Monday, 18 October 2010

RM15K seorang untuk bereskan hutang kerajaan

How much do you think you should pay to settle the Federal Government Debt? The 2010 debt is RM 408.178 billion.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Budget 2011: No good news for Penang

Lim Guan Eng speaks about how the 2011 Budget does not benefit Penang

Video by Jimmy Leow

Rakyat to pay more in 2011 Budget

End of the day, Rakyat still have to pay more in 2011 Budget. Lim Guan Eng speaks about it in a PC yesterday

Video by Jimmy Leow

Extremely high allocation for Parliment and PM office

It is "Pembelanjawan Pilihanraya" said, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, looking at the extremely high allocation for PM's office and Parliament...allocation for Batu Sapi and Galas, maybe?

Video by Jimmy Leow

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Community policing for crime prevention

Georgetown Oct, 14: State Assemblyman YB Sim Tze Tzin had just launched the Pantai Jerejak Community Policing Team in Bayan Baru Market last night. It was the first of its kind in Bayan Baru area. This community policing team was agreed by Southwest District OCPD Tuan Hatta and approved by Deputy OCPD Tuan Lai. The Penang Community Policing Association Chairman Mr. Koay Eng Loh also helped in its formation.

YB Sim said that the objective of forming Community Policing was to reduce crime rate in that area. The rapid development in Pantai Jerejak-Bayan Baru had caused many problems to that area, including escalating crime rate. Residents felt increasingly threatened by snatch thieves, break-ins and other crimes. YB Sim said that by forming Community Policing, volunteer members would be the eyes and ears for the police and thus helped to deter criminals. Community policing team would patrol the area together with the police force to ensure the safety of that area.

However, he also stressed that Community policing team would not replace professional police. It was the police duty to fight crime. "They are just there to help the police. They have to obey the laws just like anyone. No one is above the laws." he said.

He also commended the spirit of volunteerism among the residents of Bayan Baru to sacrifice their time to improve the security of the area. To show support to the Team, he announced to allocate RM6,000 to buy 15 sets of walkie talkie for the team.

The Pantai Jerejak Community Policing Team currently had 50 volunteers. Interested residents could contact Chairman Mr. Anthony Kang at 012-561 9193.

Video by Jimmy Lleow, Citizen Journalist

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

IKRAM restudy structural damages at Tmn Kota Permai

On the 15th July 2010, a group of residents from Taman Kota Permai, Penang, who have been suffering flash floods and structural damages for the past three years, made their long trek to Putrajaya to submit a memorandum to minister Peter Chin Fah Kui was met with a rebuff from the Green Technology, Energy and Water Ministry.

The problems are caused by the Sewerage Services Department's RM73 million sewerage development project under the ministry in their locality.

After much pressure from the residents, the ministry agrees to send a team geo-technical investigators to re-access the current situation. IKRAM has started their investigation early last week.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Thor Clan Association opens in Penang

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng opens the Thor Clan Association at Batu Maung, Penang on the 10th Oct 2010.

Video by Jimmy Leow

EC agrees public perception is very low

EC Deputy Chief's take on public's perception towards EC's image.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Reforming political financing

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng speaks about reforming political financing at a forum organized by Transparency International in Penang.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Friday, 1 October 2010

Illegal excavation causes massive erosion

An illegal excavation works has caused massive erosion during a downpour near Paya Terubong, Penang. According to nearby residents, the excavation had started a few years back but stopped abruptly. The activity started again last month and trucks have been seen removing soil daily.

The fast action from Yeoh Soon Hin, Adun of Paya Terubong and Wong Hon Wai, Adun Ayer Itam looking into the residents' complains has resulted to local authorities issuing summons and stopping all works at the site.

Yesterday, MPPP has blocked the entrance to the site with two concrete slabs as reported by CJ Carolyn Khor in her blog.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Blueprint for a vibrant Penang Part II

The second part of Lim Guan Eng's speech on the "Blueprint for a vibrant Penang" at PISA last weekend.

Video by: Jimmy Leow

Sunday, 26 September 2010

CM leads Kwong Wah Yit Poh 10km cycle

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng leads a group 150 cyclists through a 10 kilometer route organized by Kwong Wah Jit Poh Press Bhd.

