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>> malaysian prime minister ja najib razak has called the rallies unpatriotic. what is it looking on the second day of protest? >> this was a normal pre-independence day speech for independence day coming up on monday. this was a normal speechish and there was much speculation or not he would refer to this protest, but he did refer to it
he e spent quite a bit of time in that speech and we must reject any form of protest that disrupt public order and went on much stronger to say that in islam they're prohibited, and that they will never allow anyone from within or outside to walk in and destroy all that we've built. a clear reference there to the current political situation and perhaps the pressure that he's starting to feel. he also spoke quite a bit about the economy because after all the protesters that have gathered have gathered here in kuala lumpur, saying not only is the prime minister guilty of corruption, but also guilty of mismanaging the economy. but he aggravated that malaysia is not a failed state, and people have been misinformed by rumors and propaganda, and the country is in a good position of
a stable economy. >> what is the ultimate aim here? what is the ultimate goal? how are they going to take this forward, and what would make them stop? >> yes, this is not the first time that this movement has come to the streets. it has staged many protests before over things like political and general reform. these corruption allegations surfaced last month made against the prime minister. they want the prime minister to resign and have gone further sand say he must be arrested. they want reform to insure that the prime minister does not have so much control in the future regardless of who that prime minister is. but they realize that the prime minister najib razak is not
going to resign this only or in the next few days. they're now turning their attention to parliament when it resumes in october, and they hope there is a vote of no confidence against najib razak. >> thank you. from kuala lumpur. now the armies in south sudan are accusing each other of violating aves fire just hours after it became in a effect. both have said their positions have been attacked. we'll talk about what this means, anna, for the cease-fire in a moment. but give us an update on the fighting, because from what we understand it is now spreading. >> yes, that's right. i mean, it seems--i'm getting credible reports that there is fighting in jonglei state and others two states. it seems that the fighting is
continuing. the cease-fire came into force at midnight last night, and i under that the first fighting began shortly after midnight, so it doesn't seem like at the moment there is any cease-fire at all. >> what does this mean, then, for the peace deal that was signed just a few days ago between both sides? >> well, that's a very interesting question. the key, a central point of the peace deal is that those possibilities in the last 72 hours. we're waiting to hear from the united nations what the implications will be because the international community was very clear last week when presidential signed a peace deal that there would be serious consequences if it wasn't adhered to. i'm waiting to hear whether the sanctions which were supposed to be put into force will now do so. if this fighting is confirmed. >> all right, anna, thank you
for that update from juba. >> well, egypt has summoned britain's ambassador over the trial of three al jazeera journalists. egypt should be built on freedom of expression. peter greste has called on the egyptian president to undo justice and pardon him and his two colleagues. he was convicted of terror charges fo. they were sentenced to three years in prison. they and al jazeera deny the accusations and describe them as politically motivated. >> there was never any evidence that the court presented, that the prosecutor presented in either the first trial or the second to confirm any allegations against us. in fact, i would like to publicly challenge the prosecu prosecutor to present evidence of anything that we produced
that was falsified. >> mohamed fahmy, baher mohammed have spent their first night behind bars. baher mohammed was sentenced for an extra six months for having a spent bullet in his possession that he picked up from a protest. people have taken to the streets of tokyo to protest against legislation to operate along side allies abroad. the changes would see japanese troops fight overseas for the first time since world war ii. >> under its constitution japan is barred from using force to resolve conflict expect to defend itself. these protesters outside of japan's parliament want it to stay that way. >> 70 years ago so many people lost their loved ones and went through such hardships. they wanted to leave the legacy of their lessons of the future, that's japan's pacifist
constitution. >> demonstrations have been taking place across the country. they're led by students and other young people who say they want to protect japan's pacifist constitution. this man has been on hunger strike for 70 hours. >> i want japan to insist on peace and an nation that promote peace and sets an example for the rest of the world. >> 75-year-old surprised u.s. air raids on japan during the second world war. he said that the experience compels him to join the protesters. >> i came because i must convey the horrors of the war. this legislation will lead us to war again. >> the changes to the constitution would allow drops to be sent overseas. prime minister shinzo abe said that the changes are necessary to protect japan. opinion polls show the majority of japanese voters are opposed
to the legislation, but it has already been passed by the lower house. it is expected to be endorsed by the upper chamber despite the protesters to stop it. >> up next on al jazeera we're in mexico for international day of the disappeared. relatives of the missing are accusing the authority of collusion. >> their room is overcrowded. they sleep on hospital beds. it's overheated. too many mosquitoes. >> where dreams become nightmares. we're inside of a detention center in italy that is more like a prison.
