I’ll see you in court, Dr M tells ex-IGP

It was reported that IGP Khalid had sent the LoD on April 22, which sought an apology within 7 days or face a RM10m suit


FORMER Prime Minister (PM) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (picture) has confirmed receiving a letter of demand (LoD) from former IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar for a defamation suit.

“I’ve instructed my lawyers to respond to it. I will see him in court,” Dr Mahathir said on his official Twitter page.

It was reported that Khalid had sent the LoD on April 22, which sought an apology within seven days or face a RM10 million suit.

He also sought a public apology from the ex-PM, to be published on all of Dr Mahathir’s social media accounts and other platforms.

Khalid, who retired on Sept 4, 2017, had dismissed the Langkawi MP’s claims that Khalid had leaked information of a special task force investigation to Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak.

The ex-police head is a part of the task force — established in 2015 — which also included the heads of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Bank Negara Malaysia and the Attorney General.

It was reported that the task force was disbanded in July 2015, mere months after its establishment.

The task force was set up to investigate the scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) finances and investments.

Najib is facing 25 charges in the 1MDB trial — four counts of power abuse to obtain gratifications totalling RM2.3 billion linked to 1MDB and 21 counts of money laundering involving the same proceeds.

His court hearings this week have been postponed as one of his lawyers is undergoing quarantine for Covid-19.