The perpetrator who sent Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong the ‘hell’ notes is finally arrested and is put on trial. This is the second day of the hearing and Chua has taken to stand to testify.
NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Police report lodged over hell notes
(Bernama) -- Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong has lodged a police report after receiving a letter containing four pieces of 'hell' notes and a Chinese newspaper cutting.
The MCA Young Professionals Bureau chief said the newspaper cutting, among others, touched on his challenge to debate with Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim on the Talam Corporation Bhd (Talam) debt restructuring.
He believed the 'hell' notes, each supposedly worth 'eight billion', was a warning to him not to pursue the debate," he told reporters after lodging a report at the Putrajaya police headquarters here today.
Earlier, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek had also received two pieces of 'hell' notes with a newspaper cutting.
Yang Berhormat, can you please look at the copy of this police report and confirm that this is the police report you made on 12th September 2012 and that that is your signature on the police report.
Yes, I confirm.
So, Yang Berhormat, you reported that some unknown person or persons had sent you four hell notes with a total ‘value’ of RM32 billion.
But why did you make the police report?
Because they sent me those hell notes.
I know they allegedly sent you the hell notes. But why did you make a police report? What is so wrong with sending you hell notes? What is the crime here?
Ah…in Chinese culture it is very insulting and offensive to send a live person hell notes.
So you feel insulted or offended that they sent you hell notes because you are not dead yet. If you were dead then you would welcome these hell notes. You would not feel insulted or offended.
Has it harmed you in any way?
I don’t understand.
Has this caused you bodily harm or financial loss?
So it only affected your feelings?
Is it a criminal offense to hurt someone’s feelings?
So if I don’t invite you for my daughter’s wedding and I hurt your feelings I can be sent to jail?
So where is the criminal offense in sending you hell notes other than the person hurt your feelings?
Hurting someone’s feelings is wrong.
So, sending you hell notes hurt your feelings and it is a criminal offense to hurt your feelings. Okay, how do you know that these are hell notes?
Ah…I recognise them.
Yes, but how do you know that they are hell notes? Is the word ‘hell’ printed on these notes?
So the word ‘hell’ is not printed on the notes that were sent to you but you recognised them as hell notes?
Was not the word ‘Diyu’ printed on these notes that you have referred to as hell notes?
And does not ‘Diyu’ mean ‘underground prison’ or ‘underground court’?
So there is nothing to show that the notes you received are hell notes. In fact, what is printed on these notes is ‘underground prison’ or ‘underground court’ and not ‘hell’.
Okay, Yang Berhormat, do you believe in hell?
Are you a Christian?
You are not a Christian but you believe in hell?
But is not hell a Christian concept? In Chinese culture, there is no such thing as hell. The concept of hell was introduced to China by the Christian missionaries a few hundred years ago whereas Chinese civilisation goes back 5,000 years, or 3,000 years before Christianity. Is this not correct? So there is no such thing as hell in Chinese beliefs.
I am not sure.
In fact, according to Chinese beliefs, when you die you get sent to the Earthly Court where the Lord of the Earthly Court will judge you and then, according to what the court rules, you will either be sent to heaven or to a maze of underground chambers where you serve your sentence for the sins you have committed. Hence hell does not exist. Correct?
I suppose so.
Hence, also, since hell does not exist, then hell notes also cannot exist.
And since hell notes do not exist and you made a police report alleging that someone had sent you hell notes I put it to you that you have made a false police report and thus should face charges for this crime.
How can like that….
Yang Arif, I call upon the court to drop the charges against my client since the complainant has made a false police report against my client alleging that my client offended him by sending him hell notes whereas hell does not exist in Chinese beliefs and hence hell notes also cannot possibly exist and the complainant cannot be offended by something that is non-existent.