Letter to Secretary of Dewan Rakyat – Notice of Motions

Lim Kit Siang
77, Road 20/9,
Paramount Garden,
Petaling Jaya.
5th Feb, 1971

Setia Usaha,
Dewan Ra’ayat,


Notice of Motions

I hereby give notice of two motions which I propose moving in the Dewn Ra’ayat beginning Feb.22, 1971.

Motion One: that this House calls on the Government to institute an independent commission of inquiry to require into the true causes of the May 13 racial riots and its spread, and to draw the correct lessons from this national tragedy, and to make recommendations to the people and government on ways and means to prevent such a recurrence.

Motion Two: that this House (i) AFFIRMS that parliamentary democracy is the most suitable form of political system for a multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-religious nation like Malaysia;

(ii)DEPLORED the unjustified suspension of Parliament on May 18, 1969; and

(iii)CALLS on the Government to take all steps to make parliamentary democracy meaningful in Malaysia by withdrawing all undemocratic measures and actions.


(Lim Kit Siang)

Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka.