Archive for category Freedom of Assembly

DAP calls on Mahathir to reconsider the government decision to continue the ban on public rallies for the next general elections

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Java on Friday, 24th February 1995:

DAP calls on Mahathir to reconsider the government decision to continue the ban on public rallies for the next general elections

The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Rahim Noor, said the government had accepted the police recommendation not to lift the ban on public rallies in the next general election. Read the rest of this entry »

Refusal to lift 17-year ban on public rallies shows that Barisan Nasional has no intention to make next general elections the most ‘free, fair and clean’ in Malaysian history

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, 18th February 1995:

Refusal to lift 17-year ban on public rallies shows that Barisan Nasional has no intention to make next general elections the most ‘free, fair and clean’ in Malaysian history

The announcement by the Deputy Home Minister, Datuk Megat Junid Megat Ayub in Kuala Lumpur yesterday that the Government will not lift the 17-year ban on public rallies shows that the Barisan Nasional has no intention to make the next general elections the most ‘free, fair and clean’ in Malaysian history. 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 calls on Liong Sik and Keng Yaik not to ‘kiasu’ and suppart the lifting of the ban on public rallies to promote democratisation ‘Full Liberalisation’

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the eighth Penang ‘Tanjong 3’ Marathon Thousand-People Dinner held at Bukit Mertajam on Saturday, October 22, 1994 at 8 pm

DAP calls on Liong Sik and Keng Yaik not to ‘kiasu’ and suppart the lifting of the ban on public rallies to promote democratisation ‘Full Liberalisation’

In Parliament on Monday, in reply to a question by the DAP MP for Siputeh, Sdr. Liew Ah Kim, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ong Ka Ting said that the Government had no plans as yet to lift the ban on public rallies. Read the rest of this entry »

The Police must not be ‘more Barisan Nasional than Barisan Nasional’ in allowing extraneous factors, to intrude on the question as to whether the ban public rallies should be lifted

Press Conference Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP far Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Thursday, October 6, 1994 at 11.30 a.m.

The Police must not be ‘more Barisan Nasional than Barisan Nasional’ in allowing extraneous factors, to intrude on the question as to whether the ban public rallies should be lifted

The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Rabim Mohamed Noor said in Ipoh yesterday the police will decide whether the ban on public rallies will be lifted when the date for general election is announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on MCA and Gerakan to identify themselves with the democratization forces in the country by officially supporting the lifting of the 16-year ban on public rallies

Speech by Parliament Leader, DAP Secretary-General and mp for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the Perak DAP State 10,000-People Dinner at Tou Bou Kong Hall, Ipoh on Friday, 19th august 1994 at 8 p.m.

Call on MCA and Gerakan to identify themselves with the democratization forces in the country by officially supporting the lifting of the 16-year ban on public rallies

MCA and Gerakan are the two political parties most strongly opposed to the lifting of the 16-year ban on public rallies because they fear that this would be a negative factor for them in the next general elections. Read the rest of this entry »

Inspector-General of Police should explain why the Police is allowing a public rally against the Sultan of Kelantan in Kota Bahru this Saturday while continuing to ban the Opposition from holding public rallies.

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Wednesday, April 7, 1993:

Inspector-General of Police should explain why the Police is allowing a public rally against the Sultan of Kelantan in Kota Bahru this Saturday while continuing to ban the Opposition from holding public rallies.

The Inspector-Genera of Police, Tan Sri Hanif Omar, should explain why the police is allowing a public rally against the Sultan of Kelantan to be held in Kota Bahru on Saturday while continuing to ban the Opposition from holding public rallies. Read the rest of this entry »

Use of school building for Alliance meetings

Adjournment Speech by DAP Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Ra’ayat on Friday, 14th January 1972

Use of school building for Alliance meetings

On 12th December 1971, the Sungai Way direct Alliance membership Party held a political meeting at the Sungai Way National-type (Chinese) primary school.

According to the press reports after the meeting, among those who were invited and attended were Alliance politicians such as Senator Tan Sr. T.H.Tan, Raja Nong Chik, the Sungai Way MCA Branch Chairman, the Chairman of the Board of Management of the school, and even the school’s headmaster himself. Read the rest of this entry »

Police intimidation of Malaysians intending to join the DAP

Adjournment Speech by DAP Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Ra’ayat on Thursday, 13th January 1972

Police intimidation of Malaysians intending to join the DAP

Yesterday on adjournment, I spoke of police interference with opposition parties holding political discussions in the privacy of their own premises.

Today, I address myself to another aspect of police interference with democratic right of the people to participate in the political process.

When DAP organizers go out into the towns and villages to organize branches, they are invariably tailed by special branch men who are presumably required to find out who are the local people who are heading the local branch. Read the rest of this entry »

Public Rallies, DAP-MCA secret talks & Parliament

Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr Lim Kit Siang, at the DAP Public Rally at Bandar Hilir Padang, Malacca, on Sunday, 1st August 1971 at 8pm

Public Rallies

This is not the first DAP public rally in Malacca after the 1969 General Elections, but the second one.

The people of Malacca will remember that two days after polling day, on May 12, 1969, the DAP held a victory rally at this very padang after a victory and thank-the-voters procession round the town the same afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »