Pekan Umno backs Najib’s claim of ‘message by sniper’

The bullet hole on the window of the Pekan Umno building on Jalan Teng Quee, Pekan.

PETALING JAYA: The Pekan Umno division today backed former prime minister Najib Razak’s claim that he was targeted by a sniper several years ago, claiming its building had been shot at in late 2017.

In a statement, it said an unknown gunman had fired shots at two separate floors of the Pekan Umno building.

It said one shot was fired at the office of a party staff member on the fourth floor and another at Najib’s office on the fifth floor.

The shots were discovered on Nov 13, 2017, it said, adding that no one had been around on the weekend of Nov 11 and 12.

“The police checked the building and investigated the issue for two weeks. However, the findings were never revealed.”

According to the division, the Pekan district police headquarters ordered it to install CCTV cameras at the building for safety measures.

“For extra safety, we built a concrete wall behind the division chief’s chair,” it added.

On Wednesday, Najib claimed he had been targeted by a sniper prior to last year’s general election.

He said the sniper had known he was not in his office at the time, and had fired a shot “to send a message”.

A police report lodged by a member of the Pekan Umno division said he had spotted “a hole the size of a 50 sen coin” in his window at the Umno building on Jalan Teng Quee, Pekan on Nov 13, 2017.