Malaysians have been told not to worry about the level of national security despite allegations of an active foreign intelligence agency in the country.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said he was waiting for a report from the police and the National Security Council (MKN) on allegations of a foreign intelligence agency's involvement in the abduction of Palestinians in Malaysia.
"On the Mossad agents issue, I have not received a detailed report from MKN or the police, or a report regarding an Israeli (who entered Malaysia using another passport).
"I will be meeting with the Inspector-General of Police (Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani) and the MKN and all related agencies to obtain the report," he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
He was asked to comment on the report published by a local English-language newspaper on the involvement of Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, in the abduction of a Palestinian, Omar ZM Albelbaisy Raeda, carried out by locals.
On Oct 19, Kuala Lumpur police chief Azmi Abu Kassim said the police had yet to confirm Mossad’s involvement in the abduction case as claimed by the newspaper.
On Oct 5, it was reported that police had rescued the 31-year-old victim who was kidnapped a day earlier, after 18 individuals were arrested in Kuala Langat, Ampang and Beranang in Selangor and Melaka in separate operations conducted from Sept 29 to Oct 4.
Last Friday, 11 individuals were charged in the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate's Court with kidnapping Omar to solicit information on software to hack mobile phones.