GEORGE TOWN, Jan 20 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today led a mission to Hong Kong and Taiwan on a four-day visit to seek investment and forge partnership in combating crime. The delegation comprised, among others, Lim’s wife Betty Chew; InvestPenang board of directors Jeff Ooi and A. Tanasekharan; special advisor to the chief minister Datuk Lee Kah Choon; chief engineer, Transport Master Plan Implementation, Lim Thean Heng; special investment officer to the chief minister Lim Chiew Boey and general manager of InvestPenang Loo Lee Lian.
It also consisted of three senior police officers – Penang Crime Prevention and Community Policing chief SAC Mohd Nasir Salleh; Northeast District Police chief ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahid and ASP Chien Chunng Tsauramong. Press secretary to the chief minister Cheong Yin Fan said today the state government investment promotion agency, InvestPenang, would give a presentation there on the investment opportunities in Penang.
“Lim will present the RM27-billion Penang Public Transport Master Plan with State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow and both of them will also attend the Asian Financial Forum keynote luncheon talk by Prof Paul Krugman,” she said in statement. She also said that the Penang government was committed towards securing a safe and orderly Penang free from serious crimes.
“As such, initiatives are undertaken to venture into cloud computing and big data analytics (BDA) to utilise their potential to fight crime, especially co-coordinating the installation of 700 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras throughout the state,” she said. Cheong said the delegation would also visit the New Taipei City Police Department to establish partnership and cross-sharing of security systems and social peace mechanisms.