Who sent the IRB after Mahathir’s 3 sons and others?

2 May 2018


Harapan using BN funds to topple Najib, says Dr M

(Updated )


GE14| Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the opposition coalition is using funds from BN to topple caretaker prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.

He also credited Najib and BN secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor with saving Harapan with regard to finances.

Mahathir once again accused Najib of blocking financial contributions to Harapan using the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) and MACC.

“Those suspected of helping Harapan will be visited by IRB and MACC. Many are forced to pay additional taxes amounting to millions.

“MACC will instead accuse businesspersons of money laundering. With this, their money in the bank is frozen and they can’t do business.

“These actions have stopped the financial contribution to Harapan parties. Harapan has no money for election expenditure,” he said in a blog posting this afternoon.

However, Mahathir claimed that money given to voters by BN have provided a financial lifeline for the opposition coalition.

“Harapan has been saved by Najib and Tengku Adan because a portion, sometimes the entire amount received, is given to Harapan parties out of sympathy.

“This is the money being used for the campaign to topple Najib and Tengku Adnan,” he added.

Take the cash, recite the oath, but vote Harapan

Mahathir also noted how cash and kitchen appliances were being given to the people by Umno leaders during ceramah.

He said when the attendance is poor, those present can get two or three items.

“Lately, many of the recipients have contributed a portion of the cash received to Harapan. The items are also sold and the proceeds donated to Harapan,” he added.

Mahathir said he expects more cash to flow during the next few days of the campaign period and advised the people to accept whatever is given to them.


The IRB raided Mahathir’s 3 Sons: Who is next?


The raids, conducted on the same day that the RCI into forex losses began, says lawyer Haniff Khatri, show the government wants to instil fear in the minds of opposition supporters, especially businessmen.

17 November 2017

Ex-Umno Youth leader cites IRB action after joining Bersatu

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A former Umno Youth branch leader who joined Bersatu last month claimed today that the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has caused him problems since he joined the opposition.

Syed Kabeer Rifaee K Hamzah, 44, from Ampang, said he has not had any problems with the IRB prior to joining Bersatu.

However, he said, his problems started when he joined the party on Oct 15, after which the income tax authorities had come on him and taken a case against him to court.

“Prior to this, I did not have any problem with the IRB, and even if I was late in my tax payment, the IRB was prepared to accept scheduled payments.

“I received a call earlier from a lady, claiming to be from the IRB, who told me to make the scheduled payments, to which I agreed to do as a responsible taxpayer,” Syed Kabeer told Malaysiakini.

However, Syed Kabeer, who runs a restaurant in Ampang, said he was surprised to receive a letter from the IRB earlier this month, which was dated Oct 27, stating that a proceeding has been brought against him on Oct 2 at a magistrate’s court.

Prior to this, he said, he has not faced any problem with the IRB until the court proceeding surfaced.


“I joined Bersatu on Oct 15 and only received the letter earlier this month,” he said, and went on to question whether the proceeding was backdated after the authorities found that he had he joined the opposition party.

Syed Kabeer said he attended today’s proceeding held at the Magistrate’s Court in Bangi, Selangor. He was represented by lawyer Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar Al Mahdzar.

Ordered to pay RM46,000 in tax

Syed Kabeer is being prosecuted for purportedly unpaid taxes between 2013 and 2016. Normally, he said, he paid RM8,000 in taxes to the government annually.

The court today ordered him to come up with a proposal to pay the balance of the amount said to be owed, which is RM46,000, and ordered that it be paid by Dec 26, which has also been fixed as the case management date.


Despite this, Syed Kabeer said, he was undeterred about leaving Umno and joining Bersatu.

“I still have my Umno membership card, the party which I joined in the late 1980s.

“However, I cannot stand that the party (Umno) has a president who is like this person we now have. Bersatu’s membership drive has been going well in Ampang,” he said.

Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/402358#GF0GK5ptK3dEkIDu.99

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