Malaysian police officers form a human chain to block lawyers wanting to walk to Kuala Lumpur’s parliament building in a protest aiming to uphold judicial independence. Photo: EPA-EFE
Malaysian police officers form a human chain to block lawyers wanting to walk to Kuala Lumpur’s parliament building in a protest aiming to uphold judicial independence. Photo: EPA-EFE
Malaysia

Malaysian lawyers’ ‘walk for judicial independence’ gets off on the wrong foot

  • Hundreds of lawyers are angry about ‘anti-corruption’ probe into Court of Appeal judge who convicted former PM Najib Razak in 1MDB scandal
  • But they were prevented from setting off on a protest walk to parliament when police blocked two car park exits, and a one-hour stand-off followed

Malaysian police officers form a human chain to block lawyers wanting to walk to Kuala Lumpur’s parliament building in a protest aiming to uphold judicial independence. Photo: EPA-EFE
Malaysian police officers form a human chain to block lawyers wanting to walk to Kuala Lumpur’s parliament building in a protest aiming to uphold judicial independence. Photo: EPA-EFE
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