Twenty one people were arrested during a peaceful Workers’ Day gathering in KL. Not the best way for the government to observe this day in honour of ordinary workers.
Among those arrested are Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj and several other top PSM leaders, including its secretary general S Arutchelvan.
Is Big Capital so worried about any public display of workers’ solidarity?
Actually, the government should have just allowed the small gathering to go ahead. Few people would have taken notice. But by arresting 21 people, the authorities have turned the gathering into headline news and highlighted the workers’ demands.