One of this blog’s commenters Anak Bukit Gantang @ 2013/11/12 at 7:02 am remarked that if Marina Mahathir were sincere, she would relinquish her Sisters In Islam position.
Earlier in her press statement, Marina threatened to take legal action against Isma for accusing her “of being one of the ‘dalangs’ (masterminds) behind Comango”.
She claims that Isma’s allegation, which she views as defamatory, is “wholly untrue”.
Explaining that although she is a board member of Sisters in Islam – one of the NGOs in the coalition – she is nonetheless, her position as member of the board notwithstanding, “not involved in any way in the Comango process”.
The facts are these
SIS is in every way possible involved in the Comango process and features as one of the prominent backbone NGOs lending its name to the coalition.
At the same time SIS board member Marina Mahathir is adamant that she is “not involved in any way in the Comango process”.
Well, Marina is undeniably associated with SIS which is undeniably associated with Comango, isn’t she?
In fact, SIS not only has Marina on board but Nori Abdullah too, another daughter of an ex-premier (Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) and wife of the “liberal and progressive” Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. You can say that SIS is quite the glitterati.
Ambiga Sreenevasan is Bersih chairman and Irene Fernandez is Tenaganita executive director. Both their NGOs are involved in the Comango process.
The face of SIS
Now if only Marina were willing to disassociate herself from SIS, then the Muslim public as well as Muslim NGOs such as Isma would, as the natural consequence of events, disassociate her from the logical perception of being somewhat involved the Comango process due to her longstanding role in SIS.
Will she do this – resign as SIS board member – rather than threatening to sue, sue, sue all the accuser(s) and all the media carrying Isma’s flyer?