KUALA LUMPUR, 14 July, 2015:
Non-governmental organisation Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) today asked businessman Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir, the son of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, to declare his assets following allegations that he had amassed a fleet of luxury vehicles worth over RM 36.2 million.
Mokhzani responded to enquiries made by The Rakyat Post in a brief message as he was in the middle of a meeting at the time.
“I’ve given enough interviews on companies I have shares in or work in. Various magazines have published what these companies are worth, which then extends to what the shareholders are worth.
“Nothing more to add. All info in public domain. Selamat Hari Raya,” wrote Mokhzani, who recently resigned as vice chairman of publicly listed oil and gas company SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd.
Earlier today, JMM president Azwanddin Hamzah said they had recently received information on the existence of 18 vehicles purportedly owned by Mokhzani.
Azwanddin said JMM wanted Mokhzani or Dr Mahathir to explain the source of Mokhzani’s wealth which was claimed to have been accumulated over a short period of time.
“Tun Mahathir also needs to explain whether the funding that lead to his (Mokhzani’s) wealth began while he (Dr Mahathir) was serving as Prime Minister.”
“Mokhzani also needs to explain to the people about the (collection of) luxury cars which are said to be worth RM36.2 million,” he told a press conference, here today.
Azwanddin also threatened to bring the matter up to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) soon if the two failed to give any response.
He said any report lodged with the MACC would allow the commission to view the matter closely as there might be elements of misappropriation of funds or abuse of power when Dr Mahathir was Prime Minister.
“JMM will make the report to MACC and provide evidence to support our claim.
“An investigation needs to be done seriously to look into how Mokhzani became a ‘multi-billionaire’ in such a short period,
“This has created doubts and if the MACC or Attorney-General fails to act, then we would request the intervention of the Prime Minister,” he said.
Azwanddin added that Mokhzani and Dr Mahathir could take legal action against him if this was untrue.
“We are confident that they would not sue me because I have clear evidence.”