MACC Investigates Son Of Former PM Over Alleged Corruption Committed In The Late 1990s

This is the second time that the individual was called up by the anti-graft body in recent months.

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed that they are currently investigating the son of a former prime minister over allegations of corruption committed in the 1990s

According to Berita Harian, the investigation is believed to be related to a business he owned in the late '90s that was subsequently acquired by a subsidiary of a government-linked company.

The acquisition, which was in line with the country's privatisation policy at the time, allegedly resulted in him earning hundreds of millions of ringgit, as per sources cited by the daily.

The sources also claimed that the man was listed in the so-called Offshore Leaks.

"However, it could not be confirmed if the MACC is also looking into allegations made in the document," they said.

Offshore Leaks is a 2013 report that discloses information of 130,000 offshore accounts. It provides in-depth details on the personal financial affairs of individuals and government officials that were previously concealed from public scrutiny.

The MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

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Sources also revealed that the individual was told to declare his assets while he was being questioned at MACC's headquarters in Putrajaya

"The investigation requires the individual to declare all his assets, whether within or outside the country in writing," Berita Harian quoted one source as saying.

It is understood that the individual was summoned by the MACC for the second time yesterday, January 17, to assist in their investigation into allegations of corruption and misappropriation, reported Bernama.

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