Monday, November 29, 1999

Malay-Indian MP receives death threats for highlighting corruption in sand-mining project

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Kuala Lumpur, May 16 (ANI): An Indian-origin MP in Malaysia has received death threats for alleging that there is corruption in the running of government owned sand mining companies.S. Manikavasagam found his wife's car splashed with red-paint at his home in Meru.Three bags containing red paint were hurled into his house, one of them had a warning attached to it, in an A4 sized paper that said, "Jangan campur issue pasir. You mati." (Don't get involved in the sand mining issue. You will die.)He ascertained that the bags must have been thrown after 4 in the morning, as this was the time his mother-in-law retired for the night, The Star reports.The Parti Keadilan Rakyat politician has received such threats on the telephone prior to this incident also. (ANI)

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