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Chua Jr gets hell notes too

 | September 12, 2012

After his father, MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek was sent one last week, deputy minister and Labis MP Chua Tee Yong receives a 'hell note' threat as well.

PETALING JAYA: Chua Tee Yong yesterday received Chinese hell bank notes in what appears to be a warning against debating Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim over the Talam issue.

The letter contained a newspaper clipping of Chinese paper report about Chua’s challenge to Khalid to debate tonight on the issue, as well as four pieces of hell notes worth “32 billion”.

Hell bank notes are burnt by the Chinese as offerings to the dead.

The deputy agriculture and agro-based industry minister, who’s also Labis MP and MCA’s Young Professionals Bureau chief, lodged a police report this afternoon in Putrajaya.

“I don’t know what is the intention but from the newspaper clipping, the sender probably hopes that I do not debate Khalid, but I will not be cowed. I will not back down,” he said.

Asked if could guess the origin of the mail, Chua said he received it by air mail at the MCA headquarters, and going by postage stamp on it, it was sent from Kota Kinabalu.

Chua said he only opened the letter late last night at his home in Sungai Buloh.

Posters on debate vandalised

In separate incidents, over the past week, posters on the debate with the menteri besar which appeared in prominent locations in the Klang Valley have also been vandalised.

“They tore them down, splashed red paint and wrote words like ‘tipu’ on the banners, ” said Chua’s special officer Lim Khai Shin.

“When there was an event in Chua’s Labis constituency on Sept 9 by DAP’s Tony Pua, Teresa Kok and PKR’s William Leong, nothing like this happened.”

Last week, Chua invited Khalid to debate him on the controversy surrounding the ‘RM1 billion’ debt restructuring deals involving Talam Corporation Bhd.

Chua had previously snubbed DAP’s Pua, who wanted to debate the former several times.

Last Monday, MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek received two Chinese hell bank notes, sent together with a newspaper clipping of a Sin Chew Daily article.

It was about the Segamat independent Chinese school, where United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) president Yap Sin Tian had criticised Chua.

Chua Senior did not lodge a report over the mail which had postage marks that showed that it was also sent from Sabah.


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