Threatening notes found outside Nga Kor Ming’s mum’s house

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Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming’s mother received anonymous threatening letters in front of her house in Ayer Tawar warning him to not “challenge Islam”, police have said.

Manjung police district chief ACP Mohamed Nordin Abdullah said today that Nga’s mother made a police report over the incident at around 10.15am today.

“The woman, who is a retiree, noticed various letters in front of her house warning Nga to not challenge Islam when she wanted to leave the house at 7.30am today.

“The complainer believed that the words in the letters have bad intentions,” he said in a statement.

It is unsure what prompted the threats.

Mohamed Nordin said the case is being investigated under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation through anonymous communication.

The said Section carries imprisonment up to two years or a fine or both if convicted.

He said that police are still in the midst of an investigation and the cause of the incident is yet to be known.

“Efforts are taken to trace the perpetrator,” he added, urging the public to not make any speculations that would affect the investigation of the case.

“Those with information over the incidents are urged to share it with the investigation officer Inspector Fariq Nazmi Mohd Mustafa at 013-3317099,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nga’s mother had voiced her concern about the incident.

The 76-year-old, who preferred not to disclose her name, said she observed many A4-sized white papers in her yard when she went out to get the newspaper at 7.30am.

Initially, she thought it was just blank papers scattered by an irresponsible party.

“At around 9.30am, I went out to sweep the papers, only to realise there were red writings saying ‘Nga Kor Ming, do not challenge Islam.’

“There were about 40 sheets of paper, all with the same message. Feeling worried and afraid of unwanted incidents, my husband and I reported it to the Ayer Tawar police station,” she said when met today.

The woman said she and her 86-year-old husband want a peaceful life like everyone else and hope not to be targets of hate politics.

“We live a ‘low profile’ life, and incidents like this have happened a few years ago.

“Politics is politics. Please don’t use such methods to threaten elderly people,” she said.