POLICE LOOKING INTO POSSIBILITY THAT ARRESTED ISRAELI IS A SPY – IGP


KUALA LUMPUR, The police are investigating from various angles to determine the motive behind an Israeli man entering Malaysia, including claims that he is a spy.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain also did not deny the possibility that the suspect, known as Shalom Avitan acted as a coordinator or an armourer, adding that a detailed investigation was vital to determine the real reasons behind his possession of six pistols.

‘What we can see currently is a foreigner entering Malaysia and how he could obtain weapons in a matter of a few days of being here. This is needed for national security and public order.

‘I see (the impact of having) six firearms. That’s why I said that the investigation must be comprehensive. If (perhaps) there’s intention to create chaos, if he was not arrested, during Hari Raya he (causes) havoc, won’t we all be disturbed?’ he said during a special media conference at Bukit Aman here today.

Razaruddin said investigations revealed that the six pistols were obtained
from Thailand and purchased at a price of RM10,000 each.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency