Malaysian government risks undermining democratic progress

 

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The Malaysian government's violent response to demonstrators demanding free and fair elections needs to be investigated according to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

Frank La Rue says democratic progress is being undermined by the government.

On Saturday, security authorities used tear gas and water cannons on peaceful protestors, reportedly leading to one death and scores of injuries.

Julie Walker spoke with UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue about the situation in Malaysia.

Duration 3'29"

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