The Spanker would hazard a guess that everyone has his 15 minutes of fame. In my case however, I’m not sure if its actually fame or infamy.
You see, my blogging status has suddenly been elevated to such an extent that I am now a proud recipient of an anonymous phone threat. Which I find rather perplexing actually, since I tend to blog and tweet in rather boring and sedate terms compared to the more vociferous voluminous and vituperative bloggers and twitter-es out there.
I like to think that I’m also fair, whacking both BN/UMNO and PKR/Pakatan when they fcuk up respectively. Apparently Mr Anonymous Caller doesn’t think so.
Normally I would not pick up calls from “private number”, but lately my sister is in the UK, and her calls register as “private number”. So I nonchalantly picked up when my phone rang yesterday. The conversation went thus:
Caller: “Are you Dave Avran?”
Me : “Yes”
Caller: “I let you know ah, if you don’t stop blogging and tweeting about Ambiga and Bersih, you will very soon have an accident.” *hangs up.
Me : WTF???
So like the good Spanker that I am, I duly consulted my Sifu and took his advice to lodge a Police report.
I must say, I was impressed with the way the Police handled my report. Kons Md Harris was courteous and efficient when he took down my report, taking pains to get the facts right.
Insp Nasrul was also very efficient when he questioned me about the call, seeming to know his way around a smart phone when he gently checked my Samsung Galaxy Tab for details of the caller. He asked my permission to draw my incoming call details from my service provider, which I gladly gave.
So there you go. A chore I was dreading to do turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I now have two new friends in the Police force, complete with their hand phone numbers. Guess every cloud has a silver lining, so thank you, Mr Anonymous Caller.
By the way, I intend to continue blogging and tweeting about Dumbiga and Bersih. Or any other damn subject I fancy.