Malaysia: Death threats agaist activist-lawyer Siti Kasim
July 24, 2017, 4:24 am
Prominent lawyer and activist Siti Zabedah Kasim, better known as Siti Kasim, today lodged a police report against a man for calling on Muslims to behead her.
According to the New Straits Times, the first threat was posted online on July 3.
The man had attached an article quoting her stand on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, as reported by an online portal but which she claimed had misquoted her.
On July 19, the same man wrote another post, attaching yet another article from the same online portal, stating that Siti Kasim had allegedly said, “Not to follow Arabic Islam, but follow the real Islam”.
Siti said among the responses on the website were calls to behead, rape and splash acid on her face.
She said she decided to lodge a police report at the Sentul police station this morning as she feared for her personal safety and that of her family.
She told the portal: “Clearly these people are planning something.
“If the police do not do anything, then my blood is going to be on the police’s hands.”
She did not reveal the identity of the website so as not to hinder police investigations, the portal said.
Siti Kasim has been speaking out against religious extremists harassing the LGBT community and defending Orang Asli, who are trying to stop companies from carrying out logging activities in their traditional forests.