Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thondar Padai under A.M Samy Leadership Blamed for Labour Unrest


AM Samy
The Straits Times dated 3rd March 1947 reported that the Kedah Strikes had been crushed with 12 rioters were put to trial and jailed.

A special Bill also to be introduced at the Malayan Union Advisory Council meeting banning military uniforms.

It also reported several hundred labourers including women and children took part in riot and fought against police at Bedong, Kedah.

Due to the fear of wide spreading strike, the managers in rural area in Kedah had sent their wives and children to Penang.

Duty Commissioner for Labour Kedah, J.T Rea, blamed the unrest on Thodar Padai lead by A.M Samy and other union leaders. The troubled was confined to Indians estate employees who numbered at 26,000.


 
 
 
    

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