Independence era politician Lim Kean Chye of Penang dies

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From left: Poh Soo Kai, Lim Kean Chye and Tan Kim Hong - ALIRAN

Lim Kean Chye has passed away in Penang at the age of 103.

He was one of the towering figures in the pre-independence era actively involved in the 1947 People’s Constitutional Proposals put forward by a multi-ethnic coalition.

One of the founders of the Malayan Democratic Union, a party that strove for self-government of Malaya in 1945, he was also one of the founders of the All-Malaya Council of Joint Action (AMCJA) of which Tan Cheng Lock was chairman. This council, made up of all political parties then, was set up in 1946 to seek self-rule in Malaya. It teamed up with Putera, a coalition of left-leaning Malay groups to form Putera-AMCJA. They came up with the people’s consitutional proposals to counter the the government’s revised constitutional proposals.

Check out my interview with Lim Kean Chye for Aliran in 2002, when the Reformasi movement appeared to be struggling to maintain its momentum.

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Enid
Enid
10 Jun 2023 12.29pm

Sadly we do not get to read about his contribution in our SPM Sejarah syllabus.

shriek
shriek
10 Jun 2023 6.15pm
Reply to  Enid

cannot get his contribution because he is not ketuan

Jessie Chua
Jessie Chua
13 Jun 2023 12.00pm
Reply to  shriek

We all know the truth. Today we study Sejarah to pass SPM but cannot believe it 100% due to lots of distortions!

Baskhal
Baskhal
14 Jun 2023 2.46pm
Reply to  Jessie Chua

Please educate your kids not to trust everything in our history book since the narrative is skewed to favour certain party, no choice since need to answer they want you to answer in order to pass the Sejarah subject.

ChristyPink
ChristyPink
15 Jun 2023 11.07am
Reply to  Jessie Chua

Under PN, many students did not bother to sit for SPM, prefer to be Grab or FoodPanda delivery persons?

Brocky
Brocky
18 Jun 2023 2.19pm
Reply to  ChristyPink

20% of this year’s 403,637 SPM examination students are expected to join the gig economy as food delivery riders.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/448300

Hogi
Hogi
28 Jun 2023 7.04pm
Reply to  ChristyPink

PN has failed a generation. Kerajaan Gagal.
Make sure Unity Government can stay.

Kula
Kula
11 Jun 2023 10.53am
Reply to  Enid

However the local history syllabus highlights lots of insignificant fellows excluding Yap Ah Loy. Many ‘local folks’ were elevated in status with fictional account like Mat Kilau.

Mary Leong
Mary Leong
14 Jun 2023 12.41pm
Reply to  Kula

Actually my belief is our historian (deceased) Prof Khoo Kay Kim previously did not do justice to non Malays in his narration of nusantara history, bypassing contributions of many non Malays in our nation building.

shriek
shriek
14 Jun 2023 9.56pm
Reply to  Mary Leong

This prof is apple polisher. As historian, what he change the results

Brocky
Brocky
15 Jun 2023 12.12pm
Reply to  shriek

Our history syllabus ought to include the infamous Memali Incident:

PanTaDuDu
PanTaDuDu
22 Jun 2023 10.02am
Reply to  Brocky

Fictitious account of Mat Kilau sequel may include the character of Ibrahim Libya, another box office in the making.

Kramer Keong
Kramer Keong
19 Jun 2023 1.46pm

Dominic Gerakan to use 15-5-1 strayegy to capture Penang for PN. We must go all out to deny him, else next time cannot play Magnum or Toto.

Camila
Camila
19 Jun 2023 3.12pm
Reply to  Kramer Keong

Never invite trouble to Penang by getting PN in via Gerakan. Dominic is a slave to PAS.

NoNo
NoNo
21 Jun 2023 5.49pm
Reply to  Kramer Keong

Let’s end Gerakan once and for all in the coming state election.

luca
luca
25 Jun 2023 4.11pm
Reply to  Kramer Keong

Gerakan’s role is to be an enabler for Muslim supremacist and Malay centric PN of Bersatu and PAS, and to give it a false facade of multiculturalism.

Shriek
Shriek
28 Jun 2023 3.21pm
Reply to  luca

Not only Tak pas but also berdua. Demomise nons. Always race and beliefs.

