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Speech (1)
- Royal Address '98
by Lim Kit Siang 

(Dewan Rakyat, Wednesday): I am going to begin very unconventionally, as I have received a SOS email from Miri, which clearly reflects the long-suppressed outrage of the people of Miri that their basic human needs and rights to a clean environment and healthcare had been completely ignored by the government, both Federal and State, for the past two months, and it is only right and proper that the cries of the people of Miri are brought to the attention of the highest chamber in the land, Parliament, at the first available opportunity.

This email carries a description of Miri on Monday, as follows:

I am not surprised therefore that in the Sarawak Talk on the Internet yesterday, there was this posting:

The people of Miri feel that for two months they had been abandoned by the Malaysian and Sarawak state governments, as if they are not part of Malaysia. I hope the deep sense of alienation, frustration and anger would find full reflection in the current debate of Parliament, with the government taking immediate and radical actions to stop giving the people of Miri the feeling that they are as good as living on Mars on another planet, not just another country.

And yesterday, I received this urgent email from Sabah:

Is anybody in the Federal Government and the respective State Governments listening?


*Lim Kit Siang - Malaysian Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Democratic Action Party Secretary-General & Member of Parliament for Tanjong