Trend towards  greater suppression and repression of the peopleís fundamental liberties  should be checked and reversed if Malaysia is to succeed in taking the quantum leap into information age

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang
 

(Petaling Jaya, Sunday): The trend towards greater suppression and repression of the peopleís fundamental liberties  should be checked and reversed if Malaysia is to succeed in taking the quantum leap into the information age.

Since the Nov. 29, 1999 general election, the Barisan Nasional seems set on curtailing whatever limited freedom and democratic space still enjoyed by Malaysians and news  of such developments have almost become a daily fare.

The latest  instances of such a lurch towards more undemocratic politics and governance are:
 

The voters of Sanggang in the by-election on April 1 have the opportunity to speak up on behalf of all Malaysians to demand greater democratic space for the people on the nationís entry into the new millennium, and not greater repression and suppression of the peopleís basic rights.

(26/3/2000)


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman