Dr Mahathir testifies at Batu Puteh RCI


PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has testified at the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) regarding issues surrounding the sovereignty of Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks, and South Ledge.

The former prime minister arrived at the Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister's Department here at 10.46am on Wednesday (June 12) and was seen leaving nearly two hours later.

Speaking to the media, Dr Mahathir stated that he would hold a press conference at his Perdana Leadership Foundation office.

"This one (proceedings) is a closed meeting. So, I cannot disclose anything.

"But I will meet with the press to explain my thoughts, which are not secret. What happened here is secret," he said.

Dr Mahathir previously said that he had been subpoenaed to testify before the RCI regarding the sovereignty issue.

He stated that he and his lawyers had anticipated the summons to the proceedings as they were parties related to the matters discussed by the RCI.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Kuala Lumpur High Court dismissed Dr. Mahathir's application for a judicial review seeking open proceedings for the RCI on the Handling of the Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge sovereignty issue.

Judge Datuk Amarjeet Singh also dismissed his application to prohibit Tun Md Raus Sharif from acting as the RCI chairman and to prevent Datuk Dr Baljit Singh Sidhu and Datuk Mohammed Ridha Abd Kadir from being RCI members.

The court also denied Dr Mahathir's application to postpone the RCI proceedings until the final resolution of the judicial review application. – Bernama

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