Cops to summon Dr M over claim Malay rulers likely under house arrest


(MMO) – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be called in to assist a police investigation on his recent suggestion that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and other Malay rulers may be under house arrest, deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIGP) Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said.

The DIGP was quoted as saying in Berita Harian Online that several police reports have been lodged on the matter.

“In the course of the investigation, we will surely need to get further explanation to determine if the issue raised in blogs and news portals contained any truth.

“Hence, we will need to get confirmation from Tun (Dr M). We will take his statement at a suitable time and situation,” he was quoted telling a press conference at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre here.

It was reported on Bernama on Monday that Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) adviser Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim lodged a police report against Dr Mahathir over his reported claim that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and other Malay rulers may be under house arrest.

According to the national newswire, Tunku Abdul Aziz said Dr Mahathir had “gone too far” with the claim and should face action from the authorities.

Last week, Dr Mahathir told a forum that he had not been able to secure an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to deliver his Citizens’ Declaration memorandum bearing over a million signatures.

He claimed this was likely because the rulers have been confined to their palaces.