YB Sim Lancarkan
Internet Percuma untuk Warga Kampung Jawa
(December 3rd, 2011)
Bayan Baru - ADUN Pantai Jerejak YB Sim Tze Tzin
telah melancarkan computer dan internet percuma di Kampung Jawa
Bayan Baru sabtu pagi tadi. YB Sim telah menderma 4 buah
komputer dan memasang internet ke perpustakaan desa yang
terletak di bangunan JKKK di Kampung Jawa. Projek ini dipercayai
julung-julung kali diusahakan oleh seorang ADUN kawasan. Jumlah
yang terlibat adalah lebih kurang RM10,000.
Project at Lebuhraya Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu
(August 19th, 2011)
Good news to all commuters using Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.
Your woes and frustrations will soon be over. We have worked out
a solution to ease traffic congestion at the bottleneck area
near Penang Bridge Exit towards Bayan Baru.
The State Gov with the partnership of IJM, have come out with RM
2 million to widen the bottleneck both ways, southbound and
northbound. The plan also includes a U-turn.
Since 2008, we have been trying to apply to Federal Government
funds but to no avail. Now, the State Government decided to
engage IJM to widen the bottleneck. Credit must be given where
it is due, we also thank the LLM for working with us to find
Please see the proposed widening fact sheets and the video
presentation. We are still working on the detail plans to
Clinic at Kg Sg Nibong Kecil Kawasan D
(June 18th, 2011)
ADUN Pantai Jerejak YB Sim Tze Tzin extends his care to the poor
and needy in Kg Sungai Nibong Kecil this afternoon. He brought a
team of medical officers and nurses to provide free clinics for
the under privileged residents. The medical Doctors were Dr Khoo
Teng Lye, and Dr Oun Boon Han. This program was organized by
JKKK Mahsuri under the leadership of Latifah bin Husainsa.
to Bayan Baru Market with MPPP Councillors
(May 13th, 2011)
technical visit was made to the Bayan Baru Market on Friday
morning with the MPPP Councillors to gather feedback from
the people. Books were also donated to the MPPP Library
which is located at the topmost floor of the market for the
reading of the public.
in Response to Mr Wong Mun Hoe's Press Conference
(May 11th, 2011)
Yesterday, Mr Wong Mun Hoe and
his Gerakan party leaders held a press conference to condemn
the State Government regarding repainting of the PDC and
State Government built flats. He was quoted in the Chinese
Press as saying “Mahsuri Apartment (M3-M5) is privately
managed and not under the management of PDC or State
Government. They do not qualify to get repainted. How could
they get to be the first to repaint?”
His statement has angered many of the residents of the
Mahsuri Apartment. Mr. Wong has politicized the issue and
made the innocent residents as scapegoats.
I would like to response to this matter by giving facts
nothing but the facts. In March 2004, Mahsuri Apartment 3, 4
and 5 were approached by PDC to set up a Management
Corporation. During the formation meeting in August 2004,
the pro-tem committee requested to repaint the buildings, as
part of the exchange agreement to take over the management.
The then PDC DGM En. Rosli Jaafar had agreed to consider.
However, since then there had been no reply. In July 2005,
the PDC rejected their request. The residents felt cheated
to take over the management from PDC. This has been a major
discontent among the residents.
Mahsuri Apartment Management Corporation then turned to Mr.
Wong Mun Hoe to seek help. Mr. Wong is in the knowledge of
the entire episode. Now he has suffered a “Selective
Forgetfulness Syndrome” to make it a political issue for his
The residents later approached me to pursue their problems.
After I was elected to be the State Assemblyman, I continued
to work towards making their (Mahsuri residents) dreams come
true. I had several meetings with PDC as well as CM YAB Lim
Guan Eng. In April 2011, finally Chief Minister visited
Mahsuri Apartment and delivered the said promises and thus
resolved all the unhappiness all these years.
I wish to remind Mr. Wong that, in his tenure as the state
Assemblyman. He as a state assemblyman and his Gerakan Chief
Minister Tan Sri Khor Tsu Koon, could not even deliver their
own promise. It is the Pakatan Rakyat Government that
delivered the promise.
