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Mukhriz denies daughter's lifestyles funded through illicit wealth
Published on: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Alor Setar: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir brushed off reports that the luxurious lifestyles of his daughters Meera Alyanna and Melia Serena were funded by illicit wealth.

Mukhriz said he is contemplating legal action against media organisations trying to paint a negative image of him and accusing his family of living lavishly through ill-gotten gains.

Mukhriz, was former Kedah Menteri Besar before he was sacked from Umno last June for alleged disciplinary offences.

"I think it (the report) should not have happened because it is against journalism ethics.

"Furthermore the report alleged that my family wealth was amassed by robbing from the country and the people," he told a press conference on the sidelines of the state legislative assembly Monday.

Malay publications reported Mukhriz's daughters' purported lavish living including owning a luxury boat named as Puteri Alyanna, which have gone viral on social media.

The pictures, shared by Facebook page 'Sudahlah Mahathir' were said to have been shared from Mukhriz's daughters Instagram account. Dr.Mahathir's daughter said it was an act of desperation.

Marina told the Malaysian Insight that Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia were trying to draw attention away from the 1MDB scandal.

Marina then sent a link on a report on Prime Minister Najib Razak's stepson, Riza Aziz, buying properties using funds allegedly stolen from 1MDB.

The article, quoting the United States Department of Justice (DoJ), stated that Riza had acquired properties abroad and expensive movie posters using funds misappropriated from state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad through Aabar BVI.

The report, dated June 16, also said that apart from properties in the US, Riza also allegedly purchased property in Belgravia.

Belgravia, a district in West London in the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, is noted for expensive residential properties and is one of the world's wealthiest districts.

Dr Mahathir has been the chairman of opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan since July and is the most vocal critic of the Najib administration, accusing the prime minister of stealing billions from the country's coffers.

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