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Hisham: Show proof M'sia 'selling soul' to other countries

Adrian Wong  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Critics of Malaysia's defence deals with other countries must show proof to back their claims, instead of continuously claiming that the country's interest was being compromised, said Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.

"When we signed contracts with China, they said we sell the country to China. When we reached an understanding with US, they said compromise our defences. When King Mohammed Salman paid a visit, they said we are sell our soul to the Saudis.

"After this visit by China's (military top brass), they will say (similar things). Give me facts. It is easy to point fingers," he told a press conference after meeting a delegation from the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

He was responding to claims by the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) plans to sign a new defence agreement with France which could potentially lead to problems that occurred when Malaysia procured Scorpene submarines.

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