I don’t have millions stashed overseas, says Azmin

Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali challenges those with evidence to lodge a report with the authorities.

SHAH ALAM: Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali says allegations that he and his wife had hundreds of millions of ringgit in several overseas accounts are malicious and aimed at tarnishing his reputation.

He said the individuals or parties who made the allegations should lodge a report with the authorities if they had the evidence instead of making baseless accusations.

“If anyone has strong evidence, the individual concerned can go to the authorities so that investigation can be carried out, he told reporters when met after attending the Selangor Aidilfitri Open House here today.

Also present were the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin and the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah.

Azmin was commenting on an allegation made by a blogger going by the name of “Toyol of Selangor”, who claimed he had previously worked with the former Selangor menteri besar.

In the article dated June 18, the blogger alleged that Azmin and his wife Shamsidar Taharin, had hundreds of millions of ringgit in several bank accounts overseas.

Asked whether he was prepared to declare his assets to counter the allegation, Azmin said this had been the practice by the Selangor government since 2008, including during his term as menteri besar.

“Our policy is that all executive members declare their assets so that there is transparency and accountability in the administration,” he said.