(Malaysiakini) Little India Action Committee (LIAC) chairperson S Pathavachalam has been receiving death threats against him and his family from a man calling himself Sudukattu (graveyard) Ravi, since last Thursday.

NONEAccording to Pathavachalam (left in photo), Sudukattu called him on his handphone about 12.30am on Aug 16, threatening to chop him up and destroy his family.

"The man said that he will send a coffin to my house and will come to my house if I test him," he said.

Pathavachalam, who is an estate agent, lodged a police report on the threat at 5.29pm the same day, at the Jalan Travers police station.

He said the threats are related to his dialogue with Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.
This was when Raja Nong Chick was introducing reporters to the developer in charge of the land where former Brickfields district police headquarters once stood.
Pathavachalam said Sudukattu Ravi threatened him because he and many other NGOs had rejected Nong Chik’s idea of building a police beat base, instead of a proper district police station, at the site.
Setting RM10,000 reward for death
The estate agent had lodged another police report on Aug 22, saying that Sudukattu had called him a second time on Aug 16 at around 10.30pm, warning him against going to the police if he wanted to be safe, and advised him to send a representative for a "table talk" with his men.

"The man told me to send someone for a table talk, to discuss my safety with his group since an order had been issued for my death, with a reward of RM10,000 offered.

"The man told me it would be useless for me to lodge a police report. He said the police and government belonged to him," Pathavachalam told a press conference at Tropicana in Petaling Jaya today.

NONEAccording to him, the investigating officer handling his case vowed to personally catch the man.

"The officer told me that the government might be his government, but we are not his police," Pathavachalam said.

Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar (left), who was also present at the press conference, said she would compile all documents and evidence obtained from the Brickfields police station land deal case and forward these to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) next week.