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Thousands gather for rally urging Malaysian leader to quit

/ 02:11 PM August 29, 2015
Malaysia Rally

Supporters of pro-democracy group “Bersih” (Clean) pose for photographer before the start of a rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts. AP FILE PHOTO

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns are gathering in Kuala Lumpur for a big rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The crowds are undeterred by police presence after authorities declared the rally illegal, blocked the organizer’s website and banned yellow attire and the logo of Bersih, the coalition for clean and fair election that’s behind the protest.

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Najib has been fighting for political survival after leaked documents in July showed he received some $700 million in his private accounts from entities linked to indebted state fund 1MDB. He says the money was a donation from the Middle East.

Najib also has fired his deputy and four other Cabinet members who opposed him, as well as the attorney general investigating him.

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