Small signs of dissent during Obama’s town hall in Malaysia
A student leaders holds up a sign as President Barack Obama leaves after an interaction at the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Town Hall during a visit to University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur on April 27, 2014. (Getty Images)
April 27th, 2014
09:13 AM ET
4 months ago

Small signs of dissent during Obama’s town hall in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) – In a country with a questionable human rights track record that has left some Malaysians hesitant to speak openly against their government, there were small signs of dissent during President Barack Obama’s town hall forum at the University of Malaya on Sunday.

And they literally were small signs - as Obama spoke about the importance of showing respect for those he disagrees with, several audience members stood and displayed handheld signs.

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