PETALING JAYA, 27 July 2009: DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang today lodged a police report at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters here on the death threat received by MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.
"It is Ong who should have lodged the police report, but as he dares not do so, I am performing my public duty to lodge it on his behalf for his safety," Lim said.
"Whatever our political differences, I do not want to see any harm to come to Ong," he told a press conference after lodging the police report at 12.30pm.
Lim also said that he had appended to this police report the Chinese- and English-language media reports on the alleged death threats that Ong received.
"How can a minister be under a death threat? He is saying that the 'dark forces' have also reached the cabinet and the cabinet is being undermined and coerced. This is a matter of great public interest.
"Whether he is telling the truth or not, it is up to him now to cooperate with the police and let them investigate," Lim said.
He hopes that the MCA president will do his bit and provide police with facts and evidence to substantiate his serious allegations.
Yesterday, the Sunday Star reported that the death threat read: "If you're wiped out from this world some day, you should know why this has happened." — Bernama