Somehow today I have this strong urge to write about refugees. Not because of World Refugee Day but simply because most of the write-ups I am reading in conjunction with WRD seems to be only talking about laws and human rights. The people, the refugees, their survival ability and endurance seems more relevant to me.

Never mind the law! After all, it doesn’t even protect all of us who are considered rightful citizens of this country. Laws in capitalist country are not made for ordinary working class. It’s for the rich and powerful. I am sure you have heard of the recent study by ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) that says ‘global supply chains of 50 companies employ only 6% of people in a direct employment relationship, yet rely on a hidden workforce of 94%’. There go laws and human rights!

Having the opportunity to work with asylum seekers and refugees for past 12 years, I find that they are one of the most inspiring people. When they arrive in Malaysia for asylum, majority of them practically start from ‘zero’ – unknown people, unknown language, no money, no shelter, and no guarantee of next meal, no idea who to trust or not trust. Above all they have to find their means of living in hiding to avoid authorities.  It’s even worse if they have medical conditions. Humiliation, hunger and abuse that they have to endure for years are mind boggling.

I just can’t imagine a life of not knowing what’s going to happen next. Imagine you are not single but you flee with family, elderly parents and children. Education, hope, motivation and future basically are none-existence. Regardless, many of them are surviving here in Malaysia.

Some of them are here in Malaysia for almost 2 generation, some are new arrivals.  The communities help each other to live with dignity. They use their skills, knowledge and will power to move on. Some of them take the initiative to organize themselves as community organization in order to help their members with the entire problem mentioned above. They run community school, organize medical clinics, and provide counseling services that range from marriage counseling to detention and arrest by police and immigration. They even conduct marriage and burial ceremony with help of religious organizations. They reach out to donors and local organizations for support. They try their best to give motivation and some hope to their people through sports, skills trainings and excursions.    They have very little in terms of dollars and cents but their endurance and humanity level is admirable.  Whenever there is cry for help, these community organizations are the first to reach them. Believe it, some of these refugee community organizations even extended support and donation to Malaysians, some two years ago when part of Malaysia were flooded and many were evacuated!

I have seen many individuals among the refugees with such strong courage including single mothers who are successful in their attempt to provide for their family through home based business, managing small farm, provide repair and maintenance service. Despite their low or uncertain income, they still share some portion of their earnings to help other community members in need. They share what little space they have with others who can’t afford it.

In this environment, they also endure criminality that emerges such as trafficking, kidnapping, begging syndicate, and so on but are they to be blamed when the system is at fault. ‘Current system’ we are living in breeds war, racial discrimination, institutionalized crime, disease, poverty and environmental disaster.

Let’s hope that we Malaysian develop more empathy towards refugees. The system will not allow us to be ‘peaceful’ for long. I am sure if some catastrophe happens in future and some of us had to flee to another country for asylum, we want to be treated well.

I, for once can’t imagine having such endurance of taking care of myself, my family and on top of that my community in an environment like Malaysia where refugees are denied fundamental human rights.  Salute, to refugee comrades in Malaysia.

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Letchimi

Pada bulan April 2015, GST di laksanakan oleh kerajaan BN pada kadar 6%. GST, cukai yang dikenakan kepada pengguna. Cukai yang dipaksa ke atas rakyat. Baru-baru ini, Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Najib Razak berkata ekonomi Malaysia selamat kerana GST. Sebanyak RM51 billion hasil cukai dikutip pada tahun 2015 berbanding RM37.2 billion pada tahun 2014 tanpa GST. Ketua Menteri Pulau Penang, Guan Eng pula berkata GST bukan selamatkan ekonomi Malaysia. Ia hanya selamatkan Najib. Menurutnya, tabung simpanan Penang telah meningkat dari RM572.50 juta pada tahun 2010 ke RM880.75 juta pada tahun 2014 tanpa GST. Ketua Pemuda PAS, Nik Mohamed Abduh pula berkata, bagaimana Najib boleh kata GST bawa berkat walhal adalah salah di sisi agama Islam untuk mencukai orang miskin!

Seramai 79 aktivis-aktivis dari PSM (Parti Sosialis Malaysia) dan beberapa kumpulan NGO lain yang berkempen untuk bantah GST yang membebankan rakyat pula telah didakwa dan lebih setahun kes di mahkamah. Perbicaraan ditetapkan pada 29 Feb – 3 Mar 2016. Tidak cukup di cukai secara paksa, yang membantah mahu diheretnya ke penjara!

Kerajaan BN Tak Peduli Dengan Nasib Rakyat Miskin!

keluargapendapatanrendahPuan Nor Hazliza dari Kajang mempunyai 4 orang anak (berumur 1-8 tahun) dengan pendapatan bulanan kurang dari RM1,500 berkata bahwa sewa rumah telah meningkat, harga pampers, susu, ayam dan sebagainya sudah naik, tambang bas sekolah sudah naik – macamana kerajaan sanggup mencukai orang miskin macam saya? Selain BRIM, kerajaan harus kenalkan catuan makanan (food ration) untuk membolehkan keluarga miskin mendapat makanan asas percuma setiap bulan, katanya. Melihat keadaan rumah beliau yang hanya ada perkara asas seperti dapur, tilam dan peti sejuk yang masih belum habis dibayar hutang, langsung tak merungut. Cuma harapkan kerajaan lebih prihatin dengan golongan berpendapatan rendah.

Sharmila berumur 20 tahun yang sedang menunggu keputusan STPM, tinggal bersama ibu dan adiknya pula amat risau dengan keadaan ekonomi yang semakin teruk. Katanya, “rakyat bantu kerajaan dengan GST, tapi bagaimana dengan kami, siapa bantu kami?” Teguran Sharmila kepada kerajaan, “BRIM bukan penyelesaian, naikkan gaji pekerja kepada sekurang-kurangnya RM1,500, barulah keluarga berpendapatan rendah macam kami mampu hidup dengan maruah”. Sharmila bercita-cita meneruskan pendidikan agar dapat memperbaiki keadaan hidup mereka. Sehingga hari ini keluarga ini tiada rumah sendiri. Bagaimana mungkin dengan pendapatan seisi keluarga kurang dari RM1,500. Dengan kos pendidikan semakin tinggi, peluang pekerjaan yang tipis, gaji rendah dan kadar hutang isi rumah semakin naik, mampukah mereka?

