Big Anti-Najib Protests Fail to Draw Ethnic Malay Crowd

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  • Former Premier Mahathir appears at rallies in capital
  • Police, organizers offer differing estimates on protest size

Protesters gather for the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections rally in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Weekend rallies that saw tens of thousands of people in the Malaysian capital demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak failed to draw ethnic Malays, indicating a funding scandal hasn’t spurred major dissent in the premier’s grassroots base.

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