>> malaysia's prime minister najib razk say that the rallies are unpatriotic. they want him to step down on scandal charges. egypt ha--calling for european countries to improve the way they process refugees and migrants. they want everyone to be fingerprinted so officials can quickly identify those in need.
[ screaming ] >> but many people don't want to be processed. they don't want to be fingerprinted. if they are then any country they move on to can easily send them back to hungary. many do not want to stay in hundredgary. many want to go into germany. many wait for government commission trains at least twice a day taking them north to the border with syria. the macedonia government said on saturday two and a half thousand refugee took that train. a large number of refugees and migrants come by sea. they come from lick i can't and land in italy. but we have reports that the reception they often receive is not what they expect. >> a cry for help from a refugee center that looks more like a prison. these are some of the 64
>> this is not officially a prison, but it certainly looks like one. refugees are locked behind bars and their freedom of movement is limited. >> well, we've been told that we cannot film inside the rooms, but the girls have told me that their room is overcrowded, and they sleep on hospital beds. it is over heated. there are too many mosquitoes. there is a flood and the stench keeps them awake at night. >> human rights organizations are help the women asly for asylum, but if they're freed they say they risk going from prison to slavery. >> we're trying to ascertain whether they have been trafficked for purpose of sexual exploration, and in our experience most nigerian women are trafficked to be forced in prostitution. our main concern is in the absence of proper protection
these women will be revictimmized either in italy by those who trafficked them from nigeria, or by those in nigeria that forced them to leave in the first place. >> in the meantime these women will wait anxiously for a better future that they risked their lives for. al jazeera, rome. >> well, the u.s. presidential hopeful said that he would track foreign visitors like parcels if voted into office. during a campaign in new hampshire he said that he would hire the founder of the global occu courier service fedex. >> at any moment they can tell you where that package is. it's on a truck, at a station, back at another station, the
truck, the door step. she just signed for it. yet, we let people come into this country with visas, and the minute they come in we lose track of them. we need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in and then when your time is up whether it's three months or six months or nine months hover long your visa is, then we tap you on the shoulder and say excuse me, thanks for coming. time to go. >> a rally being held in chicago over the death of young black men and women at the hand of police. it is a protest of what some call an epidemic of police violence. >> on chicago's most storied streets the demonstrators claim death. >> the state of recent deaths of young black men in police custody has been focused in
places like baltimore and ferguson, missouri. but here the police abuse and unjustified killings have gone on for decades. [ protesting ] >> they march past the chicago theater, pass the facade of a building owned by a presidential candidate to protest against the treatment of the poor by police. >> you don't see those in the upper tax practic bracket upper tax bracket being gunned down or beaten. >> the city has set aside $5.5 million reparation funds for police beatings.
mayor rahm emmanuel even offered an apology. >> all i did was listen. i sat and listened to the victims of this torture, and it's literally outrageous. i don't know how anyone can hear that and not do whatever they can to get involved. >> they are marching for justice. they say that since 2007, 120 people have been wrongly killed by police in chicago, and none of them have been held responsible in chicago. >> they've literally done nothing. they've become a cover up committee for the police department. whenever they mess up. whenever they commit a crime, i'm talking about serious stuff like murder, these guys never get prosecuted. they never get prosecuted. they they have get brought to justice. >> the police union fraternal order of police say that they have the right to protest and to
lodge their complaints. >> in mexico, many campaigning on the known cases of forced disappearance around the world. there may be hundreds or thousands held in crete detention. such detention is a crime under bedroom law. the international convention was signed in 2010. 94 states have now signed up, and 44 have ratified the treaty. well, mexico is admitting that at least 26,000 people have disappeared there between 2006 and 2013. many have been caught in the cross fire in the struggle between the government and drug cartels.
>> 11 days ago, rushing out of the house to see her brother-in-law bundled in a police car with the license plate blacked out. >> the government is meant to protect us, but they do this instead. how is it possible that they could kidnap an innocent person? >> he loved to sketch and tattoo and gave juana these stars. now he's one of 5,000 people abducted in mexico. not just the cartels but the armed forces snatch people here. >> maybe the kidnappings have gone down, but the police let the army and the navy to fill the gap of kidnapping more people. they torture them for information as they try to infiltrate the different groups.