Dalam satu kenyataan akhbar yang dikeluarkan oleh Ipsos Malaysia Sdn Bhd berhubung hasil kajian mereka dikalangan 1,002 rakyat Malaysia, didapati GST telah mengubah tabiat membeli belah di kalangan 61% orang.  28% orang belanja lebih untuk memenuhi keperluan kerana harga barangan sudah meningkat dan nilai Ringgit telah jatuh. Manakala 33% kurangkan perbelanjaan untuk berjimat cermat.

poorrichEncik Lim Sue Goan telah menulis satu artikel (diterbitkan oleh Malay Mail online) mengenai jurang kaya miskin yang semakin besar di Malaysia. Beliau merujuk kepada 2 berita terkini yang dilaporkan iaitu:

  • Lebih kurang 18,675 mahasiswa  di universiti tempatan tidak mempunyai duit yang mencukupi untuk makanan yang sewajarnya.
  • Penjualan kereta Mercedes telah melompat 56% atau 3,913 unit tahun lalu.

Apakah ini menunjukkan?

Harga barang mula naik selepas GST berkuatkuasa, diikuti dengan penghapusan subsidi oleh kerana keadaan kewangan kerajaan sempit (termasuk rebat elektrik dan tambang pengangkutan awam menjunam), ditambah dengan penurunan nilai ringgit yang menyebabkan harga barangan import melambung. Seolah-olah ia tidak mencukupi, PTPTN telah mengurangkan pinjaman untuk pelajar universiti awam sebanyak 5% dan kolej swasta sebanyak 15 %.

Walaupun kerajaan boleh memanggil GST sebagai penyelamat ekonomi negara, cukai GST 6% benar-benar membebankan golongan miskin. Kata beliau, jangan kita lupa, ada 40 peratus keluarga di Malaysia berpendapatan kurang daripada RM3,000 sebulan. Pendapatan yang mereka usahakan, hampir tidak cukup untuk memenuhi keperluan.

Kepada mereka yang kurang kemampuan nasi RM2 pun satu perkara besar tetapi kepada mereka yang kaya-raya, RM2,000 untuk menjadi ahli golf adalah terlalu remeh untuk disebut sekali pun. Bank Dunia menganggarkan bahawa pekali Gini Malaysia berada pada 0.462, di atas paras 0.4 iaitu paras amaran, memandangkan yang terkaya 15 peratus mengawal 80 peratus daripada kekayaan keseluruhan masyarakat itu. Jurang ini dijangka melebar lagi, menyemai benih ketidakstabilan sosial.


Salam Perjuangan
Letchimi Devi

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) Secretary-General Sivarajan Arumugam says the assurance given by the Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (Presma) that food prices will remain despite the flour price increase is a lie.

Sivarajan said the same excuse was given previously when the government made similar moves in order to keep the people happy.

“They (Presma) say that the prices for goods are controlled, but we have seen prices of many items going up within a year.

“With the price of flour increasing, it is for sure that bread products and roti canai will be affected,” he told reporters during a press conference.

PSM: Why is wage hike only RM100?

| March 2, 2016

Party secretary-general says increase in minimum wage not enough to cope with rising cost of living.

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KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) secretary-general Sivarajan Arumugam is unhappy that the National Wages Consultative Council (MPGN) increased the minimum wage by only RM100.

It accused MPGN of lying and failing to provide a reasonable excuse for increasing the wage by such a small amount.

PSM has been pushing for a minimum wage of RM1,500 for workers.

“We are very dissatisfied. We can’t accept the fact that the government only increased the minimum wage by RM100 after more than three years,” he told reporters at a press conference.

Sivarajan said PSM had contacted MPGN previously to seek an explanation.

Instead, they were told that MPGN could not answer these questions because they were bound by Section 54 of MPGN Act 2011 (Act 732), which prevented them from revealing confidential information from its meetings.

“The excuse MPGN gave is a trick to hide the fact that the RM100 increase is not justified.”

The group urged MPGN to reveal the key indicators used to calculate the minimum wage.

PSM, he said, would continue to push the government and MPGN to comply with its demands to increase the minimum wage to RM1,500.

PSM also claimed that the government’s decision to not set the minimum wage at RM1,500 had “victimised” the people as they were forced to deal with the increasing cost of living.

Prime Minister Najib Razak had announced – when tabling the recalibrated 2016 Budget – that the minimum wage would be raised to RM1,000 from RM900 in Peninsular Malaysia and from RM800 to RM920 in East Malaysia.

Marx8_001b a5 posterIGP: It’s a crime to attend Marxism course    Police will take action against members of the public who attend a course on Marxism organised by Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), warned inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar.

“It’s not just the organisers, but participants who attend the (Marxism) course, which is against the law, will also have action taken against them by the police,” Khalid tweeted today.

Illegal? Show us in black-and-white, Marxism course organiser tells IGP

BY A. RUBAN

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member S. Arutchelvan said it was unfair for the police to issue a public statement banning the event without notice. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 2 ― Instead of tweeting about it, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar should issue a formal statement to convey what is wrong with holding a course on Marxism, its organiser said today.

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member S. Arutchelvan said issuing statements through the microblogging platform was inappropriate as the organiser and the participants deserved to know what laws they were in danger of breaking.

“The police cannot ban an event through Twitter. He should use the proper procedure, like a notice or a letter,” Arutchelvan told Malay Mail Online when contacted for response to the IGP’s latest remark.

Khalid had previously tweeted that the police will act against the organiser if it went ahead with its crash course on Marxism March 20 at the Petaling Jaya Cultural Hall in Selangor.

Earlier today, he issued another warning, again through Twitter that it was against the law to even attend the course and the police would act against not just the organiser but participants too.

Arutchelvan said it was unfair for the police to issue a public statement banning the event without notice.

He added that a police officer had contacted him earlier today to arrange to record his statement on March 11 and made no mention of a ban or punitive measures if PSM proceeded with its Marxism course as scheduled.

“Let him give us something in black-and-white and then we will contemplate on taking legal action against the ban because I don’t see any laws that is being violated from organising the event,” he said.

