Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Message from Lim Guan Eng

Sdr Dr Chen Man Hin is considered the grand old man of DAP. As one of its founder members he is also the political trailblazer in that he won a legislative seat for the party even before the party was registered on March 18, 1966.

His historic victory in Rahang on December 9 1965 was a political watershed in marking the introduction of DAP as a political force for justice, democracy, freedom, equality and peace.

For 40 years through all the trials and tribulation, DAP has stayed true to its ideals because of leaders like Dr Chen. He is not only our political advisor but also in a spiritual sense, a custodian of what is moral and ethical in the religious context but also of our political conscience.

A mild-mannered and affable gentleman is Dr Chen. But behind that Jesuit mien lies a man of steel, suffused with ideals, who would brave fire and brimstone to uphold DAP's principles. More importantly Dr Chen lived up to the same exacting standards he set for others that DAP leaders affectionately called him the Pope.

His religious upbringing, conscience, brilliance, compassion and thirst for knowledge are qualities we are feel honoured to share. Most unusual of all is that at the ripe old age of 80, we still find him thirsting for knowledge and new technology.

Unlike other senior citizens enjoying their sunset years, Dr Chen is focusing his energies towards building a better Malaysia. Extremely fit and healthy, he is as alert and sharp as ever. His blog is a celebration of his mellow years and a testimony of the adage of how wine grows ever finer with age.

Happy blogging, Pope!

LIM GUAN ENG
DAP SECRETARY-GENERAL

Dinner!


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Sim Kwan Yang, Chan Kok Kit, Dr. Chen Man Hin and Lim Kit Siang at the CEC table.

Nipah Virus Disaster


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Nipah Virus Disaster in Bukit Pelanduk, Negri Sembilan. Dr. Chen Man Hin and Lim Kit Siang with others.

DAP National Conference


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DAP National Conference. Dr. Chen Man Hin and other CEC members.

DAP National Conference


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DAP National Conference. Dr. Chen Man Hin, Lim Kit Siang and DAP Wanita members.

Out campaigning


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Dr. Chen Man Hin takes the lead in a campaign rally. Lim Kit Siang busy shaking hands with supporters and party members.

Sitting on a bench


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Lim Kit Siang, Dr. Chen Man Hin and Dr. Tan Seng Giaw.

Group photo


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Ahmad Nor (D), Lim Kit siang, Dr Chen Man Hin. Back row: Lai Teo Kuan, Mahdevan Nair and Fadzlan Yahya

Four Amigos


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Lim Kit Siang, Karpal Singh, Chan Tech Chan and Dr Chen Man Hin.

SI Conference


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Socialist International Conference at the United Nations, New York. Karpal Singh, Dr Chen Man Hin and Lim Kit Siang in the front rows. Chong Eng, Mrs Karpal and Ahmad Nor(D) in the back seats.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Meeting of MPs and SAs at Federal Hotel


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DAP won 24 Parliamentary seats and 56 State seats in the 1986 General Elections. Dr Chen Man Hin was the first to sign on the pledge that no one from the party should resign. Witnessed by Karpal Singh.

Party Congress 1980


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Dr Chen Man Hin next to Sec-Gen Lim Kit Siang

Party HQ Opening Ceremony at Bangunan Choo Teik


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From L to R: Chan Kok Kit (D), Wang Rui Ai (D), Walter Loh (D), Devan Nair, Lawyer Lee Ming Chang (D).

Cherry Blossom Time


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Another pic from the Rahang By-Election

Campaign Rally in the Rahang By-Election


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As the DAP application to be a political party was pending, Dr Chen Man Hin contested for the first time as an independent candidate, adopting the Cherry Blossom (Mei Hua) as his symbol. He won handsomely and the victory has a great boost to the infant party.

Group Photos


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Dr Chen Man Hin(10th from Left). He joins politics for the first time and was elected as the NS DAP Chairman. Other key personalities: Wang Rui Ai (standing No. 6), Dr Liew Ji Sheng (standing No. 7), Lawyer Lim Koon Jie (standing No. 11), Dr Siva (standing No.13) and other party founders.

DAP HQ Opening Ceremony


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From L to R: Secretary to Devan Nair, Lim Kit Siang, Dr. Chen Man Hin and Vice Chairman Nor Jetty.

DAP HQ Opening Ceremony at Bangunan Choo Teik


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From L to R: MP Setapak Walter Loh, SG Devan Nair (Former Singapore President), Ampang State Assemblyman Wang Rui Ai, Dr. Chen Man Hin and SG Goh Hock Guan.

Rahang By-Election Campaign


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From L to R: CEC Karpal Singh, Treasurer Dr Siva, Chairman Dr Chen Man Hin. Back Row: Fan Yew Teng, Liew Fatt Yean (D). Standing: Liew Ah Kim, Loh Chee (D).

April 1972 Solidarity Dinner


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From L to R: State Assemblyman Ibrahim Senggel, SG Goh Hock Guan, CEC cum MP Setiawan Richard Ho, Political Bureau Director Fan Yew Teng, Dr. Chen Man Hin. Back facing camera: Lim Kit Siang.