The Meltdown of Pakatan Harapan

by Dr. Jeyakumar Devaraj– 3rd March,2020 The events of the past ten days might be quite bewildering to many Malaysians. Alliances have been forming and dissolving within hours and contradictory statements have been issued by various players. But it starts making more sense when we look at the interests and intentions of the main players…

Politics, Not Politicians, Has to Change

By Arveent Kathirtchelvan The current predicament facing Malaysian politics is a clear indication that something is seriously wrong with Malaysian society. The bourgeois political system has given birth to 222 parliamentarians who can’t find amongst themselves 112 backing one person to be Prime Minister. This crisis was triggered by a group of parliamentarians within the…

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…