I was never investigated, yet MACC claims I committed a crime, says Dr M


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Apr 2024

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claims that graft busters are saying that he has committed an offence under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act, according to a notice sent to his son.

The former prime minister said this was despite Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain stating that he was not being treated as a criminal.

"Until now, I know that I have never been investigated. But the notice from the MACC stated that I have committed an offence," he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday (April 16).

The notice by MACC was given to his son, Mirzan Mahathir, he added.

On Feb 16, Mirzan and his brother Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir were given another 30-day extension by the MACC to declare their assets.

Dr Mahathir also said that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had yet to show proof that he "had billions of ringgit" despite a lawsuit he filed against the Prime Minister over a year ago.

"This means until now, I have not been found guilty. If MACC has proof, show it," he said.

He also questioned why a sworn affidavit against Anwar by former Bank Negara deputy governor Datuk Abdul Murad Khalid had not been withdrawn if the Prime Minister was not found guilty and why the premier's family members were not asked to declare their assets.

Dr Mahathir also questioned the status of MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki's proxy trading case involving his younger brother.

"Why wasn't his brother thoroughly investigated like what happened to my son?" he asked.

In 2018, the Securities Commission found that Azam had not committed any offences and earlier this year, the MACC confirmed that its predecessor, the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA), had investigated the sworn affidavit.

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