KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali paid a visit to Dataran Merdeka, hours after the former prime minister told a crowd in Johor that he was thinking of joining the Bersih 4 rally.
The couple arrived at the square at about 7.30pm and were greeted by hundreds of protesÂters.
Asked if he agreed with the protestersâ€™ deÂÂmands, Dr Mahathir simply smiled and waved to the crowd.
Asked why he came to the rally, he said he â€œjust wanÂted to seeâ€.
Many rushed forward to greet him the moment they realised that it was Dr Mahathir, sparking a frenzy of snapshots and video-filming.
Many were heard shouting: â€œDonâ€™t push, donâ€™t push.â€
At one point, his bodyguards had to keep the surging crowds at bay.
The couple walked a short distance but left after 10 minutes and were escorted to a police car that took them towards Jalan Parlimen. – The Star