Since the deportation, the wives and families of the men have been unable to locate them or obtain any information as to their whereabouts or their condition from the Egyptian authorities.
The wives and families of the deported men are frantic with worry and desperately seeking information.
This is precisely why the Malaysian government was urged not to deport these men.
For being associated with the Muslim Brotherhood which is engaged in a political struggle with the military dictatorship of President Sisi, the men were certain to be subjected to abuse, torture and possible execution. The families strongly maintain that the men are victims of political persecution in Egypt and are innocent of allegations of terrorism.
The IGP and the government were fully aware of the extreme danger the men faced in Egypt if deported. The right course of action would have been for Malaysia to put them on trial, if there were any real evidence of terrorism-related activities on Malaysian soil.
Blindly cooperating with a brutal and undemocratic foreign regime is plainly unacceptable and contrary to the aspirations of Malaysia as a democratic, responsible and just nation.
The wives and families now rightly hold the IGP and Malaysian government responsible for the lives and safety of the deported men.
The government must now officially enquire from the Egyptian government as to the fate of the men, and take responsibility for their wrongful actions in hastily deporting them without due process or proper enquiry or trial.