International Forum on "The Downfall of Morsi and the Future of Egypt"
(Kuala Lumpur, 22 August 2013)
On 22 August 2013, IAIS Malaysia organised the International Forum on the Downfall of Morsi and the Future of Egypt in collaboration with the International Movement for a Just World (JUST). On the panel were Chandra Muzaffar (President, JUST), Ahmad al-Farra (Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) and former Palestine Ambassador to Malaysia), Mohamed Abu Bakar (University of Malaya) and Daud Batchelor (IAIS Malaysia), while IAIS Chairman and CEO Mohammad Hashim Kamali delivered the Welcoming Address and Deputy CEO, Mohamed Azam Mohd Adil moderated the forum.
The speakers addressed (1) the legal, constitutional and moral status of the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi by the military on 3 July 2013; (2) the shortcomings of Morsi’s own leadership which may have contributed to popular discontent as indicated by the mass protests preceding the coup; (3) the political interests and agendas of the actors behind the crises; and (4) the possible future of Egypt.