KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of black-clad Malaysia ns staged an anti-government protest on Saturday (Jul 31) in defiance of a ban on public gatherings ...
BookmarkKUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of black-clad Malaysians staged an anti-government protest on Saturday (Jul 31) in defiance of a ban on public gatherings under coronavirus curbs, piling pressure on the embattled prime minister to resign.The protesters, wearing masks and keeping a distance from one another, waved banners reading"failed government" as well as black flags.
AdvertisementAdvertisementIt was the first sizeable demonstration in Malaysia for some time, as many had been reluctant to take to the streets due to virus curbs and for fear of getting infected.But anger is growing at the government's handling of the virus outbreak - which is escalating despite a lockdown - and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's attempts to keep his administration in power.
"We fight because while the people are suffering, this government is busy playing politics," Karmun Loh, taking part in the protest in downtown Kuala Lumpur, told AFP.A protester holds up a sign as she takes part in a rare anti-government rally in Kuala Lumpur on Jul 31, 2021, despite a tough COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown in place restricting gatherings and public assemblies. (Photo: AFP/Arif Kartono) headtopics.com
Advertisement"This government is ... crippling the economy and also destroying our country's democracy."Muhyiddin"is a terrible prime minister", added demonstrator Shaq Koyok."He needs to step down."There was a heavy police presence and officers blocked attempts by protesters to enter a central square before the rally peacefully dispersed.
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