Lim said that the government should consider scrapping the import duties for bicycles just like for golf equipments. Lim added that people should be encourage to take up cycling as it is a healthy sports.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Foreign experts on property investment

Foreign property experts from Australia and Indonesia gave their take on property investment in the Asia Pacific region.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Property sales gain momentum at expo

PIP Property Summit 2010 returns this year, with a selection of new property launches and irresistible deals.

As the property market makes a strong comeback this year, the annual event could not have come at a better time for bargain hunters and property investors.

Here are some irresistible projects at PIP Property Summit 2010.

Video by JImmy Leow

Saturday, 25 September 2010

PIP Property Summit 2010: Property development with green in mind

PIP Property Summit 2010 is the first ever Property Trade Show & Forum held in Penang for the principals of property related companies and agencies to meet and network. The Summit enables leading property companies in both the country and region to showcase their projects, products and services, with emphasis on quality and value for money. Thus, the show is limited to only 20 major exhibitors. The Property Summit provides critical awareness of both local and regional trends in the property market to the industry players.

CJ Jimmy Leow spoke to the some main players in the industry at the expo.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Friday, 24 September 2010

Youtube is moody today

Today is one of those days again, I must say. I need to upload a few videos this evening and guess what, I think youtube is in a bad mood today. Nothing seems to work wherever you go. I thought my internet connection was the cause of the problem, but I got zip trying to upload at McD, White Coffee, Starbucks.....I hope things will be normal by late evening.

When you are a video journalist, we really need to rely on youtube or vimeo. In order to be viewed in the internet, one must record the event, edit it, "handbrake" it (compressing the file to a smaller version) and after all that, send it to youtube.

This weekend is full of events and I really do not know which event to go, all of them are so interesting and fun. Not so much of politics this weekend, more of loving mother earth kind of events. Yup, once in a while, it is nice to see politicians talk about how the current situation and attitudes are killing our rivers and seas.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

PIP Property Summit 2010 promises good buys

Penang International Property Expo or PIP 2010 is an annual showcase that attracts quality exhibitors and genuine players in the property scene. The event is marked by focus marketing and sustain a steady flow or visitors through interesting and informative talks, forums, games and other interative activities. Most importantly, the show provides the ideal exchange between smart exhibitors and discerning visitors, leading to oppurtunities for quality sales leads and closing contracts.

Michael Geh of Raine & Horne speaks to CJ Jimmy Leow on what is installed visitors and home buyers.

PIP Property Summit 2010 starts on this 24th and ends on the 26th Sept 2010. Venue: PISA, Penang

Video by Jimmy Leow

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Maritime lookout post needed in Pulau Betong

Located about 1 kilometer from the small fishing village of Pulau Betong, Penang, a container was converted into a lookout post many years ago by the Fisheries Dept. The purpose of this lookout post was to assist the Fisheries officers curb commercial trawlers encroaching near the shores.

Pulau Betong inshore fishermen chairman, Tan Ah Kee recalled Fisheries Dept even had a speed boat nearby to catch the "ghost" trawlers when they receive a report from the inshore fishermen.

Tan said even those days (about 20 years ago), commercial trawlers had started to encroach into their fishing grounds. He insisted Fisheries or Maritime should use back the old container office here in Pulau Betong as a service center to cater for complaints and feedbacks from fishermen. Furthermore, their response time will definitely improve tremendously as they are nearer to the problem.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Utusan Malaysia macam MOSSAD

Video by Jimmy Leow

Siti Nurhaliza cancels Hari Malaysia concert

The "Hari Malaysia" concert in Penang has been cancelled as Malaysian top artist Dato Siti Nurhaliza has been advised by her doctor to avoid strenuous activities including performing in any concert for the time being. Therefore, the concert which is scheduled to be held on the 25 Sept is cancelled.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Inshore fishermen to defend fishing grounds

Pulau Betong inshore fishermen encountered commercial trawlers encroaching into their fishing grounds and took some photos of the trawlers and its position. They made a police report and related the incident to CJ Jimmy Leow,

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

JPN denies statelessness issues

Sept 05, 2010, Prai, Penang

On Aug 13, HRP leaders met with NRD officers in Putrajaya, but came home feeling disappointed that the officers gave the impression that the problem was not as serious as they had made it out to be, said the party's national advisor N. Ganesan.

"But we have proven our point, in just a month, without even a campaign, only word by mouth, we have managed to gather some 40 stateless people in this office," he said.

