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Reform Group: Malaysian Crackdown Sign of ‘Panic’

A day after a mass anti-government rally it organized, the Malaysian electoral reform group Bersih voiced concern Sunday over the arrest of its chairwoman under a security law meant for terrorists and the detention of more than a dozen people. Police say 15,500 protesters took to Kuala Lumpur’s streets Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal. Bersih estimated the crowd at 120,000. Bersih official Wong Chin Huat said the security sweep...

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