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28 Dec 2018 | 09:45 AM UTC

Malaysia: Political demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur, other cities December 31

Malaysia News Alert

Political party plans demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur, other cities, on December 31; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur). COUNTRY/REGION Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The Islamist Parti Islam Se Malaysia (PAS) political party is planning nationwide anti-government demonstrations, with the main rally in Kuala Lumpur, on Monday, December 31. Organizers have called on supporters to peacefully protest government corruption and perceived income inequality, particularly among young people and laborers. The main rally will take place at the SOGO shopping complex beginning at 22:00 (local time) and will reportedly last through New Year's celebrations. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are likely in the vicinity of any demonstrations. 


Individuals in Malaysia, particularly in Kuala Lumpur, are advised avoid all demonstrations as a precaution and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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