"We want the NRD to take ownership of this problem and try to resolve this issue; it cannot deny that this is a big problem," Ganesan (right) added.

Ganesan, a lawyer by profession, reiterated that what has been constitutionally guaranteed has been systematically and procedurally denied to the poor and vulnerable.

"This has contributed further to their marginalisation and continuing dispossession from mainstream Malaysia," he added.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Kami menghargai jasa baik Ketua Menteri

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng while distributing the RM 1000 cheque to beneficiaries at Dewan Sri Penang on the 31 Aug 2010, heard a lady sobbing and went to see if he could help.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

1 Muted Malaysia

PR: Permainan politik UMNO karut

Mesyuarat tergempar PR dipanggil berikutan permainan isu "Guan Eng gantikan Agong" yang digembar-gemburkan oleh UMNO dan media massa.

10 usul telah diluluskan dalam mesyuarat tergempar PR Pulau Pinang yang dipengerusikan oleh Ketua Menteri Pulalu Pinang and Pengerusi Pakatan Rakyat Lim Guan Eng.

Video oleh Jimmy Leow

"Ghost trawler" caught red handed

Based on a lead received, CJ Jimmy Leow and Pulau Betong fishermen went out to the sea to investigate a possible encroachment by commercial trawler.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Ciizen Journalist

Stop encroahing our fishing grounds

About 500 inshore fishermen in Penang have signed a petition asking the government to extend the fishing ground radius from five to twelve nautical miles, allowing them more chances of improving their catch. They said that with the encroachment by commercial trawlers in their current fishing grounds, it is difficult to make ends meet. Several inshore fishermen relate their views and bad experiences with commercial trawlers at sea.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

MPSP: Hawkers given ample time to shift

MPSP councillor, Oon Neow Aun relates the events that took place since 2008 until the final day of eviction to CJ Jimmy Leow. Oon said there were many discussions and notices which took place between MSPS and the Tmn Seri Rambai hawkers. He added that MSPS has received many complaints from the residents around the area. Traffic congestion and cleanliness of the hawker center were the main complaints.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Adun: Hawkers not telling the truth

Adun Padang Lalang, Tan Cheong Heng said that Taman Seri Rambai hawkers who claimed that they were not assisted by the state government is not true. Tan said that there were many discussion between the hawkers, the state government and MPSP to ensure that they are taken care of by providing them an alternative hawker center site nearby.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Anwar: We have a better team now

Anwar Ibrahim officiate the latest PKR branch at Bayan Baru, Penang on Sunday Aug 8, 2010.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Tmn Seri Rambai hawkers dissatisfied with eviction order

Taman Seri Rambai hawker center at Jalan Binjai, Penang has been served with an eviction order from MPSP which requires the hawkers to remove their properties by today 8th Aug 2010.

The hawker center owner and his partner speaks to CJ Jimmy Leow relating their dissatisfaction and claims that they are victims of circumstances. They claimed no one from the state government came to help. The hawkers said they will seek help from Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng.

At the same time, CJ Jimmy Leow will seek clarification from the related Adun.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

7 in a family without birth certificate

Thayalan and Selvi have 9 children of whom 7 do not have their birth certificates. How could this happen in Malaysia? According to N. Ganesan, Human Rights Party national advisor, such problems happened especially to the very poor Indians around us.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

4 arrested at Abolish ISA candlelight vigil

In Penang, the police had earlier today posted notices - signed by Georgetown OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng - around the Speaker's Square in Georgetown warning against any illegal gathering in the area.

At the same time, about 10 persons suddenly appeared claiming to represent "those who support the ISA".

Even before the vigil began at 9pm, two activists - Choo Choon Kai and Kris Khaira from PSM - were arrested.

By 8.45pm, the police asked the crowd - numbering around 100 as opposed to the 200 police personnel who had been mobilised - to "disperse in five minutes."

Two more activists - lawyer Darshan Singh and Ong Jing Cheng of Suaram - were subsequently taken by the police to Jelutong district police station.

Video by Jimmy Leow

Chew Jetty folks get free medical care

Jointly organized by Sivasanta Free Specialist Clinic, The temple of Fine Arts, Lion Club Georgetown, Mega Caring Activist, Penang Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, Blissful Group, The Chew Jetty Kongsi Group and Junior Chamber International, the 28th Outreach Free Specialist Medical Camp was held at Chew Jetty, Penang on the 25th July 2010.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

PDC family day 2010

Photos taken during PDC family day held at Youth Park, Penang.

