Archive for category Agriculture & Fisheries

Why is the Barisan Nasional Government supporting a chief BMF Scandal criminal, Dr. Rais Saniman, in sponsoring the forthcoming publication of a book by him

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, 18th June 1990 on the 1989 and 1990 Supplementary estimates

Why is the Barisan Nasional Government supporting a chief BMF Scandal criminal, Dr. Rais Saniman, in sponsoring the forthcoming publication of a book by him

Parliament is asked to approve four sets of supplementary estimates, namely: Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls on the Pepper Marketing Board to establish a $10 million pepper stockpile to save the pepper farmers from destitution.

Press statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader and DAP Secretary- General, Lim Kit Siang on Tuesday, 15th September 1981.

DAP calls on the Pepper Marketing Board to establish a $10 million pepper stockpile to save the pepper farmers from destitution.

I welcome the announcement by the Pepper Marketing Board Chairman, Datuk Leonard Linggi Jugah, on the board’s establishment of a $4 million scheme to buy pepper from farmers at reasonable process before exporting direct to terminal markets. Read the rest of this entry »

Minister of Agriculture, Datuk Haji Abdul Manan, promises to consider sympathetically the extension of the three-month period to permit the use of 1.5 inch mesh net for trawler fishermen

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Petaling, Lim Kit Siang, on Wednesday, 19th August 1981:

Minister of Agriculture, Datuk Haji Abdul Manan, promises to consider sympathetically the extension of the three-month period to permit the use of 1.5 inch mesh net for trawler fishermen until a comprehensive scheme is worked out to resolve the problems of the trawler fishermen.

I met the Minister of Agriculture, Datuk Haji Abdul Manan bin Haji Othman, at Wisma Tani, Kuala Lumpur yesterday, and I discussed with him the problems faced by the trawler fishermen in pantai Remis, the Dindings area and generally in the country because of the new Fisheries Regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls on Minister of Agriculture, Datuk Haji Abdul Manan bin Haji Othman, to defer the enforcement of the five-mine limit for trawler fishermen for three months until a comprehensive and satisfactory solution to resolve the problems of the trawler fishermen are worked out

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Petaling, Lim Kit Siang, on Saturday, 25th July 1981:

DAP calls on Minister of Agriculture, Datuk Haji Abdul Manan bin Haji Othman, to defer the enforcement of the five-mine limit for trawler fishermen for three months until a comprehensive and satisfactory solution to resolve the problems of the trawler fishermen are worked out

Accompanied by the DAP MP for Bruas, Sdr. Ting Chek Ming , and representatives of si fishermen from Pantai Remis and Bagan Pancut, I met the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Tan Sri Arshad Ayub, the Deputy SG, the Director of Fisheries, and other officials at Wisma Tani for an hour this morning over the problems faced by the trawler fishermen in Pantai Remis and the Dindings area because of the new Fisheries Regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP welcome the Agriculture Minister’s three-month wxtension to defer implementation of the new Fisheries Regulations

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Petaling, Lim Kit Siang, on Friday, 24th July 1981:

DAP welcome the Agriculture Minister’s three-month wxtension to defer implementation of the new Fisheries Regulations as a short-term measure, but calls for a comprehensive and long-term solution to the problems faced by the trawler fishermen especially in Pantai Remis and Dindings area

The DAP welcomes the decision of the Agriculature Minister, Datuk Abdul Manan Othman, to defer the enforcement of the new Fisheries Regulations by three months to Nov.1. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls on Minister of Agriculture, Datuk Haji Abdul Manan bin Haji Othman, to use his powers to suspend the coming into force of the Fisherish (Maritime) Regulations 1980 to save fishermen from great hardships

by Parliament opposition leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Petaling, Lim Kit Siang, 4th June 1981:

DAP calls on Minister of Agriculture, Datuk Haji Abdul Manan bin Haji Othman, to use his powers to suspend the coming into force of the Fisherish (Maritime) Regulations 1980 to save fishermen from great hardships

