Saturday, 19 March 2016

Joint statement by Hindraf Johor and Parti Sosialis Malaysia Nusajaya About co-organising 'Tribute to Lim Chin Siong and SA Ganapathy' forum / 柔州兴权会与社会主义党努沙再也支部 关于联办“纪念甘纳巴迪与林清祥”专题论坛联合声明

Joint statement by Hindraf Johor and Parti Sosialis Malaysia Nusajaya
About co-organising 'Tribute to Lim Chin Siong and SA Ganapathy' forum

20 March 2016

We, Hindraf and Parti Sosialis Malaysia Cawangan Nusajaya jointly organizing this ‘Tribute to Lim Chin Siong and SA Ganapathy’ forum with Sahabat Rakyat as below :-

Date    :- 20 March 2016 (Sunday)
Time    :- 2pm – 6pm
Venue  :- TJ Mart , Senai

Our intention to organize this forum is to commemorate and to pay tribute to these two heroes, who are increasingly forgotten by the community, especially the young generations.

As we all know, the history we learned in school never told us about the sacrifices of the warriors who were disagree with the government’s policies which were only for the well being of the capitalist. So, they have been concealed from the history and this causes our young generation does not know them and appreciate their struggles for the welfare of the oppressed people.

SA Ganapathy was the first president of the 300,000-strong, Pan Malayan Federation of Trade Unions (PMFTU). This young trade union leader was hung on May 4th, 1949 , in Pudu Prison. His only crime was to defend the interests of the workers of Malaya in 1940s. He also has been arrested and tortured by Japanese Special Branch in Singapore for being a communist. However, the extent to which it is a true - SA Ganapathy is a communist - has not yet been confirmed by any party.

So, through this forum we would like to introduce them and try to promote the truth in their struggle. At the same time, we also would like to educate the people dared to oppose the injustice. In 1940’s, trade unions were very strong and has broad influence in all sectors especially in plantations, agriculture and the harbor. Their struggle was not only to acquire the rights of workers but, more than that. They joined the militant groups and demanded for independence from the colonials. This means that the workers of those days had more awareness of the political situation than today’s workers.

The facilities we enjoy and the rights we have today was the ongoing struggle by those trade unionist. This history must be brought to our youth as they do not know the history, struggle and the contributions of the workers of our country.   Therefore, we provide this forum as a platform to discuss and to celebrate these unsung heroes.  We hope that our purposes and objectives will be achieved.

Thank you.

Joint statement by – Hindraf Johor and PSM Nusajaya




我们,柔州兴权会和社会主义党奴沙再也支部,跟人民之友联合起来,在2016年3月20日,下午2时至6时在士乃佳市场(TJ Mart Senai),举办主题为“向马来亚工人运动的杰出领袖致敬,发扬甘纳巴迪与林清祥的献身精神”论坛。

地点:柔佛州士乃TJ Mart会议厅



甘纳巴迪 (S.A. Ganapathy)是拥有30万会员的“泛马职工会联合会”(Pan Malayan Federation of Trade Unions ,PMFTC)的第一任主席。这名年轻的工会领袖于1949年5月4日在半山芭监狱被處绞刑。他的唯一罪名就是捍卫1940年代马来亚劳动人民的利益。他曾遭受在新加坡的日本政治部逮捕和折磨,理由是他是一名共产党员。无论如何,甘纳巴迪的共产党员的身份却没有得到任何证实。





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The English and Malay renditions of Sahabat Rakyat’s opinions about next election will be published here consecutively

As an NGO which upholds “independent and autonomous” position and "always be with the people" principle, Sahabat Rakyat had released a Chinese-written statement of views with regard to the voting in the upcoming 14th General Election, entitled “Vote for candidates who are against State Islamisation: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent the return to power of Mahathir’s faction!”

The English rendition of this statement will be published in our blog in the near future whereas the Malay rendition will be published next month (November). Please stay tuned!

We hope that our position and views pertaining to the next General Election expressed in the statement will be accurately and widely disseminated and also examined by the popular masses of various ethnicities and social strata through their involvement in the struggle of the next General Election carried out by various political parties and their practices in all fields in future.

Akan datang: Penerbitan penterjemahan pendapat Sahabat Rakyat mengenai pilihan raya ke-14 dalam Bahasa Inggeris dan Bahasa Melayu

Sebagai sebuah pertubuhan masyarakat yang berpendirian teguh tentang prinsip "bebas dan berautonomi" dan “sentiasa berdampingan dengan rakyat jelata”, Sahabat Rakyat telah menerbitkan kenyataan tentang pandangan kami terhadap Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 yang akan datang yang bertajuk "Undilah calon yang menentang Pengislaman Negera: Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Jangan benarkan puak Mahathir kembali memerintah! "

Penterjemahan Bahasa Inggeris kenyataan tersebut akan diterbitkan dalam blog kita dalam waktu terdekat manakala penterjemahan Bahasa Melayu akan diterbitkan pada bulan hadapan.

Kami berharap pendirian dan pandangan kami berkenaan pilihan raya kali ini yang dinyatakan dalam kenyataan tersebut dapat disebarkan dengan tepat dan meluas untuk diuji dalam kalangan rakyat semua bangsa semua strata sosial melalui penglibatan mereka dalam amalan pelbagai parti politik dalam pertempuran pilihan raya umum kali ini mahupun masa depan.

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