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Why Were Activists and Farmers Bloodied & Arrested Defending Their Land?

Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, Chairperson, Parti Sosialis Malaysia

26-Oct-23 15:00

Why Were Activists and Farmers Bloodied & Arrested Defending Their Land?

On the 24th of October, a Parti Sosialis Malaysia activist, Chong Yee Shan, was left with a bloodied face after being shoved by an officer from the Perak Land and Mines Office (PTG) at a farm in Kanthan, Tambun. This can be seen on videos released by PSM. On top of that, PSM chairperson, Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, alongside a couple of other PSM activists and a farmer named Ho Pon Tien were arrested. This was after farmers and activists attempted to stop the officers who went to the location with bulldozers and excavators to evict six farmers.

But who are the Kanthan farmers? And what exactly are they fighting for?

Image Credit: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)

Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan


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Categories:  controversiespoliticsLaw/Activism

Tags:  kanthankanthan farmerstambunfarmersactivismland rights





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