Archive for category Freedom to Write

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 »

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 »