>> taking on benito's case in the only human rights center left working in the state. even his office was surrounded by marines last year. with activists and local media's silence, there state is a major transit point for drug smugglers as well as a route for migrants headed to the u.s. border. abducted and stripped of everything that he had he was let go, but many more have not been so lugy. >> just leaving here makes me scared. i could be kidnapped again. every weekend the gangs wait to see if you come out. >> many vanish from the roads. their bodies never found. >> this is juana's first protest outside of the local government offices here. the mexican authorities have never showed much interest in searching for the country's 26,000 disappeared. here civil organizations
estimate that 99% of the cases go unresolved. juana is just getting used to what thousands here have had to face up to, searching for missing relatives without official help. al jazeera, mexico. >> well, venezuela has sent more troops to its border with colombia and closed more of its crossings. the venezuelaen president claimed the attack on pair ma military groups in colombia. many colombians living in venezuela has since been deported. the vote in coming days on whether the president should be impeached over massive corruption scandal that has already seen its vice president seeing charge. well, peace is returning to some communities in northern nigeria after thousands of
people were forced out by cattle thieves. we have reports on how they're rebuilding their life. >> for the first time in three years, this man can work on his farm. like many villagers around the northwest he's returning home after being forced out by thieves. for him tilling the land was impossible until a few months ago. >> we suffered and lost lives and property. we fled several times and decided not to run. we can't run forever. we're still afraid, but where else can we go? >> hundreds are killed across the region. families have been pushed into poverty as thousands of cattle are stolen. communities are just begin to go rebuild. >> this is common now. my people are coming back. for months it was a tough decision to return. we're trying to get back on our
feet, but it is not easy. >> a few are trying to raise cattle again. but they also take advantage of the situation to have fun in the river. these communities are less than two kilometers from regional security force. >> half the population is now back up to self-enforced exile. for many years ba bandits and robbers have forced many to leave. but peace has returned. >> cattle stolen from here are taken hundreds of kilometers to be sold. what many don't understand is how the animals are sold without anyone getting caught. the government has assured those who have returned that they are serious. >> ithey'll be able to see the
security in the communities there. >> but that has come too late for some. this village was raided by robbers two years ago, and the residents aren't looking forward to coming back to these walls. al jazeera. northwest nigeria. >> well, it's name means shiny waters, but years of pollution has stolen the sparkle from lake ontario. we met a former toronto lawyer who has made protecting the lake his life's work. >> i'm mark madsen, and i'm the president of lake ontario. we have a place for 150 years with our family, and we always went there. the fishing and swimming and community was something that he
was always connected to. the concerns of the great lakes falls over niagara false and into lake ontario. it was the most polluted of the great lakes and it shows. you can see the condom and tam tampon applicators. all the sewage is going into the toront harbor. we're building dumps into the great lakes water system. emerging threats like that is a waste around the great lakes, on the great lakes and inside the great lakes and becoming a bigger and bigger issue. this is no plan for any of them. it's all sitting on our drinking water. it's reckless. it's dangerous. it's stupid, and someone is going to pay the price for it. canadians and americans, we need to get together and come up with an united and consistent,
effective set of rules and regulations that insure that the great lakes remain drinkable and fishable for the next hundred years. if we don't do that then there is going to be a huge price to pay economically, culturally and socially. >> many are taking part in a festival. in kathmandu we have this report. >> it is a festival where family members of those who have lost loved ones come ever year on this festival. this festival is very important this year, the significance is high because of april's
earthquake. more than 9,000 people died around the country. the people are giving gifts to people who are in mourning. and this has a special significance. people are dressed as cows. the dead are supposed to be able to hold onto the tail of the cow and go to heaven. the story of the festival goes back to the 17th century when a king lost his infant son, and he asked all people who had lost family members to come out and parade. people come out in costume to allow the city to deal with the grief in better ways and for those who have lost loved ones. this festival could finally see
a closure. >> you can read much more about that annual festival going on in nepal right now on our website www.aljazeera.com. there you can find the day's other top stories. everything you need to know while there, at www.aljazeera.com. in pakistan, it's cheaper to buy a hit of heroin than food. the country is infamous as a major transit point for heroin and cannabis from neighboring afghanistan to the rest of the world. but its also fighting it's own battle with addiction. i'm steve chao. on this edition of 101 east, we ask if pakistan can kick it's drug habit.