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Would Lim Guan Eng be praised for permitting the Penang state government to go bankrupt for paying compensation, so as to stop reclamation projects approved by the previous BN government that will only benefit BN cronies?

This would appear to be the conclusion in a malaysiakini columnist endorsing DAP Tanjung Bungah ADUN Teh Yee Cheu for supporting the UMNO motion and the 5 PKR ADUNs led by Ong Chin Wen((Bukit Tengah) and the others Norlela Ariffin (Penanti), Cheah Kah Peng (Kebun Bunga), Dr T Jayabalan (Batu Uban), and Lee Khai Loon (Machang Bubuk) for abstaining from voting. Teh had admitted his mistake and apologised to the party, saying he would return to DAP’s struggle. He added that he accepts any punishment by the party for his mistake and is awaiting disciplinary action.

I do not believe that I was elected to allow Penang to go bankrupt. I am willing to be condemned than praised to keep Penang free from bankruptcy with a healthy surplus for us to undertake investment in building public infrastructure, education and innovation.

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Saya buat ucapan di Dewan Rakyat dalam perbahasan peringkat jawatankuasa Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan di hadapan YB Senator Dato’ Seri Ahmad Bashah

OPS CATUT Harus dikaji semula
Anti-profiteering operations /Ops Catut telah dilancarkan pada awal tahun ini.

Control and anti-profiteering (mechanism for determining unreasonably high profits) (net profit margin) regulations 2014 yang menghendaki peniaga tidak meningkatkan harga di antara 2 Januari 2016 sehingga 30 Jun 2016 hanya diwartakan pada 26 Disember 2014 dan berkuatkuasa pada 1 Jan 2015.

Fasa pertama Ops Catut diadakan di antara 15 Januari dan 11 Mac, dan fasa kedua dilancarkan pada 2 April selepas GST dilaksanakan pada 1 April.

Saya mendapat banyak aduan daripada peniaga yang diambil tindakan oleh Kementerian Perdagangan dalam negeri, koperasi dan kepenggunaan kerana kerajaan memang tidak membuat publisiti yang cukup tentang Ops Catut dan tentang peraturan ini, jadi ramai peniaga diambil tindakan kerana tidak mempunyai pengetahuan tentang Peraturan ini.

Soalan saya tentang Ops Catut: Berapa banyak syarikat telah diambil tindakan dan didenda? Apa yang jumlah denda yang dikutip oleh Kementerian? Berapa orang peniaga yang masih tidak bayar denda?

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I am very surprised to see my comments on the photo of Nurul Izzah and Jacel Karim, the controversial self-styled princess of Sulu, being taken out of context and I am being condemned over casual remarks to the media.

When I stepped into Parliament House on Thursday, I found myself surrounded by reporters who asked me to comment on the photograph of Nurul Izzah and Jacel Karim. I said as public figures we used to meet with all sorts of people in different occasions, and we always faced the requests of taking photographs or “selfie” with them. So I am not surprised to see the photo between Nurul Izzah and Jacel Karim as I have been asked to take photographs with people who have bad conduct or business too. Taking photographs with them doesn’t mean that we have compromised our principle or we agree with their conducts.

I asked those reporters”what’s a big deal about this photo? Why go to dig such old story (refer to the picture)?”

My position on the Sulu invasion of Lahad Datu is well documented and no one can misinterpret my strong support for our security forces.

I didn’t expect my casual remarks to the reporters to be manipulated and taken out of context, and are being used by my political foes to whack me.

I am glad that the Attorney General has finally dropped or withdrawn the sedition charge against me this morning at the KL Sessions. At the outset, this charge ought not have been preferred against me. Inter alia, many civil society organisations including Human Rights Watch (HRW) have condemned and expressed grave concern and demanded that the charge against me be dropped many times before but it was deliberately ignored by the AG. I have consistently maintained that I should not have been charged in the first place as clearly there was no justifiable basis. My right to freedom of speech was violated when I was charged on 6.5.2014.

It is also crystal clear that the gig in the video clip is purely a satire and was innocuous and harmed no one or any section of our community in Malaysia and hence NOT SEDITIOUS.

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DAP MPs together with MPs of PKR and Amanah today expressed sympathy and solidarity over the killing of civilians in Paris by ISIS few days ago by signing the condolences book at the French Embassy.

The delegation was led by the opposition leader of the Parliament, Datin Seri Wan Azizah.

We were received by the ambassador of French embassy, H. E. Christophe Penot.

I was told that the Opposition leader had invited PAS MPs to join the visit, however, none of them joined us.

The decision of PAS for not voting against the Federal Budget last night, and their absence in the visit to French embassy today made me wonder why some PKR MPs still insist to include PAS in the political coalition.

Hari ini saya menyertai perbahasan dalam bajet peringkat jawatankuasa Jabatan Perdana Menteri. Perbahasan pada peringkat ini membolehkan Ahli Parlimen untuk membahas isu yang spesifik tentang sesuatu kementerian. Isu-isu yang saya bangkitkan adalah seperti berikut:

Butiran 050000 Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM)
Saya ingin tanya tentang Indeks Syariah Malaysia yang dilancarkan oleh Perdana Menteri pada Februari tahun ini, yang mana kerajaan akan beri penilaian syariah dalam 8 bidang: Penghakiman, Politik, Ekonomi, Kesihatan, Pendidikan, Budaya, Infrastruktur, Alam-sekitar dan Sosial.

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Vote on Budget 2016

Today is the last day for the cabinet ministers to reply to our policy speeches. At the end of the day, we have to cast vote on the budget 2016. We in the opposition bench called for division or vote counting. The voting results is 128 votes that support the budget vs 74 votes against the budget.

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Today DAP Women’s section has successfully organized its first national congress. Although I am not holding any position in DAP Wanita, I am happy to see the quorum of the congress was met and there were not enough chairs for the delegates and observers.

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