Crime & Courts

MACC yet to receive asset declaration notices from Dr M's sons

KUCHING: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has yet to receive asset declaration notices from the sons of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Its Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said the graft buster, however, had filed a notice under Section 36 of the MACC Act 2009 to both Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir and Mirzan Mahathir, last month.

He added that MACC was also waiting for the notices to be issued from both of them.

"Both of them can be charged if they fail to declare their assets in the nearest time. However, they can appeal after the period given (to declare their assets) ends (in the middle of this month," he said.

Azam said this during a press conference after the Combating Corruption programme with the Sarawak media practitioners, today.

Also present were Sarawak MACC director Datuk Mohd Zaki Hassan and MACC strategic communications department director Kamaruddin M. Ripin.

At the same time, Azam added that there were also other aspects involved within the scope of the case, where asset declaration was one of the investigation processes, among others.

"This also means that the prosecution against the two of them will not be in the nearest time as we need to complete the investigation first," he said.

On Jan 18, MACC had summoned Mirzan, the eldest of Dr Mahathir's children to facilitate an ongoing investigation into his wealth.

The commission said it had served Mirzan a notice under Section 36(1)(b) of the MACC Act 2009 to declare his assets, all movable and immovable assets, whether inside or outside the country, within 30 days.

Meanwhile, Mokhzani is investigated under the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

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