Sword-wielding man shot dead in Malaysia PM's compound
Mon, 9 Jul 2012 14:15 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Reuters) - Malaysian police shot dead a sword-wielding man who entered Prime Minister Najib Razak's compound on Monday, police officials said.
The man and a female companion, both carrying swords, tried to pass through a security post in the compound in the administrative capital Putrajaya in mid-afternoon, police said.
Police opened fire at the couple as they brandished their swords and acted aggressively, one police official said. The woman was also shot and was being treated in hospital for her wounds.
The police did not identify the couple or suggest a possible motive for their actions.
Incidents of violence and intimidation have risen in recent months ahead of what is expected to be a closely fought election that Najib must call by March.
An official at the prime minister's office confirmed that Najib was in the compound at the time of the incident which took place near the Economic Planning Unit.
The Star newspaper reported on its website that the couple took an auxiliary policeman hostage to gain access to the area and then smashed several cars with their "Samurai" swords. (Reporting by Niluksi Koswanage; Editing by Stuart Grudgings and Robin Pomeroy)
Today there was this incident where a husband and wife went amuck at the PMO. They reportedly told the people there that they want to topple the government. The police were forced to shoot and injure them in order to prevent them from doing more harm. Really crazy.
When I heard about the incident, I immediately worries about my little brother who is mentally unsound. The other day I spend time with him and he was ranting about the evil BN. Need to go and check on him later tonight and make sure he took his medication. Really worried about him after I heard about the PMO amuck incident.
All those Pakatan people probably never care about the effect their curses on BN have over people like my brother and that couple. All they care about is getting the power seats at Putrajaya. They don't seems to care if their allegations against BN were not true. As long as they can run down BN, they would do so. They will never take the responsibility of the side effects of their rethorics. Anything happened, such as to people like that couple and my brother is none of their concern, I guess.
Ok, I need to go check on my brother now. Hopefully he is alright.