Letter to CIA is treacherous and treasonous


Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) views the letter sent by the Prime Minister’s Department intelligence unit director general Hasanah Ab Hamid as treacherous and treasonous.

It was reported (Malaykini, 19 July) that the letter was sent to the CIA Director five days before the 9 May 2018 general election. Besides congratulating the new CIA appointee, it discussed internal security matters and foreign policy matters that should not have been shared and asked US to support our previous government in case the election result turned out to be close.

It appears that the Najib Razak government pandered to both sides of the two superpowers conflict. On the one hand, we gave tacit support for China’s dominance in the South China Sea, and on the other, covertly informed that our country was pro-US and supported the US presence in the region. Criticising a political opponent as anti-West, anti-Semite, and autocratic to pander for favour is despicable, shameful and tramples on the art of foreign relations to gutter level. Only a leader and a government lacking all good qualities of leadership and good governance would stoop so low.

Patriot implores the authority to launch an immediate investigation on the so-called intelligence unit and the officials concerned. All guilty persons should be seriously punished to set an example to all current officials in the government, security forces personnel, and politicians that such collusion with any foreign officials or government is considered treason.

In addition, Patriot would like our government to also investigate the purported covert involvement of Cambridge Analytica in our previous elections. It was fortunate that a month before the 2018 general election, Cambridge Analytica got into trouble for mining illegal Facebook data of subscribers and had to wind down its business. As such, much synchronised covert attacks aimed at spreading falsehoods, in the run up to the election, diminished along with the strong suspect. The dark episode of the covert activities of Cambridge Analytica serves as lessons learned for our men in the intelligence service, security forces, and those in national security.

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Patriot supports our government policy to preserve the Zone of Peace, Freedom and Neutrality, and that the Asean region should be free of large warships.

BG Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji (Rtd) is president of Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan.

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Wee Tiong Sin
Wee Tiong Sin
23 Jul 2018 1.27pm

One by one, the rotten-egg is showing its face! What’s next?

Lee Michael
21 Jul 2018 3.49pm

No lah, please forget this issue. Shahrizat will be angry.

Mohammad Azmi Abdul Rahim
20 Jul 2018 11.53pm

A can full of worms

Mohamed Yunus
20 Jul 2018 9.49pm

Jiblis is disgrace a traitor to the Nation and ought to be punished for this shameful act …….

Roy Sharma
20 Jul 2018 5.16pm

Is this letter real or fake?

Ahmad Khatibuldin Salleh
20 Jul 2018 4.58pm

…. the responsible CREATURE(s) for TREASON!!! Period.

Ganesan Suppiah
20 Jul 2018 2.26pm

Yes it is treacherous and treasonous. The letter must be investigated throughly.

James Hoh
20 Jul 2018 1.56pm

Report police so that they can take action and investigate on ex PM dept.

Elaine Wong
20 Jul 2018 2.02pm
Reply to  James Hoh

Hope a police report has been made on this.

Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
20 Jul 2018 1.52pm

If the purpose was to solicit a covert CIA operation to prevent a peaceful regime change via the ballot box, this action should be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

Philip Lim
20 Jul 2018 1.24pm

So glad there are voices of Reasons in the Armed Forces.

Yong Soo Len
20 Jul 2018 1.39pm

Exactly!! These scumbags really need to be hauled up & charge with treason! 😡😡

Mages Vari
20 Jul 2018 1.18pm

Traitor of this nation.