Zahid Hopeful MACC Questioning Ends Today

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After yesterday’s nine-hour interrogation, Zahid is back at MACC with a short break for Friday prayers.

Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is back to face the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), for the third time this week.

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Dressed in a white Nehru-collared shirt, the Umno president arrived at the MACC headquarters at 9.15am today in a white luxury Lexus SUV.

This is the fourth time that he is returning to MACC to answer questions over alleged misappropriation of Yayasan Akal Budi funds, a family run foundation of which he is chairman.

The foundation was set up to receive and administer funds to help the poor as well as provide Islamic education.

Ahmad Zahid was first questioned on the issue on July 3.

He was asked then to explain claims that RM800,000 belonging to the foundation was used to pay off credit card bills.

His daughter Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid and stepbrother were also called up to assist in the investigations on Wednesday (Oct 10).

His son-in-law, Datuk Saiful Nizam Mohd Yusoff, also gave a statement to the MACC yesterday.

Saiful is the husband of Zahid’s daughter Nurulhidayah.

Today, the questioning session by anti-graft busters was stopped temporarily to enable Zahid to perform Friday prayers.

He was seen leaving the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 12.25pm Friday (Oct 12).

He told reporters waiting at the compound that the questioning session would resume after Friday prayers.

“I’m going home for prayers, and lunch. After that, I will return.

“Don’t worry, I’m not going to run away,” he said.

Asked if the interrogation would end today, Dr Ahmad Zahid said: “I hope so.”

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