Police ordered Ops Lalang for national security, says Dr Mahathir

Tun Mahathir Mohamad

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is hitting back against critics who blame him for the infamous Operasi Lalang in 1987, saying that the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) ordered it to be carried out on the grounds of national security.

In a statement yesterday, Dr Mahathir pointed to a video released in 2011, where former Inspector-General of Police Tun Hanif Omar said it was he who directed the police to carry out Operasi Lalang, despite Dr Mahathir refusing it.

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