PARTISAN: She is being used by Anwar to garner votes, say MIC Youth leaders
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC leaders have urged Bersih co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga to clear the air over her association with opposition leaders as she is supposed to be non-partisan.
Tebrau MIC Youth chief T. Murali said since leading Bersih, Ambiga had been seen attending meetings by opposition parties.
"She has to declare her stand. By the looks of it, she is part of the opposition. She shouldn't confuse the people like this."
He said Ambiga was being used by opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to garner votes in the next general election.
He said the former Bar Council chairman's support for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders was against nature.
"How can you support LGBT when Hinduism doesn't even teach this culture?"
Temerloh MIC Youth chief D. Sivaprakasam also said Anwar was using Ambiga for his benefit.
"She is fighting for free and fair elections, but how is it that we (Barisan Nasional) lost five states to the opposition during the last election?"
In reply, Ambiga said the allegations against her were inaccurate.
"Before I respond to the MIC Youth chiefs' inaccurate statements, they will first have to respond to my simple query.
"Do they support the people's agenda for free and fair elections?" she said in a text message.