No order for yacht from Abdullah Badawi. Or so says Kobra, the yacht builder, in a letter to the Hurriyet, which was made available to Bernama and promptly published here. "The honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia does not have any order for the construction of a cruiser through our company," it said.
It's good that Kobra has come forward even if it took them 10 days after the story was published. But, all the same, we can't leave the task of defending the integrity of the Malaysian PM to a boat maker.
If the Hurriyet had lied in its Dec 17 report, as the PM himself said here, the PM's office should be the one challenging the report and demanding a correction and an apology.
For good measure, the letter should also state why Abdullah Badawi was in Bodrum in the first place.