2,000 gather in KL to defend Malay-Muslim rights

Supporters of Malay political parties and groups claim that Malay-Muslim interests came under threat after the Pakatan Harapan coalition won the May 9 elections. Among their unhappiness was the coalition keeping its election promise to recognise a Ch
Supporters of Malay political parties and groups claim that Malay-Muslim interests came under threat after the Pakatan Harapan coalition won the May 9 elections. Among their unhappiness was the coalition keeping its election promise to recognise a Chinese language secondary school education qualification.PHOTO: BERNAMA

Close to 2,000 supporters of Malay political parties and groups gathered yesterday at a rally at Kampung Baru, a symbolic Malay enclave of Malaysia's capital city, claiming that their racial and religious interests are under threat.

The event drew leaders from Umno, part of the former ruling Barisan Nasional, as well as Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), the country's largest Islamic party.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 29, 2018, with the headline '2,000 gather in KL to defend Malay-Muslim rights'. Print Edition | Subscribe