Due to time constraints, I was unable to go personally to the offices of the Inland Revenue Board and the Anti Corruption Agency this morning. Instead, I wrote to both Tan Sri Dato Zainoal Abidin bin Abd Rashid, CEO of the Inland Revenue Board, and Dato Zulkipli bin Mat Noor, Director General of Anti Corruption Agency. The letter was sent by fax and Pos Laju (Express Post).
In my letter, I urged the IRB to investigate if Zakaria had duly declared his income for all the years he was involved in business that enabled him to accumulate the wealth sufficient to built the palace worth more than RM5 million.
If he were found to have under-declared his income, then it would be prima facie that he had either been evading tax and thus committing an offence within the purview of the IRB, or obtaining income from unknown sources for which the ACA would have to do their job.
The ball is now in their courts, the IRB and the ACA.