Man arrested for death threat against activist

Man arrested for death threat against activist

TELUK INTAN - The police have arrested a man for allegedly threatening to kill a social activist who was involved in the Teluk Intan parliamentary by-election.

Deputy Hilir Perak OCPD Supt Zaki Harun said the 50-year-old man was arrested in Durian Tunggal in Malacca during the afternoon on Wednesday after threatening to kill the activist, who is also 50, at an operations centre in Taman Ratna, along Changkat Jong here earlier on the same day.

"The activist was working on some campaigning matters when he was allegedly threatened by the man at about 4am.

"The suspect was subsequently arrested on the same day by the Bukit Aman and Perak's Ops Cantas teams," he told a press conference here yesterday.

"According to our investigations, the suspect has five previous convictions," he said.

Supt Zaki added that following the incident, the suspect had been brought to the district police station here to be remanded in order to facilitate investigations.

"We will call several individuals related to the incident as witnesses or those involved with the threat," he said.

He added that the suspect's arrest was the first one related to the by-election.

"The case will be investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code, in which the suspect could be jailed for seven years if found guilty," he said.

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