PKR Rubbishes Claims That 2 Alleged Malaysian Mossad Agents Are Linked With The Party

A Malaysian couple is among 11 locals allegedly recruited by Mossad for the abduction of a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur last month. Following their arrest, photos of the couple promoting the PKR banner prior to GE14 have gone viral.

Cover image via Bernama & Facebook

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Today, 19 October, PKR denied claims that two alleged Malaysian Mossad agents are members or have any affiliation with the party.

They are among a group of 11 locals who were allegedly recruited by the Israeli intelligence agency to abduct a Palestinian in Kuala Lumpur.

According to PKR information chief Fahmi Fadzil, the Malaysian couple — whom he identified by their names — were neither PKR members nor did they have any affiliation with the party.

"PKR congratulates and thanks the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) for their swift action in arresting the suspects and freeing the Palestinian who was kidnapped on the orders of Mossad," Fahmi said in a statement through his Facebook page. He added that those found guilty must be brought to justice.

The couple, along with nine others, were arrested and charged at a Magistrate's Court on 14 October, according to Bukit Aman

Following news of the incident, four-year-old photos of the couple promoting PKR banners and flags prior to the 14th General Election (GE14) were widely circulated, alleging that they are linked with PKR.

Addressing the photos, Fahmi asserted that this has nothing to do with the party at all.

"Regarding photos of the individuals holding PKR flags or photos of Facebook accounts showing PKR's logo around 2018, these were their actions and choices and have no connection whatsoever with PKR."

A collage of two photos showing the husband holding the PKR banner at two different locations.

Image via Facebook

The Palestinian man — who was kidnapped on the night of 28 September near Jalan Yap Kwan Seng — is a computer programmer.

The Israeli intelligence agency believes he is working for Hamas.

For the record, Hamas is one of Palestine's two major political parties. The group governs more than two million Palestinians in Gaza.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the motive behind kidnapping the 31-year-old was to obtain information on software for phone hacking.

The snatch-and-grab operation by Mossad was exposed by New Straits Times in its exclusive coverage yesterday, 18 October, revealing how a group of Malaysians, including a woman, had acted as Israeli operatives.

The group had planned to abduct two Palestinian high-value targets. However, one of the victims escaped and lodged a police report, leading the police to bust the operation and rescue the other victim.

Photos showing 11 individuals, who are accused of being Mossad agents, at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate's Court.

Image via Bernama

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Ministry of Interior and National Security has thanked Malaysian authorities for rescuing the Palestinian man:

On the other hand, an independent candidate running for parliament was bullied by netizens after announcing her candidacy

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