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Posted: 12 Jun 2013 01:04 AM PDT
Press Statement by Chief Minister of Penang and Penang Green Council Chairman, LimGuan Eng at KOMTAR on 12 June 2013:
In conjunction with the World Environment Day every 5 Jun, Penang Green Council (PGC) is organizing the World Environment Day Celebration 2013 on 16th June 2013 (Sunday), at Lebuh Pantai from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon.
The theme for this year's World Environment Day celebrations is Think.Eat.Save. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your FOODprint. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
Malaysians are either overeating or wasting food, throwing away up to 930 tonnes of unconsumed food daily. This is equivalent to throwing away 93,000 10kg bags of rice each day.
Wastage of unconsumed food in Malaysia doubled over the past three years. This does not include leftover food. Unconsumed waste mostly consisted of expired bread, eggs and old or rotten fruit.
Some 355,000kg of food was thrown away daily in Penang last year. According to the Penang Municipal Council, on the island alone last year, food waste made up about 45% of the 288,377 tonnes of solid waste collected from domestic and commercial areas.
If food is wasted, it means that all the resources and inputs used in the production of all the food are also lost. For example, it takes about 16,000 litres of water goes into a cow's food to make a hamburger. The resulting greenhouse gas emissions from the cows themselves, and throughout the food supply chain, all end up in vain when we waste food. This year's theme – Think.Eat.Save – encourages you to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices you make and empowers you to make informed decisions.
On that day, Penang Green Citizens Cardholder can buy a limited edition WED T-shirt at member price RM20 (non-member RM25), we will be distributing special bookmark to advocate the cause. Other highlighted activities during the WED 2013 Celebration includes: School Marching Band performance, Low Carbon Transport (Electric Scooter/Car and Bicycle), Stage Performances, WED Theme Exhibition.
The Penang State Government has also taken the lead by requiring all government purchases be given priority to green products. Hopefully this new policy, such as using recycled paper for name cards, will help the green industry.
LIM GUAN ENG
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 12:58 AM PDT
Press Statement by the DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 12 June 2013:
To Be An Effective Minister With Integrity, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor Must Come Clean On His Role In The V.K. Lingam Judicial Appointments Scandal Where He Was Found By The Royal Commission of Inquiry to Have Conspired with Datuk VK Lingam and Tan Sri Vincent Tan to Subvert the Federal Constitution by Fixing the Appointment of Judges
Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, having been found by a Royal Commission of Inquiry to have conspired with Datuk VK Lingam and Tan Sri Vincent Tan to subvert the Federal Constitution by fixing the appointment of judges must come clean of his role in conspiring with Lingam.
In September 2007, Malaysians were stunned by the release of an eight-minute recording of Datuk VK Lingam engaging in a telephone conversation with a senior judge, detailing a dishonest conspiracy to fix the appointment of senior judges in the Malaysian judiciary. In that eight-minute recording, the name of Tengku Adnan was mentioned no fewer than eleven times.
After lengthy hearings, the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the scandal, headed by former Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Haidar Mohd Noor, handed down its findings in May 2008. It held that VK Lingam, Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Tengku Adnan were all accomplices in a "nefarious exercise" to thwart the proper appointment of judges in accordance with the Federal Constitution.
The RCI found that the conspirators (including others such as Tun Eusoff Chin) had also schemed to ensure their "friends" were appointed to the judiciary. The RCI also found that Tengku Adnan, as Deputy Minister and later Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, appeared to be the "fixer" within the Prime Minister's Department who passed secret information relating to the appointment of judges to VK Lingam, in apparent breach of the Official Secrets Act 1972.
In response to Tengku Adnan's denial of involvement, the RCI found that Tengku Adnan had in his sworn testimony been "too economical with the truth to be believed". It held that Tengku Adnan had "not in the least degree" succeeded in disassociating himself from the video clip in which his name was mentioned eleven times.
The RCI also drew attention to the fact that Tengku Adnan had, as a Deputy Minister and Minister, sworn a solemn oath to "protect, preserve and defend" the Constitution of Malaysia, but had instead involved himself in a conspiracy to destroy the credibility of the institution of justice in Malaysia.
The RCI recommended that the VK Lingam and his conspirators be investigated by the Attorney General under the Penal Code, the Sedition Act 1948, the Legal Profession Act 1976 and the Official Secrets Act 1972, but until no action has been taken against those responsible.
It is clear that despite all that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak may claim, Malaysia cannot move on from the corruption and abuses of power of the Mahathir era while men such as Tengku Adnan who are implicated in some of the worst abuses of that time are appointed to high ministerial positions by Datuk Seri Najib. Tengku Adnan fully account for his role in the V.K. Lingam as a Malaysian Cabinet Minister must not only be clean but must also be seen to be clean.
LIM GUAN ENG
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