Hundreds rally in KL against kleptocracy

A protester holding a placard during the #Tangkap-Pencuri (Nab A Thief) rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, yesterday. The rally is being held to call for the arrest of financier Low Taek Jho - better known as Jho Low - and "thieves" linked to the finan
A protester holding a placard during the #Tangkap-Pencuri (Nab A Thief) rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, yesterday. The rally is being held to call for the arrest of financier Low Taek Jho - better known as Jho Low - and "thieves" linked to the financial scandal at state fund 1MDB.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KUALA LUMPUR • A group of Malaysian youth activists held an anti-kleptocracy rally in central Kuala Lumpur yesterday , after defying police orders to disperse.

About 500 people attended the 2pm rally that called for the arrest of Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho - better known as Jho Low - and "thieves" linked to the financial scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'Hundreds rally in KL against kleptocracy'. Print Edition | Subscribe