PENANG, Malaysia — A second-echelon leadership has emerged within Malaysia’s prominent opposition party, Keadilan, to pursue its fight for justice after eight top party leaders were detained by police.

Composed of young educated people, the second-tier leaders of the National Justice Party, or Keadilan, are currently on a nationwide roadshow, mainly in the Malay heartland, the power base of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), the leading component of the ruling National Front (NF) coalition.

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