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

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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.

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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