MACC: Dr Mahathir not told to declare assets

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not been given any notice to declare his assets, said Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) even though he is being probed for declaration of assets.

“We haven’t given him any notice to declare his assets as of now,” MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki said during a press conference today.

In a recent interview with CNBC, Mahathir said he would be willing to declare his assets if asked to do so but admitted that it would not be easy to trace assets accumulated over more than 40 years.

On a related matter, Azam said his agency has not received any asset declaration submissions from Mahathir’s sons – Mokhzani and Mirzan who are also being probed.

“If I’m not mistaken, we haven’t received anything from them yet,” he said.

“There have been discussions between the case’s investigating officer and the sons’ lawyers on the date they should declare their assets. I will leave this to the officer to handle.”

In January, MACC ordered Mokhzani and Mirzan to declare their assets dating back to the year Mahathir became prime minister.

Mokhzani’s due date to declare assets is 25 May. Mirzan is supposed to declare assets by 29 May

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