Dr M questions Malaysia's Inland Revenue Board

Dr M questions Malaysia's Inland Revenue Board
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PETALING JAYA - In a blog post on chedet.cc Friday, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad asked if the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) is selective when carrying out its investigations.

"The income tax people are always on the lookout for people who live beyond their means.

"They would raid these people and would force them to pay additional tax should they feel that the culprit had not paid up fully on their wealth.

"But of late we see some selectivity in the focus of the income tax people," he said.

He questioned why Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and businessman Jho Low have yet to be investigated by the IRB.

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"When the Prime Minister's Office claimed it inherited money, the brothers of Najib protested.

"Their father was not rich and did not leave hundreds of millions of Ringgit to the family. Even Najib had to admit that Tun Razak did not have such money to leave to his family.

"So where did this money come from?" he asked.

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He then urged the IRB to be fair in their investigations.

"We talk about equality before the law. In this country even the rulers are subject to certain laws. It is the essence of justice.

"We must be equal before the laws and we must be seen to be equal.

"Everyone who should be investigated by Government agencies must be investigated. There should be no discrimination," he said.

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