Pakatan Rakyat leaders (17th February)Anwar Ibrahim
“No one in Pakatan Rakyat is pressuring her to leave,” he said, adding that he was concerned with the “pattern of tarnishing PKR MPs’ reputations.” [TheStar]
Although Eli Wong had a fair share of slanderous attacks on BN on her case, I understand that she is already going through a lot of stress. APOMM will retreat and lend her the much needed support. Eli should continue as ADUN if the Bukit Lanjan people wants her. I hope Khir Toyo follows BN leaders' statements which clearly support Eli in her our of darkness. His stand does not represent BN's. [APOMM]
PKR vice-president and Subang MP R Sivarasa said: “We know that what has happened is clearly politically motivated. “All this happening on the first day of Parliament yesterday was too much of a coincidence. We call on the people to reject gutter politics being practised by BN.” [Malaysiakini]
Nuridah Mohd Salleh
PAS Muslimat leader Nuridah Mohd Salleh was of the view that BN is still unable to accept its defeat in the general election last March, and has chosen underhanded means to topple the state governments chosen by the people. “We hope the Pakatan leadership is ready to face further challenges as they (BN/Umno) may have something more up their sleeve,” she cautioned. [Malaysiakini]
Media (18th - 19th Feb)
New Straits Times
Petaling Jaya Selatan Hee Loy Sian was a man under siege in parliament today over the Selangor executive councillor Elizabeth Wong's 'nude' pictures incident.
His former aide Hilmi is said to be the person who was Wong's alleged lover and widely believed to have taken the nude pictures of her. Hee said said Hilmi had worked with him for nine months but was no longer in his employement. He has been working with him for 9 months.
Azmin confirmed that Helmi is a member of the party but declined to give anymore details on the subject. "I really don't know about his private life," he said. [NST]
New Straits Times
State executive council member from Pas, Iskandar Abdul Samad, yesterday dismissed allegations that Barisan Nasional was involved in the circulation of Elizabeth Wong's photographs.
The Selangor Pas deputy commissioner (III) said the distribution of the photographs may be the work of disgruntled developers who were not satisfied when the state government banned development on class three and four hillslopes.[NST]
Note: Sivarasa, Nuridah Mohd Salleh, Anwar Ibrahim have not apologized publicly for the accusations against Barisan Nasional before any investigations.
(Credits to NST and TheStar for the photos)