Tengku Adnan’s allegation insane, says Ambiga

Elizabeth Zacharia, TMI

Bersih co-chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan wants to know if Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s allegation that the non-governmental organisation had brought in foreigners to vote in the last election was an admission that the incident had actually taken place.

“Are they saying this really happened? That Bangladeshis were actually brought in to vote?” she asked.

Tengku Adnan claimed that Bersih themselves had brought in foreigners to vote in the 13th general election on May 5.

“Those who were there saw it for themselves. They brought in Bangladeshis by taxis who tried to vote.

“Who did this? The Bersih people,” Tengku Adnan was quoted saying when he announced his decision to decline an invitation to attend the ongoing Bersih People’s Tribunal.

Describing the allegation as “insane”, Ambiga said if Tengku Adnan believed his allegations, he should attend the ongoing Bersih People’s tribunal to give testimony.

“At the end of the day, that is the point of the tribunal. So he should come and say it in front of the tribunal.”

“And why did he not say these things before this?” she said, expressing shock over his statements.