AS you all know, some people, including traders of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman , upset over their loss of income from the Bersih 3.0 rally held a symbolic protest outside Bersih co-chairman Ambiga's house by giving away free burgers.
According to the Star, last Thursday, some 10 members of the Malaysia Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Alliance (Ikhlas) set up a burger stall outside her Bukit Damansara home around lunch time.
Well, it seems comical but a friend, who runs a business in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, didn't think it was. He said Bersih 3.0 affected his business. And he was happy these people decided to show their protest outside Ambiga's house. Like - hah, padan muka, rasa ni.
(Oh reminds me of remarks a couple of Bersih activists said on twitter-- if those traders want to complain about loss of earnings, why don't they declare their earnings...maybe the Inland Revenue would like to know, and the rest of Malaysians too. And I'm saying - excuse me, what kind of reaction is that? You don't support us -- go to hell with you! Is that it? Shame!)
But, ok ok -- as for the Ambiga burger stall protest - I get the picture. This is a free country. And that area outside Ambiga's house is a public road.
Still. Poor, Ambiga, I thought. Kecoh-lah these people. Can't you people leave her in peace?
Ambiga told the traders to file their claim for the losses suffered in court instead of holding protests outside her house.
is a troubling new phenomenon and a violation of my privacy. Bersih is
not about me,” said the former Bar Council chairman.
Ambiga later lodged a police report at the Travers police station.
Anyway, everything's back to normal at her place now. The traders have left. City Hall officers and policemen are keeping watch at her home.