‘Right throughout this challenge and ordeal, despite the threats, malicious abuse and slander, despite the attacks from politicians and right wing fascists and racists who cannot even gather a crowd of a few hundred without â€˜carrots, sticks and financial persuasionsâ€™ but have the audacity to challenge her, she has kept her decorum, her dignity and professionalism!
And they (above pix from an aerial shot!) – Trust Her!
That is Nambikei!’ – Dr Jacob George
You see for yourself who first incited the crowd and who is the cause of this all!
CONSUMERIST: BERSIH AND AMBIGA BETRAYED BY THE 2As?
I have a lot of respect for Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan and she is a dear friend!
Right throughout this challenge and ordeal, despite the threats, malicious abuse and slander, despite the attacks from politicians and right wing fascists and racists who cannot even gather a crowd of a few hundred without â€˜carrots, sticks and financial persuasionsâ€™ but have the audacity to challenge her but she has kept her decorum, her dignity and professionalism!
Malaysians of all races, religious persuasions and backgrounds â€“ young and old now trust her!
Ambiga is now a national and international icon for free and fair elections make no mistake about that!
That is a fact now acknowledged by all even her detractors who with their warped logic and fascist and racist eyes and mindsets are all after all threatened at the new reality they face!
And the result was the over 300,000 that gathered at KL and hundreds of thousands in other parts of Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak and the global stage!
In view the fallout and misbehavior of a minority – she is certainly right that she is not in a position to control what opposition leaders and third parties can say in such a mammoth gathering without prior consultation with the organizers!
But this must have shaken and shocked her and she must now grown up to the political realities and not allow opposition politicians to attempt to highjack a rally which was till the near end a peaceful and joyous carnival!
Dedication, discipline and self control is certainly expected of politicians who aspire to lead and who are expected to show leadership by example!
The next time she will be ready!
We must remember that our politicians all claim to be â€˜cleaner than cleanâ€™ and â€˜spotless to their core being!â€™
Even when they are â€˜caughtâ€™ with their hands in the cookie jar they will sing many a tune!
But in this episode of claims and counter claims â€“ fortunately a clip has surfaced on video-sharing site YouTube yesterday which appears to show opposition leaders signalling to one another to breach a police barricade barring Bersih supporters from entering Dataran Merdeka.
And I call upon our forensic experts to examine this tape rather carefully!
If necessary seek third party involvement preferably the FBI or Scotland Yard who have a great division within and known for their professionalism and expertise!
And sadly when that breach took place the police fired tear gas and water cannons at them, leading to spiraling chaos as police chased Bersih supporters down several streets and some rally-goers retaliated and attacked riot police.
Of course this is now fodder to both sides of the political divide to use and abuse with even ministers being foolish enough to make statements on nonexistent protocols which itself is hilarious!
But let us not forget the facts as they stand!
1.Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan has rightly urged the government not to ignore the unprecedented turnout at the Bersih 3.0 rally despite the incidences of violence that occurred.
2. It is pertinent that the government responds to the cries of all Malaysians â€“ 27 million of them. Most importantly the over 300,000 that came out to demand for clean and fair elections! And the others who also showed global support!
3. It is also now imperative that the Election Commission (EC) chief Abdul Aziz Yusof and EC deputy chief Wan Ahmad Wan Omar do what statesmen are expected to do to defuse tensions, allegations and more controversies – resign!