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No reason for Kuan Yew to meet me: Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 June 2009: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he did not see any reason why Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew would want to see him.

Mahathir said this when asked by reporters on the possibility of him meeting Lee, who is currently in the country on an eight-day visit.

“I don’t see why he would request to see me, I am a nobody,” he told  reporters when pressed further what if there was a request from Lee to see him.

Mahathir met reporters after launching Sapura Crest Petroleum Berhad’s new state-of-the-art Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) called the Typhoon, which is capable of deepwater operations, during the Oil and Gas Asia 2009 Exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here.

The former premier was also asked to comment on the meeting between Lee and the opposition leaders, and the advice he gave to them.

“Lee Kuan Yew has much experience. Our politicians know nothing. That is why we have to learn from Singapore. Singapore is a great country, they invest so much money,” he said.

On the third bridge issue, Mahathir said: “If we give sand, then we can get the bridge.” — Bernama

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