The Role of Youth Organisations in Malaysia

Speech by DAP Organising Secretary and Editor of the Rocket, Mr Lim Kit Siang, at a forum on “The Role of Youth Organisations in Malaysia” organised by the Klang Organising Committee for the National Youth Week Celebrations at the Letchumanan Hall, Klang on Wednesday, 31st July 1968 at 7.30 p.m.

Malaysia is a nation of youths. Sixty per cent of our population of close to 10 million people are under 25 years of age.

As such, what the Malaysian youth movement does or does not do is of vital importance to our country, because the majority of our people – as represented by the youths – are in the process of shaping their outlook, aims and purpose in life. Continue reading The Role of Youth Organisations in Malaysia

The MCA’s MARA-types feeder college

Speech by DAP Organising Secretary, Mr Lim Kit Siang, to the Johore DAP State Committee at Kluang , Johore on Saturday, July 20 at 4 p.m. at a meeting to review party expansion in the state and election preparations:

The Chairman of MCA Working Team on Higher Education Planning, Mr. Khaw Khai Boh, called a press conference last Sunday to announce MCA plans for a $20million MARA-type feeder college for Chinese school leavers.

At the same press conference was the Minister of Education, Inche Khir bin Johari, who immediately announced the Alliance Government’s blessing for the MCA project and recognition of its qualifications. Continue reading The MCA’s MARA-types feeder college

The Bangkok Talks – Philippines’ claim to Sabah

Talk by DAP Organising Secretary, Mr Lim Kit Siang, to the Slim River DAP Branch on Saturday, June 29 at 5 p.m.

The current Bangkok talks on the Philippines claim to Sabah has become an international farce and scandal. It shows up the insincerity of the Philippines Government in really working towards harmonious relations and goodwill among South East Asian nations.

The fine sentiments expressed by President Marcos of the Philippines when he visited Malaysia only five months ago have turned to ashes. Continue reading The Bangkok Talks – Philippines’ claim to Sabah

Nanyang University degrees and qualifications

Speech by DAP Organising Secretary, Mr Lim Kit Siang, to members and supporters at Layang-Layang, Johore, on Sunday, 9th June 12p.m.

Thousands of Malaysians holding Nanyang University qualifications are still unemployed and underpaid, because the Malaysian Government has persistently refused to work out a formula to accord recognition to Nantah degrees.

The DAP has repeatedly called for serious and sincere attempts by the Alliance and MCA leaders to find a solution to this long-outstanding issue. Continue reading Nanyang University degrees and qualifications

Alliance government critized for neglecting people problems

The Democratic Action Party will contest in Sitiawan in the next general elections , the DAP Organising Secretary, Mr Lim Kit Siang, said last night.

Mr. Lim, who was speaking at a DAP meeting at Pekan Gurney, urged DAP members and supporters to work hard to return a DAP Member of Parliament for Sitiawan in the next Parliament.

Over 400 villagers from the surrounding areas attended the meeting.

Mr Lim said he was confident that the people of Sitiawan, like Malaysians in other constituencies, are utterly fed up with the yes – men in the Parliament and the State Assemblies.

He said: “ The people want true representatives of the ordinary men and women , who can fearlessly speak up for the people’s rights and interests, and put public service before self – interests.

“The people of Sitiawan can join large numbers of Malaysians elsewhere to bring about change and progress in Malaysia by sweeping out Alliance and MCA politicians in the next election, and bring into Parliament a band of sincere, dedicated and honest politicians with a mission to bring justice and equality to the nation.”

Mr. Lim criticised the Alliance government for neglecting the problems of the people. Continue reading Alliance government critized for neglecting people problems

The Malaysian Malaysia

Talk by Dap Organising Secretary, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, at the establishment of the DAP Protem Committee in Kahang (12 miles from Kluang) Johore on Sunday, May 12 at 11 a.m.

The DAP was formed to make every citizen of this country proud to be a Malaysian.

The way to instill national pride among the citizens is not through a policy of racial discrimination or economic and social injustice, or by dividing the people into bumiputeras and non-bumiputeras. It is by giving equality of rights to all Malaysians, whether in economic activity, job opportunity, education, language or culture.

If the nation we are building in Malaysia is to become a Malay, Chinese or Indian nation, then the majority of the citizens will not be proud to be Malaysians.

Only a Malaysian Malaysia, where there is multi-racialism, multi-cultural tolerance, social and economic justice, can instill national pride and the sense of national belonging into the citizens of this country. Continue reading The Malaysian Malaysia

The poison of bumiputeraism

Speech by DAP Organising Secretary, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, to the Pudu DAP Branch Protem Committee on Tuesday, March 26, 1968 at 7.30 p.m.

In the last few years, the Alliance has created a new and dangerous source of friction, conflict and disunity for the people of Malaysia, which has set back the process of nation building by at least ten years.

I am referring to the Alliance’s division of Malaysians into ‘bumiputeras’ and ‘non-bumiputeras’, based not on loyalty, citizenship or birthplace, but purely on the colour of the skin.

A non-Malay citizen of Malaysia, born, bred and educated in this country, with unswerving loyalty to Malaysia, is ‘a non-bumiputera’. On the other hand, an immigrant from the Indonesian islands, whether he had been there for a week or a month, becomes a ‘bumiputera’?

Is this the way to build a nation of Malaysians? Is this the formula to instill a Malaysian consciousness and identity among the various racial groups in this country? Continue reading The poison of bumiputeraism