The former premier says that “some people” would think an invasion would be beneficial to them.
Anisah Shukry, FMT
How did a poor man like the Sultan of Sulu amass enough money to mount an armed incursion into a foreign country?
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad posed this question today when asked to respond to claims of a third party’s possible involvement in the Royal Sulu Army’s attacks on Sabah.
“The question is this: all operations cost money. If you are completely bankrupt I don’t think you can mount an invasion. So where does the money come from?” he asked.
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak had previously said in an interview that Philipine president Benigno Aquino had informed him that the people behind the Lahad Datu attacks were quite poor.
“They certainly don’t have the means to launch such an operation against Malaysia and, therefore, he thinks they are funded from somewhere,” Najib had said on the “Conversation with the PM” programme aired on TV3.
Mahathir suggested today that “some people” would think an invasion would somehow benefit them, although he stopped short of naming them.
“This is a question I personally want to ask and I think the police want to know where the money has come from,” he added.
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