Dr M says will attend anti-Najib gathering if invited

Dr M says will attend anti-Najib gathering if invited
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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says that if invited, he will attend a gathering next month for Malaysians who want Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to step down.

"If I'm invited, I will go," he said Wednesday of the March 27 assembly called by Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

Zaid was reported as saying that the meeting is a "gathering of leaders in a closed-door setting".

The planned meeting has drawn the ire of Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Khalid said that as a lawyer Zaid "should know what is and is not permitted" when it came to removing the Prime Minister under the Federal Constitution.

Police questioned Dr Mahathir earlier Wednesday over a posting on his blog.

Three police officers went to the former prime minister's office at Perdana Leadership Foundation here and spent half an hour recording his statement.

Dr Mahathir was accompanied by five lawyers.

"The police asked me about the allegations I made in my article. I did not answer any questions that were specific to the posting.

"I told them I will only answer them in court if I am charged," he told reporters after the statement was taken.

He said the police officers had not told him if he would indeed be charged, but he said that he is prepared for it.

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