After Zahid, Shahrir’s turn to talk to MACC

Shahrir Samad arrives at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

PUTRAJAYA: Former Johor Bahru MP Shahrir Abdul Samad has been summoned to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), the second senior Umno man this week to be called by the anti-graft agency over allegations linked to funds from troubled state firm 1MDB.

Shahrir’s session with MACC comes a day after former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was questioned about nine hours over a meeting he had with a member of the Saudi royal family in 2015.

Shahrir had in 2015 admitted to receiving funds from former prime minister Najib Razak.

Sarawak Report had claimed that Shahrir received RM1 million after the 2013 elections, while Pontian MP Ahman Maslan allegedly received a cheque for RM2 million.

Shortly after Shahrir’s arrival, Zahid was seen entering the MACC building, where he was expected to explain to investigators funds given to his family-run foundation.

MACC is investigating Zahid over two cases. The Umno president previously said that the foundation, which he chairs, operated according to shariah laws and its monies were donated by him and his friends.

He is expected to give more details of the foundation today.