Current Labour Issues in Thailand

by Patchanee Kumnak, December 2019 General social context of Thailand Economic development is slowing down  Factories closed down as economy is slowing down. Employers apply the labour law allowing enforcing 75% of salary. They also lay off workers in garment, automobile, electronics, electric appliances, chemical products sectors and so on. Around 44,000 workers are laid…

No war on Iran!

Joint Statement 10 January 2020 NO WAR ON IRAN! We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned over the extremely serious and dangerous escalation of recent conflict between the US and Iran.     Donald Trump’s reckless assassination of Qasem Soleimani was an act of war, and a provocation to escalate tensions in the region into another…

Solidarity with the Indian people protests against discriminatory citizenship act

Joint Statement Solidarity with the Indian people protests against discriminatory citizenship act 24th December 2019 The people of India have taken to the streets to protest against an act which indirectly discriminates Muslims in India. A wave of protests are underway in India due to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), also known as CAB previously. While the CAA…

Solidarity with Rojava! Stop the Turkish invasion!

Statement in solidarity with Rojava against Turkish military invasion Solidarity with Rojava! Stop the Turkish invasion! 12 October 2019 The Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) strongly condemns the invasion of Rojava in North Syria by the Turkish military forces. The unprovoked attacks by the Turkish military on Rojava will bring more bloodbaths, devastation, death and…

Special interview on the Protest Movement in Hong Kong

“Every revolution means a sharp turn in the lives of a vast number of people. Unless the time is ripe for such a turn, no real revolution can take place. And just as any turn in the life of an individual teaches him a great deal and brings rich experience and great emotional stress, so…

Don’t turn Kashmir into a huge prison! Stop the repression now!

Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) is deeply concerned over the recent unilateral decision by the Government of India to repeal large parts of Article 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution (which granted special status to the State of Jammu and Kashmir) , and break up the State of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union…

Stop the repression in West Papua

Joint regional statement — Stop the repression in West Papua   September 3, 2019 On August 17, Indonesian Independence Day, armed Indonesian police, soldiers and radical Islamic militia stormed a student dormitory in the Indonesian city of Surabaya (on the island of Java), which housed West Papuan students, arresting 43. The attack reportedly took place…