Perak mass arrests anger public

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Many shops were forced to close, and scores of people were arrested by the police, regardless they were wearing black or not.

Observers said the mass arrest might trigger further public resentment towards the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition and Chief Minister Zambry, who was sworn in three months ago.

61-year-old R K Muthu was disappointed with the state of political affairs. He said: “Just like a curfew area. In the history of Perak, I don’t think we’ve seen such a bloody situation in the state. It’s total mess in the state.”

Having made his point, he was arrested before he could finish his cup of tea at a restaurant.

Despite a police warning against wearing black, many protesters went ahead, and were arrested.

Why can’t we wear black? Do we have to get permission from the government to wear black?” asked one of them.

While the court will decide on Monday who the rightful state chief minister is, some still insist that a state-wide election is the best way out. “We want a re-election for the state, we’ll never give up,” said a resident.

After a half-day standoff at the assembly, the speaker Siva was physically removed.

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