Malaysia: Activists will demonstrate outside the Sogo Mall in Kuala Lumpur from 2:00 p.m. on July 23

Jul 21, 2022 | 01:37 UTC

Activists will demonstrate outside the Sogo Mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 2 p.m. on July 23. Reinforced security, probable localized disturbances.

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Activists from the Turun Movement group plan to gather outside the Sogo Mall in Kuala Lumpur from 2 p.m. on July 23. The purpose of the action is to demand that the government control the rising prices of basic necessities. Dozens to hundreds of people will likely participate in the protest.

Authorities are likely to tighten security, including by erecting security cordons, in and around Sogo on July 23. Localized transportation and business disruptions are possible, especially with high turnout. Mass arrests of clashes between protesters and security personnel cannot be ruled out, particularly if those responsible seek to disperse the action by force.

Tips

Avoid the protest site on July 23 due to possible clashes. Plan for possible localized disruptions to transport and activities near the location. If fighting breaks out nearby, leave the area immediately and seek refuge in a safe non-governmental building. Heed all official traffic and safety advisories.

Edwin S. Wolfe