Guan Eng: Penang exco agrees on motion against Shabudin

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng says state executive council has agreed to table a motion against Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahaya. Pic by Picture by KE Ooi for the MMO.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng says state executive council has agreed to table a motion against Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahaya. Pic by Picture by KE Ooi for the MMO.

GEORGE TOWN, April 20 ― The Penang state executive council has decided to table a motion against Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahaya over his remarks on rape victims and child marriage.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng stressed that the motion is against the Umno MP and his remarks that nine-year-old girls are physically and spiritually ready for marriage and his proposed solution that rape victims marry their rapists.

“We want to take this as a point of principle to defend and uphold women’s rights and dignity, this is what we will do,” he told a press conference at the Penang Digital Library this morning.

Lim pointed out that in all his statements and criticisms against what Shabudin said in Parliament on April 5 was directed at the MP individually, and not at Islam or Islamic family law.

“Let me make it clear. My remarks are all against Shabudin, don’t let him twist it to an Islamic family law issue, this is a very dishonest, desperate and disreputable attempt to save himself,” he said. Read more

Punish errant publications but don’t shut them down, says Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN: Nanyang Siang Pau should not be closed since it has apologised and retracted a caricature that allegedly mocked two political leaders, said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

“Publications should be given chances to admit their mistakes, be punished but not to the extent of closing them down,” he told a press conference in Komtar yesterday.

Some quarters are asking that Nanyang Siang Pau be closed after the Chinese daily published a cartoon depicting PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia as monkeys. Read more

Umno can file any motion in Penang, says Guan Eng

Source: The Malay Mail Online

GEORGE TOWN, April 10 — Penang Umno can file any motion at next month’s state legislative assembly, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

The Penang lawmaker said Penang practises a democracy, so the state Opposition can file any motions even if it is against him.

“Even though our motion to ask for the prime minister’s resignation was rejected in Parliament, we will allow them to move their motion in Penang because we practise a democracy,” he said in a press conference at his office today.

He was responding to a statement by Penang Umno Liaison chairman Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman who said state Opposition Leader Datuk Jahara Hamid will be filing a motion calling for Lim’s resignation due to his ongoing corruption case in court.

“So far we have no objection to them filing the motion, but it is up to the Speaker to decide,” he said. Read more

In tit for tat, Penang Umno to file motion against Guan Eng

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Penang Umno state liaison chairman Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman said Lim Guan Eng’s (pic) refusal to relinquish his post or to take leave due to the corruption charges against him has tarnished the authority of the Penang Chief Minister’s office. — Picture by K.E.Ooi for the MMO.

Penang Umno state liaison chairman Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman said Lim Guan Eng’s (pic) refusal to relinquish his post or to take leave due to the corruption charges against him has tarnished the authority of the Penang Chief Minister’s office. — Picture by K.E.Ooi for the MMO.

GEORGE TOWN, April 10 — Penang Umno said today it will table a motion demanding for Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s resignation, after he announced plans to file a motion condemning an Umno MP’s comments on rape victims.

Penang Umno state liaison chairman Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman said Penang Umno has decided to ask its Opposition Leader, Datuk Jahara Hamid, to table the motion at the state legislative assembly that will start on May 19.

“We want to reiterate our call to Lim to take leave or to resign from his chief minister post until his corruption case in court is over,” he said in a statement issued today.

He said Lim’s refusal to relinquish his post or to take leave due to the corruption charges against him has tarnished the authority of the Penang Chief Minister’s office.

“Witnesses especially government officials will be at a loss and feel pressured if they are called to give their testimony in court against a chief minister who is still in office,” he claimed.

He added that the long trial of the case will also disrupt the daily schedule of the chief minister and could adversely affect the state administration. Read more

Penang govt to sue EC over delimitation exercise

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Lim Guan Eng says his administration will sue the Election Commission (EC) in protest of its delimitation exercise. Pic by Ke Ooi for the MMO.

Lim Guan Eng says his administration will sue the Election Commission (EC) in protest of its delimitation exercise. Pic by Ke Ooi for the MMO.

GEORGE TOWN, April 5 ― Claiming to have new “disturbing” information, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today his administration will sue the Election Commission (EC) in protest of its delimitation exercise.

He said the state government sent in a first objection to the EC on April 4 and will file a second complaint before the EC’s given deadline for objections.

“After submitting that, we realised that there is new shocking information about the redelineation exercise, so we will send in a second round of objection before April 7,” he told reporters at his office today.

