History & Background

History & Background

The Party

Party Socialist Malaysia or PSM is a political party, registered with the Registrar of Society (ROS) in 2008. The party symbol is clenched left fist symbolising unity and struggle for equal and democratic society. The headquarters of the party is currently in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.

PSM is led by Dr. Nasir Hashim, the Chairperson; M.Saraswathy, the Deputy Chair; A. Sivarajan, the Secretary General; Dr. Jeyakumar Devraj, the Sg. Siput MP; S. Arutchelvan,Mohanarani, Choo Chon Kai, Soh Sook Hwa, Suresh Kumar, Sivaranjani, V.Selvam, Sugumaran, Khairul Nizam   and Parameswary.

The party has got branches and representative members throughout has an extensive grassroot movements among plantation workers, urban poor,  students, farmers, Orang Asli communities, workers etc,.

 

Ideology

The party embraces socialist ideology that strongly believes in an economic system that ensures fair distribution of wealth in a democratic and equal society, free of exploitation

The party is convinced and committed to the class struggle and will continue to propagate class politics, going against the normal nouns of communal and religious politics practiced in Malaysia. The party will work hard towards empowering the masses and liberating them from the clutches of capitalism.

While PSM is committed to Marxist analysis, the party will have an open policy as far as left tendencies are concerned. PSM has not joined nor aligned to any international socialist or left organisations. PSM will continue to open its doors for criticism and differing views among the left. At the end of the day, we want people to be treated with human dignity and enjoy the fruit of their labour.

5 Key Features of the party

The Party membership is open to all those who believe in bringing change through empowering the masses.

The party branch is the key component of the party

All party meetings are open to members and we uphold principles of transparency.

The Central committee does not possess the absolute power to dismiss its members.

The party is not focussed on electoral politics, being active only during election periods.

6 Basic Principles of Party Members

We strive to promote Socialism from below

Socialism as a way of life as we aspire to be committed party cadres, serious in our work and not amateurs.

We have to fight liberal tendencies within ourselves

Rational and scientific in our analysis and approach

We use dialectical approach in our actions between theory and practice, between strategy and tactics to forward Socialism.

We uphold principles of democratic centralism.