Please do not confuse the Rakyat in this matter. We urge
Penang Gerakan especially Mr. Wong Mun Hoe to stop
politicking because this will just further anger the
YB Sim Tze Tzin,
ADUN Pantai Jerejak
Lengkok Mahsuri Flats Residents
(May 5th, 2011)
A dialogue was held with the
flats residents of Lengkok Mahsuri by YB Sim Tze Tzin to
listen and resolve the residents' problems.
Speech at the Dewan Undangan Negeri
(May 4th, 2011)
Speech by YB Sim Tze Tzin at the
recent State Assembly Sitting on 4 May 2011. YB Sim touched on
a few matters like:
Workers Council to champion
minimum wage and consultation of workers problems
RM8 million Tabung Amanah
Pilihanraya by State Government to ensure Free and Fair
Election (German Model)
Mahsuri Apartments Major Upgrading
(March 22nd, 2011)
CM YAB Lim Guan Eng and YB Sim
Tze Tzin visited the Mahsuri Apartments to bring good news
with the announcement of a major upgrading works and a
meeting session with the residents. This has been a
longstanding issue since 2005, and the Pakatan Rakyat
Government has vowed to solve it soonest possible.
Buku Jingga is
available in 4 Languages
(6 March 2011)
You can now download the Buku
Jingga in 4 languages. Let's change now to save Malaysia.
In order to serve the
constituency of Bayan Baru better, a new service centre to
be manned by the Councillors has been established to
complement the current 3 service centres of YB Sim Tze Tzin,
YB Malik and YB Raveen.
Press Statement on
Pulau Jerejak Development
By YB Sim Tze Tzin
(19 January 2011)
As the state assemblyman of Pantai Jerejak, Pulau Jerejak is
part of my constituency. I would like to urge The Penang
State Government to stop the bleed and stop future UDA-PDC
joint development of Pulau Jerejak.
The State Government has already lost RM30million in this
UDA-PDC venture. Out of which RM 15.435 million was
investment to TIR, RM3.6 mil loan and RM 11mil unpaid land
premium. This is a huge lost to the state coffers and
Penangites. It does not make sense to further develop the
island with current lost-making venture. Please stop the
I also welcome the Parliament Public Account Committee
Chairman Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid’s statement that the Auditor
General should compile a special report on the Pulau Jerejak
Resort Development. The matter is urgent and it is losing
public money. The previous State Government under the
leadership of former Chief Minister Tan Sri Koh Tsu Khoon
has made several wrong decisions on Pulau Jerejak
Development. First, they have given all usable land to UDA.
There are 4 phases of developments under UDA-PDC joint
venture. The Tropical Island Resort is just the first phase
of the development. The Second, third and fourth phase
including luxury homes with private marina and medical
tourism projects are all “white elephant” in nature. These
further developments will not benefit the ordinary
I would like to urge the State Government to reject all
these further development. The PDC should stop further
funding to these “white elephant” projects.
Second major wrong decision was to approve building water
storage tanks on the northern part of the island. This has
scarred the beauty of this beautiful island. It has also
taken a large piece of land that prevent future development
of the island. The PBA must try as much as possible to
replant trees that have been chopped down to make way for
Pulau Jerejak is an Island full
of potential. It has now been gazetted to become a State
Park. Development of the island should be along the same
direction that is eco-tourism. My suggestion to the state
government is to acquire the controlling stake of the
development from UDA. UDA has failed in the development and
now currently struggling to up keep Tropical Island Resort.
UDA is not an expert in running resort and hotels. They
should focus on their founding objectives that is Urban
Tan Sri Koh Tsu Khoon must help
to return the controlling stake to the people of Penang. UDA
is a far-away developer in KL. They do not understand the
situation in Penang. Tan Sri Koh must act on the benefit of
Penangites, return the controlling stake to PDC now.
