INTERVIEW | Dr Mahathir Mohamad was unable to hold back his laughter when quizzed on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s pledge to help strengthen the United States economy.
“Hah, this is the first time that a Third World country wants to support the richest country in the world to develop its infrastructure.
“The US can help itself, it doesn’t need our help. But this is Najib’s principle of ‘cash is king’,” Mahathir told Malaysiakini in an interview today.
The former prime minister accused Najib of taking the Malaysian people’s money and giving it to US President Donald Trump to secure his support.
“But Trump did not say anything about Najib being the best prime minister,” he added.
Najib had made the remark about strengthening the US economy during his meeting with Trump at the White House on Tuesday.
Among the deals the two leaders agreed on was that the Malaysian aviation industry would purchase between US$10 billion and US$20 billion worth of US-made passenger planes and aircraft engines. Continue reading