Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, at the inaugural meeting of the Second DAP National New Village Sub-Committee in Petaling Jaya on 3rd June 1974
DAP calls on Tun Razak to direct New Village Minister, Lee San Choon, to draw up and implement a master plan for the upliftment and modernisation of the 450 new villages in Malaysia
When Tun Razak and the Malaysian delegation to China visited the Red Star Commune in Peking on May 30, the Malaysian Prime Minister, and the delegation, were impressed by the life and condition of the 80,000 people who live in the commune. Continue reading DAP calls on Tun Razak to direct New Village Minister
Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, at a Kajang by-election public rally at 11m.s. Cheras New Village on Monday, 22.10.73 at 9p.m.
Call on the voters of Kajang to vote for the DAP Charter for New Village Revolution on 3.11.1973
For over 20 years, through four Five-Year Plans of the Alliance Government – the First Malaya Plan 1956-60, the Second Malaya Plan 1961-65, the First Malaysia Plan 1966-70 and the Second Malaysia Plan 1971-75 – the 900000 new villagers in Malaysia have been ignored, neglected, starved of development funds and excluded from the mainstream of economic, social, educational and cultural development.
The 900000 new villagers suffered in silence for one full generation. What was more tragic was that not only had the government forgotten them, the people and the nation as a whole had also forgotten them and did not know or were not concerned that the 900000 new villagers were economically, socially, educationally and culturally deprived.
The DAP decided that the suffering by one full generation of new villagers was enough, and that the second generation of new villagers should not re-live the miseries and neglect of their people. Continue reading Call on the voters of Kajang to vote for the DAP Charter for New Village Revolution on 3.11.1973
Speech by DAP Secretary-General, Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr.Lim Kit Siang, at the DAP Public Rally in Segamat, Johor on Sunday, 19th August 1973 at 9p.m.
DAP calls for increase of government expenditure for higher education to ensure that every Malaysian student who is qualifies get a place in University.
One of the biggest educational problems facing Malaysia today is the paradox where more and more Malaysian students, with the intelligence and qualifications, could not find places and opportunities for higher education on Malaysia.
Many of our youths, who have achieved excellent academic results in the Malaysian Certificate of Education, and who would have gone on to attain professional qualifications with distinction, are rotting away in their homes because they cannot get into pre-university or university classes. Continue reading DAP calls for increase of government expenditure for higher education
Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary- General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka. Mr. Lim Kit Siang, at a DAP Public Really at Bukit Mertajam on Saturday, 23rd June 1973 at 8p.m.
Call for urgent Ministry of Education action to upgrade the quality and standard of teaching in Malaysian primary schools.
Three months ago, the country was gravely shaken by the by news that 14,400 MCE candidates last year failed led in the MCE examination although they are bright, intelligent and hardworking students- just because of the inexplicable failure in Bahasa Malaysia.
In fact, mass failures at all levels of our education system, by students above average and hardworking, has become the feature of Malaysian education system.
Last month n Parliament, I asked the Minister of Education for detailed results of last year’s Std V Assessment Examination and only a few days ago, I received the particulars. Continue reading Announce blue- print and master plan for the upliftment of 900,000 new villagers
Speech by Opposition Leader and DAP Secretary-General, Lim Kit Siang, at a DAP Public Rally at Bukit Rambai, Malacca on Sunday, 17th June 1973 at 8 p.m.
Advice to Mr. Lee San Choon not to use his Ministerial office for personal political capital but genuinely to help uplift the lot of the 900,000 new villagers
As a result of the public agitation mounted by the DAP in 1971, spearheaded by the DAP National New Villages Sub-Committee, the Government succumbed to public pressure and appointed a new Minister specially charged with the upliftment of the economic lot of the 900,000 new villagers in the country.
When Dr. Lim Keng Yaik became the Minister of Special Functions on Jan. 1, 1972, there was expectation that at last, after 20 years of government neglect and deprivation of development funds, the 450 new villagers would be brought into the mainstream of national development and growth.
The former Minister made highly publicized tours throughout the country, and in fact, during his visit to the Machap Umbu New Village in Malacca, he was hailed as a ‘Magistrate Pao Reborn’. Continue reading Genuinely help uplift the lot of the 900,000 new villagers
Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, to party members when touring the Penchala state constituency in the company of the DAP State Assemblyman for Penchala, Mr. Hor Cheok Foon, on Sunday, 11th March 1973.
Three days ago, the Minister for Special Functions, Dr. Lim Keng Yaik, announced that his Ministry would provide $280,000 to convert 44 new villages in Negri Sembilan into integrated townships.
Dr. Lim Keng Yaik made great boast about the allocation of funds, and it is understandable, as until now, for the last 15 months of his term as Minister, he was only given enough money to meet his own salary and that of his staff without a single cent for the new village development which he was entrusted with.
But when we consider the figure of $280,000 to convert 44 backward new villages into thriving towns, it is indeed a ridiculous idea. This works out to about $6,000 for each new village.
Continue reading Call on Dr. Lim Keng Yaik to stop making promises but to get ample funds for new village upliftment
Speech by DAP secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, when speaking at the First Anniversary tea-party of the DAP National New Village Sub-Committee held at Serdang Bahru DAP Branch on Sunday, 1st Oct. 1972 at 8.p.m. The tea party also marks the close of the DAP National New Village Week from Sept. 24 to Oct.1.
Charter for New Village Revolution in Malaysia
The appointment of Dr. Lim Keng Yaik for the last 10 months as Minister in charge of new villages has not benefitted the 900,000 new villagers a single bit, whether in terms of upliftment of their standard of living, or land, jobs or homes. Continue reading Charter for New Village Revolution in Malaysia
Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang,
when speaking at the DAP Public Rally at Kulai, Johors to commemorate the National New Village week
Oct. 24 – Nov. 1. The Kulai public rally was held at Kulai town on Friday, 29th Sept. 1972 from 7 – 11 p.m.
DAP call on the Cabinet and all State Government to accept the following two principles for the solution
of the acute and long-standing land problem of 900,000 new villagers in Malaysia
For 20 years, the 900,000 now villagers in Malaysia have been neglected and denied government funds for their social and economic development. Continue reading DAP call on the Cabinet and all State Government to accept the following two principles for the solution
Message by DAP SecretaryGeneral and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, for the National New Village Week launched by the DAP National New Village Sub – Committee from Sept. 24 – Oct. 1, 1972
DAP calls for a New Economic Policy for the 900,000 New villagers to fully integrate them into the Mainstream of social and economic development of the country
I must commend the DAP National New Village Sub-Committee for its initiative and imagination in organizing this National New Village Week from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1, 1972 as another step in the long struggle to champion the cause of the 900,000 new villagers in the country. Continue reading DAP calls for a New Economic Policy for the 900,000 New villagers to fully integrate them into the Mainstream of social and economic development of the country
Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament For Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, at a DAP Public Rally in Jinjang to launch the DAP New Village Week. The rally was held on Sunday, 24th September 1972 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
DAP calls on Government to set aside 400,000 acres of Land for allocation to new villages under Second Malaysia Plan
Tonight’s public rally at Jinjang marks the launching of the DAP’s Now Village Week to commemorate the one – year anniversary of the DAP campaign on behalf of the forgotten 900,000 new villagers of Malaysia. Continue reading DAP calls on Government to set aside 400,000 acres of Land for allocation to new villages under Second Malaysia Plan