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…

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…

End Political Rhetoric! Declare Climate Change Emergency

by Sharan Raj, Coordinator of PSM’s Environmental Bureau In 2015, Malaysia’s net Green House Gas (GHG) emission stood at 50,479,060 tons while we pretend to hide behind our status as a developing nation. While Malaysia pledged to reduce GHG intensity per GDP by 35% by 2030 to UNFCCC, our pledge will remain a rhetoric if…

No Water Tariff Increase! Reform Water Management First!

by Sivarajan, PSM Secretary General 17th April 2019  PSM is troubled by the recent announcement by Xavier Jayakumar, the Minister for Water, Land and Natural Resources that six states have agreed to increase water tariffs after discussion with himself. What has the Pakatan Government done to reverse the massive privatization policies that were embarked on…