Photos by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

RMAF ignores stop work order

Despite a stop-work order from MPPP, construction work on the RMAF hostel along Jalan Geh Chong Keat continued.

A check by CJ Jimmy Leow showed that workers were still working at the front and rear of the building.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

River Art Project

Participants in this Heriatge City took part in a day long workshop aimed at creating awareness on river rehabilitation.

Collecting trash on the way along the riverbank of Sungai Pinang near Kampung Rawa, they learnt to create sounds, visualize movement and imagine creatures as well as imagine life in clear river water.

Conducted by dancer and choreographer Aida Redza, architectural designer and sculptor Lisa Foo as well as renowned artist Liew Kung Yu, participants at the workshop held at P. Ramlee Studio learnt how to put together trash by transforming it into an imaginative mini-eco sculpture that is both useful and delightful.

Video Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Sakura trees to beautify Penang

Imagine 300 Sakura trees in Bayan Baru, Penang, what a lovely sight it will be. Accordingly Sim Tze Tzin, Adun Pantai Jerejak, these trees will be planted at Taman Sunway Tunas, Bayan Baru this coming 31 August 2010. It takes few years before the Sakura trees to blossom, but it is worth the wait accordingly to Sim

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Karnival Sukan Rakyat

A fun day for the residents at Sg Nibong Pantai, Penang., joined by Adun Pantai Jerejak, Sim Tze Tzin and Deputy Chief Minister 1, Mansor Othman,

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Abattoir upgrade for cleaner operation

The abattoir located at Jalan Sg Pinang will be upgraded to eliminate animal fat and blood being thrown into Sungai Pinang. MPPP Councillor, Tay Leong Seng said that new filters and new pipings are being installed to ensure cleaner operation. According to him, the Sungai Pinang is cleaner compared to before, climbing up the water index from C5 to C3.

Tay also said that UMNO members allegations were unfair as during the two years of PR government, many improvements have been implemented while the previous government did not do anything for the past 50 years.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Justice for Teoh Beng Hock continues

A candlelight vigil was held at Padang Kota Lama to mark the one year of Teoh Beng Hock's death while under MACC custody. The crowd pledged to seek justice for Beng Hock until the matter is resolved.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Venice underwater

The "acqua alta" (high water) in Venice, Italy reached a depth of 1.56 meters (5 ft, 1 in.) on the 1st December 2008 - the deepest flood in 22 years, and the fourth highest flood level in recent history, claimed Venice's Tide Center. The water began to subside on Tuesday, while residents and tourists made their way through the city, hip-waders or not - one man even took the opportunity to ride his wakeboard through Piazza San Marco (until police stepped in). Although this flood was severe enough for the mayor to ask tourists to temporarily stay home, Venetian floods are fairly routine, several occurring every year, and residents usually take it all in stride.

Photos from the web compiled by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

RM100 for Penang senior citizen kicks off again

Watch and listen to senior citizens who just collected their RM100 from Maybank Queensbay Mall this morning. Also present were Adun Pantai Jerejak, Sim Tze Tzin and team to assist the senior citizens.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Abandon highway can it be completed on time

CJ Jimmy Leow takes a look at the progress of Teluk Kumbar - Pekan Genting highway which is scheduled to be completed in November 2010. By the looks of it, he has the opinion that the project will be probably delayed by another 3 months.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

BN talam dua muka

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng's reaction to Penang Gerkan Chief accusation that the state is allocating too much funds to the state's Islamic issues.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalists

BN boycotts talk on new PG bridge toll hike

BN ministers stayed away from a discussion called by Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng today. Lim has invited Ng Yen Yen, Koh Tsu Koon and Zahid Hamidi to discuss on the proposed Penang bridge toll hike of 34%. Lim said that it was absurd to increase the toll fees for Penang bridge when it was making profit many years back. Unlike the second link to Singapore, the collection has not even touch the break even point but yet, there was a proposed reduction of 30% on toll fares.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Plant trees for a better environment

Adun Pantai Jerejak, Sim Tze Tzin and the residents of Taman Seri Nibong planted 200 trees near their housing area last Friday. Sim said that one should plant trees to reverse the effect of global warming, he added that 250 plants are required to neutralized one person's carbon emission.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Penang 2nd bridge delayed

In a press conference held at the CHEC office in Batu Maung, CM Lim Guan Eng revealed that the 2nd Penang Bridge was now 25% completed. Lim explained that there are 6 main factors which contributed to the delay of the completion date. It was estimated that completion date is 2013.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

LGE: No nuke plant in Penang

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng assured Penangites that there will be no nuclear plant constructed in Penang as long as Pakatan Rakyat government is in power.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist.

