱卖超过2千英亩州土地,还有免费赠送Rayston北海 1600英亩的填海范围?

我已经解释山竹园1.1英亩地段是公开招标出售,邓章耀也应该解释为什么前朝政府贱卖超过2千英亩州土地,还有免费赠送Rayston Consortium(北海)有限公司1600英亩的北海填海范围?邓章耀当时是前朝州政府的一分子。国阵明显已耗尽政治资本,所以不只攻击我家人,也包括我的女屋主。



a) 丹绒道光填海地在1990及1999年的合约中,前朝政府让发展商以每平方尺1令吉的价格,在丹绒道光进行填海发展980英亩的土地。

b) 在2004年,峇都加湾750英亩以每平方尺3.05至4令吉的价格出售。

c) 日落洞高速公路在1997年、2002年及2003年的合同中,前朝政府让发展商以2540万令吉及一条价值3亿令吉的日落洞高速公路,进行填海发展325.4英亩的土地。换句话说,日落洞高速公路的325英亩地段总值3亿2540万令吉,或 1英亩100万令吉,或每平方尺20令吉。更何况,发展商可以用10年(2005年至2015年)偿还2540万令吉,这么长的偿还期,肯定破了偿还期限记录。

d)免费赠送Rayston Consortium(北海)有限公司1600英亩的北海填海范围。Rayston 只需要缴付5千万令吉的填海费,以及承建一条大道的费用而已,而这些费用,也可以靠收过路费赚回的。

邓章耀也应该解释为什么在Midlands Counrt 及柏兰宜广场地段的18.7英亩经过招标却不是最高价者得。而是把土地出售给第二高价的竞标者。最后,如果国阵是真心诚意要兴建廉价屋,为什么国阵没有履行诺言和计划,在之前的1st Avenue 及Traders Hotel 的原址兴建两座17层楼的廉价组屋?这让槟州人民造成巨大的损失,这也是为什么民政党失去所有议席及国阵在2008年全国大选被选民拒绝的原因。

很明显地,国阵只是利用山竹园的课题,来拯救国阵槟州主席邓章耀,他们根本没有办法证明曹观友、彭文宝、黄汉伟及黄污益在医院工程涉及私人利益。国阵真的 是黔驴技穷,连我的屋主也要攻击,而她根本没有参与竞标。邓章耀知道自己撒了谎,因为山竹园的土地是在公开招标的情况下出售的,任何人都可以用最高的价格 来购买土地、兴建私人医院。



The Home Minister Must Apologise For the Police Harsh And Heavy-handed Treatment Of 19-Year old Kids With Handcuffs Merely For Stamping On The Pictures Of The Prime Minster(en/cn)

Posted: 07 Sep 2012 02:59 AM PDT

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 7.9.2012.

The Home Minister Must Apologise For the Police Harsh And Heavy-handed Treatment Of 19-Year old Kids With Handcuffs Merely For Stamping On The Pictures Of The Prime Minster Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak When Even BN Leaders Charged For Corruption Were Not Handcuffed.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should show he has got a big heart by not just forgiving the teenagers who have apologised for stamping on his picture but also stop the high-handed and severe punishment of them as if they had committed some heinous crime of murder, armed robbery and rape. Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein Onn must apologise for the police's harsh and heavy-handed treatment including a 19-year old girl with handcuffs merely for stamping on the pictures of the Prime Minster Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when even BN leaders charged for corruption were not handcuffed.

Malaysians are outraged by the handcuffs placed on the kids which included 19 year-old girl who voluntarily surrendered. Handcuffs are not usually required unless the accused is violent, or has committed a crime of violence, or may attempt to escape. In this case, handcuffing a young girl who had voluntarily surrendered is nothing but an abuse of power and an act of humiliation.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mohmad Salleh has defended his men for handcuffing a 19-year-old girl who surrendered herself yesterday saying that the matter was very “light” and mild as she was handcuffed in front and not behind her back as proper procedures required. Such statements not only show that the police is insensitive, irresponsible and not making any sense as why BN leaders were given special treatment and not handcuffed in the back when they were charged for corruption or cheating the public?