PCH
PCH
10 Jun 2023 3.16pm

When we are 88 we are sting young.
102 minus 88 still have 14 years to contribute lifetime ideas at Anilverse!!!

PCH
PCH
11 Jun 2023 7.55am
Reply to  PCH

The young ones can learn from Seniors who struggled for good nation governance and not be pressured by societal demands to be in debt and to potentially live in poverty at later stages of lives.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2023/06/11/why-are-young-malaysians-living-on-credit/

Die die must spend to boost ego must be checked at early age.

ChristyPink
ChristyPink
15 Jun 2023 11.09am
Reply to  PCH

Today young people are impatient wanting instant success to enjoy life as though there is no tomorrow. Appreciate more senior citizens can dispense good financial advice on this site.

glissantia
glissantia
23 Jun 2023 1.27pm
Reply to  ChristyPink

Transport: Lift to school, gift of car from parents or taxi to go to college, car loan or taxi to go to work.

Brocky
Brocky
16 Jun 2023 7.56am
Reply to  PCH

Those seniors living through the WW2 Japanese atrocities in Malaya must educate the young generation not to blindly worship Japanese culture since there has never been any official apology for their WW2 war crime.

glissantia
glissantia
23 Jun 2023 1.30pm
Reply to  Brocky

One blogger claimed recently that Japan paid a big sum as compensation, but this is unsubstantiated.

enid
enid
2 Jul 2023 8.32pm
Reply to  glissantia

The King of the Netherlands has formally apologised for his country’s role in the slave trade, saying he felt “personally and intensely” affected.

The country became a major colonial power after the 17th Century, holding territories across the globe, and Dutch slave traders trafficked more than 600,000 people.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-66076562.amp

Japan Emperor should apologise for the WW2 atrocities.

Jay Prakash
Jay Prakash
9 Jul 2023 2.14pm
Reply to  glissantia

Do you have facts to back up this claim? Likely a fake news. Not all blogger are trustworthy.

Maharashtra
Maharashtra
9 Jul 2023 3.11pm
Reply to  Brocky

No mention of Japanese atrocities in Malaya in our school syllabus because the Japanese only torture the Chinese.

Mat Kilau or any malay characters did not rise up against the Japanese – no hatred]?]

PCH
PCH
9 Jun 2023 9.13pm

Lived a centurian a true blessing.

Probably a write up on life longevity?

Enid
Enid
10 Jun 2023 2.11pm

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has invited Penangites to join the ‘Temu Anwar’ session, which will be held at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) tomorrow (June 11).

Anwar said in a Facebook post that the public can register via http://www.temuanwar.com.

Anil should be there to provide firsthand reporting.

ChristyPink
ChristyPink
11 Jun 2023 10.47am
Reply to  Enid

USM Prof Sivamurugan will be there to be the host of event? He seems to represent USM in almost all events, although his views are not necessarily correct.

Baskhal
Baskhal
14 Jun 2023 2.49pm
Reply to  ChristyPink

Prof Siva is always invited on local TV current affairs talk show to give his analysis on local politics. No other capable person? He can talk well in Bahasa, but his assessment is somehow quite shallow, with no depth. He tend to favour the politicians in power so I do not really trust his assessment.

Brocky
Brocky
18 Jun 2023 10.28am
Reply to  Baskhal

Malaysia Madani aims to provide an alternative to Ketuanan Melayu-Muslim (Malay-Muslim supremacy), the ideology that has dominated Malaysian politics for six decades. It is key to achieving the Bangsa Malaysia ideal that has evaded previous governments, and to provide a measure of stability for the administration.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/focus/2023/06/18/six-months-on-is-malaysia-madani-catching-on

enid
enid
28 Jun 2023 12.19pm

Muda’s SS was seen with Zakir Naik. Then took picture with Mahiaddin of PN. And then went with the old sly Atok (rumoured to be his sponsor). So why SS expects to be treated so special by PH in Unity government?

Hogi
Hogi
28 Jun 2023 7.05pm
Reply to  enid

MUDA could be Pejuang in disguise. Be careful.maybe Anwar knew something we do not know.

shriek
shriek
16 Jun 2023 8.03pm

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/06/16/penang-opens-88-bed-homeless-shelter/

penang gomen build shelter for 88 persons.

