|Tuesday, April 25, 2017

‘Everyday I get calls asking if I’m having a foam party’ – Maria Chin 

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20: Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah said that has expressed annoyance over disturbing phone calls.

“Everyday I get phone calls at 2am, 3am, 4am and when you answer there’s no reply or someone asking if I was having a foam/bubble party,” she said in a Facebook posting today.

“I have switched off my phone or slept through the calls. I take these calls as people who are paid or instructed to disturb or hoped to create fear,” she added.

According to Maria, it is not only her but Bersih 2.0 secretariat member Mandeep Singh and former Bersih chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan also get these unreasonable calls as well – happening up till last night.

“I can understand the context of these calls or sms-es.

“Insults, unreasonable comments, inability to talk, unjustifiable lies or comments are behaviours that we should not accept.

“Some may say freedom of expression but a line has to be drawn as these are intimidation.

“Friends don’t do this. I suggest whoever instructs or pay for such behaviours to look at themselves and stop the intimidation.

“We are not afraid period,” she said.