Malaysian police shuts down Marxism course

The Malaysian police have shut down a Marxism course organised by the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM), in a new escalation of state repression.  The police cited reasons of public safety and violence as the reasons to shut down the course, and alleged that they had received complaints about it.  The PSM believes political opponents are behind the complaints, and has issued a public statement.  This attack on political organising is not new in Malaysia, and demonstrates yet another reason why we as workers must unite internationally against all forms of repression against our efforts to organise.