Cops To Take Dr M’s Report Over ‘House Arrest’ Claims


PETALING JAYA, May 29 – The police will be taking a statement from former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his claims that the Rulers were under house arrest.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police have received multiple reports about his claims and would investigate the matter.

“We will get further explanations to determine if what has been raised (in blogs and news portal) contains any truth to it. We will also get confirmation from Tun. We will take his statement when the time is right,” he told reporters after visiting patients at the Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM), in Cheras, yesterday.

On May 23, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission adviser Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim lodged a report against Dr Mahathir over the claim.

Dr Mahathir had reportedly claimed that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and other Rulers had been placed under house arrest to prevent them from receiving the signatures of those who supported a declaration asking Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to step down.

On a separate matter regarding the four kidnapped Malaysians still being held captive in the Philippines, Noor Rashid said that “they were still working hard to bring them home”.