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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 »

The 20-year objective of New Economic Policy and First OPP to build a united Malaysian nation has failed and is being postponed for 30 years under the Vision for 2020

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, on the Second Outline Perspective Plan, 1991 – 2000, in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, June 17, 1991

The 20-year objective of New Economic Policy and First OPP to build a united Malaysian nation has failed and is being postponed for 30 years under the Vision for 2020

I wish firstly to register the strongest possible protest against the lack of time to Members of Parliament to study the Second Outline Perspective Plan (OPP) and the Report of the National Economic Consultative Council (NECC) and to get public feedback before a parliamentary debate on the OPP. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on Malaysian Indians to remain calm, peaceful and avoid incidents which would mar the good name of the country

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, in PJ on Monday, 5.11.1984:

Call on Malaysian Indians to remain calm, peaceful and avoid incidents which would mar the good name of the country

Indira Ghandi’s assassination has rightly been condemned by all right-thinking people in Malaysia and all over the world. Her tragic death would be even more tragic if it should spark off communal bloodshed and chaos in India. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on Malaysian Indians to stand up against chauvinists And racialists who want to aggravate racial polarization In the Deepavali spirit of ‘good triumphing over evil’

1984 Deepavali Message by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary – General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, released on Sunday, 21.10.1984

Call on Malaysian Indians to stand up against chauvinists And racialists who want to aggravate racial polarization In the Deepavali spirit of ‘good triumphing over evil’

In wishing all Malaysian Indians a Happy Deepavali, I call on all Malaysian Indians to stand up in the Deepavali spirit of ‘good triumphing over evil’ against chauvinists and racialists who want to aggravate racial polarisation by denying to other races and religions their rightful place in multi – racial, multi – religious Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Low intake of Indian students into Malaysian universities: DAP wants immediate Cabinet action to rectify the imbalance

DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, today issued the following statement:

Low intake of Indian students into Malaysian universities: DAP wants immediate Cabinet action to rectify the imbalance

The DAP regrets that although three weeks have passed since the issue of the low intake of Indian students into the Malaysian universities have been raised by the University of Malaya Tamil Language Society, the Ministry of Education and the Cabinet has taken no action to fully rectify the imbalance. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on Kumpulan Guthrie Sendirian Berhad not to interfere with freedom of worship of Malaysians

DAP Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, today issued the following statement:

Call on Kumpulan Guthrie Sendirian Berhad not to interfere with freedom of worship of Malaysians and to stop its attempt to take over the Kovil Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, at Bukit nanas Estate, Negri Sembilan

I have received representations from the workers of the formerly Guthrie-owned Bukit Nanas Estate, Negri Sembilan, that the Kumpulan Guthrie Sendirian Berhad is trying to evict the management committee of the Kovil Sri Maha Matiamman Temple at Rasah Road, Seremban by the appointment of a now committee, nominated by the Kumpulan Guthrie and the Chemara Research Station management. Read the rest of this entry »

Re-constitution of DAP National Estates Sub-Committee under the chairmanship of Sdr. K. Ramasen, State Assemblymen for Bukit Raja

DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, today issued the following statement:

1. Re-constitution of DAP National Estates Sub-Committee under the chairmanship of Sdr. K. Ramasen, State Assemblymen for Bukit Raja.

The DAP Central Executive Committee has re-constituted he DAP National Estates Sub Committee under the chairmanship of Sdr. K. Ramasen, State Assemblymen for Bukit Raja, Selangor. Read the rest of this entry »

The right of the retrenched estate workers

Speech by DAP Secretary General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr.Lim Kit Siang, to the DAP National Estates Sub-Committee on Wednesday, July 4, 1973 at 8 p.m.

In sungei Siput on March 12, 1972, I announced the formation of the DAP National Estates Sub-Committee to champion the case of the retrenched estate workers, and in particular, to fight for the right of the retrenched estate workers to a decent life in Malaysia.

Since then, the DAP has consistently, inside and outside the Parliament and State Assemblies, raised the voice on behalf of the downtrodden estate workers, particularly those who had been displaced and thrown onto the unemployment heap.

The problems of the estate workers had in the last decade been mass retrenchment, a decent livelihood, citizenship, education.

For the last 16 months that the DAP National Estates Sub Committee has been in operation, the DAP voice for a new deal for estate workers wad ignored by the Government, and in particular the MIC, which claimed to be the champion of the Indian community in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on the Government to set up a special government department to give new economic opportunities to the over 100,000 retrenched estate labourers in Malaysia

Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr Lim Kit Siang, when declaring open the Tamil drama ‘Born To Live’ organised by the Ipoh Arts Society in aid of the education of children of retrenched estate labourers held at Ipoh Town Hall on Saturday 9th Dec. 1972 at 8.30 p.m.

Call on the Government to set up a special government department to give new economic opportunities to the over 100,000 retrenched estate labourers in Malaysia

Firstly, I want to thank the Ipoh Arts Society for the kind invitation to me to come and say a few words at the opening of this evening’s Tamil drama in aid of the educational needs of children of retrenched estate labourers. Read the rest of this entry »