PUTRAJAYA, July 18 — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to attend a forum that he is organising, so the two can have a debate on current issues.
Despite that, the Pakatan Harapan chairman said the event scheduled for August 13 in Shah Alam will still go ahead regardless of Najib’s attendance.
“It is a good chance for him to explain things and clear his name,” Dr Mahathir said during a press conference here today.
According to Dr Mahathir, the forum will be called “Nothing to Hide 2.0” — seemingly referring to a cancelled 2015 dialogue session between Najib and several NGOs, where Dr Mahathir made a surprise appearance.
Citing security concerns, the police had then advised against Najib attending the dialogue session and also halted Dr Mahathir’s speech.
Dr Mahathir said that the forum would provide a chance for everyone, including his detractors, to ask him any questions — including allegations about his own family’s wealth or his tenure as prime minister.