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The finding of the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council Inquiry Committee on principal parties and contributory parties for the Highland Towers Collapse Disaster is at variance with the detailed findings of its Technical Committee which identified the developer, the draughtsman, engineer, neighbouring property owners and the local authorities as equally liable for the tragedy.

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, 18th July 1994 on the Street, Drainage and Building (Amendment) Bill

The finding of the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council Inquiry Committee on principal parties and contributory parties for the Highland Towers Collapse Disaster is at variance with the detailed findings of its Technical Committee which identified the developer, the draughtsman, engineer, neighbouring property owners and the local authorities as equally liable for the tragedy.

Members of Parliament must have received a shock when they entered the Dewan Rakyat today, for they had expected the Judges Rumeneration Amendment Bill to the first item of business as laid down in the Order Paper when the House adjourned last Thursday. However, without full and proper notice, the Street, Drainage and Building Amendment Bill which was only tabled before the House adjourned of the week, has been brought to the fore for immediate debate. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls for a full inquiry into Bank Negara’s six-year record as the supervisory guardian of the insurance industry

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday, 14th July 1994 on the Insurance Amendment Bill

DAP calls for a full inquiry into Bank Negara’s six-year record as the supervisory guardian of the insurance industry

DAP calls for a full inquiry into Bank Negara’s six-year record as the supervisory guardian fo the insurance industry

Mercantile Insurance Sdn. Bhd. is the third insurance company to be liquidated, after the First General Insurance Sdn. Bhd. (FGI) in 1977 and the SEG Insurance Sdn. Bhd. (SEG) IN 1988. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls for immediate suspension of the Director-General of FELCRA Mustapha bin Juman and overhaul of the top management of FELCRA for corruption, misappropriation of funds and gross mismanagement

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Dewan Rakyat on the Second 1994 Supplementary Supply and Development Estimates on Monday, 11th July 1994

DAP calls for immediate suspension of the Director-General of FELCRA Mustapha bin Juman and overhaul of the top management of FELCRA for corruption, misappropriation of funds and gross mismanagement

Bulam lalu, Harian Metro melapurkan bahawa Badan Pencegah Rasuah (BPR) Selangor menahan dua pegawai FELCRA – berhubung skandal penyelewengan dan pemalsuan dokumen bayaran projek pembinaan jalan pertanian membabitkan wang berjumlah RM8 juta. Read the rest of this entry »

Was Bank Negara’s maximum exposure at the height of its forward foreign exchange speculation in the region of RM270 billion, which was three times the country’s GDP and more than five times the country’s foreign reserves two years ago?

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Dewan Rakyat an Tuesday, May 3, 1994 an the 1993 and 1994 Supplementary Estimates

Was Bank Negara’s maximum exposure at the height of its forward foreign exchange speculation in the region of RM270 billion, which was three times the country’s GDP and more than five times the country’s foreign reserves two years ago?

Up to now, neither Parliament nor the country has got the full and true story as to what really happened to cause the colossal Bank Negara forex losses since 1992. Read the rest of this entry »

In the constituency redelineation exercise, the Election Commission had failed the standard set by the 1990 Commonwealth Observer Group Report that “It is crucial to the democratic process that the Election Commission is independent and seen to be independent”

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, April 25, 1994 on the motion to adopt the Election Commission’s constituency redelineation proposals

In the constituency redelineation exercise, the Election Commission had failed the standard set by the 1990 Commonwealth Observer Group Report that “It is crucial to the democratic process that the Election Commission is independent and seen to be independent”

The Commonwealth Observer Group which witnessed the 1990 general elections said that “It is crucial to the democratic process that the Election Commission is independent and seen to be independent”. Read the rest of this entry »

All-Party Parliamentary Committee on Parliamentary Honour and National Integrity will discuss the Government sanctions against Britain and the allegations of corruption, bribery and improprieties against Malaysian Government at its first meeting in Parliament on March 7

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, at the Aver Tawar DAP Branch anniversary dinner held at Ayer Tawar, Perak on Saturday, 26th February 1994 at 7.30 pm

All-Party Parliamentary Committee on Parliamentary Honour and National Integrity will discuss the Government sanctions against Britain and the allegations of corruption, bribery and improprieties against Malaysian Government at its first meeting in Parliament on March 7

The All-Party Parliamentary Committee on Parliamentary Honour and National Integrity will discuss the government sanctions against Britain and the allegations of corruption, bribery and improprieties against Malaysian Government leaders and politicians at its first meeting in Parliament On Monday, March 7. Read the rest of this entry »

Societies Amendment Bill is second bill this meeting where Parliament is being used to serve UMNO Baru’s party interests

Speech by Parliament Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday, August 3, 1993 on the Societies Amendment Bill 1993

Societies Amendment Bill is second bill this meeting where Parliament is being used to serve UMNO Baru’s party interests

Societies Amendment Bill is second bill this meeting where Parliament is being used to serve UMNO Baru’s party interests.

The first was the Constitution Amendment Bill (No.3) 1993 where the Federal Constitution was amended just to allow 75-year-old Tun Mustapha to become Federal Minister for Sabah Affairs without having to resign his Usukan Sabah State Assembly seat as UMNO Baru is afraid of losing in the resulting by election. Read the rest of this entry »

The Finance Ministry has not complied with the Standing Orders in presenting the second set of 1993 Supplementary Estimates totalling RM432 million

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat or: the 1993 Supplementary Supply and Development Estimates on 27th July 1993

The Finance Ministry has not complied with the Standing Orders in presenting the second set of 1993 Supplementary Estimates totalling RM432 million

Just as it seems to have become the habit of the Barisan Government to introduce a Constitution Amendment Bill every time Parliament meets, it has also become the habit of the Finance Ministry to ask for supplementary votes for operating and development expenditures every time Parliament meets,
This is the second Parliamentary meeting for this year and we have before us the second set of supplementary estimates for 1993, RM RM296,393,300 as second 1993 supplementary estimates for Operating expenditure arid RM136,103,580 as second 1993 supplementary estimates for development expenditures. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls on all Cabinet Ministers to publicly declare their assets to set high moral and ethical standards to all sectors of society

(Part 3) of speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lin Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on the Royal Address debate on Wednesday, April 28, 1993

DAP calls on all Cabinet Ministers to publicly declare their assets to set high moral and ethical standards to all sectors of society

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, yesterday called for high moral moral and ethical standards were low, “sooner, rather than later, such a society will destroy itself.” Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls on the Government to abide by the Constitution and even to postpone the special Parliamentary sittings in January so as to seek the consent of the Conference of Rulers first before presenting the Constitution Amendment Bill to Parliament to remove the immunity of Rulers

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, at the opening of the first DAPSY National Congress held at Transport Workers’ Union Hall, Petaling Jaya on Sunday, 20th December 1992 at 10 a.m.

DAP calls on the Government to abide by the Constitution and even to postpone the special Parliamentary sittings in January so as to seek the consent of the Conference of Rulers first before presenting the Constitution Amendment Bill to Parliament to remove the immunity of Rulers

The Speaker of Dewan Rakyat, Tan Sri Zahir Ismail, said on Friday that he had that morning received the Prime Minister’s notice for a special sitting of Parliament to remove the Rulers’ immunity from the law. Read the rest of this entry »