KUALA LUMPUR: Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos has lodged a police report over allegations made by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad against Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The report was related to Dr Mahathir's claim that the Deputy Prime Minister had met him with a view to replacing Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
"To us, all these allegations are slander to aggravate the public and Umno members. We ask Dr Mahathir and those who made the allegations to come forward and make a police report if what they said is true," Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos told reporters outside the Dang Wangi district police headquarters on Wednesday.
A local news portal had reported Dr Mahathir as claiming that Dr Ahmad Zahid had met him to seek his support and sympathy to replace Najib as Prime Minister.
The portal had quoted Dr Mahathir as saying in a video posted on Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's (PPBM) Facebook page that Dr Ahmad Zahid himself should remember what had transpired during the meeting between them.
Dr Mahathir's statements were in response to Dr Ahmad Zahid's dig at the former premier's Indian heritage.
On Sunday, Dr Ahmad Zahid took a dig at Dr Mahathir, accusing him of using the Malay community and Umno to further his political career during his time as prime minister.
Jamal said he supported Dr Ahmad Zahid's statement on the matter, adding that the Deputy Prime Minister was not the first person to raise Dr Mahathir's Indian heritage.
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