Archive for category Penal System

Call on Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed to help secure the pardon of Sim Kie Chon in the way Tunku Abdul Rahman helped secure the pardon of the 13 Condemned because of Indonesian Confrontation in l968

Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary— General for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, at the launching of the Save Condemned Sim Kie Chon mass signature campaign in Ipoh on Friday, 2.8. 1985 at 9 a.m.

Call on Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed to help secure the pardon of Sim Kie Chon in the way Tunku Abdul Rahman helped secure the pardon of the 13 Condemned because of Indonesian Confrontation in l968

The DAP calls on the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, to intervene and help secure the pardon of Sim Kie Chon and the commutation of his death penalty to life imprisonment. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on UMNO and PAS to support the Mission of Mercy to grave the condemned, Sim Kie Chon, from hangman’s rope

Press Conference Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary- General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, when launching the DAP Save Condemned Sim Kie Chong mass signature campaign in Seremban on Thursday 1.8.1985 at 12 noon.

Call on UMNO and PAS to support the Mission of Mercy to grave the condemned, Sim Kie Chon, from hangman’s rope.

I have come to Seremban to formally launch the DAP Save Condemned Sim Kie Chon mass signature campaign in Negri Sembilan. Read the rest of this entry »

Urgent cables to MCA and Gerakan Ministers to raise Sim Kie Chong’s commutation on Wednesday’s Cabinet: If Mochtar Hashim could be pardoned, Sim has greater right to live

Press Conference Statement (3) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Monday, 29.7.l985.

Urgent cables to MCA and Gerakan Ministers to raise Sim Kie Chong’s commutation on Wednesday’s Cabinet: If Mochtar Hashim could be pardoned, Sim has greater right to live

I have just sent urgent cables to the four MCA Ministers, Datuk Dr. Neo Yee Pan (Housing and Local Government), Tan Sri Chong Hong Nyan (Transport), Datuk Mak Hon Kam (Labour) Datuk Chin Hon Ngian (Health) and the Gerakan Minister, Datuk Paul Leong (Primary Industries) to raise the question of Sim Kee Chon’s commutation from death sentence to life imprisonment on Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls for suspension of the Attorney-General’s powers to certify cases as security cases which require mandatory death penalty on conviction until a full review of such cases in the last 10 years

Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Monday, 29.7.1985 at 11.30 am to launch the Save Condemned Sim Kie Chon Campaign in Penang State.

DAP calls for suspension of the Attorney-General’s powers to certify cases as security cases which require mandatory death penalty on conviction until a full review of such cases in the last 10 years.

I have come to Penang to launch the Save Convict Sim Kie Chong Campaign in the Penang State, to ask the people of Penang to support the public appeal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to exercise his prerogative of mercy to pardon Sim by commuting his death sentence to life imprisonment. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on Anwar Ibrahim and other UMNO leaders to stand up for justice and equality by securing a pardon for Sim Kie Chon

Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, on the occasion of the launching of the Save Condemned Sim Kie Chon Signature Campaign, in Petaling Jaya on Monday, 29th July 1985 at 8 pm.

Call on Anwar Ibrahim and other UMNO leaders to stand up for justice and equality by securing a pardon for Sim Kie Chon.

I have cabled to all UMNO Ministers to urge them to bring up the question of Sim Kie Chon’s commutation on Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting. I would call on all UMNO Ministers, in particular the UMNO Youth Leader and Minister for Agriculture, Anwar Ibrahim, who before and after entering politics had emphasised that he was dedicated to justice and equality, to stand up for these ideals by securing a pardon for Sim Kie Chon. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP launches Save Sim Kie Chon Campaign, headed by Sdr. Lee Lam Thye, with first activity a nation-wide signature campaign

Press Conference Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Saturday July 27, 1985:

DAP launches Save Sim Kie Chon Campaign, headed by Sdr. Lee Lam Thye, with first activity a nation-wide signature campaign

