Ambiga - Not severing ties. Graphics by Dayang Norazhar/ The Mole
KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has denied speculations that she wants to sever ties with Parti Keadilan Rakyat leaders Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin Ali.
A blog post in Stop the Lies claimed Ambiga had been fuming over Bersih 3.0 and inwardly blames Anwar and Azmin for allegedly instigating the crowd to break down barriers and forcefully enter the cordoned Dataran Merdeka.
The blogger wrote that Ambiga has decided to have nothing to do with the duo and felt betrayed by Pakatan Rakyat.
Ambiga who replied to The Mole via text messages said: “Pakatan supports and continues to support Bersih’s cause and we welcome that.’’
“Am I expected to respond to all blog postings? I do not think so.”
On a query as to whether she was angry with Anwar and Azmin, Ambiga's reply was: “I have always claimed there was more going on at the barrier than meets the eye and the Suhakam should determine the truth.”
“I am fuming with the police over Bersih 3.0. Not all of them but those who went on rampage,’’ she added.
The blog post in Stop the Lies also alleged Ambiga felt betrayed and let down by those in Pakatan and she should have known better than to trust politicians especially ones like Anwar.
Asked if she felt that she was being used by Anwar into fulfilling his political ambition, Ambiga's reply in her text message was: "No".
Prior to this, Ambiga in a news report on April 29 urged Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) to probe into the violence that occurred at the April 28 rally.
During the rally, a video footage alleging Anwar and Azmin instigating and urging Bersih protestors to breach police barricades at Dataran Merdeka had gone viral via social networking sites such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.
On April 30, both Anwar who is Permatang Pauh MP and Azmin who is Gombak MP denied instigating protestors to break the barricades.
Anwar said he was actually signalling to Azmin to negotiate with the police and instructed the crowd to move away from Dataran but claimed the crowd had become uncontrollable.