Media Statement by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Monday, 30th November 2009:
Najib and Cabinet should do what is right – honour the Hatyai Agreement and allow Chin Peng home to visit his hometown in Sitiawan
The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, should do what is right - honour the Hatyai Agreement and allow Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leader Chin Peng home to visit his hometown in Sitiawan.
It reflects most adversely on the credibility and international standing of Malaysia for the Malaysian government to renege on its solemn commitments and undertakings in the Hatyai Agreement.
When the Hatyai Agreement was signed 20 years ago, both signatories agreed to move on and this is what the Malaysian government and country should do – allow Chin Peng home to visit his parents’ graves in Sitiawan.
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor