Hishammuddin wants cops to track down culprits behind fake letter

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Hishammuddin Hussein wants the police to identify the culprits behind a fake letter purported from him to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong that went viral yesterday.

The foreign minister said a police report will be lodged on the letter today so that the culprits could be identified.

“As mentioned by my communication unit yesterday, the letter is fake and untrue,” he said in a Facebook post today.

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“A police report will be lodged today so that investigations can be started immediately to identify the persons behind the irresponsible act.”

Yesterday, a letter purportedly written by Hishammuddin to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah stating his readiness to form a new government went viral on social media.

The letter claimed Hishammuddin had the unanimous support of the BN supreme council to be the next prime minister.

The letter dated June 22, written on an official Barisan Nasional letterhead, also listed 34 cabinet members in the new government, with current Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob becoming the first and second deputy prime ministers.

The rest of the allegedly proposed Cabinet members included MPs and senators from Perikatan Nasional and Warisan, as well as Muar MP Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman.

The letter also reportedly promised to appoint current Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to Hishammudin’s “advisory council”, alongside former prime ministers Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The letter appeared to have been signed by Hishammuddin, with an acknowledgement stamp from Istana Negara.

Hishammuddin’s office responded by saying on Twitter last night that the letter was fake.

“It is a political provocation with bad intentions, meant to confuse people,” the tweet said.