Archive for category Freedom of Speech

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 »

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 »

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 »

Letter – Peraturan Majiis Mesyuarat 18(1)

Tuan Yang di Pertua,
Dewan Rakyat,
Parlimen.

YB Tan Sri,

Usul di bawah Peraturan Majlis Mesyuarat 18(1) untuk perkara tertentu berkenaan kepentingan orang ramai yang berkehendak disegerakan ke atas the most high-handed police action in recent times when it mobilised over 10 FRU truckloads and 200 police personnel at the Seremban Central Market since about 6 am yesterday and the illegal arrest and detention of four DAP Negri Sembilan State leaders for exercising their legal, political and democratic rights to distribute PAP pree1ection pamphlet calling for Full Liberalisation and Ten-Democratisation in Malaysia

Di bawah Peraturan Masjid Mesyuarat ke 18(2), dengan ini diberi notis bahawa saya ingin mengusulkan bahawa Mauls Dewan ditangguhkan untuk usul tertentu berkenaan kepentingan orang ramai yang dikehendaki disegerakan Read the rest of this entry »

DAP condemns the high-handed police action in arresting four DAP Negri Sembilan state leaders who were excercising their legal, political and democratic right to distribute party pamphlets on Full Liberlisation

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary- General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Sunday, 18th December 1994:

DAP condemns the high-handed police action in arresting four DAP Negri Sembilan state leaders who were excercising their legal, political and democratic right to distribute party pamphlets on Full Liberalisation

DAP condemns the high-handed Seremban police action in arresting four DAP Negri Sembilan state leaders who were excercising their legal, political and democratic right to distribute party pamphlets on Full Liberalisation to the public. 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 »

Cabinet should review Home Ministry ban on Thoothan as the Tamil biweekly should not be closed for publishing articles and reports extremely embarrassing to MIC President, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Friday, June 24, 1994:

Cabinet should review Home Ministry ban on Thoothan as the Tamil biweekly should not be closed for publishing articles and reports extremely embarrassing to MIC President, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu

The Cabinet next week should review the Home Ministry ban on Thoothan as the Tamil biweekly should not be closed for publishing articles and reports extremly embarrassing to MIC President, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls for the restoration of the publishing licence of Tamil biweekly Thoothan which was banned on Tuesday

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Thursday, 23rd June 1994:

DAP calls for the restoration of the publishing licence of Tamil biweekly Thoothan which was banned on Tuesday

DAP deplores the banning of Tamil biweekly Thoothan by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday without giving any reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Megat Junid’s explanation cannot hide the fact that the government’s restrictions on Rocket, Harakah and Mingguan Waktu are grave violations of the freedom of the press in Malaysia

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Thursday, February 6, 1992:

Megat Junid’s explanation cannot hide the fact that the government’s restrictions on Rocket, Harakah and Mingguan Waktu are grave violations of the freedom of the press in Malaysia

The Deputy Home Minister, Datuk Megat Junid Megat Ayob, said yesterday that an American organisation, the Pen American Centre;s Freedom to Write Committee, had protested to the Prime Minister against Malaysia’s violations of the freedom of the press in Malaysia. Pen American Centre has 2,500 members and is committed to freedom of expression. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on Nelson Mandela to speak up for the abolition of the Internal Security Act when he visits Malaysia next month

Speech by Parliamentary opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, at the launching of the book ‘Escape from Tyranny in Malaysia’ by Zulkifri Ahman at the Plaza Inn, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 29th September 1990 at 11 am.

Call on Nelson Mandela to speak up for the abolition of the Internal Security Act when he visits Malaysia next month.

I am honored to be invited by my friend, Zulkifli Ahman, to launch his book ‘Escape from Tyranny in Malaysia’ in English. Read the rest of this entry »