He declined to disclose the information for the time being, citing the absence of state executive councillor Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim from the state. Read more

Penang CM says embarrassed by Tasik Gelugor MP’s rape remark

Source: The Malay Mail Online

GEORGE TOWN, April 5 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng called Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahya unfit for office over the latter’s suggestion that rapists be allowed to marry their child victims as a solution to social problems.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng says Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahya has a 'depraved and sick' mind. — Picture by K.E. Ooi for the MMO.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng says Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahya has a ‘depraved and sick’ mind. — Picture by K.E. Ooi for the MMO.

Lim said the Penang executive council unanimously condemned Shabudin, adding that the latter’s suggestion showed a “depraved and sick” mind.

“Penang people don’t want a monster to become their MP, we don’t want people with no compassion for rape victims to be an MP.

“We are ashamed to have an MP like this from Penang. Even though he’s not in the state government, he is a black stain for Penang,” he said.

He then demanded that Barisan Nasional and Umno expel Shabudin, and ask the latter to resign as MP.

State executive councillor Chong Eng urged state opposition leader Datuk Jahara Hamid to make a stand on this issue.

“I hope she will join us to call for the expulsion of this monster from BN and Umno,” she said.

Lim and Chong were responding to remarks Shabudin made when debating the Child Sexual Offences Bill 2017 in Parliament. Read more

Guan Eng under sedition probe for questioning Hadi’s Bill

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The police are expected to question Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at his official office on Level 28, Komtar today. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng for the MMO.

The police are expected to question Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at his official office on Level 28, Komtar today. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng for the MMO.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 ― Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is scheduled for questioning by Bukit Aman police for alleged sedition over his statement on the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, his lawyer said.

Lim’s lawyer R.S.N. Rayer was quoted by English daily The Star that the police were expected to question the DAP leader at his official office on Level 28, Komtar today.

“We were told Lim would be investigated under the Sedition Act. The police will be coming at 11am. Read more

Guan Eng’s corruption cases set to start from March 2017

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Lim Guan Eng --- The Sun file pix

Lim Guan Eng — The Sun file pix

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 6 ― Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng looks set to undergo a marathon trial next year following his two corruption charges over his RM2.8 million double-storey house on Jalan Pinhorn here.

High Court judge Hadhariah Syed Ismail scheduled today hearing for both cases to start from March 27 to 31, April 10 to 14, April 24 to 28, May 15 to 19, May 29  to June 2, June 13 to 16 and July 17 to 21.

But the prosecution and defence have also been ordered to submit all relevant documents for the case by January 6.

“I want the prosecution and defence to come out with the agreed facts and issues to be tried and get all documentations ready. Please do not waste the courts’ time.

“The prosecution must be ready. We cannot delay anymore. Please be ready by January 6 for case management,” she said. Read more

Penang state assembly condemns Maria Chin’s arrest

Source: FMT News

Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng says using Sosma on Maria Chin is such a 'lembap' (weak) move as she did not hurt anyone and was just helping to save Malaysia. Pic from FMT News.

Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng says using Sosma on Maria Chin is such a ‘lembap’ (weak) move as she did not hurt anyone and was just helping to save Malaysia. Pic from FMT News.

GEORGE TOWN: An emergency motion to condemn the detention of Bersih leader Maria Chin Abdullah under a controversial anti-terrorism law was allowed to be debated by the Penang legislative assembly today.

In proposing the motion, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Air Putih) said Maria’s arrest was a clear abuse of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).

“Maria is not a terrorist but a leader of a civil society. We strongly condemn the misuse of Sosma to detain her. The law should not be used on politicians or civil society activists.

“We also find her solitary confinement inhumane and we urge that she be freed without any conditions immediately,” Lim said in his proposed motion. Read more

LGE’s bail: Donated funds must be accounted for, says C4

Source: FMT

NGO’s executive director says it is imperative for DAP to spell out in detail how the funds will be utilised or returned to donors.

PETALING JAYA: As a state government that advocates Competency, Accountability, and Transparency (CAT), it is important that the DAP be accountable for the funds it collected from members of the public to make up the total bail needed for Lim Guan Eng, says the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4).

Its executive director Cynthia Gabriel said, “It’s not uncommon to raise bail money especially if the amount is very excessive like in the case of Lim.

“However, as a CAT government, it becomes imperative for DAP to spell out in detail how the funds will be utilised, or returned,” she told FMT when contacted.

Yesterday, Penang DAP Chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the party had received RM1,009,000 by 2pm through a donation drive. He also thanked members of the public for their generous cash contributions. Read more