Malaysians rally for electoral reform (Press TV Iran)

Sat, 10 Nov 2007
Hundreds of Malaysian activists have rallied, demanding electoral reforms in the biggest anti-government street protest in nearly 10 years.

Some 30,000 demonstrators massed outside Malaysia’s royal palace, on Saturday, led by opposition leaders including dissident former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim, who was jailed for participating in protests in 1998.
The demonstrators demanded changes to the electoral system ahead of general elections expected early next year.
Meanwhile, police fired tear gas shells and water cannons to disperse the activists at an opposition-backed rally in the capital Kuala Lumpur.
The rally has been organized by Bersih (Clean), a loose coalition of 26 opposition parties and non-governmental organizations.