SPRM Has No Intention to Detain Tun M

SPRM Has No Intention to Detain Tun M

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has no intention of detaining former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad regarding asset declaration issues. Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said this is because the investigation into the statesman is still ongoing.

“That’s no longer the case. We have no intention of detaining him,” he said when approached by reporters after the launch of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) 2024-2028 here on Tuesday.

Previously, Azam revealed that Dr. Mahathir was among the high-profile individuals being investigated by his agency regarding asset declaration, which prompted both his sons, Mirzan and Tan Sri Mohkzani, to be served notices to declare their assets within the specified period under Section 36 of the MACC Act 2009.

On January 18th, the MACC requested both of Dr. Mahathir’s sons, Mirzan and Mohkzani, to declare all movable and immovable assets held either domestically or abroad within 30 days from the date of the notice.

Mohkzani, on the other hand, is being investigated under the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

Meanwhile, when asked about the extension of his contract as the top official of the MACC, Azam said he does not reject any speculation.

“Allah knows best. I have until May 12th,” he said.

Azam, 61, retired mandatory in May last year, and his contract as Chief Commissioner was extended for a year, ending this month.

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