More than 300 people gathered today to protest the suspension of business publications The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily over their reports on the debt-ridden 1MDB.

The protestors converged at Kuala Lumpur's Central Market before marching to the Bar Council building about 100 metres away.

They held placards and shouted slogans such as "free the media" and "we support the media".

The protesters comprise of media personnel, activists as well as members of the public but also received bi-partisan support from political parties.

Most notably, Umno's former deputy minister Saifuddin Abdullah was present to show solidarity.

Other leaders present include Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua, Selangor exco Elizabeth Wong, former Selangor exco Ronnie Liu and PSM central committee member S Arutchelvan. - Malaysiakini, 8/8/2015
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