Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Malaysian Police are investigating a death threat against Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (picture above) after he received two bullets in the mail Wednesday, 24th August 2011, the Star online reported.
Hishammuddin said the bullets were found in a cut-out section of a book mailed to his office in Putrajaya, and discovered by a clerk at about 2pm.
"The bullets were accompanied by a handwritten note in Malay threatening my life," he told reporters during a breaking of fast ceremony in Pantai Dalam in Kuala Lumpur.
An unfazed Hishammuddin said he had received threats before but this was the first time a threat was accompanied by bullets.
He said he was not sure of the motive behind the threat, adding that he would not be intimidated but would continue to discharge his duties to ensure the peace and security of the nation.
The bullets and note were handed over to the police for investigations, Hishammuddin said.
Hishammuddin is the son of Malaysia's 3rd Prime Minister, the late Tun Hussein Onn.
As Home Minister, Hishammuddin portfolio's oversees the Malaysian Police as well as many other enforcement agencies such as the Immigration Department and the National Registration Department.
Currently, Malaysia is embarking on a massive registration exercise to register legal and illegal foreign workers since August 1, 2011.
The task is being undertaken by the Malaysian Immigration Department, assisted by various agencies.
Does this latest threat has anything to do with that exercise? We don't know.
Does this shows that the criminal syndicates in Malaysia are getting bolder to the extent that they dare to threaten the life of the Home Minister himself? We also don't know.
Let the Malaysian police handle this.