Three Key Persons at MACC Today

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Zahid, Shahrir and Riza Aziz meet with MACC investigators today.

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is back at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya for a second round of questioning on Tuesday (July 3).

Donning a multi-coloured Batik shirt, the former deputy prime minister arrived at 9.50am.

Like yesterday, he was all smiles, waving to the assembled and posing for press photographers.

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He was here on Monday (July 2) and was questioned for eight hours over 1MDB, specifically on his alleged meeting with a Saudi royal family member in 2015.

Today, he is being questioned in relation to investigations into Islamic charity foundation Yayasan Akal Budi of which he is chairman.

The foundation is said to be linked to his family.

MACC is looking into allegations that RM800,000 from the foundation’s funds was used to pay off his and his wife’s credit cards.

Earlier, at about 9.35am, former Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abd Samad also arrived for what is believed will be questioning over 1MDB.

When approached, the former Johor Baru MP said he was asked to be present so that graft investigators could question him on claims that he had received funds from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

In 2015, Shahrir had admitted to receiving funds from Najib.

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.

Later at 2pm, Riza Aziz, the Hollywood producer son of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, is scheduled to turn up to facilitate investigations.

Riza, the son from Rosmah’s first marriage, was linked to the 1MDB scandal after the US Department of Justice named his Los Angeles-based film production and distribution company Red Granite Pictures as among the recipients of funds misappropriated from 1MDB.

Earlier reports:

Jul 2, Zahid Quizzed for over Eight Hours by MACC on 1MDB

Jul 2, Zahid at MACC for Questioning

Jul 2, MACC to Quiz Rosmah’s Son Riza Aziz Tomorrow

Jul 1, MACC to Quiz Zahid over Alleged Misuse of Foundation Funds, Arab Donor

Jun 30, MACC to Question Umno Ex-Senior Minister over Alleged Misappropriation of Funds