PMO: Dr Mahathir never said AirAsia’s alleged bribes as offset payments

PMO: Dr Mahathir never said AirAsia’s alleged bribes as offset payments

The Malaysian Reserve-News·2020-02-10 12:13

THE Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has clarified that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (picture) has never suggested the alleged bribes involving AirAsia Group Bhd’s top executives were “offset” payments.

It added that media reports that alluded to the PM suggesting allegations of bribery against AirAsia as being offset payments were therefore inaccurate and misleading.

PMO said in a statement last week that Dr Mahathir was saying an offset is normal for big purchases by the government and it was not in reference to AirAsia, when answering questions by the media last Thursday.

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