Arutchelvan also questioned the rationale in banning the Marxism crash course when the subject was taught in schools and universities, and books about it were also readily available.

“What is he going to do next? Ban all books on Marxism at libraries also?” he asked.

He added that PSM’s course on Marxism was purely for educational purposes and had nothing to do with current political affairs in the country.

Marxism is the socioeconomic theory based on the teachings of German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, but is often conflated with the Marxism-Leninism political philosophy that is often tied to communist regimes.

Civil liberties lawyer Syahredzan Johan told Malay Mail Online that he was puzzled by the IGP’s Twitter remark that it was illegal for anyone to organiser or attend a course on Marxism in the country.

“I honestly cannot think of any laws a person can be prosecuted or punished for attending or organising a Marxism course.

“Or maybe the police would act on them by saying that the course promotes terrorism or something like that,” Syahredzan said when contacted for comment.

Khalid has promised stern action against anyone who takes part in the March 20 Marxism course, whether it is the organiser or participant.

In his warning today, he wrote in Malay: “Not just the organiser, participants who attend this course is going against the law and action will also be taken by @PDRMsia” but did not elaborate on which law they were in danger of breaking.

Contacted for clarification later, Khalid told Malay Mail Online in a brief WhatsApp text message to ask him again in a press conference.

IGP’s cold war mentality brings shame to Malaysia

The IGP’s assertion that PSM’s planned crash course on Marxism as an attempt to revive communism is an utter disgrace to the Malaysian Police as well as Malaysia in general.

DAPSY is against any efforts to revive communism, but the IGP’s shallow attempt at smearing healthy debate and discussion of Marxism as propagating communism and his order to shut down free thought – a clearly fascist practice – he himself has shown fascist tendencies.

In this age of rising and grave economic inequality, a diagnosis accurately hypothesised one and a half century ago by Marx, with more and more of his documented thoughts and predictions becoming reality, the counter Capitalistic thoughts of Marx should be debated and discussed.

The war of ideologies fell together with the Berlin Wall. The healthy and adversarial contestation of political ideas of governance between the left and the right is for Politicians and policy makers, and definitely not for the Police to play any part in.

The IGP needs to wake up from his cold-war mentality and return the reality of 2016, where forces from both the political left and the right must unite to fight extremism. As the head of the police, such ludicrous statements cannot and must not be tolerated.

I have just had a meeting with over 200 youths, representing more than 60 organisations from more than 50 countries; ALL who commented on the revelation of the Malaysian IGP’s senseless statement expressed astonishment and condemnations.

The IGP has no place to dictate to the people what political ideology to subscribe to. His assertion is clearly a political attack against PSM and proponents of the counter capitalistic movement; revealing his allegiance to the ruling regime whose very existence counts on the thriving of crony capitalism.

As president of IUSY, the world’s largest youth political organisation in the world, but first and foremost as the International Secretary of DAPSY Malaysia, I condemn the IGP’s feckless and reckless abuse of power in stifling Malaysian’s freedom of healthy political discourse. I call for his immediate resignation, and immediate withdrawal of such backwards and oppressive intentions and potential actions.

Howard Lee Chuan How
DAPSY INTERNATIONAL SECRETARY & SA FOR PASIR PINJI

Against law to attend Marxism course, IGP tells would-be participants

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — National police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar warned Malaysians against attending a Marxism course organised by Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) later this month, saying it is against the law.

The inspector-general of police had previously promised to take action against the organiser if they went ahead with the planned course.

“Bukan shj Penganjur, Peserta yg hadir Kursus menyalahi Undang2 ini, akan turut diambil tindakan oleh @PDRMsia,” Khalid wrote in Malay on his official Twitter account @KBAB51.

[Translation: “Not just the organiser, participants who attend this course is going against the law and action will also be taken by @PDRMsia”.] However, it is unknown what law the organiser or participants would be violating by attending the course as the IGP did not elaborate.

Khalid had previously tweeted that the police will not allow the Marxism course scheduled for March 20 at the Petaling Jaya Cultural Hall in Selangor.

Marxism is the socioeconomic theory based on the teachings of German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, but is often conflated with the Marxism-Leninism political philosophy that is often tied to communist regimes.

Wan Saiful Wan Jan, chief executive of think tank Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs had previously chided the IGP for warning stern action against the organiser.

He said it was unacceptable to bar ideas or ideologies simply because authorities did not agree with or approve of them.

No go for PSM’s Marxism crash course

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will summon officials of Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) for questioning over a planned crash course on Marxism the party was organising next month.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today police will not allow the course to be held as it can be seen to be an effort to revive communism.

“We will call up the organisers.” he said on Twitter.

PSM central committee member S. Arutchelvan who replied to Khalid’s tweet said his party was prepared to explain and give its cooperation to police.

“The truth is we have no intentions of reviving communism but only democratic socialism.” he said.

The eight-hour crash course called “Kursus Marxisme Kilat” and planned to be held on March 20 at the PJ Cultural Hall was advertised on PSM’s official website.

Aruchelvan said PSM is a registered political party that supports democracy.

He said police attempts to disallow the course to proceed was an attack on the freedom of speech and an attempt to divert attention from pressing issues faced by the country.

“The course is on (Karl) Marx’s criticism of capitalism, failures of communist countries and other related subjects. It is merely an educational session and these are thought in universities worldwide. The course is not to related or connected to the current state of affairs with Marxism or promote the ideology.” he told theSun.

Arutchelvan said in 2011, in a similar misunderstanding, six PSM members were arrested and detained for treason on suspicion of promoting communism.

He said subsequently the six members were freed and won a legal suit against the police for unlawful detention and were awarded RM200,000 in damages.

Will a critical thinking society ban a course on Marxism?

February 29, 2016

Instead of being hailed as the standard bearers of our Education Blueprint vision to develop the 21st century skills of critical and creative thinking, it seems PSM is being denigrated as the purveyors of subversive teachings.

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Das-KapitalBy Kua Kia Soong

The Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 claims to “develop 21st century skills such as critical and creative thinking” and further laments that our graduates lack critical thinking and communication skills.

How does this noble intention square with the latest pronouncement by the Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar that he wants to ban a course on Marxism organized by Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)?

