ANDREW NEIL, editor of the Sunday Times, yesterday accused the Malaysian prime minister of lying as British officials tried to repair the latest rift between the two countries, writes Patricia Wynn Davies.
Responding to Mahathir Mohamad's statement that there would be 'no contracts in exchange for British lies', he said the prime minister had lied when he denied that Wimpey had offered bribes to Malaysian politicians.
'Wimpey had never denied our story. All Wimpey has said is that it did not in the end pay bribes,' Mr Neil told BBC radio. Malaysia announced the trade boycott over reports of alleged bribes to win contracts on the Pergau dam.
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