Hundreds arrested, tear gas fired in Malaysia protest

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July 9, 2011 09:53

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police fired tear gas and detained more than 500 people in the capital on Saturday in a bid to prevent thousands of anti-government protesters from putting on a massive show of strength against Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Street protests are rare in this Southeast Asian nation, and foreign investors are worried that political unrest could delay economic reforms seen as essential to draw investment.


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