BERSIH 3.0: Ambiga Is Prepared To Apologize
KUALA LUMPUR – Bersih Chairwoman, Datuk S. Ambiga today shocked many parties when she is prepared to openly apologize to all the citizens in this country regarding the organized demonstration which was held in the city recently.
In the press conference at her house this evening, Ambiga said, the apology was addressed to her neighbours following the action by traders who wanted to ‘do business’ in their housing area.
Ambiga said, she is prepared to apologize to the public for not carrying out her duties well and transparent.
Ambiga also apologized to her neighbours for the chaos which frequently arise after Bersih 3.0.
“I understand why these groups, Bersih 4.0 requested that I apologize…I am prepared to apologize.
“I am 55 years old, with this, I openly apologize to various parties and the next generation for not carrying out my duties well to ensure that our country remains peaceful.
“Also to all my neighbours, I apologize because I had put them in a situation or ‘war zone’” said Ambiga here today.
Before the press conference was made, three groups namely Bersih 4.0, Halau 1.0 and also Gerakan Pemuda Semalaya came to her house to demand that Ambiga apologize openly.
The situation at Ambiga’s residence was beginning to feel ‘heated’ approaching 4pm following the groups’ presence including the Kuala Lumpur Petty Traders Action Council.
The authorities had already closed routes heading towards Ambiga’s house at Jalan Setiakasih 1, Bukit Damansara starting at 12.30pm today.
Besides police blockage, several cones written ‘DBKL traffic warden’ were placed in front of the junction heading towards her house to ensure that no unwanted incidents occurr.
The KL Petty Traders Action Council was determined to hold the trading activity today and tomorrow as a sign of protest in front of Ambiga’s house although they did not obtain permission from the authorities including DBKL.
However its chairman, Datuk Jamal Md Yunus eventually announced plans to set up stalls nearby Ambiga’s was cancelled.
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