Malaysian protestors defy COVID lockdown and demand prime minister’s resignation Aug 01, 2021 0 311 12345 dpaBangkokSeveral hundred people in Kuala Lumpur protested against the Malaysian government on Saturday, despite a ban on public gatherings as part of a “total” coronavirus lockdown.While the demonstration passed off without incident, police stopped protestors from entering a landmark plaza in the city and said they would question the organizers.Carrying placards reading “failed government,” protestors demanded Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin resign for allegedly misleading the country’s king and mishandling the pandemic.Daily coronavirus cases have more than quadrupled since a third lockdown was imposed in May, hitting a new daily high of almost 18,000 infections on Saturday.Saturday’s demonstration followed demands made in parliament last week by opposition lawmakers and some of Muhyiddin’s coalition that he step down.Muhyiddin was accused of breaking protocol by not getting King Abdullah’s sign-off for the scheduled end of emergency rule on Sunday.Last week’s parliamentary sitting was the first this year after the body was suspended in January due to a second wave of the virus.After the king issued a statement criticising the government on Thursday, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim tabled a no-confidence motion in Muhyiddin.However, the vote looks set to be shelved following a coronavirus outbreak in the parliament building on Friday, which led to the suspension of the final session, planned for Monday. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Fearing fourth wave, Germany ramps up vaccination campaign Aug 01, 2021 0 272 Britain PM Boris Johnson to be father again after ‘heartbreaking’ miscarriage Aug 01, 2021 0 295 German courts allow Afghan asylum seekers right to remain there Aug 01, 2021 0 1697 Four separatists killed in renewed clashes in eastern Ukraine dpa Kiev Four Russian-backed separatists were killed in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukrainian, local media reported on Saturday, despite a ceasefire in force. The Ukrainian army opened fire on a separatist .. Next World Heritage Committee meeting in Russia as 2021 event ends Berlin The 45th meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee will take place in Russia on June 19-30, 2022. At next year’s conference in Kazan, there should be a decision regarding the nomination of the Old Synagogue and .. COVID cases at Olympic host city Tokyo hit new daily high dpa Tokyo Olympics host city Tokyo recorded 4,058 new coronavirus infections 24 hours, the city government said on Saturday. It is the first time that the number of cases in a day has risen above the 4,000 mark. On Friday, .. Britain to offer Latin in state schools to make language less elitist London Latin lessons are to be offered to thousands of state school pupils across the country as part of an effort by the Department for Education to make the language less “elitist”. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson .. Five sentenced in Britain for offences in Bristol policing bill riot London Five people have been sentenced after admitting offences relating to the Kill the Bill riot in Bristol, in England. The disorder, which followed a peaceful protest in the city on March 21, saw around 500 people ..