Siti Hasmah a victim of political persecution, say women leaders, lawyers

Kamles Kumar

(From left) Nurul Izzah Anwar, Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and Dr Mahathir Mohamad seen at a political ceramah in Petaling Jaya last year. Nurul Izzah says police's questioning of Dr Siti Hasmah for allegedly violating the Peaceful Assembly Act is 'yet another classic example of political persecution'. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 26, 2018.

POLITICIANS and civil society leaders today accused Putrajaya of selective persecution, following police’s questioning of Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali for speaking at a women’s protest march against toxic politics in Kuala Lumpur four months ago.

They said they were puzzled by the move to question the wife of opposition leader Dr Mahathir Mohamad over her speech at the Purple Walk, a gathering of women united against the current state of Malaysian politics, in September last year.

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  • Sadly it is like that. Opposition has to work doubly hard to win the GE14. Right now , all the screaming , shouting and crying falls on deaf ears. Those who have the gold makes the rule !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! live with it and when it is your turn do you want to perpetuate or make the changes.

    Posted 3 years ago by Lee Lee