Bersih 5: Malaysia protests
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Bersih 5: Malaysia protests

THOUSANDS of Malaysians are marching to Dataran Merdeka, the historic independence square in the center of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

The mass protest dubbed “Bersih 5” is organised by electoral reforms group Bersih 2.0, also known as the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections. The Malay word “bersih” means “clean” in English.

Among others, the protesters are demanding key democratic reforms and the resignation of their Prime Minister, Najib Razak.

In anticipation of possible violence, some 7,000 policemen have been deployed throughout the city for the gathering, while about 60 roads were blocked to motorists from 7am.

Bersih 5 will go on from 10am and last through to 6pm. Protesters are expected to gather at two meeting points in the city before converging on Dataran Merdeka, where the rally will be held.

To bring the action to you, Asian Correspondent has deployed its team to the ground and will be providing you with breaking news updates, pictures and videos as events unfurl.

Keep watching this space to stay updated.


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