The DAP organisng Secretary, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, today (19.7.68) issued the following statement :
DAP advice to Gerakan to keep the campaign to save 11 youths strictly above party politics
The Gerakan leader in Penang, Mr. Teh Ewe Lim, was reported in the press today as saying that the nation-wide signature campaign to save the 11 youths, initiated by the DAP, was not effective enough.
He announced that the Gerakan will hold a public rally in Penang on Sunday on this subject. This, Mr. Teh said, is a more effective way.
We earnestly urge Mr. Teh and his colleagues to keep this mission of mercy and humanity strictly above party politics. Continue reading Campaign to save 11 youths strictly above party politics
DAP Replies to Alliance editorial: The case of the 11 condemned youths
The DAP welcomes the call by the editorial of the Alliance organ, the Alliance, urging a stay in the execution of the 11 youths condemned for consorting with Indonesians during Confrontation.
We must note with concern, however, the purpose of the call. According to the Alliance editorial, the call was made “in the hope that some fact may be brought to the fore would be enough to exonerate the condemned and save them from their own culpable tragedy.”
What new fact is likely to emerge concerning the case of the 11 youths? Is the Alliance organ suggesting that if no new fact emerges, these 11 youths deserve to be executed?
On the basis of present facts and arguments, the 11 youths deserve mercy and reprieve from the gallows. Continue reading The case of the 11 condemned youths
[Press Statement – Democratic Action Party]
Malaysian National Signature Campaign to seek the Sultan of Johore to reprieve the 11 Johore youths
Malaysians of all races, walks of life, religion and ages, throughout the country, have responded splendidly to the national signature campaign to petition the Sultan of Johore to exercise his prerogative of mercy to commute the death sentence passed on the 11 Johore youths to life imprisonment.
The fact that Malaysians voluntarily come forward to sign up show the depth of their humanity and compassion. Although the weekend was spent mostly in preparations in launching the campaign, we have collected over 20,000 signatures.
The campaign is now in full swing throughout the country. Apart from Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johore, the drive is spreading into Pahang. Continue reading Malaysian National Signature Campaign
Speech by DAP organizing Secretary, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, at the Johore Bahru DAP Branch to launch the signature campaign in Johore to appeal to the Sultan of Johore for clemency to commute the death sentence of the 11 Johore youths to life imprisonment on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m
The nation-wide signature campaign is the last hope to save the 11 Johore youths from death at the gallows.
Malaysia is a democratic country, and a democratic government must be responsive to the express will and wishes of the people of the country. Continue reading The last hope to save the youths from the gallows
The DAP Organising Secretary, Mr Lim Kit Siang, today (12.7.68) issued the following statement:
Malaysian national signature campaign to petition the Sultan of Johore for clemency to commute the death sentence of Johore youths convicted of resorting with Indonesians during Confrontation
The nation-wide signature campaign, announced by DAP Secretary-General, Mr Goh Hock Guan, at a press conference this morning, to petition the Sultan of Johore for clemency to commute the death sentence of eleven Johore youths convicted of resorting with Indonesians during Confrontation, will get under way in Johore and Selangor tomorrow.
Plans have also been drawn up to launch the campaign in Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Perak and Penang during the weekend. Continue reading Petition for clemency on death sentence