Pulau Betong: Where time stood still

Kampung Pulau Betong, a sleepy hollow fishermen village located southwest of Penang Island. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle, take a slow drive there and enjoy the simpleness of everything there..

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

A substandard "International Airport"

There were lack of lightings at the baggage claim belt area and there was a serious shortage of baggage trolleys too. What a bad impression for visitors landing at Penang International Airport.

CJ Jimmy Leow have traveled extensively in SEA and have the opinion that much improvement must be done to live up to the name "International Airport". In comparison, even Ho Chi Minh Airport (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) is far more modern, organized and cleaner than Penang International Airport.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

"Don't worry boss, it's our job"

CJ Jimmy Leow asked some MPPP cleaners of their daily routine at Cecil Street, Penang. One said, "It is never ending story, people throw rubbish, we clear them up". These are the unsung heroes who dedicate their lives cleaning up rubbish not throw by them, but by the public.

One MPPP worker said, "Don't worry boss, it is our job." But really, is it their responsibility to keep our drains and streets clean?

Do your part, keep Penang clean, it is our responsibilities too.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Tmn Kota Permai folk: It is a big lie.

On the 3rd June 2010, JPP contractors explained to the Pdg Lalang representative and its MP that the current works done at Jln Kota Permai do not drain underground water. But the Tmn Kota Permai folks thinks otherwise.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Jewel of Muscat

CJ Jimmy Leow visited the Jewel of Muscat, a replica of a ninth century Arabian ship, at Penang Port.

The crew were performing maintenance works and minor repairs on the vessel. CJ Jimmy Leow spoke to Captain Saleh, a naval senior officer.

The captain relates the story of adventure and danger while in the high seas. It will then sail for Port Klang — the final stop before reaching its destination of Singapore.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

USA extremely soft against Israel

Anwar Ibrahim states the need for President Obama to be tougher with Israelis on the recent events that triggered global protests against Israel.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizem Journalist

Top Indian students denied scholarships and public universities

The Human Rights Party has called for a press conference to bring to the attention of the authorities concerned and to the public, at large the dissatisfaction of the Indian community in the way the young of the community are being systematically denied opportunities for JPA scholarship, for entrance into public universities.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Friday, 4 June 2010

Hunt for Ghost Trawlers

For decades the Pulau Betong inshore fishermen's fishing grounds were encroached by commercial trawlers. This trawlers enter the five nautical mile radius which is illegal as far as the law is concerned, but enforcement is weak and the culprits return to the same fishing grounds, taking away the livelihoods of the inshore fishermen.

Teamed with Tan Ah Kee, the Pulau Betong inshore fishermen chairman, CJ Jimmy Leow set out to the sea to catch the commercial trawlers.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Flotilla attacked!

I am not sure if this video is genuine but it looked real to me. It seems to me that the passengers were hitting the soldiers with sticks. Secret Flotillas, Vol. 1

We want our compensation!

Taman Kota Permai folks staged a demonstration near a JPP construction site asking for their compensation to be reviewed this Saturday. Despite several meetings, the residents of Taman Kota Permai have not receive any positive results from MPSP and JPP.

In relation with this, more houses nearby a JPP pipe laying site at Jalan Kota Permai also suffered cracks. They claimed that there are possibilities that the cracks were caused by underground blasting by the contractor.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Underground detonation rattles homes

Several house owners at Jalan Kota Permai, Penang, started to notice cracks on their walls which they claimed to be caused by the underground blasting by JPP's contractors nearby.

Adun Padang Lalang, Tan Cheong Heng inspected two homes and urged JPP to look into this issue and stop all works immediately in order to get proper reports from related authorities.

Tan added that this could be another Taman Kota Permai case where nearly 70 over houses were effected.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Wesak Day The Prayer

Celebrated around May by Buddhists which marks three momentous events in Buddha's life - his birthday, enlightenment, and achievement of Nirvana. The celebration begins at dawn when devotees gathering at the temples to meditate on the Eight Precepts. Donations, giving food to the needy, offerings of incense, joss sticks and prayers are carried out.

