Successful, well-heeled, hailing from an illustrious family and possessing impressive credentials, it appears that there was no reason for Ambiga Sreenevasan to become entangled in street protests and turn herself into a target of derision among ruling politicians and their cadres, which included a group of ex-servicemen trained in posterior warfare.
But she did. And she became one of the most iconic figures in this nation, respected and admired by both supporters and detractors, the latter albeit with a grudge.
She became larger than the movement she led. On the streets, people mobbed her and requested autographs and photographs.
Even the Indian Malaysian community, across the economic divide, was smitten...