Stop playing on racial anxieties!

by Jeyakumar Devaraj The PSM is both disappointed and alarmed that the Pakatan Harapan government is itself stirring up inter-ethnic tensions. The people voted you in with the expectation you would build a just and more harmonious society. By and large Malaysian are a tolerant people and most people of all races would like to…

PSM crosses 20-year hurdle

by S. Arutchelvan It was May 1, 1998. At the front lobby of Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Mohd Nasir Hashim, V Selvam and I were excitedly reading an article in The Star. It was the news of PSM sending in its application for registration, the previous day, at the Selangor office of the Registrar of…

A leadership transition in the 21st PSM congress

by A. Sivarajan The 21st national congress of the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) took place from the 12th to the 14th of July 2019 in Kajang, Selangor. This congress featured the culmination of a leadership transition process that started five years ago. The original office-holders of  top party leadership positions from PSM’s founding in…

Are we more united as a nation after GE-14?

(This is a paper presented by Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, Central Committee Member of PSM, at Forum in Taylors University on 26/6/19.) No, we are more divided and along ethnic lines post 14th General Election (GE-14). I say this based on the following observations – –          The votes received by UMNO-PAS in the by-elections in Camerons…

What Role Has SB Have in New Malaysia?

by S. Arutchelvan Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador is shocked that Special Branch personnel have been barred from Warisan press conferences in Sabah.”The police officers, who were there on duty, are not enemies of any party.” Malaysiakini 12 May 2019) It is time the police realise that we want an Independent Police Department which…

PH One Year Performance Self-Inflicted

S. Arutchevan When Mahathir was asked how Anwar got his Black eye in 1998, Mahathir said it was self-inflicted by Anwar himself. Now if you asked me how was PH performance in the last one year. I would say it was self-inflicted. Is there a remedy? Of course there is, as long as PH starts…

Matriculation – PH has to decide which to pursue, affirmative action based on needs (class) or ethnicity?

The Malaysian Matriculation Programme (Malay: Program Matrikulasi Malaysia) is a one or two-year pre-university preparatory programme [1] offered by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. Starting 2005, the selection process for the programme is done through a race-based quota system, where 90% of the places are reserved for bumiputeras students while the remaining 10% are open…