(The Star) - The Prime Minister has directed Malaysian intelligence to investigate claims that the Opposition was among parties responsible in instigating the heir of the Sulu Sultanate to reclaim Sabah.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he regarded this as a serious allegation and that it needed to be supported by evidence.
"There are photographs and circumstantial evidence but we need solid evidence to know who really is behind this," he said this at the launching of University Malaysia Perlis main campus on Sunday.
Najib said the Sultanate's claim on Sabah was not new but the fact that the issue was raised again now was suspicious.
He added that Malaysia and the Philippines needed to investigate the matter separately but would exchange information.