Australia is basically European and it has made clear to the rest of the world that it is the deputy sheriff for America. Therefore Australia's views would represent not the East, but the views representing the stand of America.
It is true that somebody paid but it was not the (Malaysian) government. I understood some people paid a sum of money to lobbyists in America but I do not know who these people were, and it was not the Malaysian government.
Praise Allah, we must be thankful for the situation in our country because a transition of power in the government would normally be plagued with all sorts of problems, chaos, power struggle and so forth,
We were also able to clear up a few minor bilateral issues regarding trade and some logging issues, ... There is some problem about logging at the border, trading at the border, border crossings et cetera.
This meeting was really meant to keep us close together and up to date on each other's problems and how we can resolve these problems and also to encourage cooperation in the economic field and the cultural (arena),