KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 ― Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah’s direct handling of a bullet sent to her as an alleged death threat will prevent police from obtaining any possible evidence from the item, said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
The Inspector-General of Police gave his assurance that the case will be investigated, but reprimanded the activist for making the investigation more difficult.
"So, if there's anything, keep it first. Don't meddle. Give it to us to investigate. Don't destroy the evidence available.
“What are we to find now? The actual fingerprint won't be there. Only hers," he said in a press conference at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman.
A recording of the press conference this morning was made available to Malay Mail Online.
Maria yesterday said she received a third death threat together with a live bullet delivered to her home.
She said the note, written in red ink, stated: “Last warning if not R.I.P Marina & family”.
According to Maria, the envelope with the message and .45 caliber bullet was likely delivered to her house on November 18, the day she was arrested, which was also the eve of the Bersih 5 rally.
Maria was detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) for 10 days and released two days ago.
She also said there had been no news from the police yet on whether the perpetrator of two previous death threats against her and her family had been identified.
The two previous death threats against Maria that were circulated through social media first surfaced in the run-up to the Bersih 5 rally.