CJ Jimmy Leow prays for world peace and may human beings be courteous to each other while he was at the Penang Buddhist Association on Wesak Day this morning.

Photos by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Unwilling to convert puts family in limbo

Unwilling to convert to Muslim, Meenachi, 50 and her daughters aged 29 and 19, until now do not have birth certificates and identity cards. Shanti, 29 with three young children fear that when they grow up, they would face the same agony. Watch the video to understand why they are in this terrible situation.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Penang inspired Sibu miracle

How did Pakatan Rakyat win the by-election in Sibu when all odds stacked are against them? What are the factors that sway voters' decision? What happened in Sibu?

A forum was organised by DAP in Penang on 25 May, 2010. Several politicians from DAP and PAS talked to a crowd of over 1,000 people. The three hour long forum sees many politicians bashing the Barisan Nasional.

This 10 minute video features the Secretary-General of DAP who is also the Chief Minister of Penang. Lim Guan Eng thanked the voters of Sibu. He also thanked Penangites for their trust in Pakatan Rakyat. He said Penang has inspired Sibu voters to choose Pakatan Rakyat.

At the same time, Lim also delivered some hard hitting comments about Barisan Nasional leaders with the crowds cheering, clapping and laughing.

Courtesy of citizen journalist, Chan Lilian

Cherish your liver

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng launched the Penang Hepatitis Day at Queensbay Mall on Sunday organized by The Malaysian Liver Foundation. The organization is the only national voluntary, non profit charitable dedicated mainly to public education, training of doctors and research into all aspects of liver diseases especially Hepatitis and liver cancer which are endemic in this region.

Since its launching in 1997, the MLF has been very active in organizing various activities like the Hepatitis Day in every state to create public awareness on hepatitis.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Free artificial legs for 250 amputees

Nearly 250 amputees who gathered at the Che Hoon Khor Moral Uplifting Society hall in Penang were examined by a team experts from Thailand to see if they could be fitted with an artificial leg for free on Sunday.

The foundation, Prostheses Foundation Under the Patronage of the Princess Mother of Thailand, consists of 110 members, including 10 doctors. technicians and administrative staff will measure, cast and customized fitting on each successful applicant with their own leg.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

PERDA jangan keras kepala

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng stressed that the state government will be strict on PERDA's projects due to the recent flash flood which had occured in Balik Pulau, Penang. Lim added that PERDA should be grateful that the state government is helping out and working very closely with PERDA's projects. 

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Saturday, 22 May 2010


S.M.A.R.T stands for small and medium enterprises market advisory, resources and training center. Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng launched the program at PSDC, Penang.

The SMART center will serve as a one stop resource center to attend to the needs of the local industries.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

LGE: PERDA bina longkang dulu

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng has instructed MPPP to stop all PERDA's projects at Balik Pulau after an investigation showed that the cause of the recent flash flood was a result of poor drainage. Lim added that PERDA is restricted to build proper drainage before continuing with its housing projects.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Flashmob at Gurney Plaza, Penang

A flash mob organized by SUARAM at Gurney Plaza, Penang. The group's spokesperson, Que Lin said by reading the main stream newspaper upside down, it reflects the concerns of the public over the way the media is reporting. The flash mob ended after 15 minutes, there were no interference from the plaza's security or the police.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Wild Cats at Cub Prix

What a day to spend a wonderful Sunday on? A trip to the Petronas Cub Prix was quite refreshing, CJ Jimmy Leow found out.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

New voters registration a success

The call for new voters registration was a rolling success and CJ Jimmy Leow captures Adun Pantai Jerejak, Sim Tze Tzin at Queensbay Mall last Sunday. Sim urged the nearly 3 million eligible voters to register and exercise their rights to vote.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Hari hari cari makan Lebuh Cecil

CJ Jimmy Leow introduces the hawkers food court at Lebuh Cecil, Penang. What do you expect from a CJ from Penang? An introduction of the delicious local food is his duty, so watch out for more "Hari hari cari makan!" from him.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist who loves Penang food.

Thumbs up for MPPP Youth Park

The Penang Municipal Park or also known as Youth Park is a place where Penangites and visitors enjoy the green environment. CJ Jimmy Leow says "Thumbs up" to MPPP who has maintained and managed this park diligently so that we can enjoy it. Well done, MPPP!

