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Former Malaysian Premier Mahathir to speak to police on probes

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad during an interview in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 22.

[KUALA LUMPUR] Former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad, under investigation for potential defamation, will speak to police Friday as authorities probe his criticisms of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Dr Mahathir's aide Sufi Yusof said via text message that the country's longest-serving leader will meet with the police. The authorities opened several investigation papers after reports were made against Mahathir, Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi said last month. The probes relate to Section 500 of the penal code on defamation.


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