Day: November 10, 2007

Malaysian Riot Police Use Teargas To Disperse Thousands Of Protestors

November 10, 2007 Mayur Pahilajani (AHN Media Corp) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AHN) – To disperse one of the largest gatherings of political protestors in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Malaysian riot police used tear gas and “chemically-laced water” cannons.

Malaysians hold huge rally for free elections (Bangkok Post)

Nov 10, 2007 Kuala Lumpur (dpa) – Malaysian police on Saturday fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse tens of thousands of demonstrators who gathered in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur to rally for fair elections in the country’s largest anti-government protest in

Tear gas fired at Malaysia rally

Nov 10, 2007 (Media With Conscience) Malaysian police have fired tear gas shells and water cannons to disperse hundreds of activists at an opposition-backed rally in the capital Kuala Lumpur.

40,000 protest for free and fair elections (mkini)

Nov 10, 07   Tens of thousands of protesters massed outside Istana Negara this afternoon, facing off against riot police in defiance of a government ban on the rally calling for clean and fair elections.

Acid rain in Masjid Jamek

Andrew Ong (Mkini) Nov 10, 07 A crowd consisting of thousands near the Masjid Jamek LRT station were among the hardest hit in the mass rally calling for free and fair elections today in Kuala Lumpur.

Bersih plays cat-and-mouse with cops

Beh Lih Yi and Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Mkini) Nov 10, 07      It was all quiet at the Dataran Merdeka – the original Bersih rally venue – as thousands of protesters played cat-and-mouse with the police in downtown Kuala Lumpur today.

SUARAM press release on police intimidation and arrests

Press statement, 10 November 2007: Government uses police to intimidate public, arrest peaceful demonstrators and silent groundswell of dissent ahead of upcoming polls  SUARAM strongly condemns the arrests of at least 28 persons, including women, and the use teargas and water cannons by the police

LIVE reports: The Bersih rally (mkini)

Nov 10, 07 2:12pm    Photo Gallery: Despite an almost complete lockdown of the city by police and with the rally venue Dataran Merdeka sealed off, thousands of protesters are congregating in Sogo department store, Masjid Jamek, Masjid Negara and Pasar Seni. [See map]

Malaysia police move to foil opposition rally (Reuters) KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Malaysian police stepped up security in the capital on Saturday, effectively shutting down the city centre to try to foil a banned opposition rally demanding changes to the electoral system, witnesses said.