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April 28, 2012

Malaysians protest for election reforms, clash with police

  • 25K Malaysian protesters met with police and teargas source

» The Rally in Kuala Lumpur: The massive public demonstration was engineered as a demand for reforms to Malaysia’s electoral process. The ruling party’s opposition claim a there’s a corrupting bias in the Election Commission, as well as fraudulent voter names on registration rolls. The state, led by Prime Minister Najib Razak (who’s political coalition has been in power for 55 years) prepared with barricades to keep protesters from Independence Square; when they threatened to push through the barricades, the police deployed teargas. State officials claim 222 protesters were arrested, and 3 were injured, along with 20 injured police, who they claim showed “utmost restraint.”

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