History will be made  when the Barisan Alternative Common Election Manifesto "Towards A Just Malaysia" is launched in KL  tomorrow

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya, Saturday): History will be made when the Barisan Alternative Common Election Manifesto "Towards a Just Malaysia" is officially launched  by leaders of DAP, Keadilan, PAS and PRM in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow (Sunday, 24th October, 1999) at the Federal Hotel at 3 p.m.

This will be the first time in the 42-year political history of the nation that the  four major opposition parties in the country, to be represented by their respective national and state leaders, will  come together on a common platform of justice, freedom, democracy and good governance to seek the support of the people in the coming general election.

The Barisan Alternative Common Manifesto represents the commitment of Malaysians,  regardless of race or religion,  on the threshold of the new millennium to come together to usher in fundamental changes to create a truly just and democratic society  by ending the political hegemony of the Barisan Nasional.

The Barisan Alternative  Common Manifesto is committed to the restoration of good and democratic governance, by restoring the doctrine of the separation of power where there is an independent judiciary and the rule of law;  an accountable, transparent and incorruptible executive;   effective and responsive legislature; a free and independent mass media and a vibrant civil society.

It is dedicated to the repeal of  undemocratic and repressive laws like the Internal Security Act, the Sedition Act, the Official Secrets Act, the Printing Presses and Publications Act, the Police Act, the Universities and University Colleges Act; the creation of a just and dynamic socio-economic and educational  system; root out corruption, cryonism and nepotism - a system which guarantees "Justice For All".

Finally, it is to bring forward the goal of creating a Bangsa Malaysia - where all Malaysians think of themselves as Malaysians first of all, united with all other Malaysians in their common identity and destiny whatever their ethnic, religious or cultural differences.


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