PETALING JAYA: "No one is above the law," says Pahang DAP secretary Lee Chin Chen after a party division chief was arrested for allegedly sending a threatening message to a senior police officer.
"Malaysia is a country that upholds the principle of the rule of law, and no one can use his identity or take any approach to threaten anybody.
"No one can be above the law and those who transgress the law must be punished accordingly," Lee said in a statement Monday (May 20).
Police arrested Jerantut DAP division chairman Loo Why Leong in Pahang for allegedly sending a threatening message via WhatsApp to Jerantut OCPD Supt Mazlan Hassan.
Pahang police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Zakaria Ahmad confirmed that Loo was detained on Sunday (May 19) and released on police bail after Supt Mazlan lodged a report.
It is believed that Loo, 53, had sent the threatening message due to his unhappiness over being arrested last Thursday (May 16).
He was arrested the first time after he had allegedly attempted to prevent a senior police officer from arresting a DAP division secretary accused of selling alcohol and cigarettes without tax.
Lee said Loo had denied being involved in making the threats and as such Pahang DAP will leave to matter to the police to investigate.
Meanwhile, Lee added that Pahang DAP had been trying to contact Loo since Sunday (May 19) and the state arm would be meeting soon to discuss the matter.