The revival of interest in Marxist analysis

Ever since that most catastrophic crisis of world capitalism in 2008, the revival in interest in Marxist analysis has seen the sales of Das Kapital, Marx’s masterful critique of political economy soar to unprecedented levels. Young people in the West are especially keen to know the source of the capitalist crisis as workers and other taxpayers have bailed out the banks to keep the capitalist system going amidst increasing debt, job insecurity and austerity measures.

Recently, as part of its ‘Masters of Money’ series the BBC looked at the ideas of John Maynard Keynes, Friedrich Hayek and finished by looking at the economic ideas of Karl Marx. The presenter thought there were important insights to be found in Marx, particularly his perspective on the inequality of capitalism and its instability. She also made the observation that Marx’s description of capitalism is truer now than when it was first made, noting the compulsive nature of the drive for profit within the capitalist system that is also the source of periodic crises.

Marx’s theory of surplus-value expounded in Das Capital is his most revolutionary contribution to economic science as well as the materialist interpretation of history. His discovery of the development trends of the capitalist mode of production also constitutes an exposition of recurrent crises of capitalist development.

Although Marxist analyses are now resurfacing in public dialogues about economy and society especially after perhaps capitalism’s worst crisis since the 1930s, Marx and Marxist thought have always been part of the essential curriculum of Social Science courses in the best universities of the world. This is the case in Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge as well as Moscow and Beijing universities. Marx with Weber and Durkheim were the main social thinkers in the Sociology courses at my university in Manchester where Marx and Engels lived and researched much of their analyses of the capitalist mode of production. When I was teaching Sociology at the National University of Singapore in 1978-79, Marx was also an essential part of the curriculum there. I cannot imagine our Malaysian universities banning Marxist thought and analysis from their curricula.

Thus the bright young thinkers in PSM should be congratulated for initiating the discussion of Marxism and the analysis of our challenging times. Instead of being hailed as the standard bearers of our Education Blueprint vision to develop the 21st century skills of critical and creative thinking, it seems they are being denigrated as the purveyors of subversive teachings.

Just as Einstein’s insight into gravitational waves has just been vindicated, let us not forget his well-known admonition that “no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” It would be the height of irony and an insult to the government’s Transformation Programme if the content of Malaysia’s Education Blueprint is going to be dictated by the Inspector-General of Police.

Kua Kia Soong is the advisor of SUARAM (Suara Rakyat Malaysia).

 Don’t confuse Marxism with communism, IGP told
 The inspector-general of police should not confuse Marxism with communism, as the main point of Marxist ideology is the criticism against capitalism, said Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) leader S. Arutchelvan. In a response to Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar’s claim that PSM was attempting to revive communist ideologies through a course on Marxism scheduled for next month, Arutchelvan said the course was open to the public and not held underground. “Among the main topics of the course is Marxism’s criticism on the capitalist system, and also discussions on the failure of iron-fisted communist countries.
“It will also discuss the new phenomenon in England and United States where Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour party and Bernie Sanders, the US Democrat candidate, are among those who supported the Marxist theory and its relevance to the world today,” Arutchelvan said. Khalid tweeted earlier today that the police will not allow the course on Marxism planned for next month and that the organisers will be called up. But Arutchelvan said the warning could be a ploy to divert the people’s attention from the main issues plaguing the country, especially the cracks in Umno and the worsening economy. “This again is an attack on our democratic rights and freedom of speech. “Malaysia’s history is full of scripts where the left wing is always victimised every time the country’s leadership is facing a crisis. “PSM will fight this wild allegation,” he said, adding that they would give their cooperation to the police if called up. Arutchelvan said that this was not the first time the party was branded with spreading communism, adding that in 2011, 6 of their members were detained for a month over the charge under the Emergency Ordinance. “They were all released without being charged. “PSM then sued the police for making the allegation and in the end, the government had to pay us RM200,000 in compensation after admitting to their mistake,” he said. The Kuala Lumpur High Court in October 2013 ordered the government to pay the six PSM members held RM200,000 in settlement of the lawsuit filed by them over  false imprisonment and misfeasance. The six were detained on June 25, 2011 on charges of treason against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and were released on July 2 when their remand period expired. They were again arrested under the (now repealed) Emergency Ordinance and freed 27 days later. In the March 23, 2012 suit, Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, M. Sukumaran, A. P. Letchumanan, Choo Chon Kai, M. Saraswathy and R. R. Sarat Babu had named 82 defendants, including IGP Khalid and his deputy, the government, the Home Ministry, the attorney-general, a deputy public prosecutor, as well as 60 police officers. – February 28, 2016.

Belajar MARXISME dalam 8 jam!

Posted: February 23, 2016 in DISKUSI KIRI

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Keliru dengan terma-terma Marxis; gerun dengan buku-buku tebal Marxisme; minat sungguh dengan Socialisme – daftar sekarang!

Parti Sosialis Malaysia bersama Gabungan Kiri menganjurkan Kursus Kilat Marxisme untuk memperkenalkan Marxism dan kerelevanannya hari ini dan memberi satu alternatif kepada ideology kapitalisme.

Tarikh: 20 Mar 2016  (9 pagi – 5.30 petang)

Tempat: Gerak Budaya  (No. 2 Jalan Bukit 11/2, 46200 Petaling Jaya)


Kursus kilat Parti Sosialis Malaysia

9.00 am          – Pendaftaran

9.30am           – Pengenalan & Riwayat Hidup Marx – Letchimi Devi

10.00am         – Falsafah Asal Usul Marxisme & Materialisme Sejarah & Pertempuran Kelas – S.Arutchelvan

11.00am         – Kritikan Marx terhadap Kapitalisme – Choo Chon Kai

1.00pm           – Makan Tengahari

2.00pm           – 3 kekeliruan – Fuad Rahmat
(i) Agama adalah candu masyarakat?
(ii) Komunis itu kukubesi – Kediktatoran kaum Proletariat (Pol Pot, Stalin, Saddam Hussein? Korea Utara, USSR, China)?
(iii) Sosialisma hanya praktikal di Negara miskin?

3.30pm           – Sosialisme Abad ke 21? – Choo Chon Kai
Venezuela, Greece, Jeremy Corbyn & Bernie Sanders?

