Nothing to hide over Langkawi land lease, says Mahathir

The former prime minister says there is a difference between a land lease and a gift.

(MalaysiaNow) – Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he has nothing to hide about the parcel of land in Langkawi he received when Kedah was under the administration of his son Mukhriz Mahathir, responding to Najib Razak who had brought up the issue in response to his criticism over property worth RM100 million approved by Putrajaya for the convicted former leader.

Mahathir, who was Malaysia’s longest serving prime minister, also said there was a difference between land that is gifted and land that is leased.

“I didn’t get it for free, or even at a discount,” he said in a blog post.

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