Lim Kit Siang
77, Road 20/9,
5th Feb, 1971
Notice of Motions
I hereby give notice of two motions which I propose moving in the Dewn Ra’ayat beginning Feb.22, 1971.
Motion One: that this House calls on the Government to institute an independent commission of inquiry to require into the true causes of the May 13 racial riots and its spread, and to draw the correct lessons from this national tragedy, and to make recommendations to the people and government on ways and means to prevent such a recurrence.
Motion Two: that this House (i) AFFIRMS that parliamentary democracy is the most suitable form of political system for a multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-religious nation like Malaysia; Continue reading Letter to Secretary of Dewan Rakyat – Notice of Motions
Dato Harun Idris’ suggesting to postpone reconvening of Parliament and State Assemblies
We are shocked by Dato Harun bin Idris’ suggestion (Utusan Melayu 9.1.71) that the reconvening of Parliemant on February 22 and the resummoning of the State Assemblies should be postponed indefinitely because of the present national flood situation.
The reason given by Dato Harun is that this will allow all national and state authorities to concentrate their energies in the relief and rehabilitation work of the flood victims.
The DAP cannot support such a suggestion. Parliament is not a luxury, but a necessity for a multi-racial nation like Malaysia. Its greatest use is not during time of peace, calm and prosperity, but during a time of stress and crisis. Continue reading Dato Harun Idris’ suggesting to postpone reconvening of Parliament and State Assemblies
Statement by DAP Secretary-General and Member of Parliament for Bandar Melaka, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, at a press conference at DAP Kuala Lumpur Branch at 63-D Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday, 4th Nov. 1970 at 3p.m.
Convening and Official Opening of Parliament
A local press (Nanyang Siang Pao) reported todat that the official installation of the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong will be held on February 20 next year, and not February 16 as previously announced.
According to this report, the reconvening of Parliament, previously announced as to be on February 17, is now of uncertain date. Continue reading Parliament, China & Budget 1971