DAP to Take Action Against Leader over Threat to Jerantut Police Chief

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DAP deputy secretary-general Nga Kor Ming said the party will take appropriate action against a party leader in Pahang who allegedly threatened Jerantut’s district police chief.

Nga said it was in line with the principles of the party which respects and adheres to the law, and for now gives ample space to the police to conduct an investigation.

“We leave it to the police to investigate. Once they come to a decision, then the party will also take the necessary action,” he said to reporters today.

He was asked to comment on the arrest of Jerantut DAP division chairman Loo Why Leong at the Jerantut District Police headquarters (IPD) at 3pm yesterday, to assist investigations into a case of alleged criminal intimidation against Supt Mazlan Hassan.

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The 53-year-old party leader was alleged to have sent an intimidating message to Mazlan via WhatsApp last Thursday.

It is believed that Loo had sent the threatening message due to his unhappiness over being arrested last Thursday (May 16).

He was arrested the first time after he had allegedly attempted to prevent a senior police officer from arresting a DAP division secretary accused of selling alcohol and cigarettes without tax.

Pahang police chief Mohd Zakaria Ahmad said that Loo had been released on police bail after having his statement recorded yesterday evening.

Meanwhile, Pahang DAP secretary Lee Chin Chen said that no one is above the law.

“Malaysia is a country that upholds the principle of the rule of law, and no one can use his identity or take any approach to threaten anybody.

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“No one can be above the law and those who transgress the law must be punished accordingly,” Lee said in a statement Monday (May 20).

Lee said Loo had denied being involved in making the threat and as such Pahang DAP will leave to matter to the police to investigate.