KUALA LUMPUR, 13 April 2009: It has been almost two months since she wrote a farewell note to her constituents.
With a hint of resignation in her last press statement, which is posted on her blog, Bukit Lanjan assembly[person] Elizabeth Wong bade her supporters adieu as she took a leave of absence to go overseas to take stock of the scandal that had hit her.
But at her service centre in Bandar Utama [yesterday] afternoon, her supporters continued to cling on to the hope that she will withdraw her resignation as their assemblyperson.
Banners, a lion dance troupe and some 200 followers were gathered there to show their support for the Selangor state exco in the hope she would return. But Wong, who tendered her resignations as assemblyperson and state executive council member, decided against making a public appearance.
Instead, the human rights activist sent a text message thanking her supporters.
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This article first appeared on 12 April 2009 in www.theedgemalaysia.com under the same title. Used with permission.