4.30pm           – Masa depan politik Malaysia: Belok kanan atau Kiri? – S.Arutchelvan

5.30pm           – Tamat

 

Hari ini, 28/10/2015, sekumpulan kecil pekerja, orang asal, anak muda, petani, peternak dan rakyat biasa turun ke Parlimen untuk protes kesanggupan menteri-menteri dan wakil-wakil rakyat di bawah pimpinan Najib Razak menjual kedaulatan negara kepada imperialis Amerika Syarikat.

Walaupun rakyat membantah Perjanjian Perdagangan Antrabangsa atau The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) ia langsung tidak dihiraukan, malah Najib sudah pun mengumumkan bahawa Malaysia secara prinsipal bersetuju dengan TPPA dan salah seorang Menterinya pula menyahut bahwa mereka tidak perlu endorsement dari Parliment untuk menandatangani perjanjian ini. Sungguh angkuh!

PSM yang menjadi penganjur utama protes hari ini, bergiat aktif dalam kempen ini sejak 5 tahun lalu, malah telah membuat beberapa ROADSHOW di buat untuk menyedarkan rakyat tentang apa itu TPPA. Namun ramai kurang faham implikasinya.  

Kawan-kawan, ini adalah satu bentuk JAJAHAN. Kalau ekonomi sudah dijajah, apa lagi yang ada? Kita beri kelonggaran 100% untuk negara-negara Maju berniaga di negara ini dan jika ada sebarang regulasi atau undang-undang yang mempertahankan hak penduduk Malaysia atau memberi keistimewaan tertentu sehingga menjejaskan keuntungan pihak syarikat tersebut yang buat business di sini, Kerajaan Malaysia boleh di saman di Mahkamah!

Betapa besar teknologi, keupayaan kewangan dan sumber bahan mentah di tangan kapitalis antarabangsa, mana boleh peniaga-peniaga Malaysia melawan. Tapi mungkin kronisme nasional akan kurang, tak perlu bagi kontrak pada syarikat-syarikat tempatan yang korup dan tiada kemahiran. Sebenarnya PSM lebih risau dengan peniaga-peniaga kecil dan sederhana yang akan hilang punca pendapatan. GST cukup membebankan rakyat apatah lagi dengan kenaikan harga gas,letrik, petrol, tol, tambang kenderaan awam, barang-barang keperluan asas, perubatan dan sebagainya, Inikan nak bebankan rakyat dengan TPPA pula!. Gaji minima hanya dinaikkan RM100 dan itupun hanya akan dilaksanakan Julai tahun depan. Ramai graduan-graduan baru tak dapat kerja dan ramai tak dapat beli rumah. Bermacam-macam masalah yang dihadapi oleh masyarakat. Rakyat sangat marah! Inikan nak bawa TPPA lagi.

Yang hadir protes hari ini walaupun kurang tapi mereka adalah kumpulan masyarakat yang sedar!

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Satu-satunya ahli Parliment Sg. Siput, Dr. Jeyakumar Devraj yang sentiasa membawa isu rakyat ke Parliment dari isu Petani di usir paksa hingga ke pekerja tidak di bayar gaji. Walaupun ramai ahli Parliment DAP dan PKR yang keluar menerima memorandum, saya pasti hanya Dr. Kumar shj yang akan mengambil serius tuntutan rakyat dan menyuarakannya di Parliment. Lebih memalukan tak ada seorang pun wakil rakyat BN yang sudi menerima Memorandum hari ini. Begitu angkuh sekali! Mereka duduk di kerajaan hanya untuk kepentingan masing-masing, apa kesah dengan tuntutan atau keluhan rakyat!

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28HB.OKTOBER, 2015

MEMORANDUM

KEPADA

YAB PERDANA MENTERI MALAYSIA 

PENGERUSI KELAB PENYOKONG KERAJAAN

(BACKBENCHERS CLUB)

KETUA PEMBANGKANG

BANTAH TPPA DAN KOS HIDUP RAKYAT

Sesi Parlimen yang telah bermula pada bulan Oktober, 2015 ini adalah amat penting kerana ianya akan memperlihatkan kewibawaan pihak Kerajaan dan juga Ahli Parlimen Pembangkang untuk memulihkan semula cabaran ekonomi, politik dan sosial yang sedang dihadapi oleh Negara kita.

Kami menyeru kepada Ahli  Parlimen Kerajaan dan juga pihak pembangkang untuk:

  1. BANTAH PERJANJIAN TRANS PASIFIK PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (TPPA)

Kami amat terkejut apabila YAB Perdana Menteri memaklumkan dalam teks ucapan bajet 2016 nya bahawa Malaysia telah bersetuju secara prinsip kepada TPPA !

Walaupun sejak tahun 2010, rakyat biasa dan pihak NGO telah menyatakan bantahan terhadap TPPA serta mengutarakan keburukannya terhadap rakyat, namum amat mengecewakan bahawa kerajaan masih berpendapat ianya baik untuk Negara.

Menteri MITI memaklumkan bahawa teks perjanjian ini akan dibentangkan di Parlimen untuk didebat oleh Ahli Parlimen pada masa terdekat ini. Selepas perdebatan ianya akan ditandatangani oleh Kabinet dalam bulan Januari, 2016.

Justeru itu , kenapa YAB Perdana Menteri ‘menerima secara prinsip’ sebelum menilai hujah debat Parlimen dan mengkaji analysis kos manfaat ( Cost benefit Analysis) ?

Ahli Parlimen mungkin akan dimaklumkan bahawa Malaysia telah berjaya memperolehi pelbagai konsesi dan kelonggaran dalam terma-terma perjanjian TPPA ini, tetapi kami pasti secara keseluruhannya pihak Kerajaan akan terikat tangannya jika TPPA ditandatangani .

Pihak MITI pun sedar bahawa, mereka hanya berjaya menangguhkan tempoh masa untuk Malaysia mengikuti regulasi dan disiplin yang dituntut oleh TPPA ini. Ini bukan satu kejayaan. Ini hanya satu perkara untuk menangguhkan masa sebelum Negara kita dibawa ke tali gantung!

