Malaysia advances new law banning street protests (AP) – 2103th Edition

Malaysian lawyers hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Hundreds of Malaysian lawyers staged a rare protest march Tuesday demanding that the government abandon plans for a law that will forbid street rallies. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)AP – Malaysian lawmakers approved a ban on street protests Tuesday after opposition legislators boycotted the vote and activists criticized the ban as repressive and a threat to freedom of assembly.

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