Anti government protesters defy intimidation in Malaysia

On the eve of the 5th major protest against government corruption on Saturday the 19th of November, the Malaysian government arrested a number of key activists of the Bersih 5 movement including opposition parliamentarian Tian Chua and Arulchelvan (Arul) from the Malaysian Socialist Party leadership. Bersih 5 main demands are against government corruption and for democratic reforms. Tens of thousands of protestors took part in these protests defying the intimidatory activities of the government ‘red’ militias. Co-ordinated protests also occurred in cities all around the world.