San Choon wrong and mistaken in his account of  alleged MCA-DAP merger talks in early 1970s

Speech - at the DAP Federal Territory Anniversary dinner 
by Lim Kit Siang 

(Petaling Jaya, Saturday):  Last month, former MCA President Tan Sri Lee San Choon, in an interview with Yazhou Zhoukan, "confirmed" merger talks  held between the MCA and DAP in the early 1970s. He said:

San Choon is wrong on more counts than one.  Firstly, Hock Guan was no more  DAP Secretary-General during the so-called DAP-MCA secret merger talks in April 1971 and secondly, Hock Guan did not make a telephone call to me from Tun Tanís house.

I refer to my speech at a DAP function in Seremban  on 20th June 1972 which recounted the events:

There were therefore no MCA-DAP secret merger talks in April 1971 but only talks between Hock Guan and MCA leaders to which no other DAP leader was privy to.  I stand by what I had said 28 years ago on the matter.


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman