Day: November 11, 2007

Malaysian police disperse protesters with tear gas (IHT/AP)

The Associated Press Sunday, November 11, 2007 KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian police detained 245 people after firing tear gas and water cannons to disperse the biggest political street protest in Malaysia in nearly a decade, the police said Sunday.

Teargas and water cannons used on illegal assembly, 245 held

The Star – Sunday November 11, 2007 By LOONG MENG YEE, PAUL CHOO and RASHITHA A.HAMID Video clip: KUALA LUMPUR: Police used teargas and water cannons to disperse thousands of people who tried to march from Jalan Tun Perak to Dataran Merdeka for an

Najib on why police did not permit gathering

The Star – Sunday November 11, 2007 PEKAN: A certain group of people will always take advantage of a situation such as the illegal assembly at Jalan Tun Perak in Kuala Lumpur, causing chaos and disturbing the peace, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib

Malaysia Police Fire Tear Gas at Protest (AP)

By JULIA ZAPPEI and EILEEN NG KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police fired tear gas Saturday to disperse hundreds of activists demanding electoral reforms in Malaysia’s biggest anti-government street protests in nearly a decade.

Government urged to support free speech (IOL)

Independent Online, South Africa November 10 2007, 3:44PM Kuala Lumpur – Tens of thousands of protesters massed outside Malaysia’s royal palace on Saturday, facing off against riot police in defiance of a government ban on the rally calling for clean and fair elections.

Teargas used on rare Malaysia demo (CNN)

November 10, 2007  (CNN) — The largest political protest in nearly a decade erupted in Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, Saturday with riot police aiming water hoses and tear gas at thousands of protesters gathered to demand electoral reform.

Malaysian Petitioners Defy Police

IMRAN IMTIAZ SHAH YACOB Asia Sentinel 10 November 2007 Central Kuala Lumpur turned chaotic Saturday as baton-wielding riot police used water cannon and tear gas to try and thwart an attempt by tens of thousands of marchers to deliver a petition to Malaysia’s king,