PETALING JAYA: Pictures of an armoured vehicle said to have escorted the prime minister’s car to the Umno headquarters tonight set tongues wagging on social media.
Ismail Sabri Yaakob had gone there to attend a meeting of the Umno Supreme Council, as a vice-president.
The meeting was held following a special briefing by party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for divisional leaders this afternoon.
One social media user who posted the pictures of the vehicle on Twitter said Ismail had been escorted to the meeting by “police and commandos”.
FMT cannot independently verify the claim although many police personnel were spotted at the car park.
Some who commented on the pictures talked of an “internal war” that has started, while another said it was a “safety measure” as “something was about to happen soon”.
One user identified as “Mi” said while it was an overkill for Ismail to be escorted by an armoured vehicle it was “better to be safe than sorry”.
“The threat is real”, the user said.
The vehicle is believed to be a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle.