By suara sosialis
Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) has been sleeping since the last
general election. No one knows what is happening to the party.
Does it mean that after that short glamorous moment of contesting
against Datuk Samy Vellu, the Malaysian Indian Congress president,
for the Sungai Siput parliamentary constituency, it is enough for
the socialist party to prove its mettle? Or does PSM think the
struggle is over for now and wait for another four years before
trying their luck again?
Not that PSM needs all the publicity Keadilan is receiving at the
moment, but at least the party should show its face from time to
Calling yourself a socialist party (hey, we are socialists too but
donít give socialism a bad name) deserves something more than just
The question is, where is PSM hiding and where its people now?
We know if any one PSM member read this message, they would surely
come up with all sorts of excuses. However, the point here is to
wake them up from their long slumber. If they are really serious
about the struggle for equality, freedom, democracy, blah, blah,
blah, they must get their act together again.
Some friends who were helping PSM during its election campaign
last November informed us that party members had shown true
spirit of cooperation and tireless efforts in ensuring the
success of their candidate. But then where is that spirit
If not, PSM will end up in history books. Maybe not, maybe just some
citation in some obscure thesis, as one of those mosquito parties.
The kinds that have strange names like KITA, BARA, Marhaen, Nasma,
SDP, S46, etc.
Is PSM going to end its struggle now?