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