Free Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) strongly condemns the arrests of Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar both elected parliamentarian in Pakistan by the authorities of Pakistan following the deadly clashes in the Khar Qamar area of North Waziristan, on 26 May 2019. We also condemn the violence that took place on 26 May 2016 which allegedly killed…

Balan’s Unfulfilled Wish – When Our Support System Fails

by S. Arutchelvan Just before 10pm, the health condition of Balan deteriorated. They had barely rushed him out of his house when, it appeared to family members that he had breathed his last. This was later confirmed by the Seremban General Hospital when they certified that he died of germs infection at 10pm. Tina, PSM’s…

We Need to Save Our Disappearing Forests

by Rani Rasiah Many Ipoh folk like me take our hills and forests for granted. We seldom stop to ‘stand and stare’, to take in the beauty of these majestic green sentinels that form the natural backdrop to our homes and city. We paid for this nonchalance when during the Chinese New Year break this…

Repatriation of Praphan Pipithnamporn violates principle prohibiting refoulement

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) is deeply concerned over the arrest and repatriation of Praphan Pipithnamporn, a political dissident from Thailand, by the Malaysian Government. We condemn the Malaysian Government for behaving like an accomplice of the Thai military junta in suppressing dissents and limiting democratic space. It has been reported that Praphan Pipithnamporn has applied…

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…

21 Years and Beyond

Socialism is the shining beacon through eternity. Socialism is not for entrenched and wavering hearts of hearts. Socialism fires-up imagination and compassion, to nurture and fight for truth and justice. Dr. Nasir Hashim, Chairman of Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM). 21 years ago, we fought for the rights of the people only as a rally of…

Race and Religion In the Left

By Arveent Kathirtchelvan Being in a leftist party in Malaysia, it is expected to receive brickbats from those who choose a political platform steeped in race and religion. Such is the pervasive nature of identity politics in Malaysia that both the current governing coalition and opposition are always either skirting around the issue or outrightly…