View the collection of transcripts about the Malaysian Left and Labor in the 1960s-1970s.
These transcripts were interviewed by Kuan Huai
Lin Yu recalls his childhood and how he became involved with labour activism; particularly, his role during the Bukit Asahan strike (in 1967), which was the peak of his labour activism in Malaysia.
Mr Lai discusses his involvement in the Malaysian labor movement and the Chua Seng Pineapple Estate strike in 1966, for which he was later imprisoned.
In this group interview, Yu, Zheng and Lin recount their experiences living under the Malayan Emergency regulations, the food situation during the Bukit Asahan Estate strike, and their imprisonment.
In this second interview, Lin discusses his later experiences in the Malaysian labor movement in the 1960s-70s, from the February 13 Demonstration, the split of the Socialist Front, and how his experiences were affected by the Cultural Revolution.
Ye discusses his childhood and participation in the vernacular high school student movement in Penang, his motivations for joining the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), his return to Penang after the Hadyaai Peace Treaty in 1989, and his efforts to build a memorial for his fallen comrades.
Voon discusses his involvement in the leftist movement in Malaysia in the 1970s.
In this group interview, former labour activists Wu, Yang and Lin recount their experiences of the Asahan rubber estate labour dispute, discussing the issues which created labour discontent, their experiences of organizing the strike, how the dispute was eventually settled, and their experiences in prison.