The Citizens for Accountable Governance Malaysia (CAGM) has offered a reward of up to RM1 million for information about alleged wrongdoing by Dr Mahathir Mohamad during his 22 years as prime minister.
“CAGM is prepared to offer hefty rewards to individuals who can provide substantial information and evidence that can lead to the recovery of hidden cash and assets belonging to former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad,” said the NGO chairperson Md Zainal Abidin in a press statement today.
The NGO was only set up a month ago just as Mahathir (photo) intensified attacks against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak over alleged financial wrongdoing to demand his resignation.
“CAGM has carried out its own research and concurs with previous reports in the media that Mahathir managed to stay in power for 22 years because he had access to vast fortunes, most of it believed to be hidden offshore through a complex layer of companies, nominees, and proxies,” said Md Zainal.
He claimed that “staggering wealth” accumulated by Mahathir may be a reason why the former premier remains a “kingmaker” in Malaysian politics. Continue reading