PETALING JAYA – A former aide of Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has told him not to panic ahead of their debate to discuss the wealth of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s children.
In a statement Monday, Haris Che Mat (pix) said that on March 23, he had challenged the former Kedah mentri besar to a debate on the wealth of his siblings and explain how they became millionaires in a short time.
He said police did not approve his application to hold the debate on April 1 as the residents of Padang Sera in Kedah had protested.
“However, I will apply again (for a permit) for the debate to take place on April 27, as requested by Mukhriz,” he said.
“I ask for Mukhriz not to panic. Dr Mahathir appears to be ‘frightened’ about the idea of investigations into the source of his family’s wealth.
“I believe both Dr Mahathir and Mukhriz will find excuses to evade this debate and I hope they don’t,” he said, adding that the wealth of the family had been questioned in the past by both PKR leaders Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Rafizi Ramli.