Mahathir's wife Siti Hasmah questioned by cops over rally speech last year

It is understood that Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali is currently being questioned at Yayasan Al Bukhary in Kuala Lumpur.
It is understood that Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali is currently being questioned at Yayasan Al Bukhary in Kuala Lumpur. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's wife, Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, is being questioned by police over her speech at a women's rally last September.

It is understood that she is currently being questioned at Yayasan Al Bukhary in Kuala Lumpur.

The 91-year-old wife of Tun Dr Mahathir, who is the Pakatan Harapan chairman, was among those who spoke at the "Wanita Bantah Politik Toksik" (Women Against Toxic Politics) rally on Sept 10, 2017.

Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Dr Siti Hasmah's daughter Marina Mahathir, lawyer Datuk Ambiga Sreenavasan and Bersih chairman Maria Chin Abdullah were among the others who spoke at the rally.

In a tweet by Datin Paduka Marina on Friday, she said that she and a few others were going to lend their support to her mother while the questioning was taking place.

"Morning all! Off to lend support to Mum while she's being questioned by the cops for her speech at #wanitabantahpolitiktoksik last September. Imagine that!" she wrote.

"Some of us women going to keep her company. #whatisthiscountrycomingto," she added.

She also posted a photo of her and other female figures such as Maria and Ambiga who were there to show their support.