Demo demands Malaysia PM quit over COVID response

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Hundreds of young people in Malaysia rallied in central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, demanding the country's prime minister resign over what they view as his mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic. Public anger has built up against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's unelected government, which took power in March 2020, as infections in Malaysia grew nearly eight-fold to more than 1 million despite a virus emergency in January and a lockdown since June 1. Total deaths in Malaysia have soared to nearly 9,000. Daily cases surpassed 10,000 on July 13 for the first time and set a record Wednesday of nearly 17,000 cases, according to Johns Hopkins count. Saturday's rally added to pressure on Muhyiddin after his government was reprimanded by Malaysia's king for misleading Parliament over the status of emergency measures. Wearing masks and holding black flags and signs, the protesters chanted "Muhyiddin resign." Some were seen carrying mock corpses wrapped in white cloth to dep

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