Govt condemns death threat against Teresa Kok


KUALA LUMPUR: Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil has condemned the death threat made against Seputeh MP Teresa Kok.

Fahmi said the DAP politician has already lodged a police report and would let the authorities handle it.

"It should not have happened to any MP," he told reporters after launching the Ekspresi Bulan Kebangsaan 2024 programme here on Sunday (May 19).

"I condemn the incident. It is truly shameful," added Fahmi.

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Earlier, the Seputeh MP discovered two bullets and a threatening letter in her home's mailbox. She confirmed the unsettling incident on Facebook, stating that the items were found on Wednesday (May 15).

"When I opened the envelope and inspected the contents, I found two bullets and a white A4 paper," she said, adding that the paper contained a death threat.

She filed a police report and submitted the letter and bullets to the Petaling police station.

Police have examined the mailbox at her condominium as part of their investigation.

Transport Minister and DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke Siew Fook also condemned the death threat.

He said that the DAP leadership stood in solidarity with Kok.

"Elements of violence cannot be accepted in our society, especially when it comes to differences of opinion in politics," he said.

Loke thanked the police for their prompt response to Kok's police report on the matter. He also expressed his confidence in the police's ability to conduct a thorough investigation and bring those responsible for the crime to book.

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