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DAP calls for a high-powered commission to make recommendations to restore public confidence in the independence of the judiciary, which will also deal with the appointment of judges and serious allegations of gross improprieties and abuse of process in the administration of justice as highlighted by the Ayer Molek controversy

Speech (Part 2) by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat in the continuing debate on the Judicature Amendment bill on Tuesday October 24, 1995

DAP calls for a high-powered commission to make recommendations to restore public confidence in the independence of the judiciary, which will also deal with the appointment of judges and serious allegations of gross improprieties and abuse of process in the administration of justice as highlighted by the Ayer Molek controversy

When the House adjourned last Thursday, I had come to the last part of my quotation from the front-page article in the August 1995 issue of INFOLINE, the legal bulletin of the Bar Council, on the grave implications of the Ayer Molek controversy which had sparked off a new and second crisis or confidence in the independence of the judiciary in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on the IGP, Tan Sri Rahim Noor to rethink police philosophy which seems to deviate from being custodian of law and order and protector of the people to become a law unto itself

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, after meeting the Police in Bukit Aman on Thursday, September 28, 1995 at noon to present An Indictment of Police bias when investigating government leaders and police officers as compared to Opposition leaders:

Call on the IGP, Tan Sri Rahim Noor to rethink police philosophy which seems to deviate from being custodian of law and order and protector of the people to become a law unto itself

Yesterday evening, just before I left the DAP Hqrs for the Subang International Airport to catch a flight to Penang, I learn of the Bukit Aman police statement that I have been asked to give clarification to the CId Director. Datuk Mohd Said Awang on my statements calling on the police to withdraw the report against Irene Fernandez for criminal defamation, to co-operate in an independent inquiry into Tenaganita allegations about mal-treatment of Bangladeshi and other illegal immigrants in Imigration detention camps and for expressing my lack of confidence in the impartiality and independence of the Police when it has to conduct investigations involving government leaders and the Police. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP opposed to the abolition of jury trials and preliminary enquiries without the fullest consult action with the Bar Council and organisations concerned with the administration of justice

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Slang, in Petaling Java on Friday, December 23, 1994:

DAP opposed to the abolition of jury trials and preliminary enquiries without the fullest consult action with the Bar Council and organisations concerned with the administration of justice

DAP regrets that the Barisan Nasional government has rejected proposals by DAP MPs in Parliament. that it should defer Parliamentary discussion and decision on three Bills to abolish jury trials and preliminary enquiries – including the DAP proposal that the three Bills he referred to a Select Committee until there is the fullest consultation and discussion with the Bar Council and organisations concerned with the administration of justice. Read the rest of this entry »

I am surprised by the ‘turn of events’ where Tun Hamid discussed the DAPSY petition with Guan Eng and four other DAPSY leaders for 45 minutes and expressed appreciation for the meeting but later

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang,
in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, September 3, 1994:

I am surprised by the ‘turn of events’ where Tun Hamid discussed the DAPSY petition with Guan Eng and four other DAPSY leaders for 45 minutes and expressed appreciation for the meeting but later claimed that the DAPSY petition was ‘defamatory’.

I am surprised by the ‘turn of events’ where the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, Tun Hamid Omar, discussed the DAPSY petition with DAPSY National Chairman, Lim Guan Eng and four other DAPSY leaders for 45 minutes on Thursday in his chambers and expressed appreciation for the meeting but later claimed that the DAPSY petition was ‘defamatory’ and threatened ‘criminal defamatory’ proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »

Law Minister Hamid Albar should advise Tun Hamid to resign as Lord President in view of serious allegations of improper and injudicious conduct to protect the good name of the Judiciary

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Sunday, 15th May 1994:

Law Minister Hamid Albar should advise Tun Hamid to resign as Lord President in view of serious allegations of improper and injudicious conduct to protect the good name of the Judiciary

I would advise the Law Minister, Datuk Syed Hamid Albar, not to make uncalled-for and unwarranted remarks about the. DAP in connection with the serious allegations of improper and injudicious conduct which had been made against the Lord President, Tun Hamid Omar in the recent Parliamentary meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Proposal for establishment of a Judicial Performance Commission to regulate and deter injudicious conduct short of invoking removal procedures

Speech by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in the Dewan Rakyat on 11th May 1994 on the 1994 Courts of Judicature Amendment Bill

Proposal for establishment of a Judicial Performance Commission to regulate and deter injudicious conduct short of invoking removal procedures

I wish to raise two important matters during this debate on the Courts of Judicature Amendment Bill to set up a Court of Appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to restore the Independence of the Judiciary and to end the Bar-Government stalemate arising from the 1988 judicial crisis following the arbitrary expulsion of Tun Salleh Abas and two Supreme Court judges

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Monday, 16th March 1992:

DAP calls for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to restore the Independence of the Judiciary and to end the Bar-Government stalemate arising from the 1988 judicial crisis following the arbitrary expulsion of Tun Salleh Abas and two Supreme Court judges.

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, had for the second day in succession spearheaded the Government attack on the Bar Council for its overwhelming AGM decision on Saturday retaining its 1988 ‘no-confidence’ motion on the Lord President, Tun Hamid Omar. Read the rest of this entry »

Proposal to make Attorney-General the head of the Bar Council a retrograde step, designed to turn the Bar Council into a creature of the Barisan Nasional government and to destroy the independence of the lawyers

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Penang on Thursday, 2nd January 1992:

Proposal to make Attorney-General the head of the Bar Council a retrograde step, designed to turn the Bar Council into a creature of the Barisan Nasional government and to destroy the independence of the lawyers

The proposal to make Attorney-General the head of the Bar Council is a retrograde step, designed to turn the Bar Council into a creature of the Barisan Nasional government and would destroy the independence of the lawyers in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Call on the IGP to prove that arrest of Jeffrey Kitingan is a security operation and not a politically motivated action

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Friday, 17th May 1991:

Call on the IGP to prove that arrest of Jeffrey Kitingan is a security operation and not a politically motivated action.

Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Haniff Omar, said yesterday that the police may arrest more people under the Internal Security Act in connection with the plot to take Sabah out of Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

DAP instructs its Party lawyers to prepare to challenge in court the unconstitutional discrimination by Federal Territory Education Department against children who has a parent who is non-Malaysian

by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP Secretary-General and MP for Tanjung, Lim Kit Siang, in Petaling Jaya on Friday , 30th March 1990:

DAP instructs its Party lawyers to prepare to challenge in court the unconstitutional discrimination by Federal Territory Education Department against children who has a parent who is non-Malaysian

DAP has instructed its Party lawyers to prepare to challenge in court the unconstitutional discrimination by Federal Territory Education Department in its latest ruling that children who have a parent who is a non-citizen or holds red identity card cannot be registered for enrolment in advance or choose the school to enrol. Read the rest of this entry »