KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today denied an international news report that quoted him as saying that he would step down in three years.

"I did not say three years," Free Malaysia Today (FMT) quoted him telling reporters at a Hari Raya open house celebration organised by Kumpulan Maju tonight.

He reportedly said that he only wanted to "correct the work" that is being done.

When asked about his meeting with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim earlier today, Dr Mahathir reportedly replied: "Nothing unusual".

News portal Malaysiakini similarly reported Dr Mahathir as saying: "I didn't say three years... but it is for corrective work."

In an interview with US-based broadcaster CNBC yesterday, Dr Maha...