MACC: Mirzan Mahathir given 30 days to declare all his assets

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KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Mirzan Mahathir, the eldest son of former prime minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has been summoned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate an ongoing investigation into his wealth.

MACC in a statement said, it had served Mirzan Mahathir a notice to declare his assets including movable and immovable assets, whether inside or outside the country within 30 days.

“The notice was served to him at the MACC headquarters (Wednesday) at about 9.30am under section 36 (1)(b) of the MACC Act 2009, requiring him to declare all his possessions.

“Mirzan needs to make the declaration within 30 days from the date of the notice. The notice is part of MACC ‘s ongoing investigation on him based on the report and his business activities in connection with the sale and purchase of government-linked companies (GLC),”said MACC.

According to MACC the notice was issued in relation to the “revelations” obtained from the Panama Papers and Pandora Papers.

MACC added, it has initiated investigations into all associated and named in both Panama and Pandora papers since August 2022. To date, 10 witnesses have been summoned for their statements based on the details obtained from the papers.

Meanwhile, MACC said, it was in the midst of examining financial documents and assets belonging to the entities listed in both papers.

“The investigation is ongoing process and it is under the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA).

Among others who have been summoned by MACC previously includes two former prime ministers namely Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Tun Daim Zainuddin whose names were in the Pandora Papers while many others who were named in the report for having offshore accounts have yet to be called by the graft buster.

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