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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lee Kuan Yew Infamous Speech Delivered On 27 April 1965

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Thursday, 28th April 2011

Supposedly If Datuk Stephen Kalong Ningkan was not betrayed by the Iban Leaders at the same time when Lee Kuan Yew made this infamous speech, Sarawak could had followed the foot-step of Singapore, disintegrated itself  from Malaysia. With our vast neutral resources such as oil and timber, by today instead of becoming one of  the poorest state in Malaysia, Sarawak could have been one of the most developed country in South East Asia.
Today I would like to publish Lee Kuan Yew's  infamous speech delivered on 27th April 1965 in the Federal Parliament.

Mr. Speaker, Sir, with the formal opening of this second session of the Parliament of Malaysia we open a new chapter in the drama of Malaysia.
Parliamentary democracy makes the joining of political issues in the open debate often a dramatic and vivid way in which alternative programmes, policies, can be presented to the people, and it is therefore with special significance, after what has happened in the last 10 months, that we listened to the address of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.The issues are being clarified, they are being joined. It was timely for us -- a brief, succinct if somewhat quivocal in parts, and in particular I would like, if I may, to read to the House first the last paragraph of this address:
"We, (said His Majesty), are now facing threats to our security from outside, (and he defined it), i.e. from Indonesia.In addition, we are also facing threats from within the country.(There is no definition of where this threat from within the country is coming from.)But hewent on -- both these threats are designed to create trouble.If thoseconcerned achieve their objective, it will mean chaos for us and endto democracy." And it ends up with an incantation to Almight God to give us strength and determination to face these threats.