The DAP has decide to launch a nation-wide Save Sim Kie Chon Campaign, as we believe that it will be manifestly unfair and unjust for Sim Kie Chon to be executed in violation of Article 8 of the Malaysian Constitution which guarantees equality of persons before the law. If ex-Cabinet Minister, Mochtar Hashim, who was convicted of a more serious offence than Sim Kie Chon as he had discharged a firearm and killed the Negeri Sembilan State Assembly Speaker, Datuk Taha, could have his death penalty commuted to life imprisonment, why shouldn’t Sim Kie Chon be spared his life when his offence is very much lighter? Read the rest of this entry »

Call on MCA and Gerakan Ministers to raise in Cabinet next Wednesday, 31 July, the question of commutation of Sim Kie Chon’s death penalty

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, at the Bentong DAP Branch 19th Anniversary Dinner held in Bentong, on Saturday, July 27 1985.

Call on MCA and Gerakan Ministers to raise in Cabinet next Wednesday, 31 July, the question of commutation of Sim Kie Chon’s death penalty.

The Bentong DAP 19th Anniversary Dinner tonight is very significant, for it not only marks the launching of the Save Sim Kie Chon signature campaign in Pahang State, but together with the DAP 19th Anniversary Dinner being held in Paloh in Johore tonight, marks the first launching of the DAP’s nation-wide signature campaign to save Sim Kie Chon from the gallows. Read the rest of this entry »

Cable to Datuk Musa Hitam to withdraw the Penal and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 1982

Press Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Monday, 6.12.1982:

Cable to Datuk Musa Hitam to withdraw the Penal and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 1982 until next Parliament meeting to allow adequate time for non-Muslim religious groups like the Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs, to study and make representations.

I have today sent a cable to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Datuk Musa Hitam, urging him to withdraw the Penal and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 1982 until next Parliament meeting in March next year to allow the non-Muslim religious groups in the country, namely the Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs adequate time to study and make representations on the bill which has far-reaching consequences on the constitutional right of freedom of religion in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on former inmates at Kuala Kubu Baru Drug Rehabilitation Centre who had absconded for fear of the ‘MCA’, ‘UMNO’ or ‘MIC’ underworld organisations at the centre to come forward to help expose the truth and surrender themselves to the police

Press Conference Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kist Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Thursday, Nov. 25, 1982 at 12.30 p.m.

Call on former inmates at Kuala Kubu Baru Drug Rehabilitation Centre who had absconded for fear of the ‘MCA’, ‘UMNO’ or ‘MIC’ underworld organisations at the centre to come forward to help expose the truth and surrender themselves to the police

I note that in commenting on the allegations by former inmate at Kuala Kubu Baru Drug Rehabilitation Centre, Rajah s/o Gengathaaran, 26, that he was physically assaulted until he agreed to escape from the centre to Kuala Lumpur to buy drugs of heroin and ganja for the ‘MIC’ seniors, the Director-General of Social Welfare, Encik Abdullah Malim Baginda, said that the government was trying to separate drug addicts into different categories and place them accordingly in the four main rehabilitation centres in Peninsular Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP expresses shock at the reintroduction of leg-irons for prisoners throwing Malaysia back to the ‘stone-age

Press Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Wednesday, 24.11.1982:

DAP expresses shock at the reintroduction of leg-irons for prisoners throwing Malaysia back to the ‘stone-age

I am shocked that the Prisons Department is seriously going ahead with its intention to reintroduce leg-irons for prisoners being taken to court or to hospital. The Director-General of Prisons, Datuk Ibrahim Haji Mohamed, said in Taiping yesterday that prisoners of all categories would have to wear the leg irons expected to be introduced throughout the country by the first week of next month. He justified the reintroduction of the leg-irons, stopped in 1953 when the Prisons Act was enforced, on the ground of escape attempts by prisoners when taken to court or hospital. Read the rest of this entry »