Why bring up sniper incident now, Muhyiddin asks

Najib, who is the MP for Pekan, said at the forum “Hard Truth: Cash is King” at the Umno headquarters recently that the sniper had fired a shot at his room as a warning when he was not in the Pekan Umno office. Source (pic): TTF

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today questioned the motives of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in claiming that he was targeted by an unidentified sniper in Pekan, Pahang, in 2017.

“If it was a malicious act, it is not a joke and they should have taken it seriously and ordered the authorities under their jurisdiction to investigate,” Muhyiddin told a media after handing over cattle for the Aidiladha sacrificial slaughter for his Pagoh parliamentary constituents in Taman Pagoh Jaya here.

“An immediate investigation should have been carried out to identify the culprit.

“Pakatan Harapan was not the ruling party then. We were the opposition,” he said.


MUAR: Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today questioned the motives of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in claiming that he was targeted by an unidentified sniper in Pekan, Pahang, in 2017.

He said it was strange that Najib was raising the matter now and did not do so in 2017 when he was the prime minister.

“What was he doing as the prime minister? What did the home minister, deputy prime minister and the police do then?


“If it was a malicious act, it is not a joke and they should have taken it seriously and ordered the authorities under their jurisdiction to investigate,” Muhyiddin told a media after handing over cattle for the Aidiladha sacrificial slaughter for his Pagoh parliamentary constituents in Taman Pagoh Jaya here.

“An immediate investigation should have been carried out to identify the culprit.

“Pakatan Harapan was not the ruling party then. We were the opposition,” he said.

Najib, who is the MP for Pekan, said at the forum “Hard Truth: Cash is King” at the Umno headquarters recently that the sniper had fired a shot at his room as a warning when he was not in the Pekan Umno office.

He posted on his official Facebook today that he was not lying about the incident.

Muhyiddin said his ministry did not regard the matter lightly and was prepared to conduct an investigation.

Moving on to another matter, Muhyiddin said he did not discount the possibility that some party members had deliberately circulated news that Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal was going to resign.

“I regard such circulation of news as a malicious act. Why must he resign? He was just appointed and is discharging his duties well,” he said, adding that there was no truth to the news.

It was reported that a post on the Ops Johor Facebook last Tuesday had claimed that Dr Sahruddin would resign soon due to his failure to tackle the recent pollution crisis in Pasir Gudang.

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