Me­gat Ju­nid’s son: Dr M gave mil­lions to meet Bush

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

ALOR SETAR: Datuk Me­gat Fairouz Ju­naidi, the el­dest son of the late Tan Sri Me­gat Ju­nid Me­gat Ayub, claimed that Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad had paid lob­by­ists mil­lions of ring­git to have a meet­ing with then US Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush.

Me­gat Fairouz claimed that based on in­for­ma­tion from his fa­ther, the meet­ing at the White House in 2002 was ar­ranged by Me­gat Ju­nid on the in­struc­tion of Dr Ma­hathir who was prime min­is­ter then.

Me­gat Ju­nid had served as Dr Ma­hathir’s spe­cial as­sis­tant and also as his deputy in the Home Af­fairs Min­istry. He died in 2008.

“It is true that my fa­ther was in­structed to set up the meet­ing be­tween Ma­hathir and Bush. How much was spent ex­actly I don't know, but it was in the mil­lions.

“The ini­tia­tive be­gan with meet­ing lob­by­ists from April 2001. My fa­ther met cer­tain peo­ple and paid the lob­by­ists to en­sure that the meet­ing ma­te­ri­alised. The meet­ing even­tu­ally took place in May 2002.”

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