Do as the Romans do only when you’re in Rome, Ambiga

TTF: Ambiga is attempting to confuse people (see news item below). She wants you to think that your comments could subvert proceedings at the London High Court where Hadi is suing Clare Brown for defamation. But that is a lie.

The fact is, there is absolutely no harm for any Malaysian to ask anything related to the trial. Furthermore, all we’re asking is that Ambiga addresses allegations that she supplied information to Clare regarding the RM90 million Hadi was accused of receiving. How can that be subversive?

A person of Ambiga’s stature should know that the UK court has no jurisdiction over Malaysians issuing statements on anything. She should know that her continued silence could be construed as a tacit approval to claims that she initiated Clare into the bribe theory.

Question is, does she not want to clear her name? Is she waiting to be sued by Najib and Hadi?

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said today she has been given undue attention over a recent revelation in PAS president’s Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s suit against the Sarawak Report in the United Kingdom.

In a press statement, Ambiga has labelled the actions of her detractors as “targeted acts of intimidation and harassment” and warned them that they could be in contempt of court proceedings in the UK.

“In my view these are targeted acts of intimidation and harassment against me. They seriously undermine, and are disrespectful of, the UK proceedings and may in my view amount to a contempt of the UK court.

“As these acts may in one way or another be seen to be connected to the Claimant, I believe he could be answerable to the UK court for them,” said the National Human Rights Society president, referring to Abdul Hadi.

Last month, it was reported that Sarawak Report’s editor Clare Rewcastle Brown had named Ambiga as the source of her accusation that Abdul Hadi allegedly received RM90 million from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The result has been a media firestorm for the former Bersih 2.0 co-chair with many from the Barisan Nasional as well as members of the Islamist party PAS calling for her to apologise or explain herself.

Until today, Ambiga has maintained her silence in view of the pending proceedings.

She pointed out that it was “highly unusual and irregular” that PAS members and anyone aligned to the Islamist party would seek to conduct a “mini trial or persecution” over the two paragraphs that mentioned her name.

“In the last few days, I have faced a barrage of attacks from ministers, party members and others aligned to the Claimant,” she said, adding that the media has dedicated extensive coverage towards the claim.

“Bloggers identified with the ruling party have made sexist, racist and highly defamatory remarks about both Ms Rewcastle-Brown and myself. The social media has been used to attack my reputation and character.”

She also disclosed that three men had visited her home yesterday claiming they were from the media and stood outside filming her home, while journalists from news outlets Berita Harian and TV3 apparently camped outside her office for two hours.

Ambiga added that a police report has also been lodged against her based on Rewcastle-Brown’s defence and counterclaim.

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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