Pakatan Rakyat has been criticised by supporters of Adam Adli for abandoning him in his hour of need. His supporters have expressed their anger in letters to news portals like Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insider.
Theresa sent in a letter to Malaysiakini and she said: “To Pakatan, don’t just talk big, but now allow Adam to be thrown to the wolves, when Adam stuck his neck out for Pakatan’s so-called Blackout 505.”
“Besides, PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has also already washed his hands off and distanced himself from this kid Adam. Not only am I disappointed with Pakatan, I feel sorry that Adam could end up paying a high price sitting out in jail for people who don’t take care of him and protect him.”
“Hello Pakatan, where have all your volunteer lawyers gone? Why is Adam without legal representation?”
“I watched the video by Media Rakyat on Forum Mei 13 at the KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, and there were boatloads of PKR bigshots there talking, like Nurul Izzah, R Sivarasa, Tian Chua, besides Pak Samad, SAMM chief Chegubard, ABU people and Hisham Rais.”
“My sympathy to Adam, his father and his whole family. My disgust to Pakatan politicians for their charade at the Forum Mei 13 that encouraged Adam and landed him in trouble.”
In a letter to The Malaysian Insider Pravin Pillai wrote: “And Pakatan Rakyat, remember how we roared for you in Kelana Jaya? Could we hear you roar for Adam Adli? Roar. Not squeak.”
Student activist Adam Adli was arrested on May 19 in Bangsar Utama where his office is.
He has been remanded for five days and is being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948.
It is believed he is being investigated for a speech he made during a public forum at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) on May 13, during which he and several other activists urged the people to stage a massive street protest against electoral fraud and to topple the government.