Archive for category Racial Polarisation

DAP welcomes Mahathir’s more open and enlightened attitude on nation-building in a multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural Malaysia which vindicates the DAP struggle for a Malaysian Malaysia in the past 29 years

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, at the Bintulu DAP Branch August-Moon Dinner in Bintulu on Friday, 15th September 1995 at 8 p.m.

DAP welcomes Mahathir’s more open and enlightened attitude on nation-building in a multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural Malaysia which vindicates the DAP struggle for a Malaysian Malaysia in the past 29 years

I welcome the prime minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed’s more open and enlightened attitude on nation-building in a multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural Malaysia which vindicates the DAP struggle for a Malaysian Malaysia in the past 29 years. Read the rest of this entry »

I have never claimed myself be ‘Saviour of the Chinese’ and I will never claim to be ‘Saviour of the Malays’ or anyone’s Saviour

Speech (Part 3) by Penang Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary General and MP for TanJung, Lim Kit Siang, in the Penang State Assembly on the Motion of Thanks on Thursday, June 2, 1994

I have never claimed myself be ‘Saviour of the Chinese’ and I will never claim to be ‘Saviour of the Malays’ or anyone’s Saviour

I know that in the debate, the Chief Minister Dr. Koh Tsu Koon and Gerakan Publicity Chief, Dr. Kang Chin Seng are prepared to launch a major attack on me, accusing me of being double-faced, saying one thing to the Chinese and a different thing to the Malays. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP deplores Kota Baru Municipal Council action which tried to prevent the Chinese community from celebrating the Chinese New Year at the Kelantan Chinese Chamber of Commerce

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tan Jung, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Saturday, February 12, 1994:

DAP deplores Kota Baru Municipal Council action which tried to prevent the Chinese community from celebrating the Chinese New Year at the Kelantan Chinese Chamber of Commerce

DAP deplores the Kota Baru Municipal Council action which tried to prevent the Chinese community from celebrating the Chinese New Year at the Kelantan Chinese Chamber of Commerce on the Chinese New Year Eve. Read the rest of this entry »

If Barisan Nasional Government regards itself as Government for only the 52 per cent of the electorate who voted for it in recent general elections, then it should stop collecting taxes and dues from the other 48 per cent who did not vote for it

Speech by DAP Secretary-General, MP for Tanjung and Assemblyman for Padang Kota, Lim Kit Siang, on the Motion of Thanks for the Royal Address in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday, 5th December 1990

If Barisan Nasional Government regards itself as Government for only the 52 per cent of the electorate who voted for it in recent general elections, then it should stop collecting taxes and dues from the other 48 per cent who did not vote for it

I rise to participate in the debate on the Motion of Thanks to His Majesty, the Yang di Pertuan Agong, for his Gracious Speech at the official opening of the first meeting of the first session of the Eighth Parliament yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Lim Kit Siang clarifies Watan Report on 21st October 1990 on ‘addin’ and ‘ketuanan Melayu’

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, 21st October 1990.

Lim Kit Siang clarifies Watan Report on 21st October 1990 on ‘addin’ and ‘ketuanan Melayu’

I wish to clarify the Watan front-page report today dated 21st October 1990 stating that in an interview with Watan, I stated that the DAP accepted Islam as ‘addin’ as being fought for by Angkatan Perpaduan Umah and that the DAP accepted ‘ketuanan Melayu’. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP’s door is always open to all like-minded and idealistic Malaysians regardless of race and religion to effect the great political change within the reach of Malaysians for the first time in the 33 years

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, when closing the Penang DAP genera1elections procedure seminar held at Town House Hotel, Penang on Sunday, August 5, 1990.

DAP’s door is always open to all like-minded and idealistic Malaysians regardless of race and religion to effect the great political change within the reach of Malaysians for the first time in the 33 years.

Recently, there have been press reports about Chinese educationists and activists of Chinese organisations joining the DAP Read the rest of this entry »

The Tunku is reported to have criticised the Government for giving the Malays monopoly over the country’s trade and commerce

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang:

The Tunku is reported to have criticised the Government for giving the Malays monopoly over the country’s trade and commerce, suggesting that the right thing to do was for the government to let the Chinese handle trade and commerce and tax them when they made profit.

It is only fair that the Tunku should first be given a chance to clarify and respond to the orchestrated attacks that are being made on him by the UMNO leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP is not anti – Islam, but pro – family integrity in launching campaign for repeal of Section 67 and 70 of Selangor Islamic Administration Enactment

Speech by Parliamentary opposition Leader, DAP Secretary – General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, when launching the national – wide signature campaign organized by DAPSY to petition for the repeal of Sections 67 and 70 of Selangor Islamic Administration on Enactment to restore parental rights of non – Muslims at a public cermah at Petaling Jaya community hall on Sunday 19. 11. 1989 at 10pm

DAP is not anti – Islam, but pro – family integrity in launching campaign for repeal of Section 67 and 70 of Selangor Islamic Administration Enactment

The DAPSY, in launching a nation – wide signature campaign for the repeal of Section 67 and 70 of Selangor Islamic Administration Enactment, seeks to restore to non – Muslim parents their constitutional and fundamental right of unfettered control, custody and guardianship of their children below 18 years, and their freedom of religion. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP Central Executive Committee calls for formation of National Consultative Council to prevent another May 13 riots from taking place

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Friday, 23.10.1987:

DAP Central Executive Committee calls for formation of National Consultative Council to prevent another May 13 riots from taking place.

The DAP Central Executive Committee, at its meeting in DAP PJ Headquarters last night, discussed at length the deteriorating national condition where the national crisis could be converted any time into a national panic, as illustrated by the Jalan Chow Kit shooting incident on Sunday night. Read the rest of this entry »

First Police statement on Chow Kit incident on Monday morning was not made in a manner which could quell all rumours that racial riots had started

By Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Parliament on Tuesday, 22.10.1987:

First Police statement on Chow Kit incident on Monday morning was not made in a manner which could quell all rumours that racial riots had started.

Director of Internal Security and Public Order, Datuk Haji Mohamed Zaman Khan, had not fully understood my criticism when I said that the police had not been able to act fast enough to allay public alarm and panic which occurred in the Federal Capital and even the whole country over the Jalan Chow Kit shooting incident. Read the rest of this entry »