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Why has the Penang State Government rejected the Penang Conservation Bill which it had commissioned the Penang Heritage Trust to draft?

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Tuesday, January 25th, 1994:

Why has the Penang State Government rejected the Penang Conservation Bill which it had commissioned the Penang Heritage Trust to draft?

Penang Chief Minister , Dr. Koh Tsu Koon , said at the launching of Koon Su Nin ‘s book , “streets of George Town , Penang “ on Sunday that the State Government would adopt the proposed Conservation Act of the Federal Government. Read the rest of this entry »

Four DAP Federal Territory highly commended for defeating the Federal Roads ( Private Management ) ( Amendment) Bill which wants to impose a mandatory minimum fine of RM 2,000 for non-payment of private toll for roads or bridges

Speech ( Part 2) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Dap Secretary- General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang , at the DAP Federal Territory State committee meeting held in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, January 5 , 1994 , at 8pm.

Four DAP Federal Territory highly commended for defeating the Federal Roads ( Private Management ) ( Amendment) Bill which wants to impose a mandatory minimum fine of RM 2,000 for non-payment of private toll for roads or bridges

I want to commend the four DAP Federal Territory MPs, Sdr. Liew Ah Kim ( Siputeh) , Sdr. Tan Seng Giaw(Kepong), Sdr. Wee Choo Keng(Bukit Bintang) and Sdr. Tan Kok Wai( Sungai Besi) – for defeating in Parliament last month the Federal Roads minimum fine at RM 2,000 for non-payment of toll on roads or bridges by the private sector. Read the rest of this entry »

Kit Siang will explain DAP stand on the Ghafar-Anwar UMNO ‘Battle of the Decade’ at the Penang DAP Ceramah at Penang Chinese Town Hall tomorrow night

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Friday, 6th August , 1993:

Kit Siang will explain DAP stand on the Ghafar-Anwar UMNO ‘Battle of the Decade’ at the Penang DAP Ceramah at Penang Chinese Town Hall tomorrow night

I will explain DAP stand on the Ghafar-Anwar UMNO‘Battle of the Decade’ at the Penang DAP Ceramah at Penang Chinese Town Hall tomorrow ( Saturday) night. Read the rest of this entry »

Speaker’s proposal for the removal of two-thirds majority for amendment to the Constitution unacceptable

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Java on Wednesday, July 28, 1993;

Speaker’s proposal for the removal of two-thirds majority for amendment to the Constitution unacceptable

The Speaker, Tan Sri Zahir Ismail, has repeated his proposal for the removal of two-thirds majority for- amendment to the Malaysian Constitution after receiving China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee Chairman, Qiao Shi in Parliament House on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Penang DAP warns that it would challenge the legality of the two-year ban on Penang State Assembly by-elections in the courts if this ban is not made as a result of Penang State Assembly amendment to the Penang State Constitution

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Wednesday, July 28, 1993:

Penang DAP warns that it would challenge the legality of the two-year ban on Penang State Assembly by-elections in the courts if this ban is not made as a result of Penang State Assembly amendment to the Penang State Constitution

Penang DAP warns that, it would go to court to challenge the legality of the two-year ban on Penang State Assembly by-elections before the end of the five-year term if this ban is not made as a result of the Penang State Assembly amendment to the Penang State Constitution. Read the rest of this entry »

Gerakan Minister, Deputy Ministers and MPs should explain why they could support, amendment to the Federal Constitution for the sake of one person but could not support a constitutional amendment to increase two new Parliamentary seats for the sake of over one million people in Penang

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lira Kit Siang, in Penang on Wednesday, July 21, 1993:

Gerakan Minister, Deputy Ministers and MPs should explain why they could support, amendment to the Federal Constitution for the sake of one person but could not support a constitutional amendment to increase two new Parliamentary seats for the sake of over one million people in Penang

Gerakan Minister, Deputy Ministers and MPs should explain why they could support amendment to the Federal Constitution for the sake of one person but could not support a constitutional amendment to increase two new Parliamentary seats for the sake of over one million people in Penang. Read the rest of this entry »

Mahathir is reducing the supreme law of the nation into a “useless scrap of paper” by the manner, frequency and the trivial reasons for altering the Constitution

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, July 19, 1993 on the Constitution Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1993

Mahathir is reducing the supreme law of the nation into a “useless scrap of paper” by the manner, frequency and the trivial reasons for altering the Constitution

Firstly, on behalf of the DAP MPs, I wish to protest in the strongest possible manner at the most unprecedented undemocratic violation of established parliamentary practice in suspending Standing Order 48 in dispensing notice being given to MPs, and rushing straight into the second reading debate of the Constitution Amendment. (No. 3) Bill 1993. Read the rest of this entry »

Amendment to Eighth Schedule of Federal Constitution will destroy Federal-State concept as it undermines the sovereignty of State Constitutions conferred by the Merdeka Constitution

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in the Bewail Rakyat on Tuesday, July 19, 1993 when moving amendments to the Constitution Amendment (No. 3} Bill during Committee Stage

Amendment to Eighth Schedule of Federal Constitution will destroy Federal-State concept as it undermines the sovereignty of State Constitutions conferred by the Merdeka Constitution

The first amendment I wish to introduce is to Clause 3 of the Constitution Amendment (No.3) Bill, to substitute the words “two years” by “three months” for the amendment to Article 54(1) so that the ban on Parliamentary by-elections because of casual vacancies is only for three months before the completion of the full five-year term of Parliament, and not two years as now suggested by the Barisan Nasional Government. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Koh Tsu Koon has broken five of the Ten Golden Rules in his reply yesterday

Speech by Penang Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and Assemblyman for Padang Kota, Lim Kit Siang, in the Penang State Assembly during the committee stage of the Members of the Administration and the Legislative Assembly {Remuneration} Amendment Enactment 1993

Dr. Koh Tsu Koon has broken five of the Ten Golden Rules in his reply yesterday

I support the amendment to the Members of the Administration and the Legislative Assembly (Remuneration) Amendment Enactment 1993 proposed by the DAP Assemblyman for Paya Terubong, Sdr. Teoh Teik Huat., requiring the allowances and. privileges of the Chief Minister and the State Executive Councillors to be tabled in the State Assembly, as in the case of allowances and privileges of State Assemblymen. Read the rest of this entry »

Although the Election Commission has accepted some of the DAP criticisms against its redelineation of the Penang state assembly constituencies which would be gazetted in the next ten days, the refusal of Koh Tsu Koon to agree to amend the State Constitution to increase six State Assembly seats is a great denial of democratic rights of the people of Penang

Speech by Penang Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and Assemblyman for Padang Kota, Lim Kit Siang, in the Penang State Assembly on Tuesday, July 13, 1993 on his private member’s bill to amend the Penang State Constitution to increase six state assembly seats

Although the Election Commission has accepted some of the DAP criticisms against its redelineation of the Penang state assembly constituencies which would be gazetted in the next ten days, the refusal of Koh Tsu Koon to agree to amend the State Constitution to increase six State Assembly seats is a great denial of democratic rights of the people of Penang

I rise to move a motion to seek leave of the House for me to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to amend the Penang State Constitution to increase six state assembly seats. Read the rest of this entry »