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Assassination Of Elizabeth Wong

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I have departed today

Despite having tendered my resignation from all posts,
the media and websites continue to intrude into my private life and privacy.
I have been informed by several media that
they will continue to publish even more lewd graphical,
sensational stories of my private life.

I have also been told there will be a fresh assault,
with more photographs and videos released and circulated
in order to completely degrade and bury me.

This is the darkest episode in my life.
I have never felt so alone, vulnerable and humiliated.
I need to rest and to search for peace of mind
to get away from the stormy events surrounding me.

I appreciate the overwhelming support from all quarters,
especially my voters, women in particular and party comrades.
Words cannot express my gratitude for your gentle kindness.

I have informed my party leaders
that I am determined to relinquish all my positions,
as a Selangor state exco member
as well as the state assemblywoman for Bukit Lanjan.
I am thankful for the party leadership's concern and encouragement.
I seek their understanding for my predicament.

My commitment to the ideals of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat remains unwavering.
I shall retain my party membership
and continue to struggle for a just society with the party.

The nation is at a crisis facing a serious economic recession.
Unemployment is rising, while corruption remains rampant.
I wish public discussions would concentrate on these important issues
rather than analysing my private life.

My principle remains the same –
I will not answer any questions pertaining to my private life.
My private life is not for public scrutiny
as I have not broken any law or caused harm to anyone.

I plead to the media as well as my supporters
to allow me some peace of mind, and to give me space.
I urge the media to leave my family, friends and I alone.
Please do not continue to shame my family and I,
so that we have a chance to lead a normal life as ordinary citizens.

Lastly, I wish to thank the support from the public
that has been pouring in ceaselessly.
I am very moved and eternally grateful
to my friends and colleagues who stand by me.
There is nothing in this world that can repay your kindness. "

by Elizabeth Wong 19 Feb 2009
Selangor State Exco Member
PKR Bukit Lanjan Assemblyperson
An icon of New Politics fallen by gutter politics and predatory journalism. (MySinchew)

MySinchew 2009.02.20

 

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