MP Tony Pua receives a live bullet and a threatening note for his statement on scrapping Bumiputera discount for luxury and commercial properties above RM500k.
Is this what Umno Ahmad Maslan meant when he advised Pua not to 'play with fire'? It looks like someone in Johor has taken the remark quite seriously.
Politicians should learn how to debate sensibly and respectfully. However, the death threat should be taken seriously. Moreover, indirectly and whether Umno likes it or not, the threat has dented the party's credibility with even more voters.
Public perception of the party is so poor that an act like this, although may not be directly linked to the party, will affect the party's credibility the same. It means Umno should seek out the culprit and kick his ass for creating another perception problem for the party.
BN or Umno must be confident enough to engage with their competitors through healthy and clean competitions. Ultimately, the party can only win back lost support by being responsible and reasonable.
Definitely not through hurling threats, abuses or sending death threats.
This is yet another sign of this country going the wrong path.