Hundreds of Malaysia protesters in Police Arrest

Malaysian authorities on Saturday (09/07/2011), caught at least 236 people as they enforce the closure of the capital to deter opposition-backed rally demanding Malaysia electoral reform legislation.

Police of Malaysia spokesman Mohamed Ramli Yoosuf, told AFP that the arrests were carried out on Friday (08/07/2011) night around Kuala Lumpur. Police said the protest was illegal, warned of chaos in the streets.

"They were detained primarily an unauthorized meeting in various places in the capital," Ramli said, adding there was no crackdown in detention. He said the police personnel were checking the documents they hold.

Community action coalition called Coalition for Clean managed to attract tens of thousands of people to join a demonstration. This time the action is thought to be the largest in Malaysia since last four years.

The activists demanded re-examination of voter lists, handling more stringent in dealing with cases of fraud, as well as more equitable opportunities for opposition parties to use Malaysia government-owned media.

In Malaysia Capital, Kuala Lumpur alot of restaurants and store has previously announced that it will close its business operations on Saturday. They worry that interferes with the action of transport current is also accompanied by violence.

Anti-riot police of malaysia equipped with batons have been pressing the protesters from the start by firing tear gas and chemical sprays water.

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