Malaysian royals call for Mahathir to be focus of sedition inquiry

A powerful Malaysian royal family called on Thursday for former prime minster Mahathir Mohamad to face a sedition probe for allegedly insulting an ethnic group from which they claim descent.
During a rally last month against a massive financial scandal embroiling the current government, Mahathir had said Prime Minister Najib Razak was descended from “Bugis pirates”.
Political tensions are rising in Malaysia, with Mahathir – who was premier for 22 years – trying to oust…