DAP fully prepared to work with ADIL for political reforms for justice,
freedom, democracy and good governance in Malaysia
- DAP Ceramah
by Lim Kit Siang
(Penang, Sunday): DAP is fully prepared
to work with ADIL for political reforms for justice, freedom, democracy
and good governance in Malaysia.
We agree and support the ideals of the ADIL Declaration
to unify each and every group that yearns for political, economic and social
change and reform in line with the principles of the constitution and the
laws of the land.
in its commitment to peaceful methods of change rejecting all forms
rejection of all outdated laws inherited from the former colonial
power that limit justice, challenge political and economic equilibrium,
and transgress basic human rights.
to struggle for the establishment of a judicial system that is both
independent and transparent.
to defend a democratic system based on the principle of the rule
to give expression to the power of the people through democratic means.
to practise the principles of responsibility, transparency, taking
into account the aspirations of the masses while upholding the trust of
We are also in full agreement with the six-point objectives of the
ADIL Declaration, namely:
To honour the dignity of human being carrying all aspects of social and
To ensure that every citizen enjoys real and meaningful freedom.
To ensure that justice is enjoyed by every group, community and stratum
within the society.
To establish legal and judicial institutions that are independent, transparent
and embody integrity.
To strengthen a Malaysian national identity and create a Malaysian culture
that is dynamic and progressive.
To strengthen further the tradition of goodwill, understanding and cooperation
among the various communities.
Next year can be a political watershed for Malaysia if all Malaysians
resolve that the most important step to ensure justice, freedom, democracy
and good governance in Malaysia is to deny the Barisan Nasional government
its traditional two-thirds majority in Parliament in the next general
The denial of its two-thirds parliamentary majority will cut the
Barisan Nasional government down to size to remove its arrogance of power
which is the primary cause for its present insensitivity, lack of accountability
and transparency as well as utter contempt for public opinion.
*Lim Kit Siang - Malaysian Parliamentary
Opposition Leader, Democratic Action Party Secretary-General & Member
of Parliament for Tanjong