Zahid arrives at MACC for questioning over Yayasan Akal Budi funds – Nation

Zahid arrives at MACC for questioning over Yayasan Akal Budi funds - Nation

PUTRAJAYA: Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters for another round of questioning on Yayasan Akal Budi.

The Umno president was all smiles as he alighted from a white SUV at the lobby of the MACC headquarters at 9.20am, waving at the press who had been there since early morning.

Only a smattering of Umno supporters coud be seen loitering around the building, but they did not come in droves as they have done previously with other Umno leaders called up by the MACC or the police. 

This was probably due to Dr Ahmad Zahid’s instructions for them to stay away from the MACC headquarters. 

“I hope that there is no demonstration on Wednesday in front of the MACC headquarters,” he had said.

This is the third time Dr Ahmad Zahid has been summoned by the graft busters.

MACC sources said they had not finished taking the Umno president’s statement on the Yayasan Akal Budi case.

He was first questioned on the Yayasan issue on July 3.

His other meeting with the MACC was believed to be on investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

The Bagan Datuk MP is expected to face MACC charges regarding alleged misappropriation of the foundation’s funds.

Speculation has been rife that Dr Ahmad Zahid is likely to be charged on Thursday.

If this is true, it will mean spending the night at the MACC headquarters.

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