Turkey: Stop the repression on HDP!

Socialist Party of Malaysia strongly condemns the ban proceedings against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey. The threat of banning HDP came after years of repression on the democratic opposition forces in Turkey. On 17th March 2021, the top public prosecutor of the high court of appeals has filed a case with the constitutional…

Solidarity with the people of Burma against military coup

Joint Statement on Burma 23th February 2021 Solidarity with the people of Burma against military coup We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the military coup in Burma. The current coup is a great set back to the little achievement of the transition process towards democracy in Burma for the last decade. We denounce the use…

Thailand: Free all political prisoners and abolish the draconian lèse majesté law

Joint Statement Thailand: Free all political prisoners and abolish the draconian lèse majesté law 13 February 2021 We are deeply concerned over the rejection of bail for four prominent Thai pro-democracy activists for charges under the draconian lèse majesté law. Parit Chiwarak, Anon Nampa, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk and Patiwat Saraiyaem have been detained and denied bail…

No to military coup in Myanmar

Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) is deeply concerned over the latest political development in Myanmar. We strongly condemn the unfolding military coup that involves the detention of the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders from the ruling party, dissolution of the Assembly of the Union, suspension of the Constitution and declaration…

Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR) de-gazettement inconsistent with Malaysia’s international environmental and human rights obligations

PRESS STATEMENT10 OCTOBER 2020 We, representatives from various civil-society organisations, are writing to raise serious concerns related to the proposed development and de-gazettement of the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLFNR). Our organisations are extremely disappointed with the Selangor State government for the manner in which they handled the Town Hall Meeting that took place…

No to mass arrests of HDP members

Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) strongly condemns the latest round of mass arrests of members of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) by the Erdogan government in Turkey. Arrest warrants have been issued against 82 members of HDP yesterday, for their involvement in the solidarity protests in Turkey six years ago. Those protests were organised to…

Targeted Loan Moratorium Extension – Tribunal required to save families from the predatory instincts of banks!

by Dr. Jeyakumar Devaraj On 27/7/2020, the Finance Minister Dato’ Sri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz clarified the Government’s position on loan moratorium when queried by Lim Guan Eng during Parliamentary question time. The Finance Minister announced that banks operating in Malaysia have agreed to extend the loan moratorium for another three months (October to December 2020)…