Mirzan Mahathir given 30 more days to declare assets to MACC

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Businessman Mirzan Mahathir has been given another 30 days to declare his assets to the country’s graft investigation body.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki confirmed that the son of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was given an extension to his earlier 30-day deadline.

He said that Mirzan was given the reprieve after he applied for additional time to declare his assets.

“We are giving him the extension after he applied for it,” Azam told The Star.

On Jan 19, the MACC gave Mirzan 30 days to list down his assets, be it in the country or abroad.

The MACC also confirmed that it had, since August 2022, begun investigating all entities named in the Pandora Papers as well as the Panama Papers.

The agency said the order was an extension to an investigation that is being carried out in relation to information contained in the Panama Papers.

It also said that it was looking at Mirzan’s business activities related to sales and purchases of government-linked companies.

On whether Mirzan’s brother Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir, who was also asked to declare his assets, received a similar extension, Azam said the latter had yet to apply for an extension.

“Perhaps his deadline is not approaching so there is no application yet,” said Azam.

On Jan 26, the MACC directed Mokhzani, a businessman, to declare all of his assets in the country or abroad.

This was relayed to Mokhzani, who was summoned by graft investigators earlier that day. – The Star