PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah’s son’s car was today splashed with red paint, two days after she and her three children received an Islamic State-styled death threat.
In a brief statement issued by the electoral reform watchdog, Bersih 2.0 said Chin’s son’s car was vandalised early this morning and that Chin and her son is currently lodging a police report.
Bersih 2.0 will also hand over a memorandum to the police later this evening on this latest incident.
It also called for all quarters to unite and reject all forms of political violence.
Chin declined to comment citing concerns over her children’s safety.
On Tuesday, Chin received a death threat from an anonymous individual via WhatsApp regarding the upcoming Bersih 5 rally on Nov 19.
The threat came in an Islamic State-styled doctored image which depicted a man dressed in black holding a dagger to her neck.
Similar images also included the faces of Bersih 2.0 committee member Mandeep Singh and Human Rights Society Chairperson Ambiga Sreevenasan.
Chin, however, had said she was unfazed by the threats and vowed to carry on with the electoral watchdog’s convoy and the rally.
Prior to this, Mohd Ali Baharom, better known as Ali Tinju, had warned Chin to “watch her back” or she may no longer “walk on this earth”, after the announcement of the Bersih 5 rally.