Sentul police chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said the man who threatened the journalist through a phone call, was arrested on January 5, after the journalist lodged a report on December 28. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri
Sentul police chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said the man who threatened the journalist through a phone call, was arrested on January 5, after the journalist lodged a report on December 28. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 — Police have arrested a 52-year-old man for allegedly threatening to kill a journalist over his report on the police’s stern action in combating crime.

Sentul police chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said the man who threatened the journalist through a phone call, was arrested on January 5, after the journalist lodged a report on December 28.

“Preliminary investigations revealed the man is the father of one of the four suspects shot dead by police in Sungai Buloh on December 25 last month,” he said in a statement today.

Checks found that the suspect, a PwD cardholder with mental condition, does not have any previous criminal record and the case is being investigated under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.

The suspect was released yesterday on police bail.

On December 25, four men, believed to have been involved in a robbery at a house in Rawang near here, were shot dead by police while trying to escape.

They reportedly rammed into a female GrabFood rider and dragged her for a few metres and when one suspects got out of the car, armed with a machete, the police fired a few more shots killing all four suspects at the scene. — Bernama



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