29 Apr 2012

Malay riot police fire tear gas at protestors

5:32 am on 29 April 2012

Riot police in Malaysia have fired tear gas and used water cannon on an estimated 25,000 protesters who converged on the centre of the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

They marched on a square in the city calling for changes to the electoral system.

They believe the current arrangements will benefit Prime Minister Najib Razak's long-ruling coalition in forthcoming elections.

The rally is one of the largest in the country in the past decade.