Hindraf leader gets death threat

P Waythamoorthy, who is scheduled to brief US government officials on the issue of racism in Malaysia, receives an email warning him that he and his brother will be beheaded.

(Free Malaysia Today) – Hindraf Makkal Sakti chairman P Waythamoorthy and his family have received a death threat via email ahead of his briefing to US government officials on issues of institutionalised racism and freedom of religion in Malaysia.

In the email, the sender threatened to behead Waythamoorthy and his elder brother, Human Rights Party secretary-general Uthayakumar, and their children.

The sender, who signed his name as “Pekida Youth chief Hanif Haja”, racially abused both brothers and vowed to teach them a lesson. Pekida is an organisation linked to Umno.

Waythamoorthy said the threat would not dampen his spirit to seek social justice for the racially segregated minority communities, especially Indians, in Malaysia.

He even quoted Tamil poet, the late Subramaniya Barathiyaar: “Utchimeethu irunda vaanam viluntha pothilum, atchamillai, atchamillai, atcham enbathillaiye.” (I will not fear even if the dark sky falls).