De­clare fam­ily’s wealth, Dr Ma­hathir urged

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SHAH ALAM: Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad must an­swer how much wealth his fam­ily owns and prove that it was not gained through cor­rupt prac­tices.

Umno Supreme Coun­cil mem­ber Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi said the for­mer prime min­is­ter had never is­sued a de­nial that his chil­dren and fam­ily had amassed ex­tra­or­di­nary for­tune.

“The Malaysian peo­ple had been left won­der­ing what’s the amount of for­tune that Dr Ma­hathir and his fam­ily had amassed, and from where they ac­quired such wealth, said to be in tens of bil­lions of ring­git.

“Since the for­mer premier had never de­nied that his chil­dren and fam­ily have ex­tra­or­di­nary wealth, I want him to de­clare the to­tal amount.

“He had been quiet over this, and dodg­ing the question.

“Is it be­cause he is ashamed that the wealth was amassed from cor­rupt prac­tices as al­leged by op­po­si­tion lead­ers Datuk Seri An­war Ibrahim, Rafizi Ramli and the late Karpal Singh?

“Dr Ma­hathir also had never sued them over this al­le­ga­tion,” he said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

Puad also called for the Malaysian An­tiCor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion to launch a probe against Dr Ma­hathir should the lat­ter refuse to an­swer and prove that his fam­ily’s wealth did not come from cor­rup­tion.

Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi

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