Malaysia is a fairly safe country as none of our Prime Ministers was known to be at risk of assassination. But it seems like former premier Datuk Sri Najib Razak was once threatened with a firearm.
According to Malaysiakini, Najib revealed yesterday (Aug 8) that a sniper once opened fire at his office in 2017.
Speaking at Umno headquarters for a forum, he said the bullet shot by the sniper struck at the side of a mirror in his room.
“It seemed like a warning to me. The shots were aimed at my room in the Pekan Umno office,” Najib, who is also the Pekan MP, claimed.
Najib said he was not in the office when the firing took place. A police report was lodged but the police failed to identify the sniper, thus the case was classified as NFA (no further action), he related.
“I have never disclosed this incident. But since then, security has been tightened for me,” he said, adding that he saw it as a warning.
“Being a prime minister is not easy. There are many protocols. There is a UTK (Special Forces Unit) and many other things that come with it.”
After sharing his account, some accused the former premier of fabricating the story. In response, Najib took to Twitter to share four photos as evidence.
One photo showed a cracked window with what seemed to be a result of a firing bullet passing through and another showed police officers cutting down the window as evidence.
Najib said the warning shot was the reason why he was under UTK protection between 2017 and 2018.
In an Umno internal letter, it stated that the Pekan office was shot twice − once on the fourth level while another on the fifth floor.
The shooting was believed to have happened on November 11 or 12, 2017.
You can read the letter and the police report below:
Ada yang tuduh saya menipu mengenai ancaman keselamatan yang berlaku pada tahun 2017.
Ok. Saya sambung pendedahan ini.
Dengan gambar sekali.
Ini juga antara sebab perlindungan keselamatan UTK kepada saya ditingkatkan antara 2017 ke 2018. pic.twitter.com/HcaWA6UsJu
— Mohd Najib Tun Razak (@NajibRazak) August 9, 2019
Wow! Thankfully, Najib is still alive.
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