Former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim lodged a police report today, claiming to have received a murder threat from an unknown man to his personal mobile phone.
The Star Online reported this afternoon that Tunku Abdul Aziz, now one of the DAP’s most vocal critics, alleged that the phone call had come from a 013 number at around 10.10pm yesterday while he was at home.
“The person who called had a male voice. The conversation was very short. I asked him who he was and he said ‘I kill you’ and hung up,” he was quoted as saying.
Tunku Abdul Aziz (picture) also reportedly alleged that the threat was likely politically motivated due to his recent criticisms against the opposition party, which he left recently over conflicting ideologies.
“Of course everyone knows I have been raising issues on the 753 delegates that should have been invited for the DAP elections in Penang in December.
“I’ve been threatened with legal action before but this is a totally new threat. I fear for my life and the safety of my family,” Tunku Abdul Aziz said, according to The Star Online.
The English daily also called the number that Tunku Abdul Aziz received the threat from and explained the allegation to the woman who answered the phone.
“You are lying. You are lying. I kill you,” The Star Online quoted the woman as saying before she hung up.
Tunku Abdul Aziz, who is the vice-president of Transparency International Malaysia, had been brought to join the DAP on August 2008 by the top party leadership.
He was later appointed as DAP vice-president on May 2009, and was made a senator representing Penang.
In May 2012, Tunku Abdul Aziz announced that he was resigning and leaving the party as he could not agree with the stand of DAP on the Bersih 3.0 gathering.
He recently disclosed in a blog how he could join the DAP and after being a member for one year, he found that the ideology and struggles of the DAP contradicted with his stand.
Pre-Election 2013, Tunku Abdul Aziz had also embarked on a road show together with other disgruntled DAP ex-members to allegedly damage the party’s reputation in the polls.
Tunku Abdul Aziz recently revealed that DAP life adviser Dr Chen Man Hin had used the term “Malaysian Spring” in an old email to party leaders, comparing it to the revolutionary “Arab Spring” in Middle East countries.
His move resulted in Chen getting questioned by the police.
In a statement on May 20, DAP chairman Karpal Singh warned Tunku Abdul Aziz to cease and desist from attacking DAP and its leaders, threatening legal action on the former DAP vice-chairman.
Karpal also urged Tunku Abdul Aziz to stop drawing his monthly pension as an ex-senator and other benefits that come from the post, claiming that the DAP had been responsible for his appointment as a senator.
“I have been watching Tunku Aziz and his malicious antics for more than a year now. I have kept my peace, until now. Enough is enough,” said Karpal had said.
“He has chosen to stab the DAP in the back by his persistent, sustained and unfounded attacks on the DAP and its leaders.”