Zahid arrives for questioning at MACC

Former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (in red) arrives at the MACC headquarters today.

PUTRAJAYA: Former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here to facilitate investigations into his family-run foundation, just two days after winning the Umno presidency.

Zahid arrived at 9.50am, ahead of his 10am appointment.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki yesterday said the authorities were calling Zahid in for investigations into two cases.

However, he did not elaborate on the cases.

Zahid had said he would be meeting with MACC officers over a community welfare foundation run by his family.

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

Media reports meanwhile said MACC officers were expected to take statements from Zahid 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.

MACC: Zahid being called in over 2 cases