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DAP proposes the establishment of an All-Party Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology with the objective to make Malaysia a leader in the development of the Information Superhighway

Last week, I asked in the Dewan Rakyat when the Seventh Malaysia Plan would be tabled in Parliament and whether it would, for the first time, incorporate a National Information Infrastructure (NII) policy for Malaysia.

The answer from the Prime Minister’s Department was that the Seventh Malaysia Plan was likely to be presented to Parliament at the end of March, and it was unable to say whether it would contain a NII policy.

This is most disappointing, and shows that the critical importance of the Information Technology (IT) revolution has not permeated into the high levels of government.
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DAP must “Reform of Die” in facing the political challenges of the 21st century

When the DAP National Conference was held in June this year, it was after the party had suffered our worst general election defeat in our 29-year history and there was a bleak atmosphere of gloom

Six months later, at this DAP National Congress which has been brought forward one year earlier by the Central Executive Committee in accepting full collective responsibility for the disastrous April general election result and to allow the party delegates to elect a new party leadership, we meet under mixed feelings. Read the rest of this entry »

Najib deserves a vote of censure in Parliament if he treats MPs with contempt by not giving them adequate time to study the new Education Bill 1995 before Parliamentary debate

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Wednesday, November 8, 1995:

Najib deserves a vote of censure in Parliament if he treats MPs with contempt by not giving them adequate time to study the new Education Bill 1995 before Parliamentary debate

The Education Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, deserves a vote of censure in Parliament if he treats MPs with contempt by not giving them adequate time to study the new Education Bill 1995 before Parliamentary debate. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls for the further modification of the Education Bill 1995 to ensure that the five worries of the Seven Chinese Organisations have been fully taken into account and its publication before presentation to Cabinet.

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the Negri Sembilan DAP Dinner held in Seremban DAP Dinner held in Seremban on Sunday, November 5, 1995.

DAP calls for the further modification of the Education Bill 1995 to ensure that the five worries of the Seven Chinese Organisations have been fully taken into account and its publication before presentation to Cabinet.

During the budget debate in Parliament last Monday, I had called on the Government to make public the Education Bill 1995 before presentation to Cabinet so that there could be public study, discussion and feedback before the Cabinet takes any decision on the Bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Keng Yaik’s revalation that the present new Education Bill 1995 would adversely affect the Unified Examination of Chinese Independent Secondary Schools and boards of management of fully-aided Chinese primary schools are strong and powerful reasons why the new Education Bill should be made public before presented to Cabinet for final approval

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Monday, October 30, 1995:

Keng Yaik’s revelation that the present new Education Bill 1995 would adversely affect the Unified Examination of Chinese Independent Secondary Schools and boards of management of fully-aided Chinese primary schools are strong and powerful reasons why the new Education Bill should be made public before presented to Cabinet for final approval

The revelation by the Gerakan President and the Minister for Primary Industries, Datuk Dr. Lim Keng Yaik in Penang yesterday that the present new Education Bill 1995 would adversely affect the Unified Examination of Chinese Independent Secondary Schools and boards of management of fully-aided Chinese primary schools are strong and powerful reasons why the new Education Bill should be made public before presented to Cabinet for final approval. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on education minister to learn more from the divisive history of the 1961 Education Act and ensure that the new 1995 Education Bill is accepted by all races and language groups in the country as an instrument of national unity.

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the opening of the Federal Territory DAP state Convention in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 29th October 1995 at 10 a.m.

Call on education minister to learn more from the divisive history of the 1961 Education Act and ensure that the new 1995 Education Bill is accepted by all races and language groups in the country as an instrument of national unity.

It is most disturbing that although the Barisan Nasional Government has taken some ten years to finalise the new Education Bill 1995, which it said would be presented to parliament in December for adoption, the new Education Bill 1955 and three other new education bills governing higher education and private education institutions have not been made public for study and feedback. Read the rest of this entry »

The Education Ministry proposal to make Mandarin and Tamil languages as part of the primary school timetable is a step in the right direction in the building of a plural society but the government should take full need of the reservations of the Chinese community in its implementation

Speech by Parnamentary Opposition Leader , DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong , Lim Kit Siang , at the Malacca DAP State Dinner to commemorate the 8th anniversary of Operation lalang held at Pay Fong Chinese Independent Secondary School hall on Friday , 27th October 1995 at 9 p.m.

The Education Ministry proposal to make Mandarin and Tamil languages as part of the primary school timetable is a step in the right direction in the building of a plural society but the government should take full need of the reservations of the Chinese community in its implementation.

Three weeks ago , the Minister for Education , Datuk Najib Tun Razak announced that the Education Ministry proposes to make Mandarin and Tamil languages as part of the primary school timetable rather than be taught outside school hours. Read the rest of this entry »

The amendments to the Parliamentary Standing Orders to curb and restrict the parliamentary rights and role of opposition MPs is one adverse consequence of the Barisan Nasional. landslide victory in the April general election

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Dap Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the opening of the Johore dap State Convention in Segamat on Sunday, 22nd October 1995 at. 10 a.m.

The amendments to the Parliamentary Standing Orders to curb and restrict the parliamentary rights and role of opposition MPs is one adverse consequence of the Barisan Nasional. landslide victory in the April general election

Last Wednesday, the Barisan Nasional used its five-sixth majority in Parliament to ram through araconian and undemocratic amendments to the Parliamentary Standing Orders to curb and restrict the parliamentary rights and role or opposition MPs. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Tan Seng Giaw heads a DAP Special Committee to study the four new education bills to be rammed through Parliament at the end of the year

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Friday, 20th October 1995:

Dr. Tan Seng Giaw heads a DAP Special Committee to study the four new education bills to be rammed through Parliament at the end of the year

It is most disgusting that MCA Ministers and Deputy Ministers could only make speeches and statements urging the Chinese community not to make “wild guesses” about the new Education Bill 1995, but they could do nothing to get the Government to immediately make public the contents or the new Education Bill for detailed public study and feedback. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP expresses grave regret that the new Education Bill will not be tabled in Parliament, next week to give MP’s and nation at least two months’ time for public study and feedback before parliamentary debate and passage

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Thursday, 12th October 1995:.

DAP expresses grave regret that the new Education Bill will not be tabled in Parliament, next week to give MP’s and nation at least two months’ time for public study and feedback before parliamentary debate and passage

DAP expresses grave regret that the new Education Bill will not be tabled in Parliament next week to give MPs and nation at least two month time for public study and feedback before parliamenrary debate and passage. Read the rest of this entry »