Revisiting Reformasi 20 years later


Blast from the past: Tian Chua defying the riot police by sitting in front of a water cannon truck during the Reformasi movement 20 years ago.

To many, Tian Chua was the face of a historic mass movement. It took longer than he’d expected but some of the changes that people demanded back then are happening. 

Tian Chua is facing water cannon trucks and a phalanx of police in riot gear near the Sogo department store in Kuala Lumpur. The 35-year-old protest leader is on the frontline of protesters demanding for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Moha­mad to undur (resign).

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