DAP lodges Police report against Barisan Nasional for committing electoral offences in  its five  inflammatory full-page advertisements in the various language newspapers today

Media Conference Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Penang Police Headquarters,  Sunday): I have just lodged a police report at the Penang State Police Headquarters against the Barisan Nasional for committing election offences in intimidating the 9.6 million voters and obstructing them from voting freely without coercion in the Nov. 29, 1999 general election.

In my police report lodged at 9.40 a.m. , I said:

I call on the national leadership of the  Barisan Nasional under Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and the state leadership under Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon to immediately halt these inflammatory and irresponsible political advertisements designed to create an atmosphere of fear and insecurity.

DAP leaders are studying the legal implications of these five inflammatory advertisements and would lodge more police reports if they involve the commitment of other offences under other laws.

I would urge newspapers to exercise responsibility and to draw a clear distinction between responsible political advertisements from irresponsible political advertisements.


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP Secretary-General, Parliamentary Candidate for Bukit Bendera and State Assembly candidate for Kebun Bunga