04 Jul '11, 6am

M'sian activists say they'll scrap a planned Bersih 2.0 rally if the king personally urges them to do so

M'sian activists say they'll scrap a planned Bersih 2.0 rally if the king personally urges them to do so

In this November 10, 2007 file photo, Malaysian activists from the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) shout slogans during a rally in Kuala Lumpur. Activists say they will scrap plans for a large rally this weekend if the country's constitutional monarch personally urges them to do so. -- PHOTO: AP KUALA LUMPUR (Malaysia) - MALAYSIAN opposition-backed activists say they will scrap plans for a large rally this weekend if the country's constitutional monarch personally urges them to do so. The cancellation of the demonstration would ease political tensions that have soared in the past two weeks. Police have detained nearly 200 activists who urged people to join the July 9 rally to demand more electoral transparency ahead of national polls widely expected by mid-2012. Malaysian King Mizan Zainal Abidin warned in a rare political statement late Sunday that street ...

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