It is demonstrated that the recently presented formulas for the calculation of molecular electric multipole moments (Metin Orbay and Telhat Ozdogan, Commun. Theor. Phys. (Beijing, China) 35 (2001) 585) are not original and they are available in our already published paper (I.I. Guseinov, E. Akin, and A.M. Rzaeva, J. Mol. Struct. (Theochem) 453 (1998) 163). We notice that all the formulas and some of the sentences were also copied from our article.