Cops to take statement from man who linked Najib judge to Dr M

A posting on Twitter had alleged that judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali is related to Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have identified the Twitter account holder who claimed that the judge who presided over the Najib Razak corruption trial is related to Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Federal CID deputy director Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the person would be called up next week for a statement to be recorded.

Mior Faridalathrash said an investigation paper was opened following a police report lodged in Taiping, Perak, yesterday. PPBM member Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rahman is believed to have made the police report.

On Tuesday, Pertubuhan Minda dan Sosial Prihatin Malaysia president Ramesh Rao said on Twitter that High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali is Mahathir’s grandnephew.

However, Mahathir’s son Mukhriz said the allegation was baseless.

In another development on a Bangladeshi national featured in a recent Al Jazeera documentary, Mior Faridalathrash said the investigation papers would be sent to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further action.

The Bangladeshi man, Md Rayhan Kabir, was detained on July 24 after the Immigration Department said they intended to deport him.

In the Al Jazeera documentary, Md Rayhan spoke about how Malaysian authorities treated illegal immigrants detained in raids during the Covid-19 lockdown.