Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, when speaking at a DAP Public Rally at Pagoh, Johore, on Saturday, 19th August 1972 at 9 p.m.
Challenge to Dr. Lim Keng Yaik to declare his stand on his lack of funds, power and responsibility to help the 900,000 new villagers in Malaysia
Last Tuesday in Parliament, I asked the Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak, for the total money that has been spent by Dr. Lim Keng Yaik, in his capacity as Minister of Special Functions in charge of new villages, in the last six months in his work to uplift the socio-economic standards of living of the 900,000 new villagers in the country. Continue reading Challenge to Dr. Lim Keng Yaik to declare his stand on his lack of funds, power and responsibility to help the 900,000 new villagers in Malaysia
Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, when speaking at the Dewan Rakyat in the debate over the 1972. Supplementary Development Estimates which was passed by Dewan Rakyat on 10th August 1972
DAP calls on Government to include new villagers and retrenched estate labourers in governmental developmental programmes
I wish to refer to only a few sub-heads. The first one is in connection with the Johore Tenggara project, which is one of the massive projects of the Government in pursuit of its Second Malaysia Plan in order to eliminate poverty regardless of race. I would like here to urge on the Government to translate this profession from just mere lip service to concrete results because there is a need, from the past one or two years’ operation, for the people to be convinced that the poor are going to be helped, not merely in pronouncements and platitudes, but in deeds, actions and results. Continue reading DAP calls on Government to include new villagers and retrenched estate labourers in governmental developmental programmes
Lim Kit Siang to raise the problem of 900,000 new villagers and the retrenched estate labourers in next week’s Parliament
DAP Member of Parliament for Bandar Malaka, Mr.Lim Kit Siang, has given notice that he would be raising several questions concerning the future of 900,000 new villagers and the retrenches estate labourers in the country.
Some of these questions are: Continue reading Lim Kit Siang to raise the problem of 900,000 new villagers and the retrenched estate labourers in next week’s Parliament
Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang at a Rembau-Tampin Parliamentary by-election rally at Bating Melaka on 1st July 1972 at 9 p.m.
DAP calls for abolition of Internal Security Act
The Alliance Government has made use of the Internal Security Act to detain and silence political opponents, and other persons who embarrass the Government. Continue reading DAP calls for abolition of Internal Security Act
Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, at a DAP Public Rally at Kalumpang, Ulu Selangor, on Monday, 15th May 1972
A question for Mr. Michael Chen
The people of Ulu Selangor are being told that the MCA candidate for Ulu Selangor, Mr. Michael Chen, is a person who really cares for the suffering and hardships of the people, particularly the poor.
From 1964 to 1969, Mr. Michael Chen was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for National and Rural Development, Tun Abdul Razak. Continue reading A question for Mr. Michael Chen
Speech by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, at a DAP public rally at Chamak in Johore on Tuesday, 2nd May 1972 at 8 p.m.
Call on Johore Government to convert all new village titles from 21-year titles to 99-year titles without additional fee
The Minister of Special Functions in charge of new villages, Dr Lim Keng Yaik, has just made one of his characteristic visits to Johore new villages. Continue reading Call on Johore Government to convert all new village titles from 21-year titles to 99-year titles without additional fee
The House is asked to approve $1,334 million for next year’s development expenditure. We are told that the development allocations are well balanced and realistic and will contribute to the implementation of the Second Five-Year Plan.
However, to one great group of Malaysians, all these propaganda do not make any impression. In fact, for them, the last one year’s ceaseless propaganda and publicity avalanche by the Government through the press, radio and television about the Second Five-Year Plan, how it would change the economy of the country, abolish poverty, create jobs, and give a new hope and better life to the poor and downtrodden, had failed to make any impact whatsoever. These are the 750,000 new villagers in Malaysia. For the last twenty years, after their compulsory resettlement by the British colonialists, they have seen economic development and progress passed them by. For two decades, the new villagers have been excluded from the mainstream of economic development and progress. Continue reading Twenty -Year neglect of the 750,000 new villages
Speech by DAP Secretary-General and M.P. for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, at a reception given by Malacca DAP at Malacca Town Hall on Sunday, 18th Oct. 1970 at 11 a.m.
All-party debate on Rukunegara
In Penang last Wednesday, I suggested a public discussion and debate, including over radio and television, on Rukunegara.
For this suggestion, I was attacked and threatened by some quarters who regard such a proposal anti-national and criminal. It may be that to these people, the Sedition Act should cover the Rukunegara and all other issues where differences of views may arise between the government and the governed. Continue reading All-party debate on Rukunegara
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