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The Sun, May 5th, 1999

Sit-in protest

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Family members of pig farmers held an emotional gathering at the MCA party headquarters in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday. The 500-strong delegation from four states affected by the viral encephalitis outbreak arrived in six buses at 10am. They stayed for eight hours, unfurled banners and marched with placards to press their case for higher compensation for destroyed animals. Their peaceful gathering moved into the building lobby when they were informed none of the MCA presidential council members could meet them. They left after a 90-minute meeting with three representatives. SUNPIX BY AZHAR MAFOF

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