Why only Ambiga has been targeted and the fellow co chairman of Bersih 3.0 Samad Said has been left out – Indians NGOs
Kuala Lumpur (May,23) Coalition of Malaysian Indian NGOs and Warga Aman’s representative Mr Uthaya Soorian has called for police to take pro active measures to condone further personal intimidation against Datuk Ambiga.
There has been a series of personal attack leveled against Ambiga since Bersih 3.0 rally on 28-4-2012, which includes, beef burger protest by traders , ‘butt’ exercise carried out by retired armed forces personnel and Merlimau incident. The latest protest has been planned by a group of traders to set up ‘pasar malam’ on 24th & 25th May 2012, in front of ambiga’s house.
The police have been lackadaisical in handling this matter. Even the Deputy General of Police , Khalid abu Bakar is of the opinion that there is no offence, in such activities carried out in front of Ambiga’s house.All of these activities target Dato Ambiga, in her personal capacity. There are blatant breaches of the law. We are puzzled as to why only Ambiga has been targeted and the fellow co chairman of Bersih 3.0 Samad Said has been left out.
Uthaya futher said ,” we are deeply concerned over the failure of Police to take action against those who are committing these offences. The failure is viewed as being tantamount to an endorsement of these criminal activities.”
“We are also of the view that Dato Ambiga is targeted because of her ethnicity. The initiaters of these events seems to have a motive to provoke and instigate hatred among the Malaysians and disrupt peace and harmony,” added Uthaya.
He further said, “it is the duty and responsibility of the police to end these acts of harassment and intimidation against Dato Ambiga. Maintaining law and order and ensuring the safety and security of all citizens is the primary obligation and responsibility of the police force as enshrined in our Federal Constitution.”
He further added that the during the Kampung Medan incident in 2001, the police acted in similar manner and as a result, it has led to a racial clash.
WargaAman, a coalition of 20 Indian non-govermental organisations (NGO) has vowed to hold daily candlelight vigils outside the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters if police fail to act against those harassing and intimidating Bersih 3.0 co-chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.