Unit Amal chief receives death threat as police witch hunt spreads

The head of PAS’s popular welfare brigade Unit Amal, Johari Osman (pic), has received a death threat in the form of bullet and a note with a picture of him.

The package was sent to his house at Taman Ayer Molek, Melaka, at around 11.50 this morning. 

Johari said he had just arrived home after fetching his son when he found in his mail box an envelope containing a bullet wrapped in a sheet from a Tamil-language paper and a letter.

“When I opened it, there is a picture of me with a note saying ‘pu**mak [expletive] kau Juhari…PENGKHIANAT’ (TRAITOR)” he told Harakahdaily. 

Johari suspected that the threat was due to his role in leading some 4,000 Unit Amal members to help in crowd control during the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28.

Johari also disclosed that a Unit Amal member, Mat Kamal Ismail from Teluk Kemang, was arrested by police at midnight while at work, and brought to the Dang Wangi police station for questioning.

The police and the Home ministry recently launched a witch hunt of some 90 protesters it accused of rioting. 

In response, netizens have posted mugshots of police officers who were filmed using excessive violence on protesters and journalists.