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MCA and Gerakan ministers should jointly ask for a special cabinet meeting to discuss the increasing cases of land acquisition abuses, injustices and breach of government promises

Press Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Friday, December 2, 1994

MCA and Gerakan ministers should jointly ask for a special cabinet meeting to discuss the increasing cases of land acquisition abuses, injustices and breach of government promises

It is reported today that the Malacca, Perak, negeri Sembilan and Selangor/ Federal Territory Chinese chambers of commerce will jointly ask the Malaysian federation of Chinese chambers of commerce general meeting in Penang today to adopt a motion asking the government to draw up a comprehensive guideline on land acquisition which will curb abuses and clearly define the criteria for fair and just acquisition, providing for compensation no less than the market price as well as allowing the affected landowners the opportunity to participate in joint venture development. Read the rest of this entry »

Dap CEC meeting on 13th December will focus on land acquisition abuses, injustices and reforms

Press statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on 30 November 1994 at 11.30 am

Dap CEC meeting on 13th December will focus on land acquisition abuses, injustices and reforms

The DAP Central Executive Committee meeting on 13th December will focus on land acquisition abuses, injustices and reforms as the arbitrary, inequitable and unfair government acquisition of provate land for development by private companies and individuals have become one of the burning issues of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Dao to invite MPs from all political parties, both Barisan Nasional and opposition, to a meeting next month to discuss the setting up of an All Party Parliamentary Committee on land acquisition abuses, injustices and reforms’

Press Conference statement (2) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on 29 November 1994 at 11.30 am

Dao to invite MPs from all political parties, both Barisan Nasional and opposition, to a meeting next month to discuss the setting up of an All Party Parliamentary Committee on land acquisition abuses, injustices and reforms’

The DAP well invite MPs from all political parties, both Barisan Nasional and opposition, to a meeting next month to discuss the setting up of an All Party Parliamentary Committee on land acquisition abuses, injustices and reforms. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on Liong Sik to explain whether MCA Ministers have got the cabinet to agree to freeze all land acquisitions for 2,234 acres in Mambau, Rasah and Labu in Negeri Sembilan for the Seremban II project until the 600 affected landowners get fair market-price compensation or can participate in the development of the new township.

Press Statement (2) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang on Thursday, November 24, 1994 in Petaling Jaya

Call on Liong Sik to explain whether MCA Ministers have got the cabinet to agree to freeze all land acquisitions for 2,234 acres in Mambau, Rasah and Labu in Negeri Sembilan for the Seremban II project until the 600 affected landowners get fair market-price compensation or can participate in the development of the new township.

I call on the MCA president and minister of transport Datuk Dr. Ling Liong Sik to explain whether MCA Ministers have got the cabinet to agree to freeze all land acquisitions for 2,234 acres in Mambau, Rasah and Labu in Negeri Sembilan for the Seremban II project until the 600 affected landowners get fair market-price compensation or can participate in the development of the new township. Read the rest of this entry »

Liong Sik is trying to justify his lazy and irresponsible parliamentary conduct in claiming that he is right to answer 27 questions in one go during question time

Press Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang on Thursday, November 24, 1994 in Petaling Jaya

Liong Sik is trying to justify his lazy and irresponsible parliamentary conduct in claiming that he is right to answer 27 questions in one go during question time

My criticism of MCA president and minister for Transport Datuk Seri Dr. ling Liong Sik for being the minister who is playing the most truant from his parliamentary duties has stung Liong Sik to the core. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP proposes the establishment of a parliamentary committee headed by former deputy Prime Minister Ghafar Baba to scrutinize all government land acquisitions to ensure that there are no abuses of power and malpractices

Press Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang on Wednesday, November 23, 1994 in Petaling Jaya

DAP proposes the establishment of a parliamentary committee headed by former deputy Prime Minister Ghafar Baba to scrutinize all government land acquisitions to ensure that there are no abuses of power and malpractices

DAP proposes the establishment of a parliamentary committee headed by former deputy Prime Minister Ghafar Baba to scrutinize all government land acquisitions to ensure that there are no abuses of power and malpractices Read the rest of this entry »

The ‘saturation’ television coverage of UMNO general assembly is not only a gross abuse of government power but an insult and contempt of Parliament which should be the highest political forum in the country

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, November 21, 1994 on the Prime Ministers Department; during the Committee stage debate of the 1995 budget

The ‘saturation’ television coverage of UMNO general assembly is not only a gross abuse of government power but an insult and contempt of Parliament which should be the highest political forum in the country

In the last few days, there had been ‘saturation’ mass media coverage of the UMNO general assembly particularly over the government-run radio and television channels. Read the rest of this entry »

I have asked my Lawyers to study whether defamation proceedings should also be instituted against the sun for publishing Keng Yaik’s defamatory statement.

Press statement by parliamentary opposition Leader , DAP Secretary General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Monday, 14 November 1994:

I have asked my Lawyers to study whether defamation proceedings should also be instituted against the sun for publishing Keng Yaik’s defamatory statement.

I expect my lawyers, Karpal Singh and Co., to institute legal action against General President and Minister for Primary Industries Datuk Dr. Lim Keng Yaik, the new Sunday Times and the Straits Times Press for publishing a defamatory statement by Keng Yaik alleging that I had acted most dishonourably as well as discriminating against other DAP leaders in arranging a DAP scholarship for my son to pursue higher studies. Read the rest of this entry »

The Barisan National Government should not be the accused, prosecutor and the judge against Malaysians with regard to foreign media reports but should set up an Independent Commission to investigate whether there is violation of fair and free press, both locally and internationally

Press Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Friday, 11 November 1994

The Barisan National Government should not be the accused, prosecutor and the judge against Malaysians with regard to foreign media reports but should set up an Independent Commission to investigate whether there is violation of fair and free press, both locally and internationally

The Barisan National Government should not be the accused, prosecutor and the judge against Malaysians with regard to foreign media reports but should set up an Independent Commission to investigate whether there is violation of fair and free press, both locally and internationally. Read the rest of this entry »

A well-crafted budget for the general elections which glossed over fundamental problems of economic injustice, unaccountability, abuses of power and corruption

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, October 31, 1994 on the 1995 Budget

A well-crafted budget for the general elections which glossed over fundamental problems of economic injustice, unaccountability, abuses of power and corruption

I congratulate the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for presenting a well-crafted 1995 Budget for the general elections, which has been the greatest ‘publicity’ triumph for any budget in Malaysian parliamentary history. Read the rest of this entry »