UMNO Can Not Hide Nor Run Away But Must Fully Answer For The Ugly Violence In Merlimau Against 2 DAP Melaka Assemblyman That Was Intended To Threaten The Safety Of Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.(en/cn)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 22.5.2012

DAP strongly condemns the violent behaviour of the unruly group of 200 people who disrupted Bersih co-chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan’s scheduled visit to the Pusat Asuhan Tunas Islam (Pasti) As-Solihin, at Jalan Batu Gajah in Merlimau, for tea between 5pm and 6.30pm two days ago.

A group of non-governmental organisations and political parties including Perkasa and the Jasin UMNO Wanita and Youth wings had earlier lodged a police report at the Merlimau police station to object Bersih co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga’s visit to Merlimau. Following such threats against Ambiga, she cancelled her appearance at the last minute after police advised the organisers against holding it. What’s worse, the mob began pelting two DAP state assemblyman and their supporters as they began to leave the event.

According to Ayer Keroh state assemblyman Khoo Poay Tiong, he and Badar Hilir assemblyman Tey Kok Kiew were attacked on their way out. Their cars were pelted with stones and eggs, resulting in smashed windscreens, broken mirrors and punctured tyres.

The fact that the violent attack by the red-shirted mob were from the group where Perkasa and UMNO members were gathered requires UMNO to fully answer for this ugly violence in Merlimau against 2 DAP Melaka Assemblyman that was intended to threaten the safety of Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan . UMNO appears to try to explain such violence by claiming that one of the protesters was hit in an earlier accident but this was strongly denied by the DAP Assemblymen.

This incident follows the despicable acts of other pro-BN groups that harassed Datuk Ambiga by performing a “butt dance” and an illegal beef burger stall protest outside her home. Such acts constitute not only an invasion of privacy and sexual harassment, but also sheer disrespect when the protest involved the cooking of beef outside her home when she is known to be a vegetarian and a Hindu.

Now there is even an illegal pasar malam(night market) proposed by a Datuk on Thursday and Friday in front of her house. It is ridiculous that Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur can refuse permits to hold a pasar malam but yet fail to act against such organisers.

Datuk Ambiga has not committed any criminal offence. She has not injured anyone nor harmed anyone with C4 plastic explosives. Neither has she stolen any public funds to buy condos instead of rearing cows. As a former President of the Bar Council, she upholds the rule of law to ensure justice is done. And yet she is vilified in a manner as if she is a greater threat to the nation than drug dealers or child kidnappers.

Her only crime is to defy BN by being part of Bersih 3.0 that mobilized 300,000 Malaysians in the largest peaceful gathering in Malaysian history pressing for clean, free and fair elections. Because of that, she has now become a victim of vile and disgusting attacks that have now turned violent.

LIM GUAN ENG

民主行动秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2012年5月22日在吉隆坡发表的声明:

巫统不能再隐瞒或逃避了,巫统必需全面解释发生在万里茂、为了威胁安美嘉人身安全而冲向行动党两名州议员而来的丑陋暴力事件。

民主行动党强烈谴责两天前,于下午5时至6时半,在万里茂“与净选盟联合主席安美嘉一起喝茶”聚会的活动上,约200名不羁者以暴力方式,干扰安美嘉的原定到访。

一群非政府组织及政党,包括土著权威组织及野新巫统妇女组在较早前为反对净选盟联合主席安美嘉的莅访,而到万里茂警局报案。随着这些具威胁性的言论以及警方的劝告下,安美嘉在最后一分钟决定取消其行程。更糟糕的是,正当两名行动党议员及他们的支持者打算离开已被腰斩的聚会时,遭到暴民掷石闹场。

根据爱极乐区州议员邱培栋指出,他与怡力州议员郑国球是在欲离开时遭到攻击。他们的车子被掷石头及鸡蛋,导致挡风镜被砸碎、镜子破碎及车轮也爆胎。

事实是,有关红衣人引起的暴力攻击,是由土著权威组织及巫统所招集的人做的。因此巫统必需全面解释发生在万里茂、为了威胁安美嘉人身安全而冲向行动党两名州议员而来的丑陋暴力事件。巫统在试图摆脱有关暴力行动时称,其中一名示威者早前涉及意外,但这都被行动党强力否认了。

这事件是发生在亲国阵组织在拿督安美嘉家门前“跳臀舞”及摆档卖汉堡的卑劣行为之后。这些行为不只构成了侵犯隐私及性骚扰,而且该抗议行动还涉及在安美嘉门前煮牛肉,根本不尊重她作为兴都教素食主义者。

如今甚至还有某拿督建议于周四周五在安美嘉的家门前摆设非法夜市。这简直太荒谬了,吉隆坡市政局应该有权不批这个夜市,但却没有采取行动对付策划者。

拿督安美嘉并没有任何犯罪行为,她并没有以C4炸药致伤或攻击任何人。她也没有盗窃任何人的钱来买高级公寓养牛。作为律师公会前会长,她一切依据法律以确保正义获得伸张。但她却好像被诋毁成比毒贩或绑匪还要可怕的国家威胁。

她唯一所犯的错就是违抗国阵,成为大马史上最大的和平集会,30万人参与其中的竞选盟3.0运动其中一员,以施压政府,要求一个干净、自由与公平的选举。因为这样,她如今成为了被恶劣、丑陋的暴力攻击受害者。

林冠英

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