No need for alarm over sedition probe into Rome Statute forum, says Dr M

Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today assured that there is no need to be alarmed over the sedition probe into the forum on the Rome Statute.

Mahathir said police were here to protect Malaysians and when people tried to stir trouble, they would investigate.

“It doesn’t mean the investigation will prosecute people, but they must find out whether there was any attempt to stir up trouble or not. That is why they have to investigate. That does not mean it will be followed by charges,” he said when asked to comment on the police probe into the forum on the Rome Statute, held at Universiti Malaya.

Mahathir also said there was nothing to be afraid of if one reported the truth.

“If you report the truth you don’t have to fear anything because it is the truth. But if you tell lies and you make up stories just to stir up emotions and make people angry with each other, then of course that is not right,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a conference here today.

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman said there had been a misunderstanding over the Rome Statute, with some frightening people over it.

Outgoing Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun reportedly said investigations were underway into the forum that featured Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, among others.

He had said the investigation was prompted by several complaints over the forum filed with the police, without disclosing the number of reports received.