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  • Bersih 4: 27 police reports lodged

    KUALA LUMPUR: City Police Chief Datuk Tajudin Md Isa said a total of 27 police reports were lodged throughout the two-day rally.  "Out of the total, 13 were lodged today as at 10.45pm. A 21-year-old man was arrested indecent behaviour and is being investigated under Section 14 of Minor Offences Act 1955 and Section 25(1)(n) of the National Registration Regulations for failing to produce his identification when asked by the police," he said in a statement earlier.  He said the organisers have promised to dispersed by midnight and would not disturb the preparation for Merdeka celebration tomorrow.  "Action will be taken if there is any violation of law.

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  • Government suffering trust deficit, says Muhyiddin in Merdeka message

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  • Mystery man in Bangkok bomb probe 'never said a word'

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  • Twists and firsts mark Malaysia’s massive anti-Najib rally

    Malaysia’s first overnight street rally ended at midnight yesterday marked by surprise twists and many other firsts as organisers claimed hundreds and thousands of people turned up to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. A large number of protesters slept on the streets of the capital city Kuala Lumpur on Saturday...

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  • Boy named Su leads China's great sprint forward in athletics

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  • Buddhist, Muslim rally goers bed down at church

    Many Bersih 4 participants, including Buddhists and even Muslims, had no hesitation in taking up the Catholic church's offer of rest and refuge, with some 200 spending the night at the St John's Cathedral, in Jalan Bukit Nanas. They included the young and the old, Christians and non-Christians alike who were relieved to have a shower and space...

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  • With heavy hearts, pilots perform at NY air show after death

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — The first-ever New York Air Show opened Saturday with a moment of silence and tributes to mark the death a day earlier of a Texas stunt pilot killed when he crashed during practice.

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  • Chinese tourists unfazed by currency fall, market turmoil

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  • Suzuki to buy back shares as Volkswagen row settled

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