YB Sim Tze Tzin
ADUN Pantai Jerejak
PKR 7th National
Speech by YB Sim Tze Tzin
English Class in KADUN Pantai Jerejak
(12 December 2010)
Jerejak 12, Dec: Pantai Jerejak State Assemblyman today
organized a Graduation ceremony for 75 students who took
part in “Teach English for Pantai Jerejak” Program. Students
from various background especially the lower income groups
benefited from this 6-month tuition class. “Teach English
for Pantai Jerejak” program is jointly organized by JKKK Sg
Nibong Pantai, Sg Nibong Besar and JKKK Mahsuri.
“Education is one of the top agendas in KADUN Pantai
Jerejak. And I have allocated the biggest portion of my
allocation into education.” YB Sim said.
Gotong-Royong and the
Planting of Bougainvillea Trees
(11 December 2010)
joint gotong-royong and tree planting activity was held
together with PSDC, MPPP, JAS, JPS, Pejabat Daerah Barat
Daya as part of the ‘Cleaner, Greener Penang’ campaign.
Although it was raining, the weather failed to dampen the
spirits of the attendees who proceeded to plant the trees
without a hitch.
Fifteen families from Sim Flat,
Bayan Baru received 5kg rice each and a small token sum in a
Deepavali programme yesterday.
Pantai Jerejak assemblyperson Sim Tze Tzin handed out the
goodies during the programme, which was organized by the
Jawatankuasa Kecil Kampung (JKKK), Jalan Tengah.
“I have set aside RM5000 for this Deepavali programme. We
started this programme last year and it will continue to be a
yearly event,” said Sim.
The selection process for the recipients is based on
recommendations made by the JKKK.
"These are poor people and we just want to help lighten their
burden during this festive season," said Subramanian A/L
Semhasalan, 49, a committee member of the Bayan Baru Keadilan
branch, and co-organizer of the event.
policing scheme launched in BAYAN BARU
(14 October 2010)
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.
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....Continue
(29 August 2010)
Family One Tree, educate our children the importance of
Environment. Create a livable environment for our neighborhood.
The Residence Association together with YB Sim Tze Tzin jointly
organize Tree Planting Family Day with Chief Minister of Penang
YAB Lim Guan Eng.
PAC Site Visit
to Alleged Sand Mining Activities in Balik Pulau
(27 July 2010)
Public Account Committee swing into action today to begin
investigation into Illegal Sand Mining Activities in Balik Pulau.
The team was led by YB Jagdeep Singh and YB Sim Tze Tzin
including officers from District Office, Federal officers, and
large group of reporters.
PAC is very serious in finding the truth behind all illegal sand
mining activities and would recommend stronger check on these
activities to the State Government.
Checkup for Diabetes with Penang Diabetic Society
(11 April 2010)
free medical checkup for Diabetes was performed with the
Penang Diabetic Society at the Bayan Baru Market’s Library
on the 11th of April 2010. This was done in order to create
awareness about diabetes and to promote the well-being of
cheque presentation to the Warga Emas (for DUN Pantai Jerejak)
by YB Sim Tze Tzin was held on the 2nd of April 2010 at the
Bayan Baru Market’s Food Court. This Warga Emas programme was
initiated by the Penang State Government to appreicate the
contributions from the senior citizens of Penang.
There is a report on The
Star today, titled "Penang May Ban Low Cost Homes". The
report was written by my friend Ian Mcintyre that quoted me
on this issue. I have no complaint on the content of the
report, but the title of the news report seemed to
oversimplify a complex issue.
Allow me to clarify here. Low cost housing is still needed
in Penang (including Penang Island), as well as other parts
of the country. There are many low income families that
still need it.
The idea that I want to expound here is "Affordable Home
with Livable Environment".
It is a trend nowadays that Developers are building homes
way beyond the means of the general population. Young
working adults find it difficult to even afford a home. The
link houses in industrialized parts of Penang Island is
selling at RM600,000 and above, Condos are selling at
RM350,000 above. It is, without the slightest doubt, way
beyond the means of around 70% of Penangites. However, these
homes are still selling like hot cakes and therefore,
driving the prices higher and higher.
Developers also continue to build Super-link house (3
storeys), Semi-D and Big bungalows. Prices are astronomical.
