Malaysia's top opposition leader has warned the government that it may face a "hibiscus revolution" unless activists' demands are met for electoral reform and an end to "dirty politics".
Anwar Ibrahim's comments came a day after an estimated 20,000 people took to the streets to protest against alleged vote-rigging and other electoral abuses, defying a government ban and widespread use of teargas and water cannon filled with chemically laced water to deter the crowds.
More than 1,400 people were arrested and 12 injured — including Anwar — as clashes between police and protesters broke out in Malaysia's biggest protest since 2007.
Speaking to a small group of young graduates on Sunday, the People's Justice party leader warned prime minister Najib Razak's government: "We will have to pursue – in parliament and outside of parliament – free and fair elections, even by rallying unless they change the electoral vote." More...