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Najib’s Absence From Dialogue With NGOs Due To Security Concerns

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s absence from the “PM’s Dialogue with NGOs” this morning at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) was due to security factor, following the advice of Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) via Facebook today, the PMO was informed by the organisers that the dialogue which was to start at 10am, had to be postponed on the advice of the IGP @PDRMsia.

It said due security consideration and on the directive and advice of the IGP, the prime minister could not attend the dialogue programme.

The dialoge titled, “Nothing to Hide” organised by Sukarelawan Peguam Malaysia (SukaGuam), was scheduled for 10am at Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, PWTC.

It was to be an event where representatives of non-governmental organisations, activists and members of the public could ask Najib on various topics including the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue and purchase f a piece of land by Tabung Haji.

However, at 10.30am, the organisers cancelled the dialogue following disturbance outside the hall, with a number of individuals arrested by police. – BERNAMA

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