I have been a socialist activist since the early 1970s, after I radicalised around war, race and class issues after my family migrated to Australia from Malaysia. I have had a long involvement with the Aboriginal rights movement, especially in the campaign against Aboriginal deaths in custody and the struggle for Aboriginal land rights. I have also been involved in many campaigns of international solidarity, workers’ rights, democratic rights and defence of the environment. I am still involved in building solidarity with the democracy struggle in Malaysia.
Movement activism led me to become a socialist and an organiser for system change. I was one of the founding national convenors of the Socialist Alliance and served a couple of terms in that role.
I am now a co-convenor of the Sydney branch of the Socialist Alliance and I write regularly for the newspaper Green Left Weekly.