Suaram is appalled with the news on the recent intimidation and harassment of S Ambiga including the latest threat by a group known as Bersih 4.0, led by Jamal Md Yunus.
Suaram has learnt that Bersih 4.0 plans to set up stalls in front of Ambiga's residence at Bukit Damansara on 24 and 25 May.
We are concerned with this dangerous trend of harassment and threat of harassment on the private space of individuals.
We are of the opinion that such actions are personally motivated and in bad faith.
Suaram welcomes Kuala Lumpur Mayor Ahmad Fuad Ismail's decision to reject Bersih 4.0's application for a permit and calls upon the City Council to promptly disassemble the stalls put up on the said dates and protect the personal space and privacy of the residences there.
In view of the above, Suaram strongly urges all parties to respect the integrity of public assembly and refrain from personally motivated harassment on individuals at their personal residence.
We also call upon the police to ensure the safety of residents of Bukit Damansara, particularly Bersih 4.0's main target, Ambiga and her family.
Released by Kar Fai, monitoring and documentation coordinator for Suaram.