Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on the authorities to investigate Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor’s wealth.
Apart from this, the former premier said Najib’s son and son-in-law should also be probed.
“All of them should be raided… the whole world mentions Najib, but there is no raid,” he told reporters in Parliament this afternoon.
The Pakatan Harapan chairperson was asked to comment on the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) raiding firms belonging to his three sons.
Commenting on this, Mahathir welcomed the IRB’s raid, saying that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is also welcomed to investigate his and his family’s finances.
“They are welcome to examine all my books and everything, they are welcome, MACC also,” he added.
Earlier today, Malaysiakini reported that the firms linked to his sons Mokhzani, Mirzan and Mukhriz were raided on Tuesday.
In May, Mahathir had complained that IRB was targeting his associates.
Although he did not name anyone, businesses owned by two known Mahathir associates – Lee Kim Yew and Mustapha Kamal Abu Bakar – have been having trouble with the taxman of late.
Zahid’s wealth also in question
Mahathir also alleged that donors to the opposition coalition were being unfairly targeted by the authorities.
The IRB raids come in the wake of several Umno ministers calling on the authorities to probe Mahathir and his children’s wealth.
This is after Mahathir accused Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of failing to provide a clear answer on the RM230 million in his bank account when he declared his wealth in 1996.
Zahid, who said he was willing to be investigated, claiming that his wealth was accumulated during his tenure in the corporate sector.
Mahathir’s political rivals claim that the former premier’s children benefitted from his position and are among the wealthiest people in Malaysia.
This was also an issue often raised by the opposition in the past, prior to Mahathir crossing over the political divide.
Mahathir, on the other hand, has denied this allegation.