Political rallies planned for Malaysia August 29 and 30

A large rally calling for political reform for Malaysia is planned for August 29 and 30 in Kuala Lumpur. Separate rallies are planned in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware that there are political tensions in Malaysia, and the demonstrations are calling for clean elections and government and the right to dissent.

Authorities have declared the main rally in Kuala Lumpur to be illegal. The military will intervene if the government should declare a state of emergency.

To minimize safety risk, avoid all large public gatherings and rallies since the situation could turn violent quickly and unexpectedly.

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