Press Release 16 Feb 2009 February 16, 2009Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics, Women.
I wish to thank everyone who had called and sent me SMSs, left messages in my email box and blog. I’m sorry for not being able to take all your calls and reply to some of your SMSs in time. I am grateful for your support and kind words of encouragement, especially from my constituents, my party and PR members, Exco members and old friends. This means the world to me.
I also wish to thank some fellow politicians from the other opposite end of the political divide for their encouragement too.
Press Release: 16 Feb 2009
I was informed on Friday 13 February, 2009 by journalists from the Malay Mail that they have in their possession intimate photos of myself and that the newspaper will be publishing a story about these photographs.
I was told that some people are trying to distribute photos/videos showing me asleep in partial nudity and also in intimate positions.
The distribution and publication of these photos/video is a malicious attack on my personality. This constitutes a gross outrage on my modesty, a gross invasion of my privacy, and in particular the sanctity of my personal life. It is being done by unscrupuluous persons to embarrass and discredit me。
I am a victim in this incident.
I have yesterday lodged a police report in relation to this matter and I will fully cooperate with the police in their investigation. I will therefore not speculate publicly about those responsible for this gross invasion of my privacy.
I have received a lot of support from my supporters, friends, colleagues and members of my constituency. I wish to thank them for their concern, support and encouragement.
My family members are standing behind me. I would like to appeal to the media to give me and my family members some breathing space in this trying time so that I can weather this huge challenge.
I will in the meantime continue to carry out my task of serving the people of Selangor faithfully.