Opposition members of Malaysia’s parliament were met by riot police and threatened with arrest as they tried to march to the parliament building on Monday amid rising political tension over the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Al Jazeera reports that after a “special session” of parliament was cancelled on Monday after a number of COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Parliament dozens of MPs instead gathered in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, including opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and former two-time Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, calling on Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to resign. They had planned to walk to Parliament two kilometres away.