Police probe Dr Mahathir over Bersih rally

Police probe Dr Mahathir over Bersih rally
Dr Mahathir making his way through the crowd at the rally on Aug 30.
PHOTO: Reuters

PORT KLANG: Police want Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to give a statement over his presence at the Bersih 4 rally over the weekend.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the former prime minister and other politicians, including Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali, would be called in for their statements to be taken soon.

"Of course we are focusing on the organisers and other prominent figures now. We will investigate all who are involved in the Bersih rally,'' he said after attending the 68th Marine Police Day celebration at the Marine Police jetty here Wednesday.

Apart from the investigations on their involvement in the rally, Khalid said police wanted to know more about the allegations they made at the rally.

''For example, Dr Mahathir has claimed that Umno division chiefs received bribes. So we want to know about that, from where he got the information.

''We hope he will co-operate with the police later,'' he said.

Dr Mahathir attended the rally on Saturday and Sunday.

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