Speech by DAP Serdang State by-election candidate, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, and DAP Organising Secretary, at the DAP by-election rally at Kampong Sentosa, Petaling, on Wednesday, 18th December, at 8 p.m.
Point Two of DAP’s Serdang by-election pledge, the Serdang Twenty Points, called for “Priority attention to rural health, social life and education to improve the livelihood of the farmers.”
Serdang Bahru new village is the second largest new village in Malaysia, but it does not have a health centre and clinic to look after its population of 20,000 people, without taking into account the people living in surrounding areas.
This is proof of the utter disregard and neglect of the Alliance government for the welfare of the people in new village.
The government prefers spending millions of dollars on building golf courses, which benefits only the already well-to-do, and in sending Alliance leaders and government officials round the world on pleasure trips, than in building health centres for new villages. Continue reading Rural health centre and industrialisation of Serdang
The DAP Organising Secretary and DAP Candidate for the Serdang State By-election, Mr.Lim Kit Siang, today issued the following statement (30.11.68):
In less than eight months, Dr. Ng Kam Poh had been demoted from the Minister of Health to the Minister of Welfare services. From a Minister who was in charge of disbursing $150 million a year in the Health Ministry, Dr. Ng had now only $5 million in the Welfare Ministry to fiddle about.
Why was Dr. Ng demoted? Why did Dr. Ng meekly agree to his own demotion? The public is entitled to know.
We all know that every waking minute, an intense power struggle is going in the Alliance party, whether between the UMNO and the MCA or even within the UMNO and MCA themselves.
It is also clear that Dr. Ng had upset a lot of people when he announced that he was going to make surprise visits to hospitals to check on the staff. Continue reading Minister of Health and doctors
The chairman of the Batu Pahat DAP Branch, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, today (30.8.68) issued the following statement:
1. Complaints by residents of Jalan Pegawai Dalam Housing Estate
The Alliance took over the Batu Pahat local council on the ground that the elected council was inefficient and incompetent.
But the Alliance-run Batu Pahat local council is proving to be even more incompetent and inefficient. Continue reading Complaints by residents of Jalan Pegawai Dalam Housing Estate & against the Batu Pahat General Hospital
Speech by DAP Organising Secretary, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, when declaring open the Pudu Table-Tennis Competition organised by Pudu DAP Branch at the Branch premises, at 2A, Jalan Pasar Bahru, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, 22nd August 1968 at 8 p.m.
The Pudu DAP Branch has organised this table-tennis competition to provide healthy recreational outlets for the youngsters of Pudu.
The youths of Malaysia are facing many complex problems, including those caused by the high rate of unemployment in towns.
Social unrest and indiscipline have worsened over the years. Between 1964 and 1967, the number of juvenile delinquency cases have doubled, from 208 cases to 400 cases. Continue reading Pudu DAP Branch table-tennis competition
The DAP organisng Secretary, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, today (19.7.68) issued the following statement :
DAP advice to Gerakan to keep the campaign to save 11 youths strictly above party politics
The Gerakan leader in Penang, Mr. Teh Ewe Lim, was reported in the press today as saying that the nation-wide signature campaign to save the 11 youths, initiated by the DAP, was not effective enough.
He announced that the Gerakan will hold a public rally in Penang on Sunday on this subject. This, Mr. Teh said, is a more effective way.
We earnestly urge Mr. Teh and his colleagues to keep this mission of mercy and humanity strictly above party politics. Continue reading Campaign to save 11 youths strictly above party politics
DAP Replies to Alliance editorial: The case of the 11 condemned youths
The DAP welcomes the call by the editorial of the Alliance organ, the Alliance, urging a stay in the execution of the 11 youths condemned for consorting with Indonesians during Confrontation.
We must note with concern, however, the purpose of the call. According to the Alliance editorial, the call was made “in the hope that some fact may be brought to the fore would be enough to exonerate the condemned and save them from their own culpable tragedy.”
What new fact is likely to emerge concerning the case of the 11 youths? Is the Alliance organ suggesting that if no new fact emerges, these 11 youths deserve to be executed?
On the basis of present facts and arguments, the 11 youths deserve mercy and reprieve from the gallows. Continue reading The case of the 11 condemned youths
[Press Statement – Democratic Action Party]
Malaysian National Signature Campaign to seek the Sultan of Johore to reprieve the 11 Johore youths
Malaysians of all races, walks of life, religion and ages, throughout the country, have responded splendidly to the national signature campaign to petition the Sultan of Johore to exercise his prerogative of mercy to commute the death sentence passed on the 11 Johore youths to life imprisonment.
The fact that Malaysians voluntarily come forward to sign up show the depth of their humanity and compassion. Although the weekend was spent mostly in preparations in launching the campaign, we have collected over 20,000 signatures.
The campaign is now in full swing throughout the country. Apart from Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johore, the drive is spreading into Pahang. Continue reading Malaysian National Signature Campaign
Speech by DAP organizing Secretary, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, at the Johore Bahru DAP Branch to launch the signature campaign in Johore to appeal to the Sultan of Johore for clemency to commute the death sentence of the 11 Johore youths to life imprisonment on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m
The nation-wide signature campaign is the last hope to save the 11 Johore youths from death at the gallows.
Malaysia is a democratic country, and a democratic government must be responsive to the express will and wishes of the people of the country. Continue reading The last hope to save the youths from the gallows
The DAP Organising Secretary, Mr Lim Kit Siang, today (12.7.68) issued the following statement:
Malaysian national signature campaign to petition the Sultan of Johore for clemency to commute the death sentence of Johore youths convicted of resorting with Indonesians during Confrontation
The nation-wide signature campaign, announced by DAP Secretary-General, Mr Goh Hock Guan, at a press conference this morning, to petition the Sultan of Johore for clemency to commute the death sentence of eleven Johore youths convicted of resorting with Indonesians during Confrontation, will get under way in Johore and Selangor tomorrow.
Plans have also been drawn up to launch the campaign in Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Perak and Penang during the weekend. Continue reading Petition for clemency on death sentence