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AirAsia probe: Payments in high-value deals not a bribe, says Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday payments received to offset the costs of a high-value order could not be constituted as a bribe.

Mahathir was replying to questions by reporters on the controversial sponsorship deal that executives of Malaysia’s AirAsia Group Bhd struck with the budget carrier’s sole plane supplier Airbus.

Source: Livemint