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DAP opposed to the abolition of jury trials and preliminary enquiries without the fullest consult action with the Bar Council and organisations concerned with the administration of justice

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Slang, in Petaling Java on Friday, December 23, 1994:

DAP opposed to the abolition of jury trials and preliminary enquiries without the fullest consult action with the Bar Council and organisations concerned with the administration of justice

DAP regrets that the Barisan Nasional government has rejected proposals by DAP MPs in Parliament. that it should defer Parliamentary discussion and decision on three Bills to abolish jury trials and preliminary enquiries – including the DAP proposal that the three Bills he referred to a Select Committee until there is the fullest consultation and discussion with the Bar Council and organisations concerned with the administration of justice. Read the rest of this entry »

Calls’ on the government to check abuses of power by police officers who use Criminal Procedure Code to violate democratic rights of Malaysians and opposition parties

Speech by the Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on the Criminal Procedure Code Amendment Bill on Wednesday, 21st December 1994

Calls’ on the government to check abuses of power by police officers who use Criminal Procedure Code to violate democratic rights of Malaysians and opposition parties

Last Sunday, Seremban appeared to be the capital of crime and lawlessness in the country when some 200 FRU and police personnel were mobilised for over five hours at the Seremban central market since 6 am closing off roads, as if the country was faced with an even greater threat to public order and security when compared to the darkest day during the Communist Emergency. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP proposes that Parliament defer debate on amendments to abolish trial by jury, trial by assessors and preliminary inquiries until full consultation with the Bar Council

Press statement by the Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang in Petalinq Jaya on Friday, 16th December, 1994

DAP proposes that Parliament defer debate on amendments to abolish trial by jury, trial by assessors and preliminary inquiries until full consultation with the Bar Council

The Bar Council has not been consulted before the Cabinet approved the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code Act the Kidnapping Act 1961 to abolish trial by jury, trial by assessors and preliminary inquiries. Read the rest of this entry »

Call for redefinition of human rights should not be used as an excuse to justify violation of human rights in Malaysia

Speech by the Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang when launching the Full Liberalisation campaign in Selangor at a dinner in Puchong on Sunday, 11th December, 1994 at 8 pm

Call for redefinition of human rights should not be used as an excuse to justify violation of human rights in Malaysia

Recently, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed opened an international conference in Malaysia on ‘Rethinking Human Rights’ where he called for a redefinition of human rights. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls for amendments to the women and Girls Protection Act and other laws to remove injustices as highlighted by the case of the 16-year-old schoolgirl and Rahim Tamby Cik

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang at the Ceramah on ‘The Truth: Rahim and The School Girl’ organised by DAPSY and Wanita DAP at MTUC Hall in Petaling Jaya on Monday, 5th December 1994 at 8 pm

DAP calls for amendments to the women and Girls Protection Act and other laws to remove injustices as highlighted by the case of the 16-year-old schoolgirl and Rahim Tamby Cik

The case of the 16-year-old schoolgirl and former Malacca Chief Minister and UMNO Youth Leader Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Cik has highlighted the gross injustices in the treatment of girls and women by government authority and laws in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

I am surprised by the ‘turn of events’ where Tun Hamid discussed the DAPSY petition with Guan Eng and four other DAPSY leaders for 45 minutes and expressed appreciation for the meeting but later

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang,
in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, September 3, 1994:

I am surprised by the ‘turn of events’ where Tun Hamid discussed the DAPSY petition with Guan Eng and four other DAPSY leaders for 45 minutes and expressed appreciation for the meeting but later claimed that the DAPSY petition was ‘defamatory’.

I am surprised by the ‘turn of events’ where the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, Tun Hamid Omar, discussed the DAPSY petition with DAPSY National Chairman, Lim Guan Eng and four other DAPSY leaders for 45 minutes on Thursday in his chambers and expressed appreciation for the meeting but later claimed that the DAPSY petition was ‘defamatory’ and threatened ‘criminal defamatory’ proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »

Unless the Government introduces legislation in Parliament next month to curb politics of money in general elections, UMNO’s constitutional amendment is not very relevant in fighting the cancer of corruption in the country

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Monday, 20th June 1994:

Unless the Government introduces legislation in Parliament next month to curb politics of money in general elections, UMNO’s constitutional amendment is not very relevant in fighting the cancer of corruption in the country

Unless the Government introduces legislation in Parliament next month to curb politics of money in general elections, UMNO’s constitutional amendment adopted by its extraordinary general assembly yesterday would not be very relevant in fighting the cancer of corruption in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Ministers and Deputy Ministers should have a Code of Ethics to ensure their efficiency, accountability and integrity

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, May 9, 1994 on the 1994 Constitution Amendment Bill

Ministers and Deputy Ministers should have a Code of Ethics to ensure their efficiency, accountability and integrity

Seventeen years ago, in a survey of the process of constitutional change in Malaysia in the book “The Constitution of Malaysia: Its Development: 1957-1977” which was co-edited by Tun Mohamed Suffian, H. P. Lee and F.A. Trindade, H. P. Lee said that “a predominant characteristic of the process of constitutional change (in the last two decades in Malaysia) is the lack of notice given for mature deliberation of constitutional change.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sabah Yang di Pertua’s contradiction of Pairin has plunged Sabah into a political and constitutional crisis of the first magnitude

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader,, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Malacca on Sunday, 13th March 1994:

Sabah Yang di Pertua’s contradiction of Pairin has plunged Sabah into a political and constitutional crisis of the first magnitude

The public statement by the Sabah Yang di Pertua that he had not consented to the dissolution of the Sabah State Assembly as announced by the Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Joseph Pairin Kitingan earlier in the morning has plunged Sabah into a political and constitutional’crisis of the first magnitude. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls for establishment of a Parliamentary Select Committee on the Malaysia Constitution which should first consider all proposed amendments to the Constitution before they are tabled in Parliament

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Friday , January 28th, 1994:

DAP calls for establishment of a Parliamentary Select Committee on the Malaysia Constitution which should first consider all proposed amendments to the Constitution before they are tabled in Parliament

The Law Minister , Datuk Syed Hamid Albar has said that the Government would review the Federal Constitution and might propose an amendment to the Constitution to provide that the offence rather than the sentence determine the disqualification of a person to hold elective office whether as Member of Parliament or State Assemblymen. Read the rest of this entry »