Kuala Lumpur: Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan (pic) said it was wrong, undemocratic, and a betrayal to voters to force a by-election for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, MalayMail Online reported.
“I feel it is a disservice to the system of democracy,” Ambiga, who was a member of the Institutional Reform Committee that pushed for electoral reforms, told reporters here.
Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah, 68, resigned as Port Dickson MP Wednesday to force a by-election meant to pave way for Anwar’s re-election to Parliamen.
For Ambiga, this is a wrong decision as it disservices both Port Dickson voters and the federal lawmaker who resigned.
Ambiga also suggested that his wife or daughter who should have given up their seats instead.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is Pandan MP while his daughter, Nurul Izzah Anwar, is the elected representative of his former Permatang Pauh seat, the news portal quoted her ss saying.
“I have no issue with Anwar coming back he’s entitled to do that but my understanding or the public had the understanding that one of the family members would give up (their seats).”