(Petaling Jaya, Monday): DAP is still waiting for word from the Director-General of Prisons, Datuk Omar Mohamad Dan as to whether he would allow DAP Deputy Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Lim Guan Eng, to attend the next Parliamentary meeting beginning on April 5, 1999.
DAPís nation-wide "Justice For All" campaign will launch a new programme to allow Malaysians regardless of race, religion, political beliefs, gender or age an opportunity to send a clear and unmistakable message to the authorities concerned that when Parliament reconvenes, Guan Eng should be in Parliament to be the voice of the people and not in Kajang Prison.
I have said that the DAP will consider sending a delegation to the 101st
Inter-Parliamentary Conference in Brussels from April 11-16, 1999 which
will debate the report of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Fact-Finding Mission
to Malaysia on Guan Engís case as well as the decision of the IPU Committee
on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians in Geneva early this month which,
among other things, urged the Malaysian authorities to:
If the Malaysian IPU continues to exclude the DAP from the country delegation to the Brussels conference, I may personally attend the IPU Conference in Brussels to tell the world the true story about Guan Engís case and his prison conditions.