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.

“林连玉精神是超越种族、宗教,并以马来西亚人的观念来依归,而平反林连玉背后的意涵就是要肯定他的精神与每个国民接受母语教育的权利及得到公平的政府资 源,而不是像土著权威组织所报称,含任何抵触宪法、涉及煽动的议题或任何隐议题。反之,土权组织恶意将该工委会推动者扣上恶毒的指控与要求褫夺他们公民权 才是居心不良,并含有涉及煽动性的隐议题。”

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.

联署单位 Joint Statement by:
1. 马来西亚八大华青 Eight Major Chinese Youth-based Organization Malaysia
2. 马来西亚乡青总团联谊会 The Federation of Malaysian Clans Youth
3. 马来西亚青年团结运动总会 Pertubuhan Gerakan Belia Bersatu Malaysia (GBBM)
4. 全国青年与学生联盟 Gabungan Anak Muda dan Pelajar, GAMP
5. 隆雪中华大会堂青年团 Youth Section of KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
6. 森美兰中华大会堂青年团 Youth Section of Negeri Sembilan Chinese Assembly Hall
7. 马六甲中华大会堂青年团 Youth Section of Malacca Chinese Assembly Hall
8. 马六甲广东会馆青年团 Youth Section of Malacca Kwang Tung Association
9. 马六甲晨钟励志社青年团 Youth Section of Malacca Seong Cheong Association
10. 马来西亚青年与学生民主运动(学运) Malaysia Youth & Students Democratic Movement (DEMA)
11. 理大前进阵线 Student Progressive Front USM
12. 博大前进阵线 Gerakan Mahasiswa Maju UPM
13. 北大前进阵线 Student Progressive Front UUM
14. 新纪元前进阵线 Student Progressive Front New Era College
15. 马大新青年协会 University Malaya New Youth(UMANY)
16. 霹雳大专青年社 Perak Young Graduate Association
17. 霹雳独中校友联盟 Gabungan Murid-Murid Sekolah-Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Perak
18. 马大新青年毕业生协会 UMANY ALUMNI
19. 青团运青年公民教育局 GBBM Youth Civic Education Movement Committee
20. 青团运吉打州分会 GBBM Negeri Kedah
21. 青团运吉打青年之声 GBBM Voices of Youth Kedah
22. 沙登新村学校校友会青年团 Bhg Pemuda Persatuan Alumni Sekolah Serdang Bharu
23. 马来西亚青年运动(马六甲州分会)Young Malayasian Movement (Melaka)
24. 雪隆社区关怀协会 Persatuan Komuniti Prihatin Selangor & K.L
25. 雪隆会宁公会青年团 Bahagian Pemuda Persatuan Wui Leng Selangor & K.L
26. 雪隆福建会馆青年团 Bahagian Pemuda Persatuan Hokkien WP & Selangor
27. 雪隆潮州会馆青年团 Bahagian Pemuda Persatuan Teo Chew Selangor & K.L
28. 雪隆惠州会馆青年团 Bahagian Pemuda Persatuan Fui Chiu W/P & Selangor
29. 雪隆兴安会馆青年团 Bahagian Pemuda Persatuan Sing Ann W/P & Selangor
30. 隆雪河婆同乡会青年团 Persatuan Ho Po KL & Selangor
31. 森美兰永春会馆青年团 N.Sembilan Eng Choon Association
32. 森美兰潮州会馆青年团 N.Sembilan Teo Chew Association
33. 森美兰海南会馆青年团 N.Sembilan Hai Nam Association
34. 森美兰广西会馆青年团 N.Sembilan Kwang Xi Association
35. 森美兰泷江会馆青年团 N.Sembilan Long Jiang Association
36. 马来西亚基督教青年协会(森州分会)Malaysia Christian Youth Association(N.Sembilan Liaison Committee)
37. 森美兰高州会馆青年团 N.Sembilan Gao Zhou Association
38. 马来西亚佛教总会青年团(森州联委会)Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (N.Sembilan Liaison Committee)
39. 马来西亚青团运(森州分会)GBBM Negeri Sembilan
40. 森州乡联青 Persatuan Belia Xiang Hui,N.S
41. 马来西亚关爱协会(森州分会) Persatuan Prihatin N.Sembilan
42. 森州芙蓉基督教卫理公会青成团契 Chinese Methodist Church Seremban Youth Fellowship
43. 沙巴州青团运分会 GBBM Negeri Sabah
44. 柔佛州青团运分会 GBBM Negeri Johor
45. 马六甲州青团运分会 GBBM Negeri Melaka
46. 雪兰莪青团运州分会 GBBM Negeri Selangor
47. 槟城州青团运分会 GBBM Negeri Pulau Pinang
48. 彭亨州青团运分会 GBBM Negeri Pahang
49. 霹雳州青团运分会 GBBM Negeri Perak