Kuala Lumpur – MIC’s National Women leader Dato Mohana Muniandy has called on former Malaysian Bar Council president Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan to come clean on her allegations and provide source of her claims that the PM gave RM90 to PAS leaders.
“We urge former Malaysian Bar Council president Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan to come “Bersih” and speak up if she has the source on claims that PAS was given RM90 million purportedly by the Prime Minister. Don’t choose an easy way out by saying “I am not at liberty to comment on the matter which is before the UK courts”. That kind of language is deemed to be an easy excuse when someone, be it the layman or especially someone with legal training finding themselves in hot soup! Ambiga have to either admit or deny it. Simple!” Mohana said in press statement released yesterday.
“Rewcastle-Brown filed her defence after Pas President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang filed a defamation suit against her last April over allegations the Islamic party received funds worth RM90 million from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. Rewcastle-Brown’s disclosure Ambiga was her source has led to PAS leaders demanding an explanation and apology from Ambiga” Mohana further noted in her statement.
In the same statement Mohana lambasted online writer/journalist Raja Petra Kamarudun for his comments belittling Ambiga.
“While Wanita MIC is outraged of Raja Petra Kamarudin’s degrading post, we do wonder why Dato’ Ambiga did not obtain an injunction here to restrain anyone from making unsavory comments. She, who rallied thousands of people to the streets against the government doesn’t sound like a person who can be easily harassed. Nevertheless, we would like to stress that sexism and racism in politics are not acceptable in Malaysia. Dato’ Ambiga has a different point of view and regularly criticises the government but that does not mean she can be insulted in such a way. On behalf of Indian women in Malaysia, we demand an apology for the uncouth post. RPK should apologise for his racist and sexist attacks against Dato Ambiga” Mohana said.
“The bottom line; RESPECT WOMEN” – Mohana concluded in her statement.