Malaysia masih terikat dengan sistem perundangan Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) yang memberi hak kepada pihak pelabur meyaman Kerajaan Malaysia jika perubahan polisi dan perundangan dilaksanakan yang berkemungkinan menjejaskan keuntungan pelabor asing.

Elemen peningkatan tempoh paten ubat masih wujud. Harga ubat baru (atau yang didaftarkan sebagai sebuah penemuan baru) akan meningkat tinggi, menafikan kemasukan ubat generik yang lebih murah kepada pesakit-pesakit kritikal.

TPPA membenarkan syarikat ubat, korporat gergasi farmaseutikal mendesak penambahan tempoh paten jika terdapat ‘kelewatan dalam proses pendaftaraan ubat. Ini adalah  penambahan dari 20 tahun tempoh paten yang terjamin untuk mereka mengaut keuntungan.

“Patent Term Adjustment: Article QQ.E.14  IP chapter provides for the extension of patents beyond the WTO standard of 20 years, enabling drug companies to press for a patent on grounds of the need to be “compensated” for any “unreasonable” time a national drug authority or patent office takes to examine or approve an application”. 

Begitu juga dengan penambahan tempoh penyimpanan data ekslusif.

Biologics Exclusivity: Article QQ.E.20 relates in the final IP chapter to the Data Exclusivity of the new generation of ‘biologics’ medicines (medicines derived from proteins isolated from pants, animals and micro-organisms) that have been developed to treat human diseases and conditions, such as vaccines, cancer medicines and therapies such as insulin.

The final compromise, as reflected in Article QQ.E.20 of the IP chapter, provides for TPPA countries to provide either 5 years (market exclusivity counting from the date the biologic is approved in the country concerned) or 8 years (from the date the biologic is approved in the country concerned).”

Sektor perkhidmatan domestic juga akan terbuka luas untuk diambil alih oleh syarikat-syarikat gergasi besar dari Amerika dan Negara-negara TPPA yang lain.

Ruang regulasi dan polisi membantu rakyat Kerajaan akan terikat, apabila segala perlindungan kepada peniaga tempatan terpaksa diruntuhkan selepas suatu tempoh masa. Layanan samarata tanpa membezakan peniaga kecil/sederhana tempatan dan syarikat gergasi luar Negara terpaksa diakuri dalam perjanjian TPPA.

Selain daripada yang disebut diatas , jika TPPA ditandatangani maka ;

–          Liberalisasi sector pertanian , menjejaskan ekonomi pertanian tempatan

–          Kemungkinan kemasukan produk pertanian yang diubahsuai secara genetic(genetically modified)

–          Kawalan ketat oleh syarikat korporat besar yang memegang hakmilik kepada paten benih pertanian, merampas kuasa para petani untuk menyimpan dan meneruskan pertanian.

–          Kebolehan syarikat seperti Monsanto yang menyaman petani jika, perundangan hakmilik paten benih ini dilanggari .

Maka, terdapat pelbagai lagi kekangan yang akan dihadapi oleh Negara jika kita dikorbankan dalam perjanjian TPPA. MITI hanya berjaya menangguhkan penderitaan yang akan bakal menimpa kita. Jika TPPA ditandatangani maka MITI akan gagal dalam mengekalkan kedaulatan Negara kita dan juga kesejahteraan rakyat.

  1. MANSUHKAN CUKAI GST

Pihak Kerajaan tidak boleh menafikan peningkatan indeks harga penguna (Consumer Price Index) sejak GST diperkenalkan pada bulan April, 2015 yang lalu. Sehingga kini pihak Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Penguna GAGAL mengawal peningkatan harga barangan yang sedang meningkat secara mendadak.

Pihak Kastam Diraja Malaysia juga tidak menafikan bahawa kebanyakkan peniaga tidak membuat penyelarasan harga dengan menolak 10% kadar cukai SST dulu sebelum menambahkan kadar cukai 6% GST yang baru. Ini menyebabkan peningkatan harga barangan yang mendadak.

Cukai GST ini walaupun telah meningkatkan pendapatan kerajaan namun ia telah mengurangkan kuasa beli rakyat biasa dan telah mengurangkan pendapatan benar rakyat biasa.

Sebenarnya, Kerajaan boleh memperoleh penjimatan yang lebih tinggi daripada jumlah kutipan GST dengan hanya mengurangkan korupsi dalam kerajaan. Dengan cara ini juga  kerajaan boleh mansuhkan Cukai GST demi mengurangkan beban rakyat.

  1. HENTIKAN PENINGKATAN HARGA TOL & HAKMILIK NEGARA KAN PENGURUSAN LEBUHRAYA.

Penswastaan dan pemberian konsesi kepada syarikat swasta untuk membina lebuhraya dan mengutip tol tidak berkesudahan. Sejak tahun 1990an lagi, rakyat dijanjikan bahawa kita perlu membayar untuk kemudahan lebuhraya ini untuk seketika sehingga tamatnya konsesi dengan swasta. Kini, pembinaan lebuhraya dan pengutipan TOL menjadi suatu perniagaan yang lumayan bukan perkhidmatan prasarana. TOL semakin mahal dan berterusan!

Maka, Kerajaan harus memilik negarakan lebuhraya dengan segera, agar tiada peningkatan  dalam kadar tol. Kemudahan jalanraya dan pengangkutan awam adalah tanggungjawab sesebuah Kerajaan, ianya bukan suatu sektor bisnes untuk mengaut keuntungan.

  1. TINGKATKAN GAJI MINIMA SEKARANG

Kami membantah tindakan YAB Perdana Menteri yang hanya meningkat Gaji Minima sebanyak RM 100. Apa signifikan RM 100 ini apabila harga barangan meningkat tanpa kawalan. Malah pekerja di Sabah & Sarawak pula diberi gaji minima yang lebih rendah dari Semenanjung Malaysia. Diskriminasi sebegini kami membantah dengan sekeras-kerasnya. Kami menuntut pihak kerajaan laksanakan Gaji Minima RM 1500 dan Gaji Minima ini diselaraskan di Semenanjung dan Sabah & Sarawak.

