However, the former premier said he hoped that those who sit on the board of inquiry would be neutral, impartial and probably foreigners.
See Mahathir’s performance in the 23 minute interview on the BBC World News HARDtalk programme with Stephen Sackur.
's ruling National Front endured its worst electoral performance in five decades yet it remains in power." Malaysia
"Mahathir Mohamad was
Is it the beginning of the end for the National Front?
When he was Prime Minister his critics labelled him a racist and a dictator.
Have his controversial views mellowed in retirement? Mahathir Mohamad talks to Stephen Sackur.
This edition of HARDtalk was on BBC World at 15:30 GMT Friday 18th April, 03:30 GMT and 22:30 GMT on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April.
Hardtalk can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 & 23:30."Panem et circenses
-Bread and Circuses