Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kongress PRM ke-45 - 17/11/2013

The People's Party of Malaysia (PRM) held 45th Party Congress today at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur

Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) mengadakan Kongres ke-45 di Dewan Perhimpunan Cina Selangor Kuala Lumpur pada 17/11/2013. 

Dari kanan Koh Swe Yong (naib presiden), S.K. Song (Timbalan Presiden), Dr Rohana Ariffin (Presiden), Al Jafree ( Setiausaha Agung) dan Tan Chin Hong (Naib Presiden)


With UMNO-BN wiping up the divide and rule religio-racial politik the future of PRM is still tortuous dan distant.

Youth support for socialism growing, says PRM's Rohana Ariffin (Star)

 Sunday November 17, 2013 MYT 6:21:26 PM

Youth support for socialism growing, says PRM's Rohana Ariffin

KUALA LUMPUR: There is growing youth support for socialist ideology but still not many young people are keen to get involved in political parties and elections, says Parti Rakyat Malaysia chairman Dr Rohana Ariffin.

“This seems to be the general trend throughout the world where youths would support popular movement and demonstrations over pertinent issues but they are reluctant to be a member of a political party,” she said at the 45th PRM national congress on Sunday.

On PRM, Dr Rohana said although the party was small, it's presence was essential for the betterment of the people and in helping to solidify the progressive movement in the country.

“Being one of the oldest political parties since its inception in 1955, it has been and shall continue to play a very important role in trying to bring about unity of all the races in this diverse society," she said.

In the party's manifesto, PRM had urged for a proportional representation system (PR) instead of first-past-the post that gives advantage to bigger and financially-stronger parties.

"PRM's basic principle is that all voters deserve representation in the legislature. In other words everyone should have the right to fair representation.

"First-past-the-post system is akin to gambling. It has affected smaller parties. For PRM, it's due to it's inability to sponsor candidates and spread its campaign objectives," Dr Rohana said.

Dr Rohana said it was still a long and winding road for PRM and urged members to work harder especially in other states to rebuild some of PRM's past glories.

"Although PRM is now visible in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, it's existence in other states is still lacking.

"We have to soldier on. As the Malay proverb goes 'Biar putih tulang, jangan putih mata' (it is better to die fighting than to live crying in regret till the eyes becomes blind)," she added.

The congress was also attended by Parti Sosialis Malaysia leader Dr Nasir Hashim and its secretary-general S.Arutchelvan. - The Star Online, 17/11/2013,
Youth support for socialism growing, says PRM's Rohana Ariffin

Monday, November 11, 2013

PRM, a third political force in the making? (FMT News)

PRM, a third political force in the making?

Priscilla Prasena | November 9, 2013 
Ex_DAP man's move on Parti Rakyat Malaysia is to prepare the party to take on the two political heavyweight, which he claimed are failing the rakyat.

PETALING JAYA: Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) is being revamped and would appear as a third force in the Malaysian politics with an ex-DAP veteran driving it in Selangor.

Deliganu Alagan, 66, said he will be focusing on Klang and other regions in Selangor while reinventing the party to a true socialist concept, which was being championed by its president Dr Rohana Ariffin.

Commenting on the need for a third force in the Malaysian politics he said both Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and the ruling coalition (BN) had failed to look into the welfare of the people and each of them were protecting their interest.

“It is because both the political parties have failed that we need a third force to protect the interest of the people,” Deliganu told FMT.

Deliganu said it was time for the country to have a third political force and about 25 ex-DAP members would now join him in this party to serve the public better.

He added that the main agenda of the party would be looking into building low-cost houses for the low to middle income people as well as to serve the interest of the poverty stricken residents of Malaysia.

“We would want to see poverty eradicated and the wealth of the country equally distributed to every citizen of the country,” he added.

Deliganu said the party would be also looking into the homeless issues of the people especially with the rising homeless issues, recently.

Speaking to FMT, he said as a socialist, PRM had been fighting for all issues affecting all races, however Indians in the country were the worst affected by poverty.

Ahmad Boestamam, an activist with the leftist Kesatuan Melayu Muda (KMM) movement, founded PRM in 1955. The party was renamed Malaysian People’s Socialist Party (PRM) and it officially adopted scientific socialism as its ideology. Despite the re-orientation of the party, the post-1969 political scenario meant that the party remained in the sideline.

Following the 1999 general elections, PKR began to explore the possibility of a merger between the two parties. However, the merger was delayed by the lengthy negotiations between the two parties. The two parties only officially merged on Aug 3, 2003, while PRM contested in the 2004 general election as PKR as the merger had yet to be approved by the authorities.

It was believed that due to the growing tension between some former PRM members, who were now in PKR, with the party’s leadership was due to an alleged growing influence of neo-conservatism.

These members were not comfortable with the merger and found a rallying point to express their dissent, particularly towards the former leadership who negotiated the merger.

Despite its de-registration on April 17, 2005, former PRM youth leader Hassan Karim elected a new executive committee to resume its political activities.