  1. JEREBU- BAWA PENJENAYAH ALAM SEKITAR KE MUKA PENGADILAN

Sejak tahun 1990an, jerebu malanda Malaysia dan juga kawasan sekitar rantau ini. Kerajaan juga tidak boleh menafikan bahayanya jerebu ini yang memudaratkan kesihatan rakyat. Walaupun beberapa jawatankuasa tindakan khas , dan jawatankuasa bersama Indonesia telah diwujudkan sejak dulu lagi , kenapakah masalah jerebu ini tidak dapat ditangani dan ianya menjadi suatu peristiwa tahunan?

Rakyat sudah bosan dengan kejadian jerebu setiap tahun yang menjejaskan kehidupan seharian rakyat biasa dan memudaratkan kesihatan rakyat.

  1. LANCARKAN TABUNG PEMBERHENTIAN KERJA DENGAN SEGERA

Statistik Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Kementerian Sumber Manusia melaporkan bahawa dari 2003 hingga 2012 (10 tahun) sebanyak 7,130 majikan telah memberhentikan 222,986 orang pekerja.Daripada sejumlah RM1.67 billion yang sepatutnya dibayar oleh majikan kepada pekerja (gaji tertunggak dan bayaran Gantirugi Henti Kerja) hanya RM1.27 billion sahaja yang dibayar kepada pekerja .

Maka sejumlah RM397.45 juta wang pampasan tidak dibayar kepada pekerja , iaitu purata RM39.7 juta gagal dibayar setahun oleh majikan. Purata 31.4% pekerja yang hilang kerja atau diberhentikan kerja tidak dibayar pampasan oleh majikan kerana mereka ‘lari’ bankrap,gulung tikar atau tiada sumber kewangan.

Maka kami menuntut Tabung Pemberhentian Kerja bertujuan mewujudkan keselamatan atau jaminan bahawa pekerja akan menerima Gantirugi Henti Kerja (Employment  Termination Lay off Benefits ) seperti mana yang diperuntukkan dalam Akta Kerja  1955.

 

Maka kami rakyat biasa dan juga organisasi masyarakat menuntut kepada pihak Kerajaan dan juga Ahli Parlimen Malaysia untuk mengambil tindakan segera:

  1. BATALKAN KOMITMEN TERHADAP TPPA
  2. MANSUHKAN CUKAI GST
  3. HENTIKAN PENINGKATAN TOL DENGAN SEGERA DAN MILIKNEGARAKAN SEMUA LEBUHRAYA
  4. TINGKATKAN GAJI MINIMA KEPADA RM 1500
  5. AMBIL TINDAKAN SEGERA MENANGANI MASALAH JEREBU
  6. TABUNG PEMBERHENTIAN KERJA

Kempen Tabung Pemberhentian Kerja di lancarkan oleh Biro Pekerja, Parti Sosialis Malaysia pada 22 October 2015. PSM juga edar risalah mengenai Tabung Pemberhentian Kerja di 16 kawasan. Ini adalah untuk menyiapkan tabung untuk pekerja yang akan menjadi mangsa krisis ekonomi.

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Lebih 10,000 pekerja hilang pekerjaan dari Jan – Jun 2015.

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Aktivitis-aktivis PSM Kajang edar risalah sambil pegang banner untuk tarik perhatian pegunjung-pengunjung Pasar Malam Cheras Perdana

21 Oktober 2015 – BAJET 2016 – WARGA PEKERJA MENUNTUT TABUNG PEMBERHENTIAN KERJA
Apa itu Tabung Pemberhentian Kerja ?

Tabung pemberhentian kerja merupakan sebuah tabung khas yang dibentuk untuk membantu para pekerja yang dihentikan kerja akibat syarikat yang muflis, pengurangan pekerja ataupun akibat perpindahan majikan ke luar Negara atau juga semasa wujudnya krisis ekonomi .
Ianya dibentuk atas dasar keselamatan social (social security), dimana warga pekerja dilindungi dengan suatu skim yang memastikan bahawa sumber pendapatannya tidak tergendala disebabkan oleh faktor-faktor diluar kawalannya.

Keadaan Kini
Statistik Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Kementerian Sumber Manusia melaporkan bahawa dari 2003 hingga 2012 (10 tahun) sebanyak 7,130 majikan telah memberhentikan 222,986 orang pekerja. Daripada sejumlah RM1.67 billion yang sepatutnya dibayar oleh majikan kepada pekerja (gaji tertunggak dan bayaran gantirugi Henti Kerja) hanya RM1.27 billion sahaja yang dibayar kepada pekerja.

Maka sejumlah RM397.45 juta wang pampasan tidak dibayar kepada pekerja, iaitu purata RM39.7 juta gagal dibayar setahun oleh majikan. Purata 31.4% pekerja yang hilang kerja atau diberhentikan kerja tidak dibayar pampasan oleh majikan kerana mereka ‘lari’ bankrap, gulung tikar atau tiada sumber kewangan.

Kenapa wujudnya keadaan dimana majikan tidak membayar;
1. Majikan bankrap: Dalam keadaan dimana majikan bankrap, sumber pendapatan pekerja tergendala secara tiba-tiba dan kemungkinan pekerja akan memperolehi tunggakan gajinya dan pampasan pemberhentian kerja sepertimana yang diperuntukan dalam Akta Kerja 1955 juga adalah amat tipis. Syarikat yang muflis akan membayar pemiutang mengikut Akta Syarikat 1965 selepas ianya dicairkan aset-asetnya.Mengikut Akta Syarikat 1965 – gaji dan pampasan pekerja diklasifikasikan sebagai pemiutang yang tidak bercagar (unsecured creditors).
Secara amnya, orang keutamaan yang tersenarai di bawah seksyen 292 Akta Syarikat 1965 yang akan menerima pembayaran adalah seperti berikut :
– Kos dan perbelanjaan penggulungan syarikat termasuk kos yang dicukai oleh pempetisyen
– Gaji Pelikuidasi (liquidators)
– Kos-kos audit yang telah dijalankan
– Pampasan pekerja yang tertunggak di bawah mana-mana undang-undang bertulis sebelum permulaan penggulungan syarikat

