"..if I was wrong, I don't want to lie. I will apologise to all." This was what the PM said hours ago of the statement he made last month that his son's company, Scomi, was not getting any government contracts.
[Please read the Bernama report here]
During the Aug 7 interview, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi stiffly denied that his son had abused his position as the PM's son to get government contracts from for Scomi. This was immediately disputed, especially on the Net. Scomi's PR exercise on Aug 20 did little to convince people that it got its projects on its own merits.
Now Abdullah said he received a letter saying he had lied." I read the contents of the letter. There is some information which I don't know about because I don't run my son's business. I don't ask him (Kamaluddin) to report to me. He's already an adult.
"I've asked for a report from Scomi. Let me see. If I was wrong, I don't want to lie. I will apologise to all."
Scomi was not the only issue from the Aug 7 interview. The PM had also:
1/ declared that no Malaysian company was controlled by foreign companies.
[The same week, he was forced to admit that Pantai Holdings were in the hands of Singaporeans and that it was a problem. This led to the creation of the Joget Pantai Irama].
2/ defended son-in-law's purchase of shares in ECM Libra.
[ Khairy Jamaluddin sold all those shares soon after].
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