Exclusive report by Lai Thiem Hwa
“SHUT-UP, OR ELSE YOU’LL BE KILLED”JOYCE LEE RECEIVED A “DEATH THREAT” SMS (Penang 9th September 2009) PKR Wanita Central Committee member, Dr. Joyce Lee received an anonymous “death threat” SMS, threatening to take her life! Joyce revealed that the SMS warned her to be quiet, otherwise she will be killed.
Before this matter, during the Selangor temple relocation dialogue, a dialogue participant threatened to rape Selangor Exco YB Rodziah, who is also a Wanita PKR. Joyce said she received the SMS text message in Bahasa Malaysia the night before yesterday, with the content something like: “shut-up, if not I will kill you.”
POLICE REPORT LODGED
“I already lodged a police report yesterday, and the police have been following up this case, the special branch even contacted me today for further investigation.” She did not rule out the possibility that the threatening SMS could be related to the conspiracy to drive her away from the political career.
Joyce Lee is also PKR Taman Inderawasih Branch Chief and Batu Kawan Division Information Chief. She further disclosed that this was not the first time she received vicious text message. She encountered threatening and abusive SMS when she was helping in the Bukit Selambau by-election, while the latest “death threat” SMS was the first time she ever came across. Asked if she knew who the perpetrator was, she refused to comment.
URGE FOR THE ARREST OF THE PERPETRATOR
It is understood that the Wanita PKR top leadership is informed about the related news, and some had showed solicitude for Joyce. She reiterated her life may be in danger, but she is not worried, and she will continue with her political works.
“My family is worried than I am about this matter, but I did not ask for police’s 24 hours protection, I still work as normal.” She has appealed to the police to wage an extensive probe into the matter, by requesting the police to investigate the mobile phone number’s owner, so to seize the perpetrator.