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Zahid takes aim at Dr M's alleged Indian ancestry

Koh Jun Lin

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Modified 30 Jul 2017, 10:18 am

Umno de facto deputy president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi took a dig at former Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s alleged Indian parentage today, and accused the latter of politically exploiting the Malays throughout his 22-year premiership.

Zahid, who is also the home minister, said he had been shown a copy of Mahathir’s identity card (IC), which supposedly stated his name as “Mahathir a/l Iskandar Kutty”.

Holding up his phone to the audience, he said, “This was his blue IC. His name was Mahathir a/l Iskandar Kutty. His blue IC number is […]. This was sent by the director-general of the National Registration Department (NRD)...

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