Hishammuddinhad said stern action against those involved had to be taken as the incident is extreme and aimed at sowing hatred for the country leaders. This is a clear abuse of power when the teenagers are investigated not for any serious criminal offences like murder or rape or armed robbery but under sections 290 and 504 of the Penal Code for being public nuisances and intentionally causing insult with an intent to provoke break the public peace, respectively. Those convicted under Section 290 may be fined up to RM400 while those found guilty under Section 504 are liable to be jailed up to two years or fined, or both.

By allowing such stern action, Hishamuddin practices double standards as no action was taken against those who behaved in a similar manner against Bersih co-Chair Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan when her picture was burnt and her dignity assaulted by a "butt-dance" performance as well as a "burger protest" in which beef burgers were grilled outside her private residence despite the fact that she is known to be a Hindu and a vegetarian.

Neither was any action taken when my own picture was stepped on, burnt and funeral rites performed with my image by Perkasa. Why is it Perkasa members are not charged for such offensive action against non-Malay leaders from the opposition PR? Why is it no action was taken against those who beat up reporters during a violent demonstration on Penang Bridge?

Is Hishamuddin and the police trying to tell Malaysians that stepping on a picture is a more serious crime compared to corruption? By victimising young, powerless and defenceless kids, they are merely revealing themselves to be bullies and cowards. The treatment suffered by the young girl and teenagers shows the abuse of power, double-standards, bullying and cowardly tactics of Hishamuddin that question his fitness as Home Minister.

—Mandarin Version —-











Malaysia’s Drop In Global Competitiveness Is Not Only Simply A Failure Of The Prime Minister’s Economic Transformation Programme But Also A Failure In Technological Readiness, Fighting Crime And Building Human Capital Formation(en/cn).

Posted: 07 Sep 2012 03:11 AM PDT

Malaysia's drop in the Global Competitiveness Index 2012-2013 to 25th spot from 21st last year is not only simply a failure of the Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak's Economic Transformation Programme(ETP) but also a failure in technological readiness, fighting crime and building human capital formation.

In Jakarta, the City Mayor has just announced free wifi would be available on main roads and highways. As digital intelligence is of critical importance in the internet connected world, providing free wifi in public places would provide a much needed boost. There is no reason why free wifi in public places can not be done throughout Malaysia, if it can be implemented in Penang Or is Malaysia going to be behind not just Jakarta but also Indonesia eventually?

Regarding Malaysia's technological readiness, the report notes three areas that require improvement, namely: international internet bandwidth in kilobits per second per user (ranked 83rd), broadband internet subscriptions per 100 population (68th) and mobile broadband subscriptions per 100 population (64th). This contributes to the low
level of technological readiness despite the country's focus on promoting the use of ICT.

The common perception of an increase in crime negatively impacted Malaysia’s ranking with a drop in the rankings related to crime such as the business cost of crime and violence; organised crime; and reliability of police services. Clearly the drop in crime index poses many questions about the reliability in the compilation of statistics
and that the final determinant of public safety is not determined by statistics but ultimately whether the people feel safe.

The Global Competitiveness Report shows not only the general public but even investors and international community do not feel as safe as they would like in Malaysia. The time has come for both the Home Ministry and the police to stop being in denial but focus solely on fighting crime instead of allowing the police to be used as a tool to serve the political interests of BN against the legitimate opposition PR in Malaysia.

The Report also identified inefficient government bureaucracy, corruption, an inadequately educated workforce, poor work ethics in the labour force and restrictive labour regulations as the top five problems faced when doing business in Malaysia. Unless Malaysia succeeds in stopping the ruinous exchange of human talent with unskilled foreign workers, Malaysia's hopes to escape the middle-income trap and join the ranks of high-income economies will remain a pipe dream.

Perhaps Malaysia should not just learn from Jakarta, but also China which attracts back its human talent from USA by paying them comparable salary rates, provide housing accomodation and most important of all opportunities of career advancement. With 2 million Malaysian leaving the country since 1957, Talent Corp would not only fail to attract them back but would see more Malaysians leaving unless more incentives can be given.

—Mandarin Version —-

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2012年9月6日 在吉隆坡发表声明:










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