2 Mar 2011

Death threat for foreign workers group leader in CNMI

2:01 pm on 2 March 2011

The leader of a major CNMI non-resident workers' group and his family have received a death threat.

The president of the United Workers Movement in the Northern Marianas, Rabby Syed, has confirmed that he received a death threat on Saturday from a male who called him on his mobile phone.

It came two days after the United Workers Movement led a peaceful march to press Congress to grant improved immigration status to long-term foreign workers in the CNMI.

Mr Syed says the man told him that if he sees him on Saipan, he will kill him and his family, because of what he is trying to do to help Filipino and Bangladeshi workers.

He immediately reported the incident to the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This is not the first time that Mr Syed has received hate calls and threats, but he says this is the first death threat.