Dr Mahathir may sue Zahid over ‘fake Malay identity’ claim

Aminah Farid

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is mulling over suing Ahmad Zahid Hamidi over the latter’s alleged defamatory statement in 2017. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 17, 2022.

EX-PRIME minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad may drag Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to court for alleging that the former faked his identity as Malay.

The nonagenarian said if the former deputy prime minister does not apologise and retract the “defamatory” claim made in 2017, he will not hesitate to take legal action.

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