16 February, 2009

Elizabeth Wong Photos Scandal!

Elizabeth Wong, a respected state assemblywoman and Executive Councilor in Malaysia’s most developed Selangor State, has been implicated in a naked pictures scandal and she lodged a police report, Malaysiakini.com is reporting:

Pakatan Rakyat’s Elizabeth Wong whose nude photographs are being circulated in public has made a report urging the police to investigate the matter.

Facing the most embarrassing episode of her life with pictures of her in partial nudity and intimate positions being circulated, Selangor state executive councillor and Bukit Lanjan Assemblywoman Elizabeth Wong said today she will help police in their probe and refused to speculate on who is responsible for this "gross invasion of my privacy".

From The Sun:

"The distribution and publication of these photos or video is a malicious attack on my personality," said Wong, who is also state Tourism, Environment and Consumer Affairs committee chairman.

She said she had received a lot of support from her supporters, friends and colleagues and members of her constituency and thanked them for their concern, support and encouragement.

She appealed to the media to give her and her family members some "breathing space" to allow her go through this trying time.

Elizabeth Wong, 37, is unmarried. It was said the scandolous photos showing her laying on the sofa with untidy clothing were photographed after 2008’s 308 General Elections by the former boyfriend without her consent when she was sleeping. Elizabeth, the promising young female politician in Malaysia’s opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat, is thought to be a victim smeared in the current turbulous Malaysia political crisis.

From Malay Mail:

Malay Mail was alerted to the photographs and their veracity was confirmed by Wong as the pictures were taken in her bedroom.

It is understood that a video clip could have also been produced. The identity of the photographer remains a mystery.

When shown the photographs, Wong expressed shock and said it was an invasion of her privacy. She said she was unaware that the photos were being taken and “I was probably asleep”.

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.
(Source: elizabeth wong)

Despite being widely seen as the victim in the nude pictures scandal, Selangor Executive Councillor Elizabeth Wong may be forced to relinquish all posts and resign as the Bukit Lanjan assemblyman.

Party sources told The Malaysian Insider that this may be the worst case scenario for Wong if Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners, particularly Pas, do not stand by the 37-year-old former environmentalist.

PKR leaders fear that if Pas takes the moral high ground in the matter, the first-term assemblyman will be made to pay the price and resign.

Elizabeth Wong

From wordpress.com

ELIZABETH WONG (黄洁冰) has been involved in human rights since her student days in Sydney and subsequently during her work in Nepal. She was the secretary-general of the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) (全国人权协会)from 2000-2006 (now sitting as a member of the Ex-Com), a member of the Suaram (大马人民之声) secretariat and was a human rights fellow of Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs (2002-03). She is also a political consultant and has been involved in the setup of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus for Democracy and Solidarity Campaign for Human Rights in Aceh.

Wong enjoys looking at the paradoxes and intricacies of democracy and politics. In her spare time, she researches and writes on the War on Terror and security in the region.

Her interests are in political imagery and symbolism, history, South Asian politics, resistance and Islamism in Southeast Asia, technology and the politics of change.

Wong entered the electoral arena as a candidate under the People’s Justice Party (or Parti KeADILan Rakyat - PKR) during the 13th General Elections and on March 8th, 2008, Wong was elected as the new Selangor State Assemblyman for Bukit Lanjan with a majority of over 5000, the second largest majority won by PKR state assembly candidates in Selangor.

This was the first time the seat fell to the Opposition Alliance. History was further made when the Opposition Alliance took over Selangor - the most prosperous and developed state in Malaysia, together with the states of Perak, Penang and Kedah.

Wong was later appointed as a member of the Selangor state executive council, in charge of Tourism, Consumer affairs and the Environment.

She is also the Information Chief of the Women’s wing of PKR and of her division Petaling Jaya Utara.

This blog is primarily an archival site of writings and photographs, with the occasional notes-to-self on national politics to clear out some thoughts.



Anonymous Elizabeth Wong Photos said...

Abdul Khalid said he had received the letter from Wong offering her resignation from the two posts, and said that the turn of events was unfortunate as she had been an examplary exco member.

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February 17, 2009 5:37 PM  

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