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Tangkap MO1 fails to capture public's imagination

By NST TEAM - Saturday, 27 August 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The "Tangkap MO1" rally ended this evening, with a lower than expected turnout in total.

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By DAWN CHAN - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 20:53

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By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 20:14

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By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 19:45

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By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 19:39

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By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 19:24

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By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 19:12

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Tangkap MO1 rally: Scuffle breaks out between PKR Youth member and activists

By AMIN MOKHTAR and FERNANDO FONG - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 17:32

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite promising a peaceful rally, a scuffle broke out between participants of the 'Tangkap MO1' rally today.

Police to review photos, videos of Tangkap MO1 rally

By NST TEAM - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 17:16

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will review photos and videos taken during the "Tangkap Malaysian Official 1" rally before proceeding with the next course of action.

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