09 Jul '11, 7am

Straits Times: Malaysians in Seoul condemn Kuala Lumpur crackdown

SEOUL - ABOUT 30 Malaysians living in South Korea rallied in Seoul on Saturday to support a simultaneous protest back home that riot police tried to prevent by firing tear gas and water cannon. More than 500 people in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur were arrested, police said, as demonstrators demanded electoral reforms. 'We demand free and fair elections. Release all detainees,' chanted protesters at the Gwanghwamun intersection in the heart of Seoul. Wearing yellow T-shirts, the protesters, mostly Malaysian students and workers living in the South Korean capital, waved banners and took turns in delivering speeches calling for election reform in Malaysia. 'We strongly condemned the crackdown,' Thency Gunasekaran, a spokesman of Bersih 2.0 Korea, told AFP as the violent events unfolded in Malaysia. The rally in Seoul was part of a global movement named Bersih ('clean') ...

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