Archive for August 21st, 2012

On YouTube, Kit Siang opens up about Malaysia’s darkest chapter

The Malaysian Insider | August 19, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Claiming to have been maligned in the mainstream media and by pro-Umno bloggers over the film “Tanda Putera”, the DAP’s parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has taken to YouTube to recount his version of events surrounding the bloody racial riots of May 13, 1969 — one of the darkest chapters in the country’s history that is still shrouded in secrecy.

In the past few weeks, Lim Kit Siang’s political enemies have accused him of instigating the May 13 riots that took place 43 years ago after hype over local filmmaker Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba’s latest movie — a historical portrayal of Malaysia’s first two prime ministers amid the racial bloodbath — went into overdrive.

A photograph posted on the film’s Facebook page and its controversial caption painted Lim — then a budding politician in the DAP — as being arrested for desecrating the national flag by urinating on it, triggering an outcry from the Ipoh-Timor federal lawmaker and his colleagues in the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition pact.
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Tweets from Sabah (3) – Janji Tidak Ditepati

Tweets @limkitsiang:

Arr Tawau from KK continue Hari Raya visits. Tonite @ Sandakan DAP talk in Karamunting.Wind of change blowing strong/hard “Land Below Wind”

Aug 21, 12:23am
In Ranau at least 3 cases of Janji Tidak Ditepati (JTD) – 1st case, abandoned toxic wasteland left behind by Mamut Copper Mine (MCM).

Aug 21, 12:36am
MCM earned export revenue abt RM3.4b in 24yr ops (75-99) 4Jap Aussie Msian owners 4copper (also gold silver) but left toxic legacy 4Sabahans

Aug 21, 1:09am
MCM open-cast mine generated abt 250 million tonnes (Mt) overburden n wasterock dumped @ 4main dump near mine pit n some 150 Mt of tailings
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