Mus­lims rally to de­fend rights in multi-eth­nic Malaysia

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

KUALA LUMPUR: Thou­sands of ban­ner-wav­ing Mus­lims dressed in white ral­lied in the Malaysian cap­i­tal on Satur­day de­mand­ing pro­tec­tion of their rights, at a time of grow­ing racial ten­sions in the multi-eth­nic coun­try. Big crowds gath­ered in down­town Kuala Lumpur, chant­ing “God is great” and wav­ing ban­ners that read “Long live the Malays”. Large num­bers of po­lice were on the streets and ma­jor roads were closed.

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