Dr M’s sons got an asset declaration extension

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has allowed Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s two eldest sons more time to report their assets to the anti-corruption agency.

However, MACC’s chief commissioner, Azam Baki, declined to specify the duration of the extension provided. 

He said that Mirzan and Mokhzani legal representatives have been notified of the decision, reported Bernama.

“We have set the (specific) ‘time of interest’ for the asset declaration, so we’ve reached an agreement on the matter,” he spoke with reporters, following an event at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur today.

Back in January, MACC instructed them to declare their assets dating back to 1981.

Last month, Mahathir’s sons requested MACC to clarify the timeframe of its investigation, stating that some old documents requested were no longer available.

The brothers have been granted two extensions beyond the initial February deadlines for compliance.

They denied needing extra time to comply due to their excessive wealth.

Azam previously confirmed Mahathir was being investigated, following reports by Bloomberg that his two sons labelled their father as the main suspect in the probe.

Mahathir stated on May 23 that he was prepared to declare his assets upon request, but the MACC had not yet issued such an order.

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

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