Fee paid to meet Bush

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 21 Feb 2006

PENANG: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad admits that “somebody” paid a lobby fee – purportedly US$1.2mil (RM4.56mil) – to arrange his meeting with United States president George W. Bush in 2002. 

“I don’t think the (Malaysian) Government paid. But I must admit the Heritage Foundation (a US think tank) arranged it. 

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