Police are investigating eight cases involving former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

"We have been investigating many cases related to him," said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Khalid said the latest investigation was over a remark made Dr Mahathir during the recent Kuala Kangsar by-election, likening Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

"He (Dr Mahathir) had likened the prime minister to Idi Amin, who is also known as the “Butcher of Uganda.

"We have recorded his (Dr Mahathir’s) statement at the Perdana Foundation this morning," he told a press conference after presenting helmets to traffic police officers at Celcom Axiata in Jalan Semarak here today.

 Khalid said Dr Mahathir is being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code.

Idi Amin was Uganda’s president for eight years in the 1970s.

He is best known for leading a violent regime that saw the killing of tens of thousands of people.

Dr Mahathir had openly campaigned for Pakatan Harapan during the recently concluded by-elections in both Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar, claiming that the contests would be the people's referendum on Najib’s leadership.

Source –NST Online-

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