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Pulau Betong fishermen fuming over trespassing trawlers

Fishermaen in Pulau Betong, Balik Pulau, Penang had a face to face dialogue session with Penang Fisheries Department on May 04, 2010.

The fishermen have lodged nine police reports related to trawlers trespassing their fishing grounds since January this year.

Mokhtar Mahmud, head of operations of Penang Fisheries Dept said the department was taking action against the trawlers who trespassed the 5 nautical mile radius.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Speakers Square Launched in Penang

With the speaker's corner launched today, the rakyat will have the opportunity to express their views and opinions freely whilst ensuring that their rights are being protected said Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng at Esplanade, Penang.

He added that the speaker's corner should be an avenue to allow the citizens and individuals to have gatherings and candle vigil peaceful demonstrations, press conference, various other forms of peaceful and artistic forms of expression and to demonstrate their citizens' rights.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Ferry safety measures a compromise

Judge for yourself if the safety measures while docking is good enough to keep passengers and drivers safe.

CJ Jimmy Leow noticed some abnormalities and says it is not enough. What say you?

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

DAP beefs up new voters registration

Nearly 200,000 eligible voters have yet to register themselves to SPR in Penang according to Adun Air Itam, Wong Hon Wai. He and his team has been providing free services to register new voters at Far Lim night market weekly. According to Wong, the response has been very encouraging.

The PR government is beefing up its effort to register new voters in a large scale starting from May 1, 2010 at major shopping complexes in Penang.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Tuisyen percuma untuk pelajar pelajar sekolah

Adun Batu Maung, Abdul Malik, launched the Free Tuition for all students at the Sungai Ara community hall on Sunday, Apr 25, 2010.

Details in the video.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Senior citizen injured by faulty escalator

A senior citizen fell at an escalator located in KOMTAR. He suffered a head injury. While investigating the cause of the accident, CJ Jimmy Leow found that the escalator hand rail was faulty. The hand rail stopped while the escalator was moving.

A maintenance staff said that they have requested PDC to repair the said problem but the approval did not come. The maintenance staff mentioned that he has submitted the request about 2 months ago.

A shopper said that such accident has occurred several times.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Illegal dump by the highway

Returning back from a press conference, CJ Jimmy Leow found a few piles of construction waste at the side of coastal highway to Bayan Lepas. He again visited the same site the next day and found those piles were pushed towards a swampy area and new piles of construction waste were again left there by irresponsible parties.

There was no sign to indicate there was any kind of construction work and therefore it is presume that the site is an illegal dump area.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Sri Lankan refugee intercepted

About 65 Sri Lankan refugees were intercepted by marine police in Penang yesterday according to Deputy Chief Minister, P Ramasamy. For more information, watch the video.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

SMS sent by fake Lim Guan Eng

SMS sent by a fake "Lim Guan Eng" has been circulated to PR coalition party. Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng said that the sms was written in Mandarin. To know more of the content, watch the video.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist.

Is there hope for the turtles

Calls to end a supposed "attack against nature" on the beaches of Costa Rica claims that a series of photos indicating people digging up and stealing turtle eggs.

The photos are real, but it is not what is seems.

Compiled by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

KBP folks: We are with Pakatan Rakyat

Kampung Buah Pala residents who accepted the Penang state's double storey house offer lashed out at their former KBP Chairman for taking a cheap shot at the Penang state government.

Deputy Chief Minister II, P. Ramasamy said that 15 residents had accepted the offer but there are still 9 who did not come forward even though they were given 3 months to respond.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Tarikh baru mesyuarat DUN PP

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng announced in a press conference today that May 3, 2010 is the new date for the 12th State Legislative Assembly.

Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas was in the Penang Hospital for gastritis. According to Lim, the governor is recovering well.

Abdul Rahman is scheduled to open the first sitting of the third session of the 12th State Legislative Assembly.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

LGE thank you Maybank

Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng, mengucapkan terima kasih kepada semua yang menjayakan Program Penghargaan Warga Emas Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, yang termasuk 27 cawangan Maybank Berhad, Polis Di Raja Malaysia, Pos Malaysia Sdn Bhd, empat syarikat penaja bahan bahan percetakan seperti borang pendaftaran, kertas and pengagihan baucer.

Video oleh Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Wartawan Masyarakat