Earlier, fugitive financier Jho Low claimed that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had "put words into the mouth" of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over the seizure of the Equanimity
On Sunday, a spokesperson for Jho Low claimed that Tun Dr Mahathir is "embarrassing the US" by releasing "misstatements" in the "illegal" seizure of the vessel.
"It is clear that the Malaysian government is lying and putting words into the US' mouth. These repeated misstatements by Malaysia are embarrassing the US, which has stressed it has no involvement in the illegal seizure of the vessel and will update the US court on 17 August," the spokesperson was quoted in a report by The Star Online.
Now, Tun Dr Mahathir has responded to Jho Low's claim in a way the 93-year-old knows he cannot fail: using his sarcastic wit
In dismissing the fugitive financier's allegation, Tun Dr Mahathir said that if he could put words into the DOJ's mouth, then he must be "greater" than Trump.
"I am very proud that I can put words into the (mouth of the) US government.
"I must be greater than Trump," the Prime Minister said sarcastically when asked by reporters at an art exhibition at the Perdana University in Serdang today.
He added that Low should ask the US authorities himself whether "I typed out the words and shoved it down their throat"
"You can ask the US authorities whether I put words into their mouths, whether I typed out the words and shoved it down their throat," Tun Dr Mahathir quipped.
On Saturday, Tun Dr Mahathir along with Defence Minister Mat Sabu, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng inspected the Equanimity: