Aide of Balakong rep receives sharp weapon in mail

Kajang district police chief Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof.

KUALA LUMPUR: The political aide of the Balakong state assemblyman has reported receiving a sharp weapon in an envelope from an unknown individual in a move believed to be linked to the anti-Jawi campaign.

Kajang district police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said police received a report from a 42-year-old man at 5.15pm yesterday claiming that he had received an envelope addressed to his house in Kajang.

He said the assemblyman’s aide did not know the identity of the individual and had never received any threats before.

“Police are investigating the case under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation,” he said when contacted.

“Members of the public who have any information on the case should go to the nearest police station or contact the investigating officer for the case, Insp Md Fahrul Afifi, at telephone number 014-370 0870.”

Dzaffir also urged the public not to speculate on the case or make statements that could hamper the police investigation.

“I call on the community to refrain from making any statements that could affect harmony or cause disunity and enmity with negative intentions,” he added.