The building size might be 3000 sq ft and above. I have no
problem with developers building luxury homes, but generally
for a single family (5 members average), we do not need such
big floor space and Penang Island cannot afford to have
these houses because of the scarcity of land. It is a
wastage and environmentally unfriendly too. Imagine how many
air-cond you need to install!
On the other end, developers are building cheap 600-700 sq
ft low cost flats that are selling at RM 42k. It is very
popular among young families, because many people can't
afford link house and this is affordable for most
Penangites. When young people slowly move up their salary
scale, they buy another house and they rent it out to
others. Lack of maintenance and other issues quickly turn
low cost flats into "unlivable" situations. That is the
problem with low cost flats.
My suggestion is that we need to build something in between.
We need more homes between the range of RM100,000- RM
300,000. It should be affordable and with a livable
environment, having good amenities, perhaps a swimming pool,
ample parking space, a garden etc. Land space is optimized
and no wastage of our limited resources and environment. Low
income groups can get help from Federal Government or State
Gov for assistance in terms of financing it. Young people
will have a choice of affordable homes with good living
I do not think we can Ban low-cost homes, it is simply too
far-fetched! Low cost homes should be sold strictly to
families of the low-income group only.
We should make "Affordable homes" with livable environment
the choice for majority of Malaysians.
I have checked with MPPP regarding this issue. The claims made
by the resident were not true. MPPP has been quick to take
necessary action against the food court. In fact MPPP has
issued 2 notices on Januari 19, 2010. The notices issued were
Notice 72 (1) and 72 (6) under Street, Drainage and Building
Act 1974. Under 72 (6) notice, the occupants are requested to
vacate within 30 days and local authority may after the lapse
of the period enter the building and remove any person or
movable property found therein.
Penang state is facing criticism from multiple fronts.
Mainstream media and UMNO/BN friendly NGOs were criticizing
the MPPP for demolishing illegal hawkers. They were playing up
the sentiments among the population. Ironically, Residents on
the other hand is criticizing the MPPP for not taking action
against illegal hawkers. I urge the residents for not falling
into the trap of UMNO for instigating the unhappiness among
For this incident, it is a localized incident. I urge the
residents to remain calm and let the law take its due course.
MPPP is doing their best professionally without fear or favor
according to the law. MPPP will also help the hawkers to find
alternative site for them to continue their business. YDP has
agreed to help the hawkers in order not to affect their
I will let MPPP do their job professionally and humanely.
Saya telah membuat siasatan ke
atas isu ini dengan pihak MPPP. Apa yang telah dipertikaikan
oleh penghuni-penghuni adalah tidak benar. Pihak MPPP telahpun
mengambil tindakan secepat mungkin terhadap kedai makan yang
terbabit. Hakikatnya, MPPP telah mengeluarkan dua notis (saman)
pada 19 Januari 2010. Notis-notis tersebut adalah Notis 72(1)
dan 72(6) dibawah Akta Jalan Raya, Parit dan Bangunan 1974.
Dibawah Seksyen 72(6) Akta tersebut, pengguna tanah
dikehendaki meninggalkan tanah tersebut dalam tempoh masa 30
hari. Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan mempunyai hak untuk memasuki
kawasan itu untuk memunggah dan memindahkan barang-barangan
atau sesiapa sahaja yang masih berada dalam kawasan tersebut
selepas tempoh masa yang diberikan.
Negeri Pulau Pinang kini menghadapi kritikan dari pelbagai
pihak. Media masa dan Badan Bukan Kerajaan yang memihak
segelintir pimpinan UMNO/BN telah melancarkan serangan
terhadap MPPP kerana meruntuhkan gerai-gerai tidak berlesen.
Mereka ini gemar mengapi-apikan perasaan orang ramai. Akan
tetapi, para penghuni pula mengkritik MPPP tidak mengambil
tindakan terhadap gerai-gerai makan tidak berlesen. Oleh itu,
saya menyeru para penghuni Nibong Indah supaya tidak jatuh
dalam perangkap segelintir pimpinan UMNO yang ingin
mengapi-apikan sentimen di kalangan penghuni.
Masalah ini adalah masalah setempat. Oleh itu, saya menyeru
para penghuni supaya bertenang dan biarlah Pihak Berkuasa
Tempatan mengambil tindakan undang-undang yang sewajarnya.
