The Prime Minister’s special media adviser Datuk A Kadir Jasin has urged the police and Inland Revenue Board to probe taxes paid by Mados Sdn Bhd, a company believed to be linked to the Johor royal family.
In a personal posting on Facebook, former newsman Kadir took another swipe at the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, in a continuing exchange of words between Putrajaya and the palace.
His posting, made at 6pm yesterday, came hours after the prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad had referred to Tunku Ismail as “a little boy”.
Kadir said something needed to be done about the “little boy” which, like the Little Boy atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during the second world war, was dangerous, although small and ignorant.
“So we have to do something. Just talking is not enough… Furthermore, the little boy welcomed us to do 110 per cent. There is no need for 110 per cent, 50 per cent is sufficient,” Kadir wrote in a Facebook post on Monday (May 6).
Kadir said: “So we ask the new Inspector-General of Police (Abdul Hamid Bador) and the Inland Revenue Board to investigate how much taxes Mados Sdn Bhd has paid after doing business” supposedly “for hundreds of years”.
He also said that Hamid should reopen some “frozen” and “closed” investigation papers but did not elaborate.
He ended his posting by asking readers: “Do you agree?”
Mados Sdn Bhd is believed to have been set up by Tunku Ismail’s grandfather, the late Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ismail, according to a 2014 report by Malaysiakini. The company’s nature of business included “property investment, provision of management services, timber logging and quarry operation”, and its shareholders and board of directors comprised members of the royal family.