Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday (29 May) that most of his bodyguards and officers have been withdrawn by the new Pakatan Harapan government.
However, Malaysian police have denied claims by former prime minister Najib Razak that all security officers assigned to him previously, except for an Aide De Camp (ADC), had been withdrawn.
Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said on the same day that police did not withdraw the security detail given to Najib entirely. however, he admits that number of personnels had been reduced.
Malaysian netizens pointed out that he had done the same to Dr Mahathir in 2017 when he terminated former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Special Action Unit (UTK) service.
Many netizens commented on this, saying that the former prime minister does not need the security as he would be getting top security protection inside the prison.
Baharum Mohd Amin wrote, “He doesn’t need security personnel anymore. The police force is watching him all the time in case he tries to escape.”
Neo Boo Che wrote, “No worry more guards will be deployed in prison.”
Meyer Tan wrote, “Najib Dei, jagan wayang2 lah. You only need bodek guard when investigation completed. I can recommend a good one for you. Only thing is that it is not made of gold.”
Wei Seong Lee wrote, “You may need the security personnel but certainly don’t deserve it. So now no one to watch your back and how is your dearest Rosmah coping. Maybe you can help to put on her shoes.”
Tony Sim wrote, “He is going to Singapore Buloh soon there are many security personnel to guard him. He just around in his high security compound. That’s about enough very secured.”
Steven Tan T C wrote, “He still thinks he is the PM! Secondly, this is karma working on him as he did the similar thing to Tun. Also, thief that stole from poor to enrich himself gain no sympathy. Last but not least, why need full guard detail when he is going to maximum prison soon where security is top notch. Bye bye, Najib.”
Mee Chea Ting wrote, “Who wants to harm him. He should be protected so that he can enjoy a long life inside his soon to be retirement home.”
Lizzy Ai Wei wrote, “Najib can pay them by himself if he wants them to continue to do the job for him. Stop trying to get sympathy, you get nothing.”
Iskandar Zulkarnain wrote, “He’s no longer a minister. Why should he be entitled to government security? Go hire private bodyguards if you fear for your life.”
James Tang wrote, “Don’t worry. More police officers will come back again, but for a different purpose.”