Comment by Lim Kit Siang, Organising Secretary, DAP, 29.8.68
The passage of an amendment to a Bill by the Philippines House of Representatives which declared Sabah to be part of the Philippines is “infantile and irresponsible.”
It is just like President Sukarno colouring Philippines from one end and Madagascar to the other as part of Indonesia. Everybody knows what became of Sukarno.
Such an act is infantile because it will not be able to change one dot of the situation. It is irresponsible because all it can do is to sour up further the already strained Filipino-Malaysian relationship. Continue reading Declaring Sabah to be part of the Philippines
The DAP Organising Secretary, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, today (11.8.68) issued the following statement:
The Democratic Action Party welcomes the “cooling-off” period between Malaysia and the Philippines to allow normal and healthy relations to be re-established after the strain and tension between the two countries generated by the Filipino claim to Sabah.
The clouds of frenzy and hysteria in Manila are giving way to rays of reason and sanity, and stable and rational man who have the foresight to value regional co-operation and prosperity above intra-regional disputes and stagnation are asserting their influence in Filipino public life. Continue reading Malaysian-Filipino relations take a turn of the better
Reports from Manila that leading members of the ruling Nacionalista Party of Philippines, Senator Salvador Laurel and Congressmen Constancio Maglana, have called for a through re-examination of his country’s Sabah claim, and for the “rule of reason over emotion” on the Sabah issue, are encouraging signs of the re-assertion of sane and rational men in Philippines public life.
The rejection of the Philippines claim to Sabah by Malaysia last week nearly brought emotion and hysteria to a boil in Manila, with the Philippines on the verge of rupturing diplomatic relations between the two countries. Continue reading Malaysia remain firm, friendly and unrattled by Filipino warmongering