09 Jul '11, 11am

Malaysia arrests 1,400 protesters: KUALA LUMPUR - More than 1,400 people were arrested Saturday during a securit...

Malaysia arrests 1,400 protesters: KUALA LUMPUR - More than 1,400 people were arrested Saturday during a securit...

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police fired tear gas and water cannon and made 1,400 arrests on Saturday during clashes with protesters who defied government warnings to rally in the capital for electoral reform. Leaders of opposition parties were among those detained during a massive security operation but it failed to thwart the outlawed demonstration which saw 50,000 people take to the streets of Kuala Lumpur, according to organisers. With elections expected to be called early next year, demonstrators were demanding changes to the voting process including eradication of vote buying and prevention of irregularities which they say marred previous polls. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is currently on trial accused of sodomy, told AFP that he suffered bruising to his head and a cut on his leg after he was knocked down in the pandemonium when police fired tear gas. "They sho...

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