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Journalists recount racial slurs, abuse at red shirt rally

Koh Jun Lin
Published:  |  Modified:

The incident in which a Malaysiakini reporter was called a ‘ Cina gila babi ’ (crazy Chinese pig) at the Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu rally - though widely reported - was far from the only incident faced by media practitioners posted to cover the rally that day.

Abuses - racial or otherwise - had been hurled towards journalists and camerapersons - primarily at the Petaling Street area throughout the standoff between protesters and the police, especially as it escalated to violence.

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