By Chew Lip Song
BANDAR Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii has lodged a police report over the death threats he received from social media users over a posting he made concerning PAS’ suggestion to suspend the sale of alcohol to resolve drunk driving.
He said the report was made for his personal safety and that of his family’s and hoped the authorities took the threats seriously.
He said the comments were left under a posting he made on Facebook yesterday, “PAS’s suggestion to suspend sale of alcohol until drunk driving is resolved”. In the post, he expressed his reservations towards PAS’ suggestion to ban the sale of alcohol.
Dr Yii has since removed the post, as he did not want it to be a platform to spew “hate, division, racism, vulgarity and even death threats”.
He also shared a few screenshots of the comments left by social media users. They include “If anybody wanna kill this Kelvin, better drink first until exceed allowable limits, then drive and hit him. Actually becoming drunk got license to kill.”
Another comment was “I wish and I pray that, u urself and ur family members died by a drunk drivers.”
“While I welcome differences in opinion and even differences in political affiliation, but I strongly condemn such racist, vulgarity and divisive sentiments including death threats towards my own personal safety and even the safety of my family,” he posted on his social media page.
He said he was saddened by the racist, divisive and even death threats written by “a coordinated group of netizens”.