IRB RAIDS OF­FICES OF COM­PA­NIES BE­LONG­ING TO DR M's SONS

Mukhriz says he will give full co­op­er­a­tion to board

New Straits Times - - Front Page - ARFA YUNUS AND ZAFIRA AN­WAR KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

THE In­land Rev­enue Board (IRB) yes­ter­day raided the of­fices of com­pa­nies be­long­ing to the sons of Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad.

At Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day, Mukhriz, who is a share­holder and chair­man of Op­com Hold­ings Bhd, con­firmed that IRB of­fi­cers had raided the com­pany, which deals in fi­bre­op­tic ca­bling.

The Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia deputy pres­i­dent said he would give full co­op­er­a­tion to the board.

“I think those guys are be­ing pro­fes­sional.

“I ex­pect to sub­mit some doc­u­ments to ful­fil some of the re­quests, such as tax dec­la­ra­tion forms and such,” he added.

Mukhriz said the author­i­ties were look­ing for logs and trans­ac­tions dat­ing from 2011 to 2013.

While the IRB could not be con­tacted for com­ment as at press time, Dr Ma­hathir’s daugh­ter, Datin Paduka Ma­rina Ma­hathir, was quoted by an on­line news por­tal as say­ing that the raids had taken place.

The news por­tal re­ported that IRB of­fi­cers also raided Kenchana Cap­i­tal Sdn Bhd yes­ter­day. Kenchana is owned by Dr Ma­hathir’s sec­ond son, Tan Sri Mokhzani Ma­hathir.

Files of 11 com­pa­nies un­der Kenchana had been con­fis­cated while Mokhzani was over­seas.

IRB of­fi­cers also raided com­pa­nies as­so­ci­ated with Tan Sri Mirzan Ma­hathir.

Mirzan is the chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Cres­cent Cap­i­tal, a fi­nan­cial con­sul­tancy and in­vest­ment com­pany. Ad­di­tional re­port­ing by Beatrice Nita Jay

An In­land Rev­enue Board of­fi­cer at the of­fice of one of Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad’s sons in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day.

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