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Protest For Election Reform, In Malaysia

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Our friends at YouTube’s Citizentube have posted this video of a pro-democracy rally in Malaysia.

The Guardian breaks down why the rally is taking place:

Tensions have mounted in this normally staid state, often called “Moderate Malaysia”, after a group of 62 non-governmental organisations known locally as Bersih 2.0 proposed a peaceful protest, dubbed the “Walk for Democracy”, against alleged vote-rigging and other electoral abuses in a recent state election.

While our nation could a pro-democracy rally (or many) to spur changes in our voting system, with such terribly low voter participation, these types of gatherings are not something we see here in the United States.

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