Dr Mahathir to testify in RCI

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– Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will testify on Monday in the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s foreign exchange losses in the 1990’s.

Dr Mahathir’s counsel Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla said the subpoena was served through him at 2.35 pm today by RCI officer, Amran Md Jusin.

According to the subpoena, Dr Mahathir is to attend the RCI proceedings on Sept 18 at 11 am, disclosed Mohamed Haniff Khatri when contacted by Bernama.

“The subpoena was supposed to be served on Dr Mahathir this morning but he had to rush to Kedah to pay his last respects to Kedah’s Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah. So in order to save time, Dr Mahathir instructed me to accept it on his behalf.”

The lawyer said he also informed the officer that he would be sending a letter to the RCI tomorrow to inquire as to when it intended to take a witness statement from Dr Mahathir. – Bernama