(Picture from Malaysiakini.com)
A police report had been lodged against K Parthiban, BN candidate for Ijok, by a journalist, M Yohalinggam. This is his second report against the man.
The journalist said he was threatened by Parthiban in March 2006, who also threatened to finish off his career.
At that time, Yohalinggam reported on the electricity woes faced by the people in Bukit Belimbing, Kuala Selangor and asked the Kuala Selangor district council to do something about it.
“He was not happy with that report and warned me not to write such articles. In a threatening tone, he also told me he would see how far my career would go,” added Yohalinggam, in the malaysiakini report.
The report also stated that at that time Parthiban was a Kuala Selangor district councillor and still is the branch chairperson of MIC Bukit Belimbing. Yohalinggam was then writing for the Tamil Kural daily. He is now attached to Malaysia Nanban.
In reply Parthiban did not comment yet on the report as he is “busy campaigning”.
His aide did not repute the report but simply questioned the timing of it, and whether it was done to tarnish the former’s image.
To me, after reading this report, it is clear that there is no need to ask Parthiban whether he supports a referendum on free speech.
Whether All-Blogs go to Ijok or not, it seems, the answer or outcome, is clear to me now.