MACC: Zahid being called in over 2 cases

Former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is scheduled to be questioned by investigators under the MACC Act 2009.

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) says former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will be asked to give his statements over two separate cases.

In a statement, its deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki said this was to help in its investigations.

However, he did not elaborate on the cases.

“Zahid was contacted by the MACC on June 27 and we asked him to be present at our headquarters at 10am tomorrow for his statement to be recorded under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.”

Earlier today, the newly elected Umno president confirmed that he would be meeting MACC officers tomorrow over a foundation run by his family to do community welfare work.

Zahid said the foundation, which he chairs, was run according to shariah laws and its money was donated by him and his friends.

According to media reports, MACC officers were expected to take statements from him on his purported meeting with a member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family, who was said to have donated money to former prime minister Najib Razak.

Zahid would be asked to explain allegations that funds from the foundation were used to pay off credit cards belonging to him and his wife, amounting to RM800,000, a report said.

Meanwhile, the Immigration Department confirmed it had not imposed any travel ban on Zahid.

Immigration director-general Mustafar Ali said Zahid’s name was not on the travel blacklist.

“I have checked the matter with the MACC chief commissioner and have noted that there is no order to prevent him from going abroad,” Bernama quoted Mustafar as saying during the “Op Mega 3.0” operation against illegal immigrants in the Lebuh Pudu area here today.

Zahid confirms called by MACC over family-run foundation