Perak exco member receives death threat

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  • Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019

IPOH (Bernama): DAP National Socialist Youth (Dapsy) chief, Howard Lee Chuan How, says he received a death threat a few days ago.

Lee, who is also Perak Youth and Sports Development Committee chairman, said he received the threat through a screenshot of a WhatsApp group conversation sent to him.

"On Sunday (Aug 18), I asked my officer to make a police report. I have submitted everything to the police to investigate the death threat," he said in a statement here on Tuesday (Aug 20).

According to the Pasir Pinji assemblyman, he always welcomed differences in opinion, but a death threat was something serious and required further action from the authorities.

He said freedom of speech was an internationally recognised right and guaranteed by the Federal Constitution.

"In fact, Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations also recognised the right to voice opinions and to speak up.

"However, I am convinced that a death threat is not accepted as part of this right," he said, adding that as an executive councillor, he carried out the trust and responsibilities given to him with diligence. – Bernama

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