Archive for category Freedom of Information

DAP calls for a National information Policy with the objective to restore press freedom by giving full meaning to Article 10 of the Malaysian Constitution on “freedom of speech and expression”

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, November 7, 1995:

DAP calls for a National information Policy with the objective to restore press freedom by giving full meaning to Article 10 of the Malaysian Constitution on “freedom of speech and expression”

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information, Datuk Mohd, Shafie Apdal had not given a proper and satisfactory answer to my question in parliament yesterday about the National information Policy draft. Read the rest of this entry »

Deputy Information Minister’s threat to ban foreign publications most unwarranted and highlights the need for a shake-up of the Information Ministry to make it more in tune with the challenges of an Information Age

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Monday, November 6, 1995:

Deputy Information Minister’s threat to ban foreign publications most unwarranted and highlights the need for a shake-up of the Information Ministry to make it more in tune with the challenges of an Information Age

The Deputy Information Minister, Datuk Suleiman Mohamed said yesterday that the Information Ministry would recommend the banning of any foreign publication which persists in painting a false picture of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP welcomes signs of a more open government attitude towards Internet and the backing down of the obscurantist approach advocated by the information Minister, Datuk Mohamed Rahmat

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Sunday, November 5, 1995:

DAP welcomes signs of a more open government attitude towards Internet and the backing down of the obscurantist approach advocated by the Information Minister, Datuk Mohamed Rahmat.

I welcome signs of a more open government attitude towards internet and the backing down of the obscurantist approach advocated by the Information Minister, Datuk Mohamed Rahmat. Read the rest of this entry »

Last-Minute budget proposal for Anwar Ibrahim

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Dap Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Wednesday, October 25, 1995:

Last-Minute budget proposal for Anwar Ibrahim

On Friday, the Finance Minister, Datuk Sri Anwar Ibrahim will present the 1996 budget to Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP welcomes the statement by Mohamed Rahmat that the Information Ministry could reconsider the TV ban on the Justice Bao series

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, October 10, 1995:

DAP welcomes the statement by Mohamed Rahmat that the Information Ministry could reconsider the TV ban on the Justice Bao series

I welcome the latest statement by the Information Minister, Datuk ‘Mohamed Rahmat that the Information Ministry is prepared to reconsider the TV ban on the Justice Bao television series if MetroVision makes an appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on MCA and Gerakan Ministers to inform the Information Minister and the Cabinet that the Justice Pao television series is the best educational material in the world to inculcate the values to fight corruption and abuses of power

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Thursday, 5th October 1995:

Call on MCA and Gerakan Ministers to inform the Information Minister and the Cabinet that the Justice Pao television series is the best educational material in the world to inculcate the values to fight corruption and abuses of power

The silence of the Cabinet on the Information Ministry ban on the Justice Pao television series is most, disappointing, as it means that the MCA and Gerakan Ministers have failed to raise the issue in the Cabinet, yesterday to get the ban removed. Read the rest of this entry »

The Attorney-General and the Police should not adopt the “conventional police mentality” when dealing with problems of press freedom as they should be mindful of Vision 2020 to promote democratisation in Malaysia

Press Conference Statement (2) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at DAP PJ Headquarters on Wednesday, October 4, 1995 at 11.30 a.m.

The Attorney-General and the Police should not adopt the “conventional police mentality” when dealing with problems of press freedom as they should be mindful of Vision 2020 to promote democratisation in Malaysia

The Attorney-General, Datuk Mohtar Abdullah said yesterday that he had not made any decision on the investigation into allegations that PAS Member of Parliament for’ Kubang Kerian Mohamad Sabu had assaulted a TV3 crew. Read the rest of this entry »

The ban on Justice Bao television series is evidence that there is a need for a total shake-up of the Information Ministry as it is not only retrogressive but a negative influence in five important areas of nation-building

Press Conference Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at DAP PJ Headquaters on Wednesday , October 4, 1995 at 11.30a.m.

The ban on Justice Bao television series is evidence that there is a need for a total shake-up of the Information Ministry as it is not only retrogressive but a negative influence in five important areas of nation-building.

The press today carried prominently the report that the Information Ministry had imposed the “death sentence” on the Justice Bao television series for the Malaysian television stations. Read the rest of this entry »

Sarawak State Government, which has an annual budget of RM 2.2 billion, should set an example for all other states by allocating RM10 million to educate the people about how to use the Internet and to inform them about its potential for social and economic development

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, October 3 , 1995;

Sarawak State Government, which has an annual budget of RM 2.2 billion, should set an example for all other states by allocating RM10 million to educate the people about how to use the Internet and to inform them about its potential for social and economic development

Last, weekend, when opening Sarawak’s first exposition of Information Technology (IT) – ITXPO ‘95 – in Kuching, the Sarawak Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud announced that the Sarawak State Government expects to spend RM150 million in IT over the next, five years under the Seventh Malaysia Plan. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls for abolition of the Inter-Ministry Committee on Internet Censorship and its replacement by a I-way (Information Highway) Commission to recommend how to promote the highest percentage of Malaysian access to Internet and which will also address the problem of pornography on the Internet

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Monday, October 2, 1995:

DAP calls for abolition of the Inter-Ministry Committee on Internet Censorship and its replacement by a I-way (Information Highway) Commission to recommend how to promote the highest percentage of Malaysian access to Internet and which will also address the problem of pornography on the Internet

Dr. Safar Hasim, head of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Department of Communications yesterday commended the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad for calling on the world community to find a way to keep pornography out of the Internet and to provide for legal action to be taken against those responsible. Read the rest of this entry »