Archive for category Freedom of Religion

Samy Vellu should discipline the MIC Assemblyman for Prai, V. Muthusamy not only for his failure to speak up in the Penang State Assembly over tactless police handling of the Butterworth Sri Mariamman Temple fire-walking ceremony incident on May 23, but in distorting the incident and insulting the Hindu devotees

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at a DAP Tanjong 3 Ceramah held at Rumah Hijau Mak Mandin in Butterworth on Thursday, 16th June 1994 at 8 p.m.

Samy Vellu should discipline the MIC Assemblyman for Prai, V. Muthusamy not only for his failure to speak up in the Penang State Assembly over tactless police handling of the Butterworth Sri Mariamman Temple fire-walking ceremony incident on May 23, but in distorting the incident and insulting the Hindu devotees

MIC President, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu should ask the MIC Assemblyman for Prai, V. Muthusamy, to show cause why disciplinary action should not be taken against him not only for his failure to speak up in the Penang State Assembly over tactless and insensitive police handling of the Butterworth Sri Mariamman Temple fire-walking ceremony incident on May 23, but in distorting the incident and insulting the Hindu devotees who took part in the ceremony and procession. Read the rest of this entry »

Selangor Mentri Besar setting a bad example in interfering and stopping the construction of a cathedral in Shah Alam

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Thursday, August 19, 1993:

Selangor Mentri Besar setting a bad example in interfering and stopping the construction of a cathedral in Shah Alam

The Selangor Mentri Besar, Tan Sri Muhammad Haji Muhammad Taib, is setting a bad example in interfering and stopping the construction of a cathedral in Shah Alam. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP welcomes denial by Kelantan State Government of compulsory Islamic dress code for non-Islamic women

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, October 12, 1991:

DAP welcomes denial by Kelantan State Government of compulsory Islamic dress code for non-Islamic women

DAP welcomes the clarification and denial by the Kelantan State Government that it would impose compulsory Islamic dress code for non-Muslim women. Read the rest of this entry »

So long as Selangor Islamic Law Administration Enactment is not amendment, regulations restricting conversion of non-Muslims to those above 18 years can always be challenged in Shariah court as unlawful

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Thursday, 6th June 1991:

So long as Selangor Islamic Law Administration Enactment is not amendment, regulations restricting conversion of non-Muslims to those above 18 years can always be challenged in Shariah court as unlawful

On Sunday, the Selangor Mentri Besar, Tan Sri Mohamed Taib, stressed that the Selangor Islamic Law Administration (SILAE) would not amended and that Section 67 and 70 which violate the fundamental parental rights of non-Muslims to the unfettered custody, guardianship and control of their children and their freedom of religion would not be amended. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls on the Prime Minister to end the frequent ‘disputes over corpses’ which can only undermine national unity and destroy the family unit as the most important basis of Malaysian society

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary- General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Wednesday, May 8, 1991:

DAP calls on the Prime Minister to end the frequent ‘disputes over corpses’ which can only undermine national unity and destroy the family unit as the most important basis of Malaysian society.

The dispute over the corpse of RTM producer, Lee Siew Kee, between his family and the Federal Territory Religious Department entered the seventh day today. Read the rest of this entry »

If Barisan Nasional Government regards itself as Government for only the 52 per cent of the electorate who voted for it in recent general elections, then it should stop collecting taxes and dues from the other 48 per cent who did not vote for it

Speech by DAP Secretary-General, MP for Tanjung and Assemblyman for Padang Kota, Lim Kit Siang, on the Motion of Thanks for the Royal Address in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday, 5th December 1990

If Barisan Nasional Government regards itself as Government for only the 52 per cent of the electorate who voted for it in recent general elections, then it should stop collecting taxes and dues from the other 48 per cent who did not vote for it

I rise to participate in the debate on the Motion of Thanks to His Majesty, the Yang di Pertuan Agong, for his Gracious Speech at the official opening of the first meeting of the first session of the Eighth Parliament yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Lim Kit Siang clarifies Watan Report on 21st October 1990 on ‘addin’ and ‘ketuanan Melayu’

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, 21st October 1990.

Lim Kit Siang clarifies Watan Report on 21st October 1990 on ‘addin’ and ‘ketuanan Melayu’

I wish to clarify the Watan front-page report today dated 21st October 1990 stating that in an interview with Watan, I stated that the DAP accepted Islam as ‘addin’ as being fought for by Angkatan Perpaduan Umah and that the DAP accepted ‘ketuanan Melayu’. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, not to resort to threats and warnings but to invite the Malaysian Consultative Council for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikkhism (MCCBCHS) to discuss their legitimate worries and concerns about freedom of religion in Malaysia.

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Friday, March 16, 1990:

Call on Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, not to resort to threats and warnings but to invite the Malaysian Consultative Council for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikkhism (MCCBCHS) to discuss their legitimate worries and concerns about freedom of religion in Malaysia.

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, created Parliamentary history yesterday when he introduced the Election (Amendment) Bill 1990 and gave a second full reply to my speech on the Constitution Amendment Bill 1990 which was passed by the Dewan Rakyat late Wednesday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on four MCA Ministers to explain how a 15-year-old girl, Ooi Kim Hooi, could embrace Islam and disappear from her family for 10 weeks without any trace in Malaysia?

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Monday, February 12, 1990:

Call on four MCA Ministers to explain how a 15-year-old girl, Ooi Kim Hooi, could embrace Islam and disappear from her family for 10 weeks without any trace in Malaysia?

Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister, Ghafar Baba, said in Malacca that Malaysians should not fear having their religious rights taken away as the country has enough laws to protect people of all faiths. Read the rest of this entry »

Proposal for a Three Lims meeting with Ling Liong Sik and Lim Keng Yaik on the nation-wide campaign of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism to reject the imposition of Syariah (Islamic Laws) of Non-Muslim Malaysians

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Friday, 9th February 1990:

Proposal for a Three Lims meeting with Ling Liong Sik and Lim Keng Yaik on the nation-wide campaign of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism to reject the imposition of Syariah (Islamic Laws) of Non-Muslim Malaysians

Today, the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism (MCCBCHS) starts its three-day nation-wide prayers (Feb. 9 -11) in churches, temples and private homes for the three-fold purpose of : Read the rest of this entry »