Archive for category Good Governance

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 »

Anwar Ibrahim is inheriting the mantle of Ghazalie Shafie as the Barisan Nasional ideologue when he said that the country can do without an Opposition

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Wednesday, 18.1.1995:

Anwar Ibrahim is inheriting the mantle of Ghazalie Shafie as the Barisan Nasional ideologue when he said that the country can do without an Opposition

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is inheriting the mantle of Ghazalie Shafie as the Barisan Nasional ideologue when he said in Kuching yesterday that the people can do without the Opposition as the Barisan Nasional is able to play “the Opposition’s role” effectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Malaysia today would be a very different country if there had been n’ DAP in the past 28 years

Speech by the Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang when launching the Pull Liberalisation campaign in Perak at a ceramah at the Tou Boo Kong Hall in Ipoh on Saturday, 10th December, 1994 at 8pm

Malaysia today would be a very different country if there had been no DAP in the past 28 years

DAP MPs and leaders can feel proud that when Chinese education, Chinese primary schools, Chinese Independent Secondary Schools faced their greatest threat in the 1970s and early l980s, they were there to stand up in Parliament in the defence of Cultural Democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls on Anwar Ibrahim to establish a Commission of Good, Honest and Clean Government for Sabah to investigate into all complaints of irregularities, improprieties, abuses of power and corruption committed by the Barisan Nasional Sabah State Government

Press Conference Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang at the end of his three-day visit to Sabah held at Kota Kinabalu Hyatt Hotel on Monday, September 26, 1994 at 9.45 am.

DAP calls on Anwar Ibrahim to establish a Commission of Good, Honest and Clean Government for Sabah to investigate into all complaints of irregularities, improprieties, abuses of power and corruption committed by the Barisan Nasional Sabah State Government.

Today is the 194th day of the Barisan Nasional Sabah State Government. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP welcomes higher housing allowance for armed forces and calls for housing allowance increase for police personal

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Thursday , January 27th, 1994:

DAP welcomes higher housing allowance for armed forces and calls for housing allowance increase for police personal

DAP welcomes the higher housing allowance for armed forces announced by the Defence Minister , Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

The Barisan Nasional Government is suffering from one of the greatest credibility gap in Malaysian history

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, at the Penang DAP State Leadership Training Course held at Komtar Conference Room, Penang on Sunday, 6.9.1987 at 10 a.m. in a paper on “1990s Movement-Objectives, Issues and Challenges”

The Barisan Nasional Government is suffering from one of the greatest credibility gap in Malaysian history
Yesterday, Finance Minister, Daim Zainuddin, blamed the fall in share prices over the past few days on two seminars which he said “highlighted our differences” and the burning of five mosques in Pahang. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP suggests that the Penang State Assembly should elect Dr. Chandra Muzaffar as Senator to start the process to restoring the Senate as a serious, responsible and deliberative second Chamber of Parliament

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General, MP for Tanjung and Assemblyman for Kampong Kolam, in Penang on Saturday, 4.10.1986:

DAP suggests that the Penang State Assembly should elect Dr. Chandra Muzaffar as Senator to start the process to restoring the Senate as a serious, responsible and deliberative second Chamber of Parliament.

There is a vacancy for a Senator for Penang to be filled by the Penang State Assembly, and the DAP suggests that the State Assembly of Penang should set the political lead in Malaysia to start the process to restore the Senate as a serious, responsible and deliberative second Chamber of Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls on Minister of Trade and Industry, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, to personally investigate into the Registry of Business scandal on loss or missing 200 files

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary- General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Thursday, 5.9.1985

DAP calls on Minister of Trade and Industry, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, to personally investigate into the Registry of Business scandal on loss or missing 200 files

The report that at least 200 original files and documents held by the Registry of Business have been missing or ‘misplaced’ over a year, causing hardship and inconvenience to businessmen and the public, is most shocking. Read the rest of this entry »

Why the EPMI libel suit was settled out of court and Why Barisan Nasional MPs should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for showing no concern whatsoever in safeguarding Malaysia’s national resource interests

Extracts of Summing Up Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday, l6.7.l985 on the motion on Parliamentary Select Committee on Parliamentary Democracy

Why the EPMI libel suit was settled out of court and Why Barisan Nasional MPs should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for showing no concern whatsoever in safeguarding Malaysia’s national resource interests.

During the debate on Monday, l5.7.l985, the BN MP for Ulu Muda, Tuan Othman bin Abdul, challenged me to explain in Parliament why the ESSO libel case was settled out of court, insinuating that I had dishonourable motives or reasons which I dared not publicly disclose. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr.Mahathir Mohamed should direct all government leaders to be more people-oriented and responsive as well as respectful of the people’s wishes and views

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, at the Official Opening of the Wanita DAP National Convention held at the new DAP National Building at Cheras, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 14th July 1984 at 3 pm

Dr.Mahathir Mohamed should direct all government leaders to be more people-oriented and responsive as well as respectful of the people’s wishes and views, and not to adopt ‘anti-people’ attitudes as illustrated in the Bukit China issue in Malacca, Papan radioactive waste dump issue in Perak and the College General issue in Penang

The events of the past few months have shown that the Barisan Nasional Government is increasingly intolerant of the legitimate views and wishes of the people, which is cutting it further and further from the people. Read the rest of this entry »