Archive for December, 1969

A letter to the Chairman of DAP, Dr. Chen Man Hin- The suit on the NOC’s decision regarding consultative committee

Below is the complete text of a letter dated 27.12.69 form Comrade Lim Kit Siang , our detained Secretary-General, to our Party Chairman Dr. Chen Man Hin.
Muar Detention Camp
27.12.69
Dear Chen,

The NOC decision are re: consultative committee is negative. I must confess that I had entertained some hopes that the leaders in power are genuinely trying to lead Malaysia out of the morass of racialism, bigotry and reaction, onto the highlands of multi-racial nationhood, social justice, prosperity, in working hand-in-hand with Opposition parties and leaders.

But the decision has proved me wrong, alas. Read the rest of this entry »

A letter to the Chairman of DAP, Dr. Chen Man Hin- The May 13 Disturbances

Below is the complete text of a letter dated 31.12.69 form Comrade Lim Kit Siang , our detained Secretary-General, to our Party Chairman Dr. Chen Man Hin.

Dear Chen,

Today marks the end of the Sixties.

The decade which opened up with the end of the first Emergency has ended with the beginning of the Second Emergency. The decade which was ushered in by the first Parliamentary elections is now followed out by the suspension of parliamentary democracy and the solemn pronouncement that ‘democracy is dead.’ The decade which started with the boast that Malaysia was model of racial peace, goodwill and harmony closed with the shattering of the myth which mistook the absence of racial conflict for Malaysian identity and solidarity. Read the rest of this entry »