Friday, October 23, 2015

IGP: Dr Mahathir not summoned yet as investigation ongoing

Just because Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not been summoned for an interview does not mean that police are not investigating him, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Speaking to reporters at the police academy here Friday, Khalid said police were still investigating Dr Mahathir for a statement he made against Umno members during the Bersih 4 rally.

"I never said we've made arrangements to interview him - I said we couldn't find the time to interview him.

"Don't think just because we've not summoned Tun Mahathir to record his statement or interview him, we are not carrying out an investigation.

"The investigation continues. If there's a necessity to summon him, we will," he added.

Khalid again clarified that Dr Mahathir was not being investigated over his appearance at the Bersih 4 rally on Aug 29 and Aug 30, but for a statement he made in the rally against Umno leaders.

"A police report was made against him over his statement," he said, while adding that Dr Mahathir was being probed under Section 500 of the Penal Code for criminal defamation.

Khalid declined to reveal the details of the investigation.

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