Saya percaya pihak MPPP akan melaksanakan tanggungjawab mereka
secara professional, adil dan mengikut lunas undang-undang.
Yang DiPertua MPPP juga prihatin dan bersetuju membantu supaya
mata pencarian mereka tidak tergugat. Pihak MPPP akan berusaha
mencari tempat lain yang sesuai bagi gerai-gerai makan yang
Saya menyerahkan kepada MPPP untuk melaksanakan tugasnya
secara professional dan saksama.
Big Plans for Bayan Baru Mini Library
(Jan 17th, 2010)
mini library at the Bayan Baru market will soon boast a host of
activities for Bayan Baru residents, among them a book reading
club and computer classes for senior citizens.
Pantai Jerejak assemblyman Sim Tze
Tzin said there were also plans to induct more volunteers to man
the library in the morning to enable more activities to be
Speech at the Dewan Undangan Negeri
(May 13th, 2009)
Speech by YB Sim Tze Tzin at the
recent State Assembly Sitting in April 2009. YB Sim touched on
a few matters like economy, land matters, Creative Destruction
Concept, Global City, Education, Crime as well as a proposal
of "The Great Penang Trail" where a 20 feet-wide path could be
designated to link along the coast from Batu Maung all the way
until Teluk Bahang.
YB Sim Tze
Tzin Launches Ambitious Mini Libraries Project to
Rejuvenate Reading Interests
(April 19th, 2009)
Georgetown: Pantai Jerejak State Assemblyman Sim Tze Tzin
today launches an ambitious RM50,000 project to build seven or
more mini libraries across his constituent. He plans to bring
mini libraries directly to where community lives with good
books and internet facilities. He plans to build an
intellectual and cultured community where reading is the hobby
of most people.
Members of the public interested
in donating books and computers to the mini libraries can
contact project coordinator Loh Ker Chean at 012-362 0530 or
Roadmap of Mini Libraries
Project by YB Sim Tze Tzin
Happy Tamil New Year
(April 14th, 2009)
I would like to wish Happy New Year to Tamil, Malayalees and
the Sikhs community and friends.
Last Sunday, I was invited to attend a Tamil New Year
Celebration at Kawasan D, Kg Sg Nibong Kecil. I was shocked
and saddened by what I have seen. After 51 years under BN, the
community of Kg Sg Nibong Kecil is still living in poverty.
The entire kampung had 1000 homes, 5000 residents, and they
were all “urban pioneers” (I hate to use this word:
squatters). Kawasan D is mainly Indians, but Kg Sg Nibong
Kecil is majority 80% Malays and some small community of
Chinese. In short, Malays, Chinese and Indians are just left
behind in this kampung.
The kawasan D community was living in a slump area, houses
were small and close to each other. There were many old and
sick people. A man who was undergoing dialysis everyweek
almost cried in front of me because he just couldn’t afford
the bills. A single mother without job asked me to help her
feed the family. A lady who recently met accident, ask me to
help pay for their hospital bill. There were just too many
poor people. They all came up to me to ask for assistant. I
did not know how to help them, frankly. I promised to bring
the Welfare Department to help them. Hopefully, they will get
I too saw hope in the kampung. The hope was with the kids.
They were energetic, cheerful and lovely. I urged the parents
to focus on the kids and make sure they send the kids to
school. I believe education is the only way to ride the
community out of poverty.
I also immediately pledge to set up a mini-library at their
community center called Dewan Hindu Sangam. I will allocate
RM3,000 to buy books to set up this library. Also, I will
install an air-cond at their community center so that the kids
will have a good environment to read and study.
I hope by caltivating the habits of reading, they will excel
in their school and eventually lift their families out of
poverty. Happy Tamil New Year.
Sim Tze Tzin
Visit with Penang Chief Minister
(2 March 2010)
YAB Lim Guan Eng, DCM1 YB Dr. Mansor, YB Phee and YB Sim Tze
Tzin were present for the giving out of aid to the affected
families of the fire in Sungai Nibong Tengah, Bayan Baru.
