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KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Feb (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad menegaskan beliau

sama sekali tidak terlibat dalam membuat keputusan berhubung dakwaan pemberian

kontrak Petronas kepada anaknya.

Malah, bekas Perdana Menteri itu berkata beliau cuma diberitahu oleh

Presiden Petronas selepas kontrak itu diberikan dan beliau sanggup bersumpah di

dalam masjid dengan menjunjung Al-Quran berhubung perkara itu.

"(Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri) Anwar Ibrahim menuduh saya, sebagai

penasihat Petronas telah terlibat dalam pemberian kontrak Petronas kepada anak


"Bagi Anwar, inilah yang biasa dilakukan olehnya jika ia berkuasa. Semasa

menjadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan memang pun banyak kontrak

diberi olehnya kepada penyokong politiknya dan keluarganya.

"Kementerian telah mempamerkan semasa mesyuarat Agung Umno senarai orang

yang mendapat kontrak semasa ia berkuasa. Terdapat dalam senarai nama

penyokongnya dan keluarganya. Tidak ada satu pun dari anak saya yang

tersenarai," katanya dalam entri terbaharu blognya,



Dr Mahathir berkata walaupun digelar sebagai penasihat Petronas, beliau

tidak memberi apa-apa nasihat kepada syarikat itu.

"Petronas diletak di bawah Perdana Menteri dan Perdana Menteri lah yang

memberi arahan kepada Petronas. Semasa saya jadi Perdana Menteri pun saya tidak

memberi apa-apa bantuan kepada anak-anak saya," katanya.

Katanya tiada seorang pun anaknya mendapat tempat dalam kerajaan atau dalam

parti ketika beliau sebagai Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan.

Beliau menjelaskan beberapa kali nama mereka dicalonkan tetapi tidak

membenarkannya sehingga beliau bersara, begitu juga tiada kontrak kerajaan yang

mereka perolehi.

"Jika mereka berjaya sama ada dalam perniagaan atau politik, ini adalah atas

usaha mereka sendiri. Dan ini semua berlaku selepas saya letak jawatan Perdana

Menteri," katanya.



Dr Mahathir berkata Petronas tidak memberi peluang kepada anaknya sahaja

ketika beliau menjadi penasihatnya dan orang lain juga mendapat peluang jika

mereka ada kemampuan.

Sebaliknya Anwar, katanya apabila menubuh partinya melantik isterinya

sebagai Presiden, sebagai calon di Permatang Pauh dan kemudian menyuruh

isterinya melepaskan kawasan untuk ditandinginya.

"Tidak ada bukti adanya pertandingan untuk jawatan penasihat parti yang

disandang olehnya. Dia juga memilih anaknya untuk menjadi calon dalam pilihan


"Sekarang isterinya jadi presiden parti dan anaknya jadi naib presiden

parti. Kawannya juga jadi timbalan. Parti Keadilan adalah milik Anwar Ibrahim,"


"Jika anak dan isteri Anwar boleh menjadi politikus, apakah anak saya tak

boleh berniaga sendiri tanpa difitnah oleh Anwar?

"Kenapa begitu takut bersumpah jika jenayah liwat tidak dilakukan. Berani

kerana benar, takut kerana salah – demikian pepatah Melayu," katanya.



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