Pak Lah yang sedang melawat Venezuela terpaksa menafikan berita tersebut:
CARACAS, Dec 20 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has denied buying a RM30 million boat as reported by a newspaper from Turkey recently.
"The report is inaccurate. It is a lie. I don't know where it got such facts," he told reporters here when asked to comment on a newspaper report that he went to Bodrum in Turkey recently to see the boat which he ordered four months ago.
Abdullah said he would ask the newspaper to make a correction.
According to the report, the boat is made of Akuju, Maun, Sipo and Brimanya's tree which is imported from South Africa and expected to be completed in 16 months.
"I was in Turkey but did not see the boat," he said in reference to his transit in Turkey from Kuala Lumpur before coming here for a three day official visit which ended Tuesday.