It’s a Mexican standoff, says Umno Youth vice-chief

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  • Wednesday, 03 Aug 2016

PETALING JAYA: Umno Youth vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun has denied he lodged a false police report involving of an alleged attempt to topple the Prime Minister.

He said the report had successfully foiled an attempt to topple the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as the Prime Minister, Umno president and the chairman of Barisan Nasional.

"We feel happy and proud and we are committed to continue. I want to warn that, whoever attacks Najib, attacks the whole of Umno and Barisan Nasional," he told a press conference at Akademia Kepimpinan Kapten Hussein on Wednesday.

Police have stopped its investigation into the report as the complainant could not provide any proof.

Khairul had lodged a police report against three prominent Malaysians alleging they were conspirators, solely on assumption, according to police.

Khairul said insisted that the report was not based on hearsay and the public could check based on his police report.

"I have lodged a police report and I understand that the Inspector-General of the Police will not take any action.

"I was told that no action will be taken against me, so it is a report that we lodged," he said.

Asked about his next action, he said "the police have said they will not take any action on the report so I believe this is a Mexican stand-off," said Khairul.

Asked to comment whether he lodged a report as the Umno youth or as an individual, he said "it was the responsibility of all to defend Najib's leadership."

A Mexican standoff is a confrontation between two or more parties in which no participant can proceed or retreat without being exposed to danger. As a result, all participants need to maintain the strategic tension, which remains unresolved until some outside event makes it possible to resolve it.

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