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IN MALAYSIA, NAJIB DENIES HAVING SUMMONED SECURITY MEETING ON MAY 9

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Former Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, today, denied having summoned a special meeting, of the National Security Council, on May 9, following the defeat of the Barisan Nasional, in the 14th general election that day.

Najib, who is the MP for Pekan town (in the state of Pahang), said, he did not harbour any intention to trigger chaos in the country on that night.

“There have been accusations and slander that I, as the prime minister at that time, had intended to spark chaos, and declare an emergency for fear of losing power.

“The accusations are totally baseless. I can tell this august House that, the National Security Council was not summoned, to convene on that May 9. This can be verified by referring to the then Chief of Defence Forces, Inspector-General of Police and all members of the council,” he said, when speaking during the debate on the motion of thanks for the royal address by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Malaysian King), Sultan Muhammad V.

Najib said the transition of power was peaceful and orderly.

Source: NAM News Network

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