Socialist Party of Malaysia

August 19, 2013

Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) strongly condemns the bloody crackdown on protesters by the Egyptian army. We are deeply concerned over the current situation in Egypt where the Revolution is hijacked by the military establishment.

The use of excessive force for the last few days has killed over 800 people and wounded thousands. Political violence has spread across the country as retaliation to state repression and innocent people have been victimised.

Morsi was removed in a military coup on 3 July after massive protests initiated by Tamarod, a movement that oppose Morsi and call for early election. The military coup was not aimed to deepen the revolutionary process but to contain the revolutionary waves. The current atrocities committed by the military is not just aimed to crush Muslim Brotherhood, but also part of a plan to derail the Egyptian Revolution and bring back Mubarak-era repressive rule.

Today, supporters of Muslim Brotherhood have become the target of violent crackdown, but tomorrow any other forces that posing threat to the military ruling elites will by also subject to brutal repression. The military and security forces in Egypt have been committing atrocities all these while with impunity, making them the fundamental threat for Egyptian struggle for bread, freedom, social justice and human dignity!

PSM calls for:

1. An end to violent crackdown on public protests, sit-ins and assemblies.

2.Stop using excessive force on unarmed protesters.

3.Release all political prisoners in Egypt.

4. Initiate a reconciliation process to re-establish democracy in Egypt. Muslim Brotherhood cannot be excluded from the democratic process in Egypt.

5. US must end all its military aid to Egypt

Released By

Choo Chon Kai

Head of International Bureau

PSM Central Committee

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)