The controversial billboard in Selangor
KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreevanasan claims no knowledge of having her image displayed in a political poster together with opposition leaders in Selangor.
Speaking to The Mole on Friday Ambiga said: “To be honest I have no idea about this until you tell me.”
“I do not know on which poster I appeared and where it is displayed,” she added.
Ambiga said this when asked to respond on a blog post which showed Ambiga’s picture appearing on a political poster on a billboard together with opposition leaders including Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and DAP leader Lim Kit Siang.
Blogger Datuk Ahirudin Attan or better known as Rocky wrote: “Take a quick look at the photograph of the poster representing Pakatan leaders, i.e. PKR, DAP and PAS. Now answer the question: Which political party does Ambiga represent?”
He further added: “I was told that this poster, pasted on billboards around Selangor, has been ordered to be brought down after the Pakatan chaps realised that they had unnecessarily exposed Ambiga.”
To this Ambiga said: “I need to make this clear again. I have no intentions of going into politics at all.”
“If there are politicians who want to join me on bringing reforms to the electoral process, they are welcome to do so but I am not representing any political party,” she added.
Asked whether she will take any action if she feels that her image was wrongly used by certain quarters, Ambiga said: “I will certainly check with the authority about this.”
Ambiga also said that the billboard issue was just another attempt to deflect public’s attention on the upcoming Bersih 3.0 which is scheduled to take place on April 28.
In a news report, Ambiga said the Bersih movement called upon three demands on electoral reforms and they were; calling for the resignation of the Election Commission, the electoral process must be cleaned up before the next general election and international observers should be allowed to monitor the polls.