Being sacked by DAP was his turning point

The grassroot DAP leader said his sacking from DAP was the turning point in his fight against the party.

The real estate consultant was a founder member of DAP in Port Klang and Pandamaran and was an active member in DAP until 1995. He was sacked from the party in 2010 three years after Bank Negara had declared him a bankrupt.

“I joined DAP when I was 21. I contested in 1990 for the Pandamaran constituency but lost. I even contested in Sementa, Kapar in 1995 but lost there as well,” Deliganu said.

He said Bank Negara lifted his bankruptcy in 2011, making him eligible to contest in the general elections.
“I was a victim. Somebody stole my identity card and used it and I only knew that I had been declared a bankrupt when I received a letter informing me of the same,” he said.

Deliganu subsequently appealed to Bank Negara to review his case and was cleared as a bankrupt in 2011.

In the 13th General Election, Deliganu contested in Pandamaran as an independent candidate and only obtained 62 votes compared to Tan Pok Shyiong, the DAP candidate who won the seat with 9,176 majority. - FMT News, 8/11/2013,PRM, a third political force in the making?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hj Suhaimi Said (bekas pemimpin PRM) akan dikenangi - 6/11/2013

Perginya seorang pejuang rakyat. moga ALLAH meredhai usaha arwah

Allahyarham yang juga Ahli Majlis Pimpinan Pusat PKR dan Ketua Cabang PKR Kuala Krau ialah bekas calon PKR Dun Jenderak dalam pilihan raya umum lalu.

Sekitar tahun 1980an, nama Suhaimi Said yang sinonim dengan Parti Sosialis Rakyat Malaysia (PSRM) begitu popular. Sebagai peguam yang aktif dalam parti pembangkang, beliau mudah diminta sebarang komen untuk mana-mana akhbar tabloid.

Beliau memulakan karier politiknya dalam PSRM kemudiannya menyertai PAS, UMNO dan berakhir dengan PKR. Beliau menyertai Umno bersama Naib Presiden PAS, Nakhaie Ahmad yang keluar dari PAS.

Semalam Pengerusi Biro Felda dan Orang Asal PKR itu kembali ke rahmatullah di Hospital Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Temerloh.

Allahyarham yang juga Ahli Majlis Pimpinan Pusat  PKR dan Ketua Cabang PKR Kuala Krau ialah bekas calon PKR Dun Jenderak dalam pilihan raya umum lalu.
Allahyarham dimasukkan ke wad sejak 29 Julai lalu kerana disyaki terkena jangkitan kuman pada tulang belakang.

Sebagai seorang peguam, Suhaimi banyak membantu memperjuangkan nasib warga Felda sejak tahun 1980-an dan terlibat dalam tragedi berdarah semasa Pilihan Raya Kecil (PRK) Lubuk Merbau, Kedah ketika bergerak aktif dalam PAS.

Beliau pernah ditahan dua kali di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) ketika bergiat di dalam PAS.

Anak kelahiran Kampung Lubok Kawah, Temerloh,  beliau dilahirkan pada 8 Disember 1944.

Beliau adalah anak kepada pejuang Angkatan Pemuda Insaf (API), sayap pemuda Parti Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya (PKMM),Allahyarham memulakan karier politik dengan Parti Sosialis Rakyat Malaysia (PSRM)  sebelum menyertai PAS.

Ketika bergiat aktif dalam PAS, Suhaimi memperjuangkan hak pemilikan individu untuk peneroka Felda yang dibelenggu Akta Penempatan Berkelompok (GSA) .

Oleh kerana kesungguhan beliau untuk mengadakan Konvensyen Felda, akhirnya beliau ditahan dibawah ISA dan dibebaskan pada 1986 serta dibuang daerah ke Melaka.

Di Melaka beliau menubuhkan banyak cawangan PAS dan mewujudkan Gagasan Selatan-Selatan membabitkan PAS Melaka, Negeri Sembilan dan Johor.  Keadaan ini amat merunsing pemimpin Umno Melaka yang ketika itu diterajui Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik.

Beliau sekali lagi ditahan di bawah ISA dalam Operasi Lalang bersama 120 pemimpin parti pembangkang. Selepas 6 bulan kemudian beliau telah dibebaskan.

Konflik dalaman PAS ekoran tindakan bekas Naib Yang Dipertua PAS Pusat, Ustaz Nakhaei meninggalkan PAS dan menyertai Umno turut mengheret Suhaimi.

Allahyarham menyertai Umno dan bergiat aktif di peringkat bahagian tetapi kemudian menyepikan diri.

Menyifatkan penyertaannya dalam Umno sebagai satu kesilapan besar dalam kerjaya politiknya, Suhaimi kemudian meninggalkan Umno dan menyertai PKR pada 27 November 2007 atas pelawaan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Nizam Hamid dan Dr Syed Husin Ali.  

Takziah kepada keluarga Allahyarham Suhaimi Said. - SediaSejahtera Blog