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Many unhappy with Ambiga’s refusal to accept AG’s decision

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Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – January 27, 2016: National Human Rights Society president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has came under heavy fire in cyberspace after she insisted her unhappiness with the ‘all-clear’ announcement yesterday which exonerated Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the SRC International Sdn Bhd and RM2.6 billion political donation issue.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohd Apandi Ali, who made the announcement said Najib did not commit any criminal wrong doings in relation to the three investigations into those issues.

Apandi had also said that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had confirmed that the political donation was a personal donation from the Saudi Arabian royal family.

“The testimony did not show that the fund had been given as an inducement or payment for doing or not doing anything in his (Najib) capacity as the prime minister,” he reportedly said.

However, according to Ambiga, Apandi’s explanation was “inadequate.”

Thus, she urged Apandi and the MACC to disclose more details of their findings so that the public could understand how they came to decide on not to press charges against Najib.

Be that as it may, many Malaysians were ticked off with Ambiga’s “shenanigans.”

They were of the opinion that as long as the establishment is innocent, “no amount of explanations would make sense to her.”

“If she’s not happy, I suggest that she go and ask King of Saudi if all of this is true or not…there’s no point in bashing the AG,” wrote Haniff Kamaruddin on his Facebook wall.

Another Facebook user Azham Akhtar Abdullah commented that critics won’t be satisfied until they hear a guilty verdict so as to satisfy their biasness.

“Untill then, Malaysia is corrupted, AG is not transparent, DSN (Najib) uses black money. They are not interested in the truth at all,” he wrote.

“When have anything the government does were ever good enough for Ambiga?” queried Azrul Abu Hassan.

Fauziah Mohd Khalid deemed that the AG’s explanation did not make sense to her because she (Ambiga) cannot comprehend the fact that a Muslim will do anything they can to uphold Islam.

“They can’t get that into their thick skulls and it hurts when they try to imagine it,” she wrote on Facebook.

“It’s a political donation from a Sunni Muslim country to another Sunni Muslim country, stupid!

“Why can’t you accept that? Nothing illegal under current laws. In fact, PM (Najib) even tabled for declaration of political funding in parliament and was opposed by the opposition!

“So who funds the opposition? The National Endowment for Democracy (NED)?” wrote Simon Yap on Facebook.

Zaqwan Azhar quipped that “when hatred is put above logic you will get Ambiga.”

Another Facebook user Arazmi Yusof deemed that Ambiga will protest anything the Barisan Nasional-led government decide.

“Believe me, when Najib willingly resigns for sure she will also protest,” he wrote.

Lim Sian See pointed out that the truth was Ambiga believes only what she wanted to believe.

“Don’t think we forgot that you went on record saying there are phantom voters at the airport coming to “steal” our elections then, only to find out those were Risda workers.

“You have not apologised for that either. That’s really the way she is. Her mind was made up long ago,” he wrote on his Facebook wall.

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Zaidi Azmi

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If Zaidi Azmi isn’t busy finding his way in the city, this 26-year-old northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make sense of the Malaysian political scene. Zaidi can be reached at [email protected]