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Nation 13 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

From Merdeka to New Malaysia

Umasundari Sambanthan has lived through all the important events in Malaysia’s history, and even as she approaches 90, remains as keenly involved as ever.

Nation 06 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Socialists the world over

Left-wing politics may be on the retreat but there are still people willing to devote their lives to the cause.

Nation 16 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

On the front line

For someone who has fought for change in the PKR trenches for over a decade, the Setiawangsa MP knows only too well that the battle continues for the Pakatan Harapan government.

Nation 09 Dec 2018 | 7:47 AM

Socialism 2018: Malaysian leftists told to overcome defeatist mentality, renew their message

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian socialists need to ask themselves why the anti-Icerd (International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination) campaign was able to mobilise tens of thousands for a racist message, when the left wing struggles to have such an impact.

Nation 25 Nov 2018 | 12:39 AM

Kee's World: Veteran journalist gives voice to the people

PETALING JAYA: One of the most prolific authors on the local scene, Kee Thuan Chye is back with a book that captures the excitement of the May 9 general election.

Nation 21 Nov 2018 | 12:37 AM

Prominent activists due in town for December's Socialism 2018 forum

PETALING JAYA: Socialism 2018, the annual forum conducted by Parti Sosialis Malaysia, will be held from Dec 7-9 at the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, and this year's speakers really are from all over the world.

Nation 18 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Sungai Siput conundrum

IN 2008, Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj was one of the giant-killing success stories. Representing the small Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), he managed to topple Datuk Seri Samy Vellu in Sungai Siput, a seat that had only been held by Samy Vellu and Tun Sambanthan since the country’s independence.

Nation 18 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Coming full circle

FORMER Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj is no longer the sole socialist representative in parliament. This means, arguably, that there is no one there to speak for the left as New Malaysia finds its way.

Nation 18 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

The ‘red’ doctor

HE could have easily been a rich specialist with a luxurious lifestyle, but Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj instead chose the socialist path.

Nation 11 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

‘I’m not a racist’

The new ‘National Unity and Social Wellbeing Minister’ says that his Hindraf roots will not hinder him from doing a good job.