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Ochlocracy: A form of government in which politics is effected by disordely mobs. Not prevalent in Malaysia, but there have been instances – for example, when Barisan National (BN) supporters attacked the Asia Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET II) in November 1996, in defiance of the BN government’s demand not to proceed. All conference delegates were detained by the authorities after they were attacked by the Mob.