Police record Dr Mahathir's statement over blog post

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was questioned by the police over a posting on his blog.

Three police officers went to the former prime minister's office at Perdana Leadership Foundation here on Wednesday and spent half an hour to record 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.