Son of former Malaysian PM summoned by MACC for corruption probe

PUTRAJAYA: Graft investigators have summoned the son of a former prime minister to assist in their probe of his business activities back in the 1990s.

Sources with knowledge of the investigation said that the individual had been called to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters several weeks ago to record his statement over allegations of corruption and misappropriation.

"Today, investigators had called him again to hand over a notice, requiring him to declare all his assets, be it overseas or the ones in the country, in writing," a source told The Star on Wednesday (Jan 17).

However, the same source did not reveal the identity of the individual in question.

Sources said the probe was made following claims that a company owned by this individual had bought a subsidiary belonging to a government-linked company through a privatisation policy back then.

However, he sold the company to a GLC within a year and was believed to have made massive profits, amounting to hundreds of millions of ringgit, said sources.

Sources also claimed that the man was listed in Offshore Leaks.

"However, it could not be confirmed if the MACC is also looking into allegations made in the document.

Offshore Leaks is a report disclosing details of 130,000 offshore accounts that came out in April 2013, detailing personal financial information on individuals and government officials, which were kept from public knowledge before this.

The Star is still attempting to get an official statement and confirmation from the MACC on this matter.

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