Dr M: If CM is public officer, is PM a coolie?

comments     Alyaa Azhar     Published     Updated

Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad is puzzled with the Kuala Lumpur High Court's decision to dismiss his suit against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for misfeasance in public office.

In striking out the suit filed by Mahathir and two others, justice Abu Bakar Jais ruled that Najib, as the prime minister, is not a public officer as defined in the federal constitution, and hence the suit has no cause of action.

Mahathir in response asked if that were the case, then what would the prime minister be.

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