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Perkasa Made Malicious Distorted “Justice for Lim Lian Geok” Campaign to Create Racial Chaos

50 Youth Association: Perkasa Made Malicious Distorted “Justice for Lim Lian Geok” Campaign to Create Racial Chaos

The Youth Associations feel strongly disagree about Perkasa’s action to lodge police reports nationwide against “Justice for Lim Lian Geok” campaign as it has distorted the objectives of the campaign and tend to create chaos among the races in Malaysia.

According to the 50 youth associations, one of the objectives of “Justice for Lim Lian Geok” campaign is to demand the government to make review on the decision to strip off the citizenship of the late Lim Lian Geok 50 years ago. Apart from this, the campaign also aims to demand for the equality in education so that every stream of school will be treated fairly. All these demands are the rights entitled to the citizens in the Federal Constitution.

 

“However, this campaign was reported to have violated Article 152 in the Federal Constitution. This is a malicious distortion made by Perkasa because the Federal Constitution has clearly stated under Article 152 that Bahasa Malaysia is the official language of the country while the usage and educational opportunities of other languages will not be affected. If this is the basis, all streams of schools in this country should be treated fairly. The demands made by the committee of the campaign are inline with the constitution. Furthermore, their actions are a show of initiatives to participate actively in the national affairs.”

The 50 Youth Associations hold the view that every citizen should have equal resources in mother tongue education and this should be the pride of every Malaysian. It is hoped that Perkasa will not view this educational issue from a narrow and racist perspective.

Even before the independence of Malaysia, the late Lim Lian Geok has written in the Hari Raya dedication for Utusan, saying that in the process of nation building, psychological set-up is the most important effort.

“The first thing to do is to construct a concept of mutual survival and success. We know that Malaya is an area with racial complexity; hence, every race has its inerasable contribution on the development of the country. We have to treat every race as our family members in which we share equal rights. Only then, they are able to face challenges and build a stronger nation together.” They further said.

The late Lim Lian Geok’s spirit is beyond race and religion; it is based on the concept of all Malaysians. “Justice for Lim Lian Geok” campaign wishes to acknowledge the late Lim’s spirit which demands every citizen to the right to mother tongue education and equal resource from the government. It is unlike what Perkasa has allegedly claimed that this campaign contains seditious and hidden agendas which violate the constitution. In contrary, the malicious accusation made by Perkasa is the one which contains seditious and hidden agendas.

“Justice for Lim Lian Geok” campaign is a peaceful civil petition which concerns about the reputation of the late nation builder who cared very much about the educational issues and the future of the country. It is also about the fate of different streams of school in Malaysia. Thus, the government should take serious attention in this matter.

The 50 Youth Associations would also like to take this opportunity to restate the importance of bringing back justice for the late Lim Lian Geok as this is chance to overturn the past mistakes. It is hoped that the government is able to view this in a positive manner and give response to the issue immediately.

 

Release by:

  1. Eight Major Chinese Youth-based Organization Malaysia
  2. The Federation of Malaysian Clans Youth
  3. Pertubuhan Gerakan Belia Bersatu Malaysia (GBBM)
  4. Gabungan Anak Muda dan Pelajar,GAMP
  5. Youth Section of KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
  6. Youth Section of Negeri Sembilan Chinese Assembly Hall
  7. Youth Section of Malacca Chinese Assembly Hall
  8. Youth Section of Malacca Kwang Tung Association
  9. Youth Section of Malacca Seong Cheong Association
  10. Malaysia Youth & Students Democratic Movement (DEMA)
  11. Student Progressive Front USM
  12. Gerakan Mahasiswa Maju UPM
  13. Student Progressive Front UUM
  14. Student Progressive Front New Era College
  15. University Malaya New Youth(UMANY)
  16. Perak Young Graduate Association
  17. Gabungan Murid-Murid Sekolah-Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Perak
  18. UMANY ALUMNI
  19. Persatuan Komuniti Prihatin Sel & K.L
  20. GBBM Youth Civic Education Movement Committee
  21. GBBM Negeri Kedah
  22. GBBM Voices of Youth Kedah
  23. Bhg Pemuda Persatuan Alumni Sekolah Serdang Bharu
  24. Young Malayasian Movement ( Melaka)
  25. Persatuan Wui Leng Selangor & K.L(Bahagian Pemuda)
  26. Bahagian Pemuda Persatuan Hokkien WP & S’gor
  27. Bahagian  PemudaPersatuan Teo Chew Sel & K.L
  28. Bahagian  Pemuda Persatuan Fui Chiu W/P & Sel.
  29. Bahagian Pemuda Persatuan Wui Leng Sel & KL
  30. Bahagian Pemuda Persatuan Sing Ann W/P & Sel.
  31. Persatuan  Ho Po KL & Selangor
  32. N.Sembilan Eng Choon Association
  33. N.Sembilan Teo Chew Association
  34. N.Sembilan Hai Nam Association
  35. Persatuan Belia Xiang Hui,N.S
  36. N.Sembilan Kwang Xi Association
  37. N.Sembilan Long Jiang Association
  38. N.Sembilan Gao ZhouAssociation
  39. Malaysia Christian Youth Association(N.Sembilan liaison Committee)
  40. Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (N.Sembilan liaison Committee)
  41. Persatuan Prihatin N.Sembilan
  42. Chinese Methodist Church Seremban Youth Fellowship
  43. GBBM Negeri Sabah
  44. GBBM Negeri Johor
  45. GBBM Negeri Melaka
  46. GBBM Negeri Sembilan
  47. GBBM Negeri Selangor
  48. GBBM Negeri Pulau Pinang
  49. GBBM Negeri Pahang
  50. GBBM Negeri Perak