LANGKAWI - There is no evidence to suggest that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor are using Langkawi as an escape route, says Kedah police chief Comm Datuk Zainal Abidin Kasim.
Police have also advised the public to stop speculating on the matter.
“Why should he run away as he has not been found guilty? There has been no charges brought against him,” said Comm Zainal.
The former premier, he said, had come to Langkawi for a vacation with his family.
“Besides that, he also took the opportunity to meet former Kedah mentri besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah,” he said.
Comm Zainal said in the last two days, Najib was playing golf at one of the golf courses on the island.
A netizen claimed on Facebook yesterday that Najib had chartered a luxury yacht from the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club and was probably leaving the country.
When contacted, a spokesman for the yacht club denied Najib had chartered a yacht and urged the netizen to remove the posting.
Social media went into a frenzy on Sunday when it was learnt that Najib and Rosmah had arrived in Langkawi with 30 pieces of luggage.
Apparently, the couple and their children had checked into a hotel here.
It is understood that former Langkawi MP Datuk Nawawi Ahmad, former Ayer Hangat assemblyman Datuk Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid, former Kuah assemblyman Nor Saidi Nanyan and two others had also met Najib at the hotel.
Najib and his family are expected to stay on the island until tomorrow.