08 Jul '11, 6am

Malaysia reform rally to go ahead: activists

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian activists said Friday they would proceed with a controversial rally calling for electoral reform, despite mass arrests by police and fears of chaos in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Rally organisers Bersih 2.0 had agreed to hold Saturday's event at a stadium after complaints that a planned street protest could turn into a riot, but the deal was thrown into confusion after the necessary permit was refused. Bersih representative Andrew Khoo said there was still no approval for the rally to be held at the capital's iconic Merdeka Stadium but that if necessary they would hold the demonstration outside the building. "We are heading for the stadium," he told AFP. "We will keep our focus on the basic demands... which is to campaign for free and fair elections. We won't be distracted." Protests are illegal in Malaysia without a permit, and police have over the past...

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