Published: Friday February 20, 2009 MYT 2:58:00 PM
Karpal gets two live bullets, death threat in mail
By PRISCILLA DIELENBERG
GEORGE TOWN: An envelope containing two live bullets and a death threat had been mailed to DAP chairman Karpal Singh’s home in Jalan Utama.
In his police report lodged at the Penang police headquarters this afternoon, Karpal Singh, a lawyer, said his clerk Ahad Hassan found the envelope sent from Perak in his postbox at his home about 8.15am on Thursday.
“I was in Kuala Lumpur yesterday when my clerk Puan Nazimah informed me on the phone about the envelope which was handed to her at about 9.45am at my legal firm in Green Hall here,” Karpal Singh told waiting pressmen at the police headquarters at 12.20pm.
“When opened, Nazimah found the envelope contained two live bullets and a hand-written letter. I told her to keep the envelope and its contents in my office safe until I came to Penang Friday to lodge a police report for the police to launch a thorough investigation.”
The writer threatened that Karpal Singh and his family would be harmed for showing disrespect to the Malay Rulers.
Karpal Singh said this was not the first time he had received such a threat, adding that the police had done nothing after he lodged a police report in Kuala Lumpur last May upon receiving a live bullet with a letter outside his office in Jalan Pudu Lama.