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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 »

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 »

DAP has referred to our lawyers Anwar Ibrahim’s speech in Kangar on Sunday and the Utusan Malaysia and Utusan Melayu editorials today which are not only most seditious and inflammatory but also highly communal and defamatory

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang,in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, 24th January, 1995:

DAP has referred to our lawyers Anwar Ibrahim’s speech in Kangar on Sunday and the Utusan Malaysia and Utusan Melayu editorials today which are not only most seditious and inflammatory but also highly communal and defamatory

DAP takes the strongest objection to the speech by the Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Kangar on Sunday and the Utusan Malaysia and Utusan Melayu editorials today. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Wishes For 1995

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary- General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang released on Saturday, December 31, 1994:

Five Wishes For 1995

Next year will inescapably be the general elections year, as all the forecasts that general elections would take place this year have been debunked by events. Read the rest of this entry »

Government should ‘Look to Japan’ in the current review of 19 labour laws related to employment, industrial relations and workers’ welfare

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the DAP Seminar, on ‘Labour and the Current Challenges organised by the DAP Labour Bureau at TWU hall, Petaling Jaya on Sunday, May 29, 1994 at 9.30 a.m.

Government should ‘Look to Japan’ in the current review of 19 labour laws related to employment, industrial relations and workers’ welfare

The Minister for Human Resources, Datuk Lim Ah Lek, announced last month that a tripartite committee had been set up to review all 19 labour laws related to employment, industrial relations and workers’ welfare in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP call for the establishment of a separate Ministry of higher education so that Malaysia can catch u with Japan and the four ‘little dragons’ in tertiary education to achieve Vision 2020

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the Malacca DAP State Committee meeting in Malacca on Friday , January 14 1994 at 8pm.

DAP call for the establishment of a separate Ministry of higher education so that Malaysia can catch u with Japan and the four ‘little dragons’ in tertiary education to achieve Vision 2020

Recently , the government came out with conflicting figure s about its higher education objectives for 2000 and 2020. 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 »

With a built-up area of more than 1,4 million sq. ft the Taman Midlands Projects of Pangkal Permata would require 1,5000 to 2,000 parking bays and not the 800 to 900 as stated by Pangkal Permata in a dialogue with the affected residents last week

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Dap Secretary- General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang , at the meeting called by the ‘voice of Taman Midlands Committee’ for the residents who would be affected by the Taman Midlands project of Pangkal Permata(M) Sdn. Bhd held on Monday , January 3, 1994 at 8pm.

With a built-up area of more than 1,4 million sq. ft the Taman Midlands Projects of Pangkal Permata would require 1,5000 to 2,000 parking bays and not the 800 to 900 as stated by Pangkal Permata in a dialogue with the affected residents last week.

The people who will be affected by Pangkal Permata (M) Sdn. Bhd. ‘s million Taman Midlands ‘one stop centre’ Project must insist on their rights as rateplayers to be fully consulted before the MPPP gives any final planning approval for the project. Read the rest of this entry »

Kit Siang challenges Liong Sik to a full debate on the Langkawi Project in the current Parliamentary meeting for him to prove that MCA’s RM20 million is more effective than the RM5.1 billion allocated by government for rural education under the Sixth Malaysia Plan

Press Conference Statement (3) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, at the Penang DAP Hqrs at Kinta Lane, Penang on Saturday, July 24, 1993 at 11.30 a.m.

Kit Siang challenges Liong Sik to a full debate on the Langkawi Project in the current Parliamentary meeting for him to prove that MCA’s RM20 million is more effective than the RM5.1 billion allocated by government for rural education under the Sixth Malaysia Plan

Penang MCA Youth is spreading word that the MCA President, Datuk Dr. Ling Liong Sik, might come to Penang tomorrow night to have a debate with me on the MCA’s Langkawi Project. Read the rest of this entry »

Government’s acceptance of DAP proposal for a reverse braindrain’ policy to encourage return of Malaysian professionals overseas to serve in Malaysia’s reconstruction most welcome and should be implemented without any further delay

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, June 8, 1993:

Government’s acceptance of DAP proposal for a reverse braindrain’ policy to encourage return of Malaysian professionals overseas to serve in Malaysia’s reconstruction most welcome and should be implemented without any further delay

The announcement by the Minister for Science, Technology and Environment, Datuk Law Hieng Ding, that his Ministry is preparing a scheme to induce Malaysian professionals, in particular scientists, who have emigrated abroad to return to Malaysia to serve in Malaysia’s development and Vision 2020 is most welcome. Read the rest of this entry »