Mr. Speaker, Sir, I think no useful purpose is served if we pretend that we do not know what was intended. When I heard this speech I looked around me, Mr. Speaker, Sir, for obviously it must mean some sector of this House.
Honourable Members from PAS?Are they the threats from within?Their leader has been arrested for conspiring with the Indonesians.
I looked at the three members from Singapore, from Barisan Socialist they looked reasonably meek and polite but men of great determination. Could it be they? If it is not these two parties, the Member for Bastu, Dr. Tan Chee Keon?
Noless an authority than the Prime Minister has given him a certificate of clearance; he was a good man, said the Prime Minister, at our last meeting, because he tried to place the crowd and run away from it the moment the crowd got into disorder. Member for Batu:
Mr. Speaker, Sir, may I on a point of clarification say that the Honourable the Prime Ministers for Singapore
is but repeating the lie prepetrated by the Prime Minister of the Central Government.
Interruption from a Government bench:  The bigger the lie the more it will stick, we presume.
Dr, Tan Chee Khoon: Birds of the same feather.
Well, Sir, obviously it could not be the Member for Batu.I concede that straightaway, for in any case he was already stated in this House that he has not got the stomach of which martyrs are made.He said so -- be is a man of peace, and from time to time he makes quite sure that Honourable Ministers on the other side know that he is a man of peace.
So, Mr. Speaker, Sir, we were left with this doubt, that perhaps we loyal Malaysians gathering together now to establishthe Constitution, that Malaysia is a Malaysian nation, perhaps we were the threat from within?I don't know what was intended and I hope the Prime Minister will take full responsibility for the text of this address.There is an advantage in the ceremonial, Mr. Speaker, Sir, of the Prime Minister solemnly mounting the dais to hand the speech to His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. I have no doubt whatsoever that in the course of the Prime Minister's speech he will be able to add to the second sentence the same explanatory, i.e., "from within the country", i.e.So be it, let it be said so in this Chamber -- let it not be insinuated, let it not be sowed insidiously in the Malay press to the Malays in the kampongs, in Jawi.
I would like, Mr. Speaker, Sir, to read if I may what this same Malay press, the UTUSAN MELAYU, was saying at the very same time that His Majesty was making the speech, and it is not what UTUSAN MELAYU says that worries me but who UTUSAN MELAYU is quoting from.Said UTUSAN of the 25th of May, headline, "LEE IS AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE OF MALAYSIA.Klang, 24th May, Dato Harun bin Haji Idris, Mentri Besar of Selangor described Lee Kuan Yew as an enemy of the people of Malaysia and
was endangering the peace of the country."In the same issue day before yesterday, this time it's BERITA HARIAN, the Mentri Besar of Perak, Dato Ahmad bin Said, has called upon the Malays and amongst the things he called upon them to take note of is his statement: Lee Kuan Yew is now not only our enemy but he is also the most dangerous threat to the security of this country.
Now, Mr. Speaker, Sir, I think no advantage is served by equivocation. This has been going on and I have get a whole file, it goes back to a campagin mounted immediately after we announced our intention to contest the last elections, it goes back one whole year.This is what the Secretary-General of UMNO said in  UTUSAN MELAYU on very same day, the 25th:The Secretary-General also called on the Malays to be more strongly united to face the present challenge, he stressed that the Malays should realise their identity, quote, "Wherever I am, I am a Malay.If other Malays were split the Malays would perish from this earth."
Now, Sir, I would like if I may to start with the oath which we all took when we came into this Chamber before we had the right to participate in debates, it is laid down that no Member shall have the right to participate as a representative of the people unless he swears this oath, and the oath reads, which I read myself, Mr. Speaker, Sir, in the Malay language; "I..... (full name), having been elected as a Member of the House of Representatives do solemnly swear or affirm that I will faithfully discharge my duties as such to the best of my
We are prepared to take the penalties of being ruled offside, when in fact we are playing strictly in accordance to the rules.We have a vested interest in constitutionalism.We are not afraid that our ideas are unable to overcome the shroud of silence in the newspapers.By all means stifle us, close down the
voluem, take over the station, contrary to the constitutional agreement.And we will keep quite?No, the voice will be heard ultimately and echoed in people's hearts and minds.
Abandon elections in 1969:we have considered that too.Justify Malaysia to the world as the will and self-determination of 11 million Malaysians.
Abandon elections in Sabah -- the Minister for Sabah Affairs from time to time, I think, must have worked on these possibilities -- abandon them? We shall see.
Every act carries a penalty and the penalty of not playing in accordance to the rules so far as Malaysia is concerned -- and it's not Malaya now, this is Malaysia -- is disintegration.And I will be honest with the Minister opposite and his colleagues; either a Malaysian Malaysia or nothing -- we are satisfied. We
cannot agree to anything but a Malaysian Malaysia.We are prepared to play in accordance with the rules too:wait 5years, 10 years, 15 years, but the ideas we represent must come time.
Mr. Speaker, Sir, there is barely a few minutes left and I reaklly want to give others an opportunity to talk after this. I would like to mention to Memkbers on the other side, remember this:an Opposition is not loyal and will not abide by the Constitution only when, like PAS and the Socialist Front they find that they are unable to put their ideas into force in accordance with the democratic process.And Opposition which is
sufficiently it must emerge will always find that it pays to play and talk and argue strictly in accordance with the rules.Never depart, never offside.We will honour the Constitution because we believe it can provide a solution to the problems of a multi-racial society in Malaysia. But we are concerned by the statement that have been made and the many things that have been done, and I would like to add and move by way of an
