Friday, July 07, 2006

Mahathir is on holiday in Turkey

Tun Mahathir is not available for comment on Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli’s claims of his “patriotic” purchase of the MAS shares in 1994. Mahathir is still on holiday in Turkey as reported by the Sun today.

Looks like we are going to have a peace weekend.

The Sun reports as follows:-

DrM, Daim cannot be reach for comments on Tajudin's claims

PUTRAJAYA: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin could not be reached for comments on Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli's claims of a secret deal that led to his purchase of a 32% stake of MAS in 1994.

An aide to the former premier said Mahathir who is in Turkey for a holiday was informed this morning on the story published in theSun Thursday.

However, there has been no response from the former premier as at press time.

Meanwhile Daim's aide's said the former finance minister is overseas and cannot be reached at the moment.

Meanwhile,Finance Minister II, Tan Sri Nor Mohd Yaakob who was the Economic Adviser to the government then, was also not available for coment. His press secretary Roslan Ali said the minister is away in Australia.

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