- The Straits Times
The Johor Crown Prince claimed in a Facebook post on Saturday (Sept 8) that the royal family is being spied on — again — and this time by the former Barisan Nasional (BN) administration.
This is the second time Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has said he is under surveillance, the first being in 2016 — when he said his phone was tapped and the police had a special file on him and his father, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.
In the Facebook post, Tunku Ismail said that someone had tried to sell him a surveillance devices made in Israel — devices that BN used in the May elections to guard against “cyber warfare”.
The devices have been identified by The Malay Mail — one intercepts phone messages and calls, while another tracks the location of a target.
In April, Tunku Ismail posted on Facebook a warning against “‘a forked-tongue individual” which the same Malay Mail reports notes was “a thinly-veiled attack on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, without naming him”.