The recently concluded general elections in Malaysia witnessed a regime change at the Federal level through ballot boxes for the first time in the history of Malaysia. The shifting of power to a new coalition of political forces has opened up democratic spaces for progressive politics, yet there are new challenges awaiting the people.
PSM participated in the general election with more candidates compared with previous elections, but it did not manage to win any seat at the Federal as well as state level. Anyhow, we hope, these electoral setbacks will not hinder its effort to build socialist alternative in Malaysia. PSM has resolved to continue to organise from below to fight for a more democratic, equitable, just and emancipative society.
PSM is also continuing to build its relationship with left-wing organisations worldwide in order to strengthen the struggle against global capitalism.
The Central Committee of the CPI(ML)Red Star extends revolutionary fraternal greetings to the 20th Annual National Congress of the PSM and hope it shall be completed successfully.
On May Day a number of our comrades have been arrested as they were demonstrating to protest against neo- liberal policies of Egyptian authorities and to support working class demands against capitalists. Among the arrested comrades are members from central committee and from the student wing. General prosecution was ready to release them the next day but interference from national security (political police) demanded that our comrades be kept in custody first for 4 days and then another 15 days.
We inform you that we are investigating the situation of comrades from the legal point of view and when we decide to launch a campaign for solidarity with comrades we will inform you beforehand.
Long Live Marxism – Leninism!
Revolutionary Communist Party, Egypt