KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would welcome any raid by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on his family, saying investigations should be carried out in a fair manner.
The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) chairman said any MACC investigation should cover both sides of the political divide.
"They are welcome to raid us. There is also a suggestion that MACC should raid me and my son (Datuk Seri Mukhriz).
"I think they should do it more often," he said in his trademark sarcastic style during a press conference in Parliament when asked about the MACC's call for people to report civil servants living beyond their means.
On Tuesday, it was reported that the Inland Revenue Board officers raided Kencana Capital Sdn Bhd, which is owned by Dr Mahathir’s second eldest son, Mokhzani, and seized the files of 11 companies under the group.
The IRB also raided Opcom Holdings Bhd where Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir is a shareholder and Crescent Capital Sdn Bhd where Mirzan Mahathir is the chief executive officer.
Mukhriz confirmed the raids took place when asked before the start of the press conference by Dr Mahathir.
Dr Mahathir's daughter, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, had reportedly questioned the tax authorities "for their routine investigations and raids on her three brothers' firms," saying no notice was given as a matter of courtesy.
She said it was no coincidence that the offices of her three brothers were raided on the same day.