KUALA LUMPUR: The following is a statement by Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on the national security.
MEDIA STATEMENT BY YB DATO’ SERI DR AHMAD ZAHID HAMIDI MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS
1. Over the past months, there appears to be attempts to undermine the confidence in Malaysia’s economy and the country’s democratic elected government.
This can be a threat to the national security.
2. The main source for these allegations are from alleged data stolen by an individual who has now been detained and is under investigation for attempted blackmail and extortion.
3. An independent international cyber security firm, Protection Group International (PGI), has confirmed the theft and said that the information published should be considered unsafe and unreliable.
4. Various media reports are found quoting unverified documents. Are they authentic? Do they even exist? Who are the unnamed investigators who supposedly traced movements of money?
5. Allegations and insinuations are being made against a serving Malaysian Prime Minister.
This is irresponsible and reckless journalism and bordering on criminal offences.
6. The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Royal Malaysian Police will not hesitate to use the full force of the law against those who attempt to harm Malaysia’s economy and our democratic process.
7. As investigations are ongoing, all parties (domestically and internationally) should refrain and restrain themselves from making comments on this matter that would cause confusion to the public.
Ministry of Home Affairs 5 July 2015