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Ambiga: PH moving in right direction with Indian, Sabah reps

 | September 14, 2017

Hakam president Ambiga Sreenevasan says move to make Kulasegaran and Christina Liew vice-presidents a good start for opposition coalition.

Ambiga-Sreenevasan-phKUALA LUMPUR: Human rights lawyer Ambiga Sreenevasan says Pakatan Harapan is moving in the right direction by appointing Indian and Sabahan representatives in the opposition coalition’s top leadership ranks.

The lawyer said it was a good start and that they could have more of all other races.

“I suppose too many vice-presidents is not a good idea. But I am happy they have at least accepted the advice, thought about it and done something,” she said.

Ambiga, who was a speaker at a talk titled “GE14: The Mother of all GEs”, here, was asked to comment on the appointments of M Kulasegaran from the DAP and Christina Liew from Sabah as PH vice-presidents recently.

The appointments came just a couple of weeks after Ambiga lamented the lack of Indian representation in the opposition coalition.

PH chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad had said PH had a lengthy meeting and decided to make some adjustments to the PH presidential council so that it also had representatives of Indians and the people of Sabah.

Kula, who was formerly PH treasurer, is now a vice-president. His former post will be held by Husam Musa.

Kula is the DAP MP for Ipoh Barat, while Liew is PH’s Sabah chairman and PKR state assemblyperson for Api Api.

With the reshuffle, PH now has six vice-presidents, two of whom are from DAP, another two from PKR, one from PPBM, and another from Amanah.

Ambiga last month said if PH was serious in its efforts to woo the Indian voters, the coalition leaders must indicate this in its leadership lineup.

“For me, placing Kula as just the treasurer is tokenism,” she had said.

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