Najib Bids Emotional Farewell To His Bodyguards And Police Escorts

According to Tun Dr Mahathir, Najib lost the privileges of former prime ministers as he is currently under investigation.

Cover image via Najib Razak/Facebook

Datuk Seri Najib Razak's bodyguards and police escorts have been withdrawn by the Pakatan Harapan government pending the ongoing investigations against him

On his official Facebook page, the former prime minister revealed that all the security personnel, police escorts, and assistants assigned to him were withdrawn by the new government.

He wrote that he is now only left with one aide-de-camp.

"My family and I will never forget the service, friendship, and loyalty they have shown over the past nine years, including some who had been with us for 14 years since I was the deputy prime minister," Najib wrote.

"It can't be denied that they were emotional and some even cried when we said goodbye," he added.

When Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was asked to comment on the matter, the 92-year-old revealed that he was not aware that Najib's security officers had been withdrawn

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a buka puasa event at Bukit Aman mosque yesterday, 29 May.

Image via NSTP

According to Malaysiakini, Tun Dr Mahathir explained that Najib "doesn't represent the past prime ministers" as he is currently under investigation, and thus is not entitled to certain privileges.

He said that, "If he is found to be innocent, then all of the privileges accorded to a former prime minister will be restored,"New Straits Times reported.

Last November, the former government received criticism after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's personal bodyguard was allegedly withdrawn

On 1 November, Tun Dr Mahathir posted on his official Facebook page, "Today, the services of UTK (Special Action Unit) were withdrawn. The struggle continues."

However, on 9 November, the Prime Minister's Department released a statement saying that the government never rescinded any facilities provided for any former premiers, according to theSun.

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