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Police to quiz man who claimed SRC judge is Tun M’s relative

03 Aug 2020 / 16:41 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will record the statement from the Twitter account holder who claimed that the judge presiding over the SRC International trial involving Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is related to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in Bukit Aman tomorrow.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (Investigation/ Legal) deputy director DCP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said that the individual would be present at about 11.30am to give a statement regarding the allegations.

“Thus far, we have received a report on the allegations and it is being investigated in accordance with the Sedition Act 1948 and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998,” he told Bernama.

He said that the investigation was carried out after a police report was lodged in Taiping, Perak, on July 30.

Earlier, the media reported that a member of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rahman lodged a police report in Taiping regarding a tweet by Ramesh Rao, president of the Mind and Social Care Organisation, on his Twitter account.

On July 28, Ramesh claimed that High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, who found Najib guilty of seven charges involving criminal breach of trust, money laundering and misuse of position, is Dr Mahathir’s grand-nephew.

Dr Mahathir’s son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, through his Twitter account, refuted the allegation which he described as baseless and urged the authorities to investigate the matter. — Bernama

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