Resolution of the 25th National Congress of the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM)
1 October 2023, Penang
Implement Senior Citizens’ Pension Scheme for all immediately.
Bring back local elections.
Ensure that the minimum wage of RM1,500 is fully implemented for all employees. The proposed progressive wage system shouldn’t jeopardize the minimum wage’s implementation. Additionally, the minimum wage should reflect a living wage. There should be a limit between the ratio of the minimum wage and a minister’s salary.
Abolish the long-term labour contract system and replace it with permanent work.
Amend the 1959 Trade Union Act to increase trade union membership and boost workers’ morale.
Establish a Job Guarantee Scheme for new graduates from the B40 income group for them to work in the government sector and government-linked companies (GLC) as a poverty alleviation program.
Regulate the prices of basic goods to reduce the economic burden. Reject any initiatives to reintroduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for now.
Amend land laws and stop forced eviction to protect farmers and livestock herders.
The government should build more affordable houses priced at RM100,000 and below with comfortable living spaces.
The government should recognise and gazette Orang Asli customary land with communal grant status.
The government should improve our public transport system, fix motorcycle lanes, and prioritise sustainable urban planning.
Implement free education up to the tertiary level. Abolish PTPTN and eliminate PTPTN debt borne by the B20 income group now. Build more public universities. Reform the public education system to create a culture of open and critical thinking.
Respect the Federal Constitution and do not undermine the democratic rights of the people. Repeal all oppressive laws, including the Security Offenses (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA), Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (POTA), Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (POCA), Sedition Act 1948, Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, and more.
The government should cancel any forest plantation that have been approved before December 2022.
Establish a mechanism to recall Members of Parliament or State Assembly Members who fail to carry out their duties as representatives of the people through voting. Enact a bill to fix general election dates after every 5-year Parliamentary term.
Do not appoint politicians to helm positions in government-linked companies (GLCs).
The Malaysian government should ratify the 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees.
The government should continue free PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) programs in government hospitals and health clinics to reduce HIV infection risks.
Malaysian law should be amended to allow every Malaysian, including those working in foreign embassies and organizations, to have the right to sue in Malaysia and limit the diplomatic immunity of foreign representatives, especially in matters such as unfair dismissal and breach of contract.