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Malaysia becoming 'police state' as govt battles scandal: HRW

Protestors demand for Prime Minister Najib Razak's resignation during an anti-government rally in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2015Malaysia increasingly resembles a “police state” as the government uses repressive laws to silence critics including those demanding the prime minister answer corruption allegations, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The US-based group said in a report that, despite earlier promises by the longtime government to end abuses, Prime Minister Najib Razak was accelerating a crackdown that began after a poor showing in the 2013 election. “Malaysia is starting to resemble a police state.

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