22 Nov '11, 2pm

New law in Malaysia to regulate demonstrations

New law in Malaysia to regulate demonstrations

Thousands of Bersih protesters clashed with police in downtown Kuala Lumpur on July 9 in a bold challenge to Prime Minister Najib Razak's government. Malaysia's government announced legislation on Tuesday to create rules for public demonstrations, but protesters won't be allowed to take to the streets and would face other restrictions that opposition groups consider too repressive. -- PHOTO: THE STAR KUALA LUMPUR (AP) - Malaysia's government announced legislation on Tuesday to create rules for public demonstrations, but protesters won't be allowed to take to the streets and would face other restrictions that opposition groups consider too repressive. Malaysia is under rising pressure to improve civil liberties ahead of national elections expected next year, but the Peaceful Assembly Bill, which Parliament is likely to approve as early as next month, falls short of demands ...

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