(The Star) - BATU PAHAT: Taman Bukit Per-dana DAP branch chief Tan Meng Ann has received two bullets in the mail. He claimed that it was politically-linked.
Tan had recently spoken out against party members who had put up banners in several housing areas here, disparaging a prospective candidate for the general election.
It is believed that the posters were aimed at Johor DAP deputy secretary Gan Peck Cheng, who had lost all her bids to win the Penggaram state seat in the last four general elections and may be fielded again in the next polls.
Tan said the bullets together with a threatening note were found in his mail box yesterday.
“My maid took in an envelope wrapped with a plastic bag and left it on the coffee table at about 8am without realising it contained bullets.
“I was shocked to find the 9mm bullets and a note with a message written in Chinese,” he told reporters after lodging a police report yesterday.
Since he could not read Chinese, Tan requested help from party colleagues who told him that the message was a warning not to meddle in DAP’s politics and not to challenge the party’s choice of candidate or face death.
He claimed that this was the second death threat as he had been verbally threatened by a party colleague nine months ago.
Tan, who was worried about the safety of his family, said he did not want to speculate on who could have sent him the bullets.
He said he had informed the party leadership of the incident.