Rakyat aka Alpha 88 still wants to complain about about building and building? 88 beds just timely for Alpha 88.

Brocky
Brocky
17 Jun 2023 10.03pm
Reply to  shriek

Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairperson Muhyiddin Yassin expressed confidence that the coalition can win “nearly 20” state seats to garner a simple majority in the 40-seat Penang state legislative assembly.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/669033

Oh Tong Keong is the PN poster boy as next Penang CM?

Shriek
Shriek
28 Jun 2023 3.25pm
Reply to  Brocky

Same with justice party. What the nons mp doing? Hide behind. MCA 3?

PCH
PCH
12 Jun 2023 10.32pm

Aliran or Anilnetto.com can offer journalism internship for 18 months for those after SPM school leavers?

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/06/12/wanted-200-companies-to-train-school-leavers/

Can nurture young students true justice practically?

glissantia
glissantia
14 Jun 2023 1.22pm
Reply to  PCH

Though you study journalism, the industry is controlled by licensing, many laws on imaginary offences and even threats from certain foreign governments. This protects the status quo and buries dissent. You can only create apologetic (making excuses) or obsequious (overly ingratiating) articles or shows.

Shriek
Shriek
15 Jun 2023 6.00am
Reply to  glissantia

If journalist dig out skeletons, they make life very difficult. Mata will invite many Teh tarik sessions and mid night club sessions

Brocky
Brocky
22 Jun 2023 8.25pm
Reply to  Shriek

Avoid CNN, Fox News, BBC, NYT, Washington Post, Guardian, Bloomberg, Financial Times.

Go for The New Atlas, Jimmy Dore Show, Redacted, Emil Cosman, Voice of China or VOC, RT, Alexander Mercouris and of course RB blog.

Brocky
Brocky
15 Jun 2023 2.08pm
Reply to  glissantia

MCA owns “The Star”, as well as the Chinese-language dailies “Nanyang Siang Pau” and “China Press”.

Brocky
Brocky
22 Jun 2023 8.17pm
Reply to  glissantia

Indian Media fabricates Non-Existent Think Tanks, Journalists to churn fake narratives and smear campaign against China and Pakistan.

https://mysingaporenews.blogspot.com/2023/06/indian-media-fabricates-non-existent.html?m=1

Analysts pointed out that the production of fake news by Indian media not only discredit China and Pakistan, but can incite nationalist sentiment within the country and distract people from the real problems of the country and the poor performance of its government.

NoNo
NoNo
23 Jun 2023 11.09am
Reply to  Brocky

India should remove its caste system before talking about human rights and democracy. Biden seems to forget this when meeting Modi.

Brocky
Brocky
27 Jun 2023 9.38am
Reply to  NoNo

Will India Surpass China to Become the Next Superpower?

Four inconvenient truths make this scenario unlikely.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2023/06/24/india-china-biden-modi-summit-great-power-competition-economic-growth/

Jay Prakash
Jay Prakash
9 Jul 2023 2.15pm
Reply to  NoNo

Also the child labour issue is quite rampant in India.

Shriek
Shriek
27 Jun 2023 3.21pm
Reply to  Brocky

Mody is a right wing nationalist. Uk USA and Aust close two eyes and praise and says India will buy more from demo carry countries

Brocky
Brocky
28 Jun 2023 9.31am
Reply to  Shriek

The European missions led by Columbus went West to find India & Indians. They found America and a different colour “Indians” …

Today the Real Indians have arrived in the USA and received warm welcome from Biden – 500 years late, but the white Americans finally found the Indians they wanted, embraced Modi like a long lost brother.

Maharashtra
Maharashtra
9 Jul 2023 3.12pm
Reply to  Shriek

Biden and Modi are joining forces to build infrastructure of the world to counter China’s belt and road. Probably another tale in the Twilight Zone?

Brocky
Brocky
17 Jun 2023 1.49pm
Brocky
Brocky
17 Jun 2023 9.25am

Gerakan deputy president Oh Tong Keong has urged PAS’ Kuantan MP Wan Razali Wan Nor to retract his assertion that female nurses’ uniforms are too tight-fitting and apologise to healthcare workers in the country.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/668971

Dan
Dan
13 Jun 2023 11.52am

Average lifespan of Malaysian is 74 years old. Therefore many cannot wait to withdraw their EPF.