The party formally registered itself as a democratic socialist party on 18 March Xavier as assistant secretary-general, Goh Hock Guan as vice-chairman, Seeveratnam Sinnathamby younger brother of Singapore minister S. At the first DAP National Congress held in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur on 29 Julythe DAP declared itself to be "irrevocably committed to the ideal of a free, democratic and socialist Malaysia, based on the principles of racial and religious equality, social and economic justice, and founded on the institution of parliamentary democracy ". I persuaded him to come back".
She is the first serving assemblywoman to be married to a Chief Minister. They have four children. He graduated from Monash University in Australia with a bachelor's in economics.
Political career[ edit ] Prior to his political career, Lim was a senior executive at a bank.
He was re-elected in the and general elections, albeit with reduced majorities. He thus became the first person to be elected to three consecutive terms in Kota Melaka. He was also the first Malacca High School alumnus to achieve this.
In Octoberhe was detained under the Internal Security Act in Operation Lalangalong with other politicians and activists. He was released in April He was appointed the DAP Socialist Youth chairman in and was formally elected to that post in He was elected the party's Secretary-General inand has held that position since.
Jailed under Sedition Act[ edit ] Lim was arrested by the Malaysian police infollowing his criticism of the government's failure to bring the then-Chief Minister of MelakaTan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik 's statutory rape case to trial when the Attorney General had decided not to press charges.
Lim was charged under Section 4 1 b of the Sedition Act for causing 'disaffection with the administration of justice in Malaysia'. He was also charged under Section 8A 1 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act for 'maliciously printing' a pamphlet containing allegedly 'false information' which supposedly described the alleged rape victim as an 'imprisoned victim' because she was initially detained by Malaysian police without parental consent for 10 days.
During the judicial procedure, Lim was quoted as saying: If I fail and have to go to jail, I have no regrets.
I have no regrets of going down fighting for the principles of truth and justice and pursuit of human rights, especially women's rights. There can be no women's rights if female rape victims are considered equally responsible, and even detained, whilst the accused remain free.
He was, however, released after 12 months on 25 August Due to his incarceration, he was barred from standing for election to public office for a period of 5 years, and he was therefore ineligible to contest in the Malaysian General Election.
Internal bickering[ edit ] InLim suffered a surprise defeat in his campaign for re-election to the Melaka DAP committee. However, as Lim remained Secretary-General of the party, he was automatically included in the committee in accordance with the party's constitution.
His wife, who had also failed to be elected to the Melaka committee, was not included in the committee even though she remained the chief of the state' s DAP women's wing.
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In the Malaysian general electionPakatan Rakyat won a larger majority, gaining 30 out of the 40 state seats in Penang. Governance[ edit ] When he took over as the new Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng announced an amnesty on all summonses issued by the Penang Municipal Council and Seberang Perai Municipal Council involving vendors' licences and parking offences issued before March On 14 Marcha mob composed mostly of Umno members and supporters took to the streets illegally after Friday prayers to protest his statements on the NEP.
No arrests were made but two men were taken in for questioning. Various BN-backed groups and NGOs continued to protest and lodge police reports as a form of continued harassment.
For projects between RM 20, and RM 50, a balloting system was introduced. A two-week objection period was put in place for both the open tender and balloting systems.
The state attracted RM InPenang was the top state in terms of manufacturing investments in Malaysia for the second consecutive year, attracting RM 9.
However, using a new measure of total investment that took into account the manufacturing, services and private sectors, Penang ranked second in Malaysia after Sarawak in total investments, with a total amount of RM This was due to it not having much in terms of primary sector investments.
Penang's economic growth rate in was 5. Penang has an unemployment rate of 1. According to Lim, this would ease traffic congestion in the state and improve the links between the island and the mainland.
The PTMP aims to achieve a well-defined and fully connected road network and dispersal system as well as a well-integrated and sustainable public transport system, which combines buses, trams, MRT and water taxis.
The project was expected to start in and be completed in Aug 07, · The federal government will allocate RM10 million in annual special contributions to the Kedah state government beginning this year, announced Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that the Penang Pakatan Rakyat State Government will increase the annual allocation of partially assisted schools to the Chinese primary (SRJK (C)), Chinese secondary (SMJK (C)) and Missionary schools from RM million in to RM million in When he took over as the new Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng announced an amnesty on all summonses issued by the Penang Municipal Council and Seberang Perai Municipal Council involving vendors' licences and parking offences issued before March Lim Guan Eng (Chinese: 林冠英; pinyin: Lín Guānyīng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm Koàn-eng; born 8 December ) is a Malaysian Chinese politician currently serving as the Minister of srmvision.com the Secretary-General of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) since , he also served as the Chief Minister of Penang between and He is the son of Lim Kit Siang, Leader of the Opposition.
Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On When BN and BN Ministers launched their big “expose” of my so-called corruption scandal of buying my bungalow lot cheaply, they linked it to the sale of over 1 acre of government land in Taman Manggis for a hospital project they claimed is meant for the poor.
The 5th and current Chief Minister of Penang is Chow Kon Yeow, who assumed office on 14 May Chow succeeds his party colleague, Lim Guan Eng, who had .