Malaysians stage anti-govt protest despite Covid curbs
Hundreds of black-clad Malaysians yesterday staged an anti-government protest in defiance of a ban on public gatherings under coronavirus curbs, piling pressure on the embattled prime minister to resign.
The mostly young protesters, wearing masks and keeping a distance from one another, waved banners reading "failed government" as well as black flags.
It was the first sizeable demonstration in Malaysia for some time, as many had been reluctant to take to the streets due to virus curbs and for fear of getting infected.
But anger is growing at the government's handling of a virus outbreak -- which is escalating despite a lockdown -- and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's attempts to keep his crisis-riven administration in power.