30 October 2011

Police probes bullet threat against Aziz Bari...

The police aNONEre investigating the case of a bullet being mailed to constitutional law professor Abdul Aziz Bari, under Section 507 of the Penal Code or for criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication.

Yesterday, Abdul Aziz (left) received along with the bullet a letter that read: "Jangan kurang ajar dengan sultan maut nanti" (Don’t cause mischief with the sultan, you may meet your death).

The items arrived in an ordinary brown envelope via the postman’s morning delivery at 11.45am.

“I made a police report in Taiping yesterday and today I come to find out more... the police at Gombak have taken the bullet for further investigation,”he told Malaysiakini.

“I gave my statement at the Gombak District Police Headquarters (today), and one inspector named Nor Fadilla recorded my statement,”.

If found guility under Section 507, the perpetrator “shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, in addition to the punishment provided for the offence by section 506".

Abdul Aziz added that questions the police asked him were straightforward, such as whether he had any enemies and the reason he left to Taiping after receiving the bullet.

Yesterday, the don told Malaysiakini that he was leaving home to head north for a forum with PAS deputy chief Mohamad Sabu in Bagan Serai.

NONEMeanwhile according to Bernama, Gombak district police chief ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah confirmed receiving a police report made by Aziz at 7pm last night.

The police identified the bullet as a 9mm calibre.

Abdul Aziz was thrust into recent spotlight when the Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) law professor commented on the Selangor sultan's decree on the Selangor religious authority’s raid on the DUMC church in Petaling Jaya.

Senator Ezam Mohd Noor lodged a police report on Oct 13 against the professor and Malaysiakini, followed by police and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) investigations.

The UIA promptly issued Abdul Aziz a show cause letter and suspended the professor.

After overwhelming support and protests from students and fellow academics, NOGs, opposition leaders as well as Deputy Minister of Higher Education Saifuddin Abdullah, the universitylifted the suspension on Oct 24.

However, the professor told Malaysiakini that the worst was yet to come.

Peluru dipos ke rumah Aziz Bari



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