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Malaysia’s Government Faces Inquiry Over Protest Response

JULY 14, 2011, 12:06 PM ET  By Celine Fernandez After facing an estimated 20,000 protestors last weekend in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s government now faces a new challenge: an inquiry into alleged use of excessive force by the police during the … Continue reading

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WSJ : Q&A: Malaysia’s Ambiga Sreenevasan

JULY 12, 2011, 7:57 AM ET Associated Press Ambiga Sreenevasan, president of the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) was detained by plainclothes police during a rally in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. An estimated 20,000 protesters gathered in Kuala … Continue reading

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Thousands Protest in Malaysia’s Capital

WSJ Thousands of protesters have descended on Malaysia’s capital – despite the closing of key roads – to attend a banned rally demanding electoral reforms. Police fired rounds of tear gas and used water cannons to disperse the crowds. Police in … Continue reading

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Crackdown 2.0 in Malaysia

With its response to Bersih 2.0, a rally for electoral reform, the government has created an environment of fear and repression. Based on the evidence of this weekend’s rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysians aspire for a more competitive political system … Continue reading

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