Asia Times stands firm by report, makes Tok Mat interview audio publicHajar Umira MD Zaki
Shah Alam - Asia Times journalists remained firm with their reports regarding the interview with Umno deputy chief Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan recently.
Previously, Mohamad or better known as Tok Mat claimed that he was misquoted when reports published said that he called for former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to serve time in prison for his alleged involvement in the 1MDB scandal.
Following Tok Mat’s denial, Asia Times journalist Nicholas Kochan released the original recording of the interview with Mohamad.
"After Asia Times published my exclusive interview with Umno deputy chief @tokmatn9, he claimed his remarks were taken out of context, which co-author Nile Bowie and I firmly dispute.
"Here are the full recordings. We stand by our reporting," he tweeted.
Along with the tweet, he attached three-partaudio recording files of the interview with Mohamad.
Earlier, Asia Times had reported Mohamad said Najib should accept full responsibility for the infamous 1MDB scandal and serve his time in jail.
However, he had declared that it was misquoted and inaccurate.