Original photos by: @Nany_JHaron
Young people, the movers of change. On a blistering hot and humid day, they gathered in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Demonstrators unfurling black flags and banners to display their opposition against the government.
Crackdowns, stifling free speech, what is seen as intimidation of dissent, and the obvious repression caused by a ruling right-wing party bent on supremacy. The Malaysian authorities are hard at work, with heavy-handed use of a British colonial-era law of repression, the Sedition Act, and a barrage of summons of those critical of the government.
28 February. About 150 people in Kuala Lumpur. Beating drums, chanting, and calling for the justice, calling for freedom.
The demonstration, supporting jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, had also called for Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign.
The group plans another rally on 7 March. Though what started as a pro-Anwar rally, this time the movement seeks to incorporate social and economical concerns, the fear of flawed tax system, the increase the cost of living and mega-spending spree that would stimulate the growth of poverty. Others fear the growing institutional abuse that seeks to suffocate society with dogma and intolerance.
Another time of expression, for justice and for those inspired by self-determination, in against all odds within the complex political structure of the political elites.