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DAP must “Reform or Die” to face the new political challenges of a 21st century Malaysia

Speech (Part 2) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the negri Sembilan DAP dinner held in Seremban on Sunday, November 5, 1995

DAP must “Reform or Die” to face the new political challenges of a 21st century Malaysia

The DAP must “Reform or Die” to face the new political challenges of a 21st century Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP’s thumping Bagan by-election victory is a severe warning to Barisan National that it could face its worst result in the next general election before the year 2,000 if the government ignores the people’s desire for both democracy and development

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the opening of the Penang DAP State Convention held at the Towne House Hotel, Penang Road, on Sunday, October 1 , 1995 at 10 a.m.

DAP’s thumping Bagan by-election victory is a severe warning to Barisan National that it could face its worst result in the next general election before the year 2,000 if the government ignores the people’s desire for both democracy and development.

In the April 1995 general election, the DAP faced its worst general election defeat in the 29-year party history, raising the question whether there is a future for the DAP in particular and democracy in general. Read the rest of this entry »

Open invitation to young generation of Malaysians to join and reform the DAP and bring in new ideas and concepts to make the DAP a Malaysian party of the 21st century

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader. DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the Kuching DAP Branch Renewal Dinner held in Kuching on Sunday, September 17, 1995 at 9 pm

Open invitation to young generation of Malaysians to join and reform the DAP and bring in new ideas and concepts to make the DAP a Malaysian party of the 21st century

In the April general election the DAP suffered the worst electoral defeat in our 29-year party history. In Penang, where the DAP had honed to form the Penang State Government, we were virtually destroyed scraping through with one State Assembly seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Bagan deserves to be known as “Bandar Democracy” for its great and historic majority in the Bagan by-election which is a declaration that Malaysians want democracy as well as development

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, when declaring open the Malacca DAP State Convention at the Emperor Hotel, Malacca on Sunday, 10th September 1995 at 12 noon

Bagan deserves to be known as “Bandar Democracy” for its great and historic majority in the Bagan by-election which is a declaration that Malaysians want democracy as well as development

The people of Bagan created history yesterday when they gave Malaysian democracy and the DAP’s new MP for Bagan Lim Hock Seng winning a majority of 11, 802 which is 100 times the majority secured by P. Patto in the April general election. Read the rest of this entry »

The first casualties of a MCA victory in the Bagan by-election will be the Opposition MPs who will further gagged from speaking up in Parliament and providing a check-and-balance against government abuses and corrupt practices

Press Conference Statement (2) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at Penang DAP Hqrs on Thursday, 7th September 1995 at 11.30 a.m.

The first casualties of a MCA victory in the Bagan by-election will be the Opposition MPs who will further gagged from speaking up in Parliament and providing a check-and-balance against government abuses and corrupt practices

The first casualties of a MCA victory in the Bagan by-election will be the Opposition MPs who will further gagged from speaking up in Parliament and providing a check-and-balance against government abuses and corrupt practices. Read the rest of this entry »

Warning to MCA to stop its communal campaign in the Bagan by-election to paint me as anti-Malay to secure the Malay votes

Press Conference Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at Penang DAP Hqrs on Thursday, 7th September 1995 at 11.30 a.m.

Warning to MCA to stop its communal campaign in the Bagan by-election to paint me as anti-Malay to secure the Malay votes

I have called this press conference to make sure that what happened at the DAP and MCA ceramahs at Bagan Lallang in the Bagan by-election last night is not distorted and communalised by unscrupulous MCA election workers. Read the rest of this entry »

MCA wants the voters of Bagan to sell away the priceless honour of the title, “Democracy City”, for the striking the first blow for democracy and save DAP after the April general election in exchange for a paltry RM600, 000

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the DAP Bagan by-election thousand-people dinner at Jalan Raja Uda on Thursday, 7th September 1995 at 9 p.m.

MCA wants the voters of Bagan to sell away the priceless honour of the title, “Democracy City”, for the striking the first blow for democracy and save DAP after the April general election in exchange for a paltry RM600, 000

The MCA always come up with its “secret” weapon on the eve of polling day to stampede the voters to vote for the MCA candidate and the Bagan by-election is no exception. Read the rest of this entry »

The three Barisan Assemblymen in the Bagan constituency, including two Exco members Dr. Sak Cheng Lum and Dr. K. Rajapathy should resign if they

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the DAP Bagan by-election ceramah at Bagan Lallang on Wednesday, 6th September 1995 at 9 p.m.

The three Barisan Assemblymen in the Bagan constituency, including two Exco members Dr. Sak Cheng Lum and Dr. K. Rajapathy should resign if they claim that they could not bring development to Bagan if the Barisan Nasion losses the by-election on Saturday

The Barisan Nasional has threatened that Bagan would be left out of the mainstream of development if the MCA candidate loses in the Bagan by-election on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Barisan Nasional is already too strong and does not need another MP while a victory for DAP in Bagan will nurture of the ‘seed of democracy’ in Malaysia after the dismal Opposition showing in the last general election

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secre-tary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the DAP Bagan by-election ceramah at Taman Bagan held on Tuesday, September 5, 1995 at 10.30 p.m.

Barisan Nasional is already too strong and does not need another MP while a victory for DAP in Bagan will nurture of the ‘seed of democracy’ in Malaysia after the dismal Opposition showing in the last general election

The choice before the Bagan voters this Saturday is stark and clear. Read the rest of this entry »

Voters of Bagan must decide on Saturday whether to elect a MCA ‘longkang’ MP or to vote Lim Hock Seng to save democracy and DAP and make Bagan famous as“Democracy City”

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at a DAP Bagan by-election ceramah at Chamberlain Road, Butterworth on Monday, September 4, 1995 at 9 p.m.

Voters of Bagan must decide on Saturday whether to elect a MCA ‘longkang’ MP or to vote Lim Hock Seng to save democracy and DAP and make Bagan famous as“Democracy City”

The voters of Bagan must decide on Saturday whether to elect a MCA ‘longkang’ MP or to vote the DAP candidate Lim Hock Seng to save democracy and DAP and make Bagan famous as “democracy City”. Read the rest of this entry »