Dr M's sons given 30-day extension to declare assets

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir's sons, Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir and Mirzan Mahathir, have been granted a 30-day extension to declare their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today.

The duo's lawyer, Muhammad Nizamuddin Abdul Hamid, confirmed this when contacted.

"We have obtained notices from MACC earlier today," he said briefly via WhatsApp.

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

His younger brother, Tan Sri Mokhzani, is being investigated under the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 and was also required to declare his assets to the graftbuster within the same stipulated period.

On Feb 6, Azam said MACC had not received any response from either Mirzan or Mokhzani. He had said the duo could face prosecution if they failed to comply with the notice issued by the commission.

On Feb 8, Mirzan and Mokhzani issued a press release asking MACC to be "patient", citing an almost impossible task to gather all the information required for 43 years from 1981, within such a short time.

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