Gaji pekerja dan sebagainya.
Justeru itu para pekerja kebanyakkannya hanya ditinggalkan dengan suatu keputusan Mahkamah Buruh yang mengarahkan pihak majikan membayar pekerja ,tetapi kemungkinan keputusan itu akan dilaksanakan adalah amat tipis kerana pengurus harta yang mencairkan syarikat itu tidak ada duit lebih selepas membayar pemiutang yang bercagar (secured creditors).
Contohnya, pada akhir tahun 2008, seramai 1000 lebih pekerja tiba-tiba diberhentikan oleh syarikat Nikko Electronics Bhd di Penang. Pekerja telah merayu kepada pihak Kerajaan membantu memandangkan majikan gagal membayar pampasan dan gaji pemberhentian kerja.
Pada tahun 2002, sebuah syarikat plywood CHG Plywood, Cheras telah melewatkan pembayaran gaji pekerja mereka. Keadaan ini telah berterusan sehingga 2007, apabila akhirnya syarikat memberhentikan para pekerjanya . Kes telah difailkan di Jabatan Buruh , Bangi dan pekerja berjaya mendapatkan perintah untuk mendesak syarikat membayar gaji dan pampasan. Selepas beberapa rundingan , majikan hanya bersetuju membayar 35% sahaja dari jumlah yang sepatutnya dibayar kepada pekerja. Malangnya CHG Plywood terus diisthiharkan bankrap dan sehingga kini para pekerjaya gagal mendapati apa jua gantirugi daripada syarikat.

Pemberhentian kerja apabila krisis ekonomi
Pemberhentian pekerja juga sedang menjadi amat ketara dalam keadaan ekonomi Negara dan dunia yang tidak menentu sekarang ini dengan kejatuhan harga minyak.
Laporan Wall Street Journal pada April, 2015 melaporkan bahawa dengan penurunan harga minyak mentah dunia, kebanyakkan syarikat dalam industri eksplorasi minyak dan juga penghasilan minyak mengumumkan perancangan untuk menghentikan sebanyak 100,000 pekerja diseluruh dunia . Sebanyak 91,000 akan dilaksanakan terutamanya dikalangan pekerja pelantar minyak dan syarikat pengerudian minyak. Kelembapan sektor ini juga akan menyebabkan banyak lagi industri sampingan yang bergantungan kepada sektor ini terpaksa juga menghentikan pekerja untuk menampung peningkatan kos.

Tujuan
Tabung Pemberhentian Kerja bertujuan mewujudkan keselamatan atau jaminan bahawa pekerja akan menerima Gantirugi Henti Kerja (Employment Termination Lay off Benefits 1960) seperti mana yang diperuntukkan dalam Akta Kerja 1955.
1. Gantirugi yang dijamin dibawah Akta Kerja 1955 dan faedah-faedah statutori berikut:
a) 10 hari gaji bagi setiap tahun perkhidmatan jika pekerja telah berkhidmat kurang daripada 2 tahun;
b) 15 hari gaji bagi setiap tahun perkhidmatan jika pekerja telah berkhidmat selama2 tahun tetapi kurang daripada 5 tahun; atau
c) 20 hari gaji bagi setiap tahun perkhidmatan jika pekerja telah berkhidmat 5 tahun atau lebih dan dikira pro-rata mengenai tempoh yang tidak genap setahun, mengikut genap bulan yang hampir sekali.

Tabung Pemberhentian Kerja ini akan membayar pekerja amaun yang pekerja berhak diterima seperti diatas apabila majikan yang muflis gagal membayar pekerja. Selain dari bayaran gantirugi demi mengelakkan kejadian kemiskinan tehadap keluarga itu, maka elaun bulanan dari sebuah tabung pemberhentian kerja juga adalah amat perlu .

Elaun bulanan dari tabung ini akan terus diberikan kepada pekerja dan akan memastikan bahawa pekerja itu dapat menyara kehidupannya seperti biasa sehingga berjaya mencari pekerjaan yang baru . Bantuan ini untuk memastikan keluarga pekerja itu tidak terjerumus dalam kancah kemiskinan dan terjerat dengan pinjaman dan masalah ‘Ah Long’.
ILO dengan jelas menyatakan bahawa “Pada masa pengangguran meningkat diseluruh dunia, apabila kegawatan ekonomi berlaku , skim perlindungan sebegini terbukti lebih penting untuk membantu individu dan rumah tangga menjamim keperluan asas kehidupan dan pada masa yang sama menstabilkan permintaan purata ( aggregate demand)”. Maksudnya selain daripada membantu pekerja yang terbabit, bantuan dari tabung ini akan mencetuskan peningkatan ekonomi domestik.

Justeru itu PSM mencadangkan Kementerian Sumber Manusia dengan segera perlu melancarkan sebuah tabung khas sebagai Tabung Pemberhentian Pekerja seperti berikut ;
1. Kerajaan dengan segera wujudkan sebuah Tabung Pemberhentian Pekerja Khas untuk pekerja yang langsung tidak dapat bayaran gantirugi apabila syarikat bankrap.
2. Bayaran dalam masa 30 hari selepas tarikh pemberhentian kerja.
3. Tabung ini harus dikendalikan oleh SOCSO.
4. Tabung ini dimulakan oleh dengan sumbangan Kerajaan, diikuti sumbangan bulanan majikan & pekerja.
5. Latihan semula kepada pekerja yang dihentikan kerja oleh Pusat Pembangunan Sumber Manusia (HRDF).
6. Bayaran elaun sara hidup bulanan sebanyak 80% dari gaji terakhir pekerja setiap bulan selepas tamatnya tempoh gaji yang dapat dibiayai oleh gantirugi henti kerja , jika pekerja masih belum mendapat kerja baru.
7. Kerajaan/Bank Negara mengarahkan bank swasta supaya mengarahkan penangguhan bayaran pinjaman rumah pekerja untuk sekurang-kurangnya 6 bulan diikuti dengan penjadualan semula bayaran ansuran pinjamannya.
8. Pekerja migran harus diberikan gantirugi mengikut gaji yang sepatutnya dia dapat sehingga tamat kontrak kerja .

PADA HARI INI 21HB.OKTOBER 2015, PARTI SOSIALIS MALAYSIA (PSM) MELANCARKAN KEMPEN INI UNTUK MENDESAK PIHAK KERAJAAN UNTUK MENUBUHKAN TABUNG INI DENGAN KADAR YANG SEGERA