Hasanah to make a report over claim she sent letter to CIA


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 28 Jul 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Former director-general of Malaysian External Intelligence Organi­sation Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid will make a police report over news articles that claimed she had sent a letter to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

In a statement yesterday, Hasanah said she was advised by her lawyers to lodge a report over the matter.

“I will also hold a press conference to explain the real situation,” she said through her lawyer Datuk Shaharudin Ali yesterday.

Several screenshots of the purported letter were made viral recently, where Hasanah allegedly wrote to CIA director Gina Haspel pitching former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as a United States ally.

In the letter, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed was described as anti-West and anti-Semite.

The letter was allegedly written on May 4, just a week before the 14th General Election.

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