Y.B. Dato’ Seri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Timbalan Perdana Menteri
Pejabat Timbalan Perdana Menteri,
Bangunan Putra Perdana,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,
NO. TEL : 03-88881960
Merujuk kepada pekara di atas kami memohon petisi ini
dipertimbangkan oleh Majilis Tanah Negara.
Tujuan polisi ini adalah dengan harapan dimana melalui
pemberian status hakmilik kekal kepada rakyat, harga rumah
mereka akan naik. Maka secara tidak langsung rakyat akan
menjadi lebih kaya, dan masa depan mereka ini lebih
Ini berasaskan falsafah merakyatkan ekonomi dan fokus kerajaan
negeri adalah kepada rakyat yang berpendapatan rendah. Kami
berharap untuk melahirkan golongan kelas menengah, dimana
pertambahan mendadak kelas menengah akan menjana pertumbuhan
ekonomi yang lebih pesat.
Kekayaan Negara haruslah diagihkan kepada kelas berpendapatan
rendah supaya mereka berpeluang menjadi kelas menengah, yang
akan memacukan ekonomi kerana mereka adalah tunjang negara.
Kita sebagai kerajaan berkongsi matlamat yang sama, iaitu
membela bangsa dan negara. Maka dengan persefahaman itu kami
berharap pihak tuan akan mempertimbangkan permohonan kami,
marilah sama sama kita berganding bahu untuk tanah air kita
Sekian terima kasih.
"HARAPAN BARU UNTUK MALAYSIA"
Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Lim
Guan Eng held a dialogue session with residents in Bayan Baru,
Penang on 1 January 2009 on the conversion of leasehold
low-and-medium-cost flats to freehold status.
Appreciation Letter from
Residence of Jalan Aziz Ibrahim
(Sent via email on 27 Nov 2008)
Dear YB Sim,
On behalf of the residents or Jalan Aziz Ibrahim we would
like place on record our appreciation for preventing the
illegals Wed pasar malam stores obstructing our entrances to our
houses. Though there are still some way to go to clear the
entire problem, we will be patiently awaiting for your next
course of action.
Whatever it is . It has solved
at least 60% of our problems for the time being. Your yesterday
action has definitely bring cheers and smiles among all of us.
We never have such a peaceful Wed night for God knows when until
last night. I overheard one of the old folks commenting that she
was pleased that thing could happen before she went home ( she
Following the above you would
no doubt agree that your last night proactive action has been
greatly appreciated and brought joys to many. Please continue
with your good jobs and bring joys wherever you go . We will
solidly behind you always. I hope you will inspire your fellow
colleagues to do the same.
I hope you will visit us and
join us to enjoy the peaceful Wed night once all the stores are
cleared from our street. Once again we would like to thank you
and may God bless you and your family always.
PGTan & all the residents of Jalan Aziz Ibrahim.
for Future Leaders in Southeast Asia
(30 Nov 2008)
Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD) is
organizing this project with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
This project aims to empower a young new breed of visionary
and creative leaders for the Asian region, with special
emphasis on ASEAN. They aim to gather young leaders from all
areas of leadership in the 'school for leaders', as they trust
that Asia's ascendancy could only be ensured with the creation
of a young generation of leaders with the right set of ideas.
Participants consist of those who they believe would be the
movers and shakers of the future, with an impresive track
record of leadership in their respective areas.
YB Sim is fortunate enough to be
the selected participant from young leaders in the Southeast
Asian Region. The program will be held from 30th November to
5th December in Bogor and Jakarta, Indonesia. The participants
will explore foreign policy and business environment in ASEAN.
They will also try to remodel Asian Development. The
highlights of this program is courtesy call to Indonesian
President, visiting the Habibie Center and a dialogue with
ASEAN Secretariate advisor.
Campaign with YB Sim Tze Tzin
(9 Nov 2008)
A blood donation campaign was
held at the Pantai Jerejak Service Center of YB Sim Tze Tzin
on the 9 November 2008 in support of the Penang General
Hospital Blood Bank.
YB Sim Tze
Tzin's Speech Earns Praise from the Dewan Speaker. Click
here for the full text of speech.