Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sabotaj Dakwaan @cmlimguaneng Tutup Kegagalan Sendiri

Kebelakangan ini kepimpinan negeri Pulau Pinang yang ditunjangi Ketua Menteri, Lim Guan Eng bagaikan tidak keruan. Anwar Ibrahim terpaksa hinggap di Penjara (Istana) Sg. Buloh dan tertewasnya gerombolan Anti Islam oleh bonekanya, Hj Mohamad Sabu yang lebih dikenali dengan panggilan Mat Sabu di dalam Muktamar PAS baru-baru ini.

Tambahan pula Lim Guan Eng yang gemar berdolak-dalik dan memutarbelitkan fakta tidak ubah seperti "Tokong" yang tiada cela dan kesalahan dan gemar berhipokrasi dan menyalahkan orang lain dari tindakan beliau sendiri. http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/guan-eng-cries-sabotage-after-cruise-ship-operator-closes-penang-office

Hasrat dan strategi parti Democratic Action Party (DAP) setelah sekian lama untuk meraih kuasa di Pulau Pinang akhirnya tercapai, apabila sejak tahun 2008 DAP dan pakatannya berjaya menjadi kuasa dominan pentadbiran Kerajaan Negeri namun masih tegar bersikap sebagai "Pembangkang" sehingga sekarang.

Ekonomi Negeri Pulau Pinang tidak dapat lari dari penjanaan sumber pelancongan oleh topographi dan kedudukannya tambahan pula dengan penglibatan beberapa bentuk perjanjian permuafakatan dan sebagainya seperti Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT).

Ekoran dari tindakan syarikat kapal persiaran Star Cruises menutup pejabatnya ke Xiamen, China, "Tokong" Joseph Lim Guan Eng (seorang penganut Kristian) telah membuat satu tuduhan yang berat terhadap Kementerian Pengangkutan di bawah Menterinya, DS Liow Tiong Lai dan Timbalannya, Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi berniat men"sabotaj" Kerajaan negerinya.

Jelas sekali kenyataan beliau; Joseph Lim berniat jahat dan memesongkan fakta kegagalan Kerajaan pimpinan DAP Pulau Pinang sendiri di dalam banyak urusan. Hakikatnya Kementerian Pengangkutan tidak ada kuasa untuk memaksa mana-mana syarikat untuk menutup operasi mereka di Malaysia selagimana tidak melanggar undang-undang Malaysia.

Keputusan Star Cruises meninggalkan Pulau Pinang adalah keputusan pelaburan strategik untuk maju ke hadapan. Dilaporkan bahawa kapal pelayaran 'SuperStar Libra' telah menghentikan operasinya di Pulau Pinang sejak 15 Julai ke Hong Kong dengan harapan peluang pelayaran ke Xiamen, Rep. Rakyat China.

Sumber industri juga mendedahkan bahawa penarikan balik Star Cruises tidak akan memberi kesan yang banyak kepada ekonomi Pulau Pinang, kadar penumpang pelayaran tersebut hanya 20% lebih daripada kapal-kapal perjudian yang beroperasi di negeri ini. Pastinya, Lim mempunyai agenda tersembunyi dengan mensensasikan "sabotaj" ini.

Turut dimaklumkan, kapal pelayaran "SuperStar Libra" yang telah melayari laut di Pulau Pinang sejak tahun 2010 akan digantikan dengan kapal pelayaran yang lain. Maka ini satu lagi hasil momokan DAP pimpinan Joseph Lim dan diberhebatkan pula oleh ayahnya Lim Kit Siang di ruang Facebook peribadinya. https://www.facebook.com/limkitsiang2.0/posts/10152893652506073

Berikut adalah kenyataan rasmi Kementerian Pengangkutan Malaysia menyangkal tuduhan Joseph Lim Guan Eng:

PRESS STATEMENT BY 

THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, MALAYSIA

With reference to a recent statement made by YB Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang, accusing the Ministry of Transport of sabotaging Penang’s tourism industry in relation to Star Cruises’ exit from Penang, the Ministry of Transport would like to state clearly, the facts of the matter, as follows:

1.    As per the recent news reports on this matter, the said cruise ship operator has clearly stated that their decision to move their cruise ship, SuperStar Libra’s home port to Xiamen, China was purely business-centric and a review of their fleet deployment in the Asia Pacific region.

2.    This decision was part of the company’s efforts to optimise fleet capacity and meet the seasonal demands of the market.

3.    Hence, clearly the allegation that the lack of incentives from the Ministry of Transport is to be blamed is completely unsubstantiated.

4.    As a matter of fact, MOT has exempted cruise liners from the cabotage policy whereby the cruise liners are not required to apply for a domestic shipping license when plying between two or more ports in Malaysia.

5.    This is another clear effort by the Ministry to promote cruise tourism.

6.    What needs to be highlighted is the fact that the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) is indeed in need of an upgrade.

7.    Catering to two big cruise vessels simultaneously at SPCT’s 400 meter berth is difficult given the space constraints and this has had an indirect impact on the availability of berthing space in SPCT.

8.    To cater for more vessels as well as larger vessels, there is an urgent need to expand the berth.

9.    However, the restriction in terms of land area has been a hindrance.

10. Since 2010, when SPCT started operation, the Ministry of Transport as well as the Penang Port Commission have requested for a land title to be issued in order to expand the cruise terminal.

11. The State Government’s refusal to issue a land title has hampered our efforts to enhance and upgrade the facilities in line with our vision to not only retain current cruise liner companies but to also attract others to utilise Penang both as their home base as well as a port of call.

12. The Ministry is keen to develop the terminal, however, this is clearly not a one party matter, and we need the State Government to cooperate as well.

13. As such, unfounded allegations against the Ministry is really irresponsible. 

14. The Ministry would like to urge all parties to seek clarification prior to making statements that, in this case, has clearly created unnecessary confusion among the general public as well as investors.