Meeting for those who want Najib's resignation will be private

Meeting for those who want Najib's resignation will be private
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak.
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PETALING JAYA - A gathering next month for Malaysians who want Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to step down is only for leaders and will be held behind closed doors, said Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

The former law minister stated on his Twitter account: "I see many readers still talking about a rally on March 27. It's a gathering of leaders in a closed-door setting."

He said it was not "like Bersih", the electoral reform group that took to the streets to send its message.

"I never said it would be a street protest or a public protest," Zaid tweeted.

He drew the ire of Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar when he called for the planned gathering.

In a blog post earlier, Zaid had said the meeting was aimed at demanding the resignations of Najib, Khalid and Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

Khalid had chided Zaid in response, saying that as a lawyer he "should know what is and is not permitted" when it came to removing the Prime Minister under the Federal Constitution.

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