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Protestors demand prime minister's resignation over corruption scandal

Malaysians turn streets yellow in anti-Najib protest

"Yellow shirts" attend a rally by the leading reformist group Bersih, calling for the resignation of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 19. (Photo by AFP)

Mayuri Mei Lin, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

November 21, 2016

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Tens of thousands of yellow-clad Malaysians — including leaders from opposition political parties — flooded the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 19 to protest against Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The Bersih 5 rally, organized by electoral reform group Bersih 2.0, saw up to 15,000 demonstrators take to the streets to demand that Najib resign as prime minister over his alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar global misappropriation scandal involving taxpayers' money.

The carnival-like atmosphere lasted eight hours, with protestors starting at various locations in the city before they converged on the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in the heart of the Malaysia's capital.

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