09 Jul '11, 2am

Malaysia police lock down capital ahead of anti-govt protest

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police sealed off parts of the capital on Saturday in a bid to thwart a protest aimed at igniting an uprising against Prime Minister Najib Razak's government similar to the revolutions in the Middle East. Police set up roadblocks in the city centre and trucks mounted with water cannons were deployed to prevent the demonstration, which was planned by the opposition and an electoral reform group seeking greater transparency. A massive anti-government protest could signal that the ruling National Front coalition was losing ground and may spur Najib to reconsider a snap election, which would delay political and economic reforms designed to put Malaysia back on the map for foreign investors. A general election is not due until 2013 but Najib has not ruled out early polls, after economic growth accelerated to a 10-year high in 2010. The Bersih,...

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