PETALING JAYA, 23 Feb 2009: Bukit Lanjan voters want their assemblywoman Elizabeth Wong to stay on and are asking Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) to turn down her offer to resign.
The Bukit Lanjan Coalition of Residents’ Associations launched a signature campaign to show their support for the embattled Wong, who has grabbed the nation’s attention after her nude photographs were circulated.
In a statement released by the coalition, the associations condemned the invasion of Wong’s private life through unauthorised photographing of her and stealing and disseminating her personal data.
“We state here categorically that we are not disturbed by still and moving images of YB Wong’s private life that we have been and may be exposed to,” said the statement.
The coalition launched its signature campaign in Bandar Utama yesterday, where signature forms were distributed to various individuals and residents’ associations. To date, its online campaign has collected 4,600 signatures. The campaign will end on 24 Feb at 11am, after which the signatures will be sent to Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for presentation to the Sultan of Selangor on Wednesday.
Joint Action Group(JAG)’s Ivy Josiah, who was also present at the launch of the signature campaign, questioned the timing of the photographs’ release. “JAG is very concerned with Eli’s issue when there is a great tussle between the Pakatan Rakyat and the Barisan Nasional,” she said.
This news report first appeared on 23 Feb 2009 in The Edge Financial Daily under the title Signature campaign for Eli Wong. Used with permission.