When I visited Pulau Pangkor, bagan Panchut and Pantai Remis last weekend, together with Sdr. Lim Cho Hock (DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh) Sdr. P.Patto (National Organising Secretaryand MP for Menglembu), Sdr.Liew Ah Kim (National Social/ Cultural Secretary and Selangor State Assemblyman for for Kajang) and Sdr. Ding Chek Ming, MP for Bruas, I have had the opportunity to learn at first hand how Malaysian fishermen were facing grave hardships arising the livelihood of trawler fishermen not only in the Dindings area, but throughout the country. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls on Agriculture Ministers, Datuk Shariff Ahmad, to take two urgent measures to help fishermen in Pulau Ketam and Klang Pantei

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Petaling, Lim Kit Siang, on Tuesday, 14th August 1979:

DAP calls on Agriculture Ministers, Datuk Shariff Ahmad, to take two urgent measures to help fishermen in Pulau Ketam and Klang Pantei to make a decent livelihood: (1) to issue licensees to legalise the 1,500 trawler fishermen in Pulau Ketam; and (2) to amend the Fisheries Regulations on making of new fishing boats

For the 10,000 people on Pulau Ketam, fishing is their sole means of livelihood. The fishermen are also making an important contribution, not only to the economy of the country, but also to the health of the people. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on Minister of Primary Industries, Datuk Musa Hitam, to investigate into the 11-year claim and payment to Kulim Group Ltd.

Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader and DAP Secretary-General, Lim Kit Siang, at a Press Conference held at DAP KL Office, 63-D Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, 20.10.1977. at 12 noon

Call on Minister of Primary Industries, Datuk Musa Hitam, to investigate into the 11-year claim and payment to Kulim Group Ltd. for replanting cess amounting to $600,000 for Central Paloh Estate when the Estate had been sold to 180 smallholders: Demand for Ministry action to reclaim this $600,000 for payment to the 180 smallholders

I have with me the DAP National Treasurer and DAP State Assemblyman for Kluang, Sdr. Lee Kaw. I have called this Press Conference to take up on behalf of 180 smallholders in what was formerly Central Paloh Estate, Kluang, their long-standing grievance involving some $600,000 of replanting cess which should have been paid to them, but not done so. Read the rest of this entry »

Agricultural Institutes status should be raise and graduates of the Institutes should be permitted to go for diploma course at Universiti Pertanian

Speech by DAP Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat during the debate on the 1975 Committee of Supply on Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on 9.12.1974

1. Agricultural Institutes status should be raise and graduates of the Institutes should be permitted to go for diploma course at Universiti Pertanian

In recent months, there had been student trouble in one Institute after another. There was the student unrest in MARA, at Universiti Kebangsaan, the Agricultural Institutes, and now, in all the campuses. Read the rest of this entry »

The plight of fishermen and padi farmers in Malaysia

Speech by Lim kit Siang in the Dewan Rakyat on the 1974 Estimates for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries on December 21, 1973

Call on the Malaysian government to have urgent discussions with Indonesian authorities to demarcate the international waters in the Straits of Malacca and to make arrangements to enable Malacca and other Malaysian fishermen to pursue their livelihood in the spirit of ASEAN fraternity and solidarity

Since August this year, the 600 Malacca fishermen of all races have faced great hardships, without governmental assistance or concern.

In August this year, 22 Malacca fishing boats in the high seas in the Straits of Malacca were captured by some Indonesian authorities, and held to ransom.

To secure the release of a boat, the relatives of the detained fishermen were required to pay a ransom of $3,000 per boat.

In the past, the ransom money per boat had only been a few hundred dollars. Then it began to rise, and recently, in keeping with world-wide inflation, it is shot up from $1,000 to $3,000. This means that over $60,000 were paid to secure the release of the 22 Malaysian fishing boats and about 50 men. Read the rest of this entry »