amendment, Mr. Speaker, Sir, the following words to the motion of thanks to His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and the words are to add to the end thereof, removing the fullstop: "but regrets the Address by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong did not reassure the nation that Malaysia will continue to progress in accord with its democratic Constitution towards a Malaysian Malaysia but that on the contrary the address has added to the doubts over the intentions of the present Alliance
Government and to the measures it will adopt when faced with a loss of majority popular support." I would like to make this one observation in moving this amendment. Loyalty to Malaysia is not equal and not the same to loyalty to the Alliance party or the Alliance Government.I am under no constitutional obligation to be loyal to the Alliance party or the Government but I must be loyal to the Constitution of Malaysia and I must obey the dicta of a democraticallay elected government of Malaysia:I accept it.But don't confuse these two things, as I fear His Majesty we somewhat confused by this, that we are facing threats from within the country.Threats, security of the nation, end to democracy, because unions want to strike for better conditions, wages, because we exercise our prerogative in accordance with this Constitution to pose to Malaysia an alternative how Malaysia can become a prosperous happy nation, give honest, effective Government and dynamic ideas to propel it.
It is because we know that time is on our side, Mr. Speaker, Sir, that we will always be loyal, always act in accordance with the rules of the Constitution and with the decisions of the Government which are made and taken constitutionally.
We are prepared to take the penalties of being ruled offside, when in fact we are playing strictly in  accordance to the rules.We have a vested interest in constitutionalism.We are not afraid that our ideas are unable to overcome the shroud of silence in the newspapers.By all means stifle us, close down the
voluem, take over the station, contrary to the constitutional agreement.And we will keep quite?No, the voice will be heard ultimately and echoed in people's hearts and minds.
Abandon elections in 1969:we have considered that too.Justify Malaysia to the world as the will and self-determination of 11 million Malaysians.
Abandon elections in Sabah -- the Minister for Sabah Affairs from time to time, I think, must have worked on these possibilities -- abandon them?We sjall see.
Every act carries a penalty and the penalty of not playing in accordance to the rules so far as Malaysia is concerned -- and it's not Malaya now, this is Malaysia -- is disintegration.And I will be honest with the Minister opposite and his colleagues; either a Malaysian Malaysia or nothing -- we are satisfied.We
cannot agree to anything but a Malaysian Malaysia.We are prepared to play in accordance with the rules too:wait 5years, 10 years, 15 years, but the ideas we represent must come time.
Mr. Speaker, Sir, there is barely a few minutes left and I reaklly want to give others an opportunity to talk after this.
I would like to mention to Members on the other side, remember this:an Opposition is not loyal and will not abide by the Constitution only when, like PAS and the Socialist Front they find that they are unable to put their ideas into force in accordance with the democratic process.And Opposition which is sufficiently it must emerge will always find that it pays to play and talk and argue strictly in accordance with the rules.Never depart, never offside.We will honour the Constitution because we believe it can provide a solution to the
problems of a multi-racial society in Malaysia.
But we are concerned by the statement that have been made and the many things that have been done, and I would like to add and move by way of an amendment, Mr. Speaker, Sir, the following words to the motion of thanks to His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and the words are to add to the end thereof,
removing the fullstop:
"but regrets the Address by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong did not reassure the nation that Malaysia will continue to progress in accord with its democratic Constitution towards a Malaysian Malaysia but that on the contrary the address has added to the doubts over the intentions of the present Alliance Government and to the measures it will adopt when faced with a loss of majority popular support."
I would like to make this one observation in moving this amendment. Loyalty to Malaysia is not equal and not the same to loyalty to the Alliance party or the Alliance Government.I am under no constitutional obligation to be loyal to the Alliance party or the Government but I must be loyal to the Constitution of Malaysia and I must obey the dicta of a democraticallay elected government of Malaysia:I accept it.But don't confuse these two things, as I fear His Majesty we somewhat confused by this, that we are facing threats from within the
country.Threats, security of the nation, end to democracy, because unions want to strike for better conditions, wages, because we exercise our prerogative in accordance with this Constitution to pose to Malaysia an alternative how Malaysia can become a prosperous happy nation, give honest, effective Government and dynamic ideas to propel it.
It is because we know that time is on our side, Mr. Speaker, Sir, that we will always be loyal, always act in accordance with the rules of the Constitution and with the decisions of the Government which are made and taken constitutionally.
Mr. Speaker, Sir, I beg to move this amendment

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2 comments to “ Lee Kuan Yew Infamous Speech Delivered On 27 April 1965 ”
Anonymous said...
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Tun Jugah was one of the Iban leader that betrayed Datuk Kalong Ningkan.
His son Datuk Linggi should paid for what his late father had done....by forming up the new party for the dayak!

Anonymous said...
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Should Stephen kalong teamed-up with LKY by now sarawak could be one of the most developed Commonwealth state, probably with Iban head of state!

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