You Could Be Arrested For Wearing a T-Shirt in Malaysia

by admin on March 2, 2016

A High Court in Malaysia has upheld a government edict which declares that a certain yellow T-shirt is a security threat.

As the New York Times reports, the T-shirt is a simple yellow design with “Bersih 4,” meaning ”clean” in Malay on the front.

This is in reference to an anti-government demonstration which took place in Kuala Lumpur last August, with protestors calling for a “clean” government. Authorities tried to ban the T-shirts prior to the event but over 100,000 people took to the streets wearing the shirts, creating a sea of yellow.

American lawyers in Bangkok Chaninat and Leeds have been working successfully in Thailand for decades

Wearing the t-shirt today could see you arrested.

Chairwoman of Berish 2.0, Maria Chin Abdullah, which organized the protests said: The T-shirts have now become a symbol of our struggle for democracy and human rights in Malaysia.”

Read the full story here.

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