Well done Guan Eng and The Penang State Government for contributing RM30,000 to help seek justice for the Penan teenage girls raped by loggers in the interiors of Sarawak.

What better way to observe Malaysia Day by this small contribution. This contribution was pledged by the Penang Chief Minister Guan Eng during a special congregation of civil servants at the Dome, Komtar, yesterday. Among the observers were Kota Sentosa state assemblyman and MP for Bandar Kuching, YB Chong Chien Jen (DAP) and state assemblyman for Ngemah, YB Gabriel Adit (PKR).

This is the way forward Guan Eng! Good move!

Here is the text of the speech delivered by Guan Eng for the occasion.

TEKS UCAPAN YAB KETUA MENTERI SEMPENA SAMBUTAN HARI MALAYSIA TAHUN 2009 16 SEPTEMBER 2009 (SELASA)

JAM 8.15 PAGI DI DEWAN TUNKU (GEODESIC DOME)
Integrasi Nasional, Perpaduan Negara Dan Satu Malaysia Hanya Tercapai Sekiranya Semua Rakyat Malaysia Dibenarkan Berkongsi Kuasa, Menikmati Hasil Bumi Mereka Dan Kemajuan Setara Dalam Sebuah Kerajaan Berjiwa Rakyat.

Salam Sejahtera, Selamat Berpuasa Dan Selamat Menyambut Hari Malaysia

Saya berasa amat gembira kerana dapat berhimpun pada pagi yang mulia ini bagi meraikan Sambutan Hari Malaysia yang ke 46. Pada kesempatan ini, saya ingin merakamkan penghargaan kepada semua pihak yang terlibat dalam menjayakan Sambutan Hari Malaysia pada pagi ini. Sambutan ini memberi pengertian yang sangat bermakna kepada semua anggota Perkhidmatan Awam dan kita sebagai rakyat Malaysia. Hari Malaysia disambut pada 16 September setiap tahun untuk memperingati penubuhan persekutuan Malaysia di tarikh yang sama pada tahun 1963 dan dijadikan sebagai satu sambutan untuk seluruh negara memandangkan tarikh ini merupakan sejarah penggabungan negeri Sabah dan Sarawak dengan Tanah Melayu.

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  1. […] Under Taib the logging industry in Sarawak has logged many of the ancestral lands of Sarawak’s indigenous communities, despite a lot of hue and cry, petitions and road blockades by the civil society. Forceful dismantling has led to several deaths and regular violent coercion by the Malaysian army, police and logging industry enforcers. There was also reports of RAPE of indigenous girls and women by loggers and enforcers of the industry and has become a hugely contentious issue in Sarawak. See here and here. […]

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  2. penangman says:

    kudos to the Penang state government and Mr.Lim Guan Eng.Other states should follow suit. Our Penan friends need your help and you have the power to help.

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  3. daisy says:

    Well done Chief Minister YB LIM Guan Eng for being real compassionate for the plight of innocent penan girls. Sir you are a great leader and may otherleaders follow your footsteps.

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  4. Razali Ibrahim says:

    Kepada semua pemimpin PR / Lakukanlah yang terbaik / Inilah peluang terbaik untuk berkhidmat kepada yang memerlukan.

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