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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Malaysia’s government seeks to pass new law to keep public demonstrations off the streets - The Washington Post

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s government announced legislation Tuesday to create rules for public demonstrations, but protesters won’t be allowed to take to the streets and would face other restrictions that opposition groups consider too repressive.

Malaysia is under rising pressure to improve civil liberties ahead of national elections expected next year, but the Peaceful Assembly Bill, which Parliament is likely to approve as early as next month, falls short of demands by opposition and human rights groups.


Malaysia’s government seeks to pass new law to keep public demonstrations off the streets - The Washington Post

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