SEPANG – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has criticised Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and labelled the former prime minister as a hypocrite because he was willing to spend millions of ringgit to meet a former United States president in 2002.
When disclosing the matter, Najib said Dr Mahathir had paid RM7 million to lobby and meet with George W Bush through a lobbyist residing in Hong Kong.
“Dr Mahathir had used the late Tan Sri Megat Junid as the main planner. Payment was made through the Batu Arang TNB (Tenaga Nasional Berhad) contract where millions had been paid as he wanted to meet Bush very much.
“(Mahathir), Do not be a hypcorite. Mahathir did not get the reception like I did with the 45th US President Donald J Trump,”he said when addressing about 1,000 supporters who gave a loud applause at the Bunga Raya Complex, KL International Airport (KLIA) tonight.
The supporters had gathered since 6 pm and had come to express their support and appreciation for the success of the visit by Najib to the United